We have been teaching dance for over 35 years in the Franklin area.  8Count Dance Studio aim to provide students with the best dance  experience from NZAMD qualified teachers/coaches.  Building and encouraging a passion and love for dance and cheer in all our students.

With industry professionals in TV, stage acting, singing and dance we offer you teachers with more industry experience than anywhere else in South Auckland.

We offer more stage time throughout the year than any other studio with a senior mid year show and end of year show.  More exposure at events and demonstrations throughout the year in the Franklin area:   Counties Steelers games, Pukekohe V8s, Pukekohe & Waiuku Xmas parades, Pukekohe Xmas in the Park, local school demonstrations, various fundraisers and local events throughout Franklin.

Look through our teacher biographies for more information on our team.

Our Team

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Sarah Lawson-Washington

Tap, Jazz, Contemporary

Rebecca Symonds

Stretch / Acro

Tracey Rogers

Jazz, Contemporary

Ashley Hodges

Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical

Quinn Annemans

Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporar

Louise Beauchamp

Body Weight Exercise


Ronja Gallagher

Junior Ballet

Ronja Gallagher
Biography: Ronja began dancing jazz at 8count at the age of 3, and she now studies jazz, ballet and contemporary. She is a Distinction exam student in both jazz and contemporary, and she achieved a NZAMD scholarship nomination for jazz in 2014. She has danced at the New Zealand School of Dance’s Winter School in Wellington, specializing in ballet, contemporary and performance art, and she has auditioned for the NZSD Associate Programme. She has also attended the Royal NZ Ballet Master Classes, with ballet mistress Turid Revfiem. Ronja represents the studio in the senior performance group at competitions, and she is competing as a soloist in 2016. Dance is Ronja’s passion and she wishes to continue dancing for the rest of her life!

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