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


Ben Rawnsley

Hip Hop

Ben Rawnsley
Biography: Ben originally started dancing at this studio when he was 5 years old, he has been dancing for over 10 years now.
Ben dances with Auckland based company Identity Dance Company, his crew the Swagganauts have competed in various competitions including regional and national competitions. His crew placed in the top 3 in New Zealand and went to on represent NZ in the World Hip Hop International Championship in San Diego against other dance crews from around the world.
Ben was privileged to dance along side other dancers in Justin Beiber’s music video ‘Children’.
Ben was a finalist in the ACDA competition taking out the open own choreography division, the teen solo division and winning overall.
Ben is looking forward to sharing his Hip Hop skills with our students this upcoming year.

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