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Nurturing dancers in a safe and progressive environment

Whangarei Academy of Dance & Performing Arts (WADPA) is Northland’s only dance school with over 40 years’ experience. We offer all genres of dance from beginners to professional level and are known for nurturing developing dancers in a safe and progressive way. WADPA’s students develop self-esteem, self-discipline, and a strong fitness level that will provide a powerful edge in any future endeavour.

Everything under one roof

As the only dance school in Whangarei with a purpose built fully furbished dance studio, WADPA has everything located under one roof. Our fully qualified and registered staff teach Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Acrobatic and Contemporary Dance. We teach age and developmentally appropriate Ballet, Tap and Jazz dance technique classes from a syllabus that allows younger students more time for movement exploration while providing advanced students with the tools to become professional dancers.