“My daughter has been attending WADPA for nearly 2 years and it’s been an absolutely fantastic experience for my 8 year old. She is learning Jazz and Acro but has learnt so much more than just dance! Her confidence and has grown and this is due predominantly to the friendly nature of the staff and pupils. If you are looking for a quality Dance School that offers a range of classes to suit a range of abilities then look no further than WADPA, you won’t be disappointed”

    “Cannot recommend enough. My 7 year old absolutely loves coming dancing twice per week. It’s so much fun and I am amazed at how much she has learnt in less than year. Very professional with amazing opportunities for the children. Staff and older girls are awesome with the younger ones”

    “We have been involved with Whangarei Academy of Dance and Performing Arts (WADPA) for over 13 years and have watched it grow into the amazing dance school that it is today. WADPA is like a family with Holly and the other amazing dance teachers as the “mums”. My daughter has learnt not only dance skills but also life skills such as commitment, team work, responsibility, being physically active and she has made life-long friends. I cannot recommend WADPA enough. This school has helped my daughter become the fantastic young woman she is today. Love WADPA”

    “Hands down one of the best decisions we made was to join the WADPA family. Holly and her team took our very shy girl under its wing and gave her not only a passion for dance and performing but self belief and confidence.

    She has gone from sitting at the back of the room to performing in group dances and even solo competition dances.

    Not only does WADPA offer a variety of professional, quality dance classes – it also offers a safe and above all FUN environment where life long friendships are made. Thanks Holly, thanks WADPA”

    “Not only has my daughter learnt amazing dance skills and entered the competition world thanks to the wonderful teachers at WADPA, she has made lifelong friends and waits all week for her dance classes. Both her and I would not want to dance anywhere else!! WADPA is like part of our family and we LOVE them and all they are about!!! So proud to support such a beautiful Dance Academy.”

    “WADPA has consistently turned out dancers of an extremely high calibre. The level of instruction is way beyond any 5 star rating. Holly is loved by her dancers and makes everyone feel special. Her choreography and costuming is exciting and one always wonders what she will come up with next. She also teaches a group of special needs people who adore her, she always gives them time and listens to them. Whangarei is very blessed to her have. You are amazing Holly. WADPA is certainly a place that I can recommend with absolute confidence.”

    “WADPA fantastic school with a lovely environment for dancers to reach their full potential!”

    “Fabulous Family Environment! Love it here!!!”

    “Dancing is a huge part of both my girls lives and we are so proud to be part of the fun-loving, encouraging and hard working WADPA family”

    “WADPA is giving my daughter the grace she needs as well as a little bit of girly time away from her big brother. Thank you”

    The best place I can take my kids for Dance.. theaters are amazing awesome organized and parents are awesome working us a time work helping each others I have no world to say how we are grateful to have this Academy in our community and I can’t wait to take my other kids to start dancing at WADPA!!!

    I would definitely recommend WADPA to any parent with a child wanting to partake in dance lessons. It is a lovely supportive environment, inclusive of everyone from those just wanting to have a bit of fun to those more serious, competitive dancers. The teaching is of a very high standard, and the business is run very professionally. The end of year show is also a tremendous highlight. We LOVE WADPA!!!

    The difference in the girls dancing from the start of the year is just huge. They have grown both as a team and as individual dancers thanks to all of the care, teaching and the opportunities they have had and we are so blessed to do it all again next year.
    We absolutely love our WADPA family.

    A beautiful studio with wonderful facilities and very passionate and supportive teachers! Great opportunities for young dancers to take dance exams, participate in shows, better themselves at workshops, and to develop friendships! Highly recommend!

    My girls are absolutely thriving at WADPA! The teachers have a wonderful ability of getting the most out of them. Pushing them when they need it while supporting and nurturing their growing love of dance. When teachers are passionate and enjoy what they do, then the students are inspired to be the same. There is constantly dancing happening in our house. Not because they have to, but because they want to.