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


Rebecca Symonds

Stretch / Acro

Rebecca Symonds
Biography: Rebecca Symonds is currently a part time administrator for a not for profit organisation based in Manukau City for over 7 years. She has two girls, 14 & 12. She was owner and head coach of Red Hot Cheer, a cheerleading, dance & tumble gym in Pukekohe for 5 years and also coached for All Star cheerleading in 2015.

Rebecca trained mainly the level 4 cheer team and a open pom dance group for Red Hot, which achieved amazing results within New Zealand and at International competitions.

Rebecca's passion is to teach children to strive to accomplish their goals through encouragement and thoroughly enjoys being a part of each stage of their achievements.

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