Class Genres



Intermediate Jazz Performance Group

Invitation Only

6.00 pm
Studio 1
Quinn Annemans

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Dance Classes

Are you new to 8Count Dance Studio?  Feel free to come along for a free trial class before enrolling to check which class is right for you.

Check out our class genres and their respective listing on the current timetable.

Intro To Dance

This class is designed for our younger dancers. With use of props and fun music we aim to give the children an enjoyable introduction into the world of dance. Our classes are a mix of Jazz, Ballet and Tap and will help the young dancer decide what genre they would like to move on to when they are old enough. These classes are suitable for ages 2-4 years.


This dance form is fast and fun! Learning to turn and leap along with intricate arm and footwork has never looked so good! We have two classes available for both junior and senior students.

If your child would like to sit dancing exams we offer an exam class teaching from the NZAMD syllabus. For the junior school this is based on ages, for the senior school it is based on ages and on previous exams sat.

We also offer a non exam based class for those that don’t want the pressure of having to sit examinations, children in this class will still learn all the correct technique and be at the same level as their peers that are in exam classes. American Jazz Dance NZAMD Syllabus. Beginners to Advanced Levels.

Senior Jazz Technique

This is a new class to 8count and is offered at a discounted rate for senior students already coming to their NZMAD jazz class.

This class works on technique to improve posture, alignment and turn out, along with building muscle memory and strength – A must for dancers who want to get the most out of their dancing!


Tap is a great dance style for those who like to make noise! The children wear special shoes with metal toe and heel plates and strike the floor as a form of percussion. We teach the NZAMD Tap syllabus and offer exams for those who wish to sit. Beginners to Advanced Levels.

Boys Tap

This is a new class to 8Count this year. Boys Tap is a class just for the boys and teaches them fun and interesting tap steps. For ages from 6-10 years. 

Hip Hop

With a range of different styles we offer open classes for all ages, working with the latest music as well as teaching tricks. Beginners to Advanced Levels.


The beauty and grace of ballet is bought to life in one of our most disciplined genres. Students work on correct posture and alignment, along with strength and flexibility. We teach the NZAMD Ballet syllabus and offer exams for those who wish to sit. 


This is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Dancers focus on floorwork, and the use of gravity and breath. We teach the NZAMD Contemporary syllabus and offer exams for those who wish to sit. Beginners to Advanced Levels.


This is a class that is being re-introduced to 8count with a fresh spin!

Students will learn strength and flexibility that will enable them to perform acrobatic moves such as splits, walk overs, backwards rolls, flips and many more!



Please contact us today if you would like more information on any of our classes!