About Anita’s Dance Academy
Anita's dance academy has been in going strong in Upper Hutt for many years. It is a high performing, professional dance school that has been the starting point for many teachers, and young adults who go on to pursue a career in dance both in NZ and internationally.
This dance studio in the heart of Upper Hutt is owned by Anita Perin-Zgomba who has vast experience as a teacher and as a dancer herself. Anita’s unique expertise and teaching focus produces well rounded dancers, and believes that dance benefits children and adults in many ways such as:
Fun and friendship
Art of performance
Her love of teaching and developing children and young people, has seen her provide many scholarships over the years for those in the community who may not otherwise be able to afford to dance.
She also believes that every dancer has unique talents and skills, and is well known for her elaborate end of year shows and performances at charity and community events, always giving her dancers the opportunity to perform and shine on the stage where ever possible.
The dance academy attracts talented, qualified and passionate dancer teachers, who individually have their own amazing backgrounds and skill sets.
At Anita’s Dance Academy we always aim to:
To make our dance school a happy, positive environment that focuses on our core values and children learning to express themselves through dance and performance.
To keep classes running smoothly to time.
To improve communication between Teachers and parents in a positive empowering way that frees Anita and Kath up to do what they do best - teach kids to dance and day to day running of a high performing dance school.
We put out information by email, Facebook private group for parents and students and by text message if more urgent. We also have key information on our notice boards throughout the term. As teachers we are also human and have things happen, unfortunately last min changes can happen, these will be communicated as best we can. We ask that parents take ultimate responsibility for finding out what is going on at the studio, please pick an appropriate time to talk to your child's teacher, class time is for teaching and we prefer that they are able to focus on that.
Our office is manned by volunteers at various times throughout the term, and will be there to answer your questions when they can.We also welcome suggestions and constructive feedback via email or our suggestion box on the notice board at the studio.
Actions for you as parents of dancers:
Make it your business to connect with other parents of children in your dancers class
Make your email, Facebook page and notice board your FIRST point of contact for all questions about classes, uniforms, shows, costumes and other events
Respect the other parents who help out, they are volunteers and often doing this around work, family and other things just like everyone else - if you didn't get information please don't assume it wasn't sent out
Be proactive, offer to help where you can, ask for information from them
If you have concerns, ideas or just want to ask questions please pick and appropriate time outside of class time to have these discussions and where possible direct them to the appropriate person intended.