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Dance Teachers Angela & Kingsley Gainsford
Angela & Kingsley are former NZ Dancesport Champions in Ballroom, Latin American, New Vogue and Classical Sequence (Old Time) Dancing. Trained in NZ and England, Angela & Kingsley have danced and competed throughout Europe representing NZ at 7 World Championships - Denmark x2, Sweden, Italy, Canada, Belgium, Germany. Their World Ranking placed them in the top 17 over ten dances. For 3 years they were Guest Entertainers/Dance Teachers on P&O Princess Cruises America, they also taught and danced in Canada and America.
Together they are Directors of North Shore Dance Centre and Gotta Dance Studio.
Angela Gainsford - Jazz, Lyrical, Dancesport
Registered Professional Teacher of The American Jazz Dance Affiliation (AJDA) Registered Professional Teacher of the British Theatre Dance Association (BTDA) Professional Fellow & Examiner for the Society of Australasian Teachers of Dance (SATD) Professional Licentiate Member of The New Zealand Federation of Dance Teachers (NZFDT) Registered Adjudicator with the New Zealand Dance & Dancesport Council (NZD&DC)
Kingsley Gainsford - Dancesport
Professional Fellow & Examiner for the Society of Australasian Teachers of Dance (SATD)
Professional Licentiate Member of The New Zealand Federation of Dance Teachers (NZFDT)
Member New Zealand Society of Scrutineers (NZSS)
International Adjudicator World Dancesport Council (WDC)
International Adjudicator Australia, Japan, Canada, USA
Registered Adjudicator and Delegate to the New Zealand Dance & Dancesport Council (NZD&DC)
Organiser of the New Zealand National Dancesport Championships
Darrell Crozier - Dancesport
Darrell has danced for many years in New Zealand and Australia and has achieved success in many New Zealand and International Championships. During Darrell’s competitive dancing career, he gained a number of NZ titles in Ballroom, Latin American and New Vogue. If “patience is a virtue” then Darrell is extremely virtuous! Having successfully taught individuals and couples over the last few years, Darrell thrives on teaching all levels of dancers from the raw beginner to the competitive champion.
Professional Member - Society of Australasian Teachers of Dance (SATD)
Professional Licentiate New Zealand Federation of Dance Teachers (NZFDT)
Member New Zealand Society of Scrutineers (NZSS)
Member New Zealand Dancesport Association (NZDA)
National Financial Officer for NZFDT
Delegate to the New Zealand Dance & Dancesport Council (NZD&DC)
Edwin Rainey - Dancesport
Edwin is a former NZ Amateur and Professional Dancesport Champion in Ballroom Latin American and New Vogue. NZ Representative to the Worlds, South Pacific and Australasian Championships 3 times winner of Televisions Top Dance series.
spent many years traveling to Australia competing and having tuition
from many top teachers. Edwin also spent time in Europe and London again
competing and attending lectures, private lessons and classes with many
world renown Dancesport professionals.
Professional Associate - Society of Australasian Teachers of Dance (S.A.T.D.)
Professional Member - New Zealand Federal Association of Teachers of Dance (NZFATD)
Registered Adjudicator with the New Zealand Dance & Dancesport Council (NZD&DC)
Emily Forbes - Jazz, Funk, Contemporary, Hip Hop
began her dance training at the age of three and has completed her advanced grades in ISTD Ballet and AJDA Jazz (Honours with Distinction). In 2008 Emily taught at the Bromsgrove International School in Bangkok. In 2010 she trained at the Apollo Theatre Company and choreographed and played a lead role in Amdram Theatre's production of 'Godspell'. Also a singer/songwriter, Emily recorded her first album in early 2011.
Qualified Teacher of the American Jazz Dance Affiliation AJDA
Choreographer for Wanganui High School Stage Challenge 1st place
Kimberley Yong - Jazz/Pre-School
Kimberley commenced dancing at North Shore Dance Centre as a young child and has been with us for over 14 years. She has trained in many dance styles including Jazz, Lyrical and Hip Hop. She is currently in her last year studying the Bachelor of Dance Studies at the University of Auckland.
Rebecca Nicholson - Dancesport
from the well known Dancing with the Stars TV series has appeared in 4 series partnering such celebrities as Tim Shadbolt, Paul Holmes, David Waikaira-Paul and Cory Hutchings. During her competitive adult dancing career she represented NZ at the Asia Pacific 10 Dance Championships and various other international events, won the NZ National A Grade Adult Ballroom Title (2005), the NZ National 10 Dance Champion (2004 and 2005) and was the NZ National A Grade New Vogue Champion (2005). She turned professional in 2007 and began dancing with Jonny Williams and won the 2007 National NZ Professional Ballroom Title along with the 2007 and 2008 NZ Professional New Vogue Title and came 2nd in the 2008 NZ National Professional Latin.
Dancing With The Stars 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Professional Associate New Zealand Federation of Dance Teachers (NZFDT)
Professional Associate New Zealand Federal Association of Teachers of Dance (NZFATD)
Nerida Cortese - Zumba, Dancesport
originally from Australia, is a vibrant, energetic, and bubbly personality who has been dancing for most of her life. Nerida has represented New Zealand and Australia internationally in Dancesport Competitions in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany and Latvia for the World Latin and Ten Dance events.
She has been training, performing and choreographing for the last 17 years, first appearing on New Zealand Television in 1999 on Battle of the Ballroom – a New Zealand national ballroom dancing competition series held in Wellington.
In 2005, Nerida danced her way into the hearts of New Zealand with TVNZ’s Dancing With The Stars. Working to strictly tight deadlines on the show, Nerida was involved in choreographing and teaching visually exciting routines suitable for inexperienced dance partner, Shane Cortese, to compete against other contestants. Shane and Nerida were voted runners up.
Professional Registered ZUMBA Teacher and Trainer
Dancing With the Stars – Runner Up
TVNZ Battle of the Ballroom
Chacha in the Park for National Heart Foundation
Choreographer – Qantas Media Awards
TV3, So You Think You Can Dance
Rocky Horror Show
Professional Associate Society Australasian Teachers of Dance (SATD)