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


Charlotte Colyer


Charlotte Colyer
Biography: Charlotte began dancing at 8count aged 5 learning jazz, and dance has been her passion ever since.
She picked up contemporary at 11 and has achieved top marks in all her exams from Rosette One to Intermediate jazz and levels two to four contemporary as well as performing at events and competitions across Auckland in the junior and senior jazz performance groups.
Charlotte has been student teaching for two years, first jazz and then contemporary and has loved it. She enjoys helping younger dancers to develop their skills and seeing them improve to master things they have struggled with.
Charlotte continues to study jazz and contemporary and wants to keep dancing and teaching dance to others for as long as possible.

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