Inspiring and empowering all dancers to fulfil their dreams

Welcome to The Rose Academy

In our small classes, all students receive focused and personalised tuition, ensuring each dancer is supported to reach their potential. All dancers are encouraged to achieve excellence, using positive teaching methods to achieve great results. We pride ourselves on the quality and high standard of teaching, letting the results speak for themselves. Successes from just our first three years include high examination grades, over a third of students achieving Distinction; multiple sold out performances; our dancers have won championships and received 1st placings at regional competitions; had a dancer accepted into the Scholars programme at the New Zealand School of Dance; and while others successfully auditioned to perform as child extras with the Royal New Zealand Ballet. 

Our comprehensive dance programme includes classical ballet, modern jazz, acrobatic dance (acro), lyrical contemporary, theatre craft, Progressive Ballet Technique, and stretch & conditioning. This has been carefully developed to train well-rounded dancers, with skills and experience to go on to exciting futures. 

Enjoy dancing in our beautiful purpose-built studio in central Palmerston North, or for those located in outer-lying towns you have the convenience of the Pahiatua studio. Our students range from 3 years to 65+ years old, and come from Palmerston North, Bulls, Feilding, Pahiatua, Woodville, Eketahuna, Ballance and Dannevirke to dance with us. We are a friendly close-knit community, more like one big dance family, which creates a wonderfully supportive and encouraging environment to learn to dance.

Why we love to Dance!

We dance to express ourselves, to discover who we are as people and performers alike; evolving our own individual personalities and style along the way.

We dance for exercise, to keep healthy and fit, and improve our strength, coordination, stamina and flexibility.

We dance for connection, making friendships which last a lifetime.

We dance to challenge ourselves and learn the value of respect, discipline and focusing on goals.

Most of all, we dance because it's FUN and makes us feel alive.

Why do you dance? Join us and find out!