The Heart of North Shore's Dance

About us

Our Studio

Patricia’s own love for dancing sparked a desire to instill this love of dance in others. After training to be a dance teacher, Patricia opened the Patricia Rowley Dance Studio on the North Shore, more than 40 years ago.

Our studio takes pride in giving students a strong understanding of the different dance styles, the theory and the positive effect on general strength, health, fitness and coordination. Our teachers ensure technique to promote healthy muscle and bone development through children’s growing years, and the syllabus taught was developed especially with these considerations.

Our principal teachers focus on syllabus through terms one to three, with examinations in September. Through term four children use their syllabus knowledge to learn dances to be performed in the two end of year concerts in December.

We are delighted that many of our older students began dancing at our studio at very young ages, and continue to dance with us after more than 15 years commitment. We feel this is evidence we are instilling a passion for dance in our dance students. Please come and see for yourself.

Miss Patricia Rowley
F.T.D.I   O.D.T.S. (GKC ADV) Registered Teacher
Examiner & Adjudicator
Adv. Teaching Diploma (London) Dance Educator

Miss Rowley began her teacher training and taught for quite an number of years in Australia, before moving to New Zealand
Miss Rowley performed with the Sydney Ballet Company as a lead soloist and has taught professionally in the United States,
England,Germany and Australasia.
She is on the board of several dance councils and is the President of Theatrical Dance International.
She has written and devised syllabus work for many organisations.
She is know as a Teacher of Teachers.

Miss Keryn Dale 
F.T.D.I Registered Teacher
Examiner & Adjudicator
Licenciate Teaching Diploma, Dance Educator

Miss Dale performed in the Northern Ballet Company – won the LA Danceforce convention Scholarship – was also
Planet Dance Northern Region Contest winner. Commenced dancing at the age of 3 and won over 500 medals and trophies whilst
performing in competitions – dancing ballet, tap, jazz, impromptu. Has performed in a number of states in the USA, including
Disneyland in California.
She has appeared many times on various television presentations and was lead Starlet in the Movie King Kong –
Also danced with the John Rowles shows throughout New Zealand.

Nathalie Dale
L.T.C.L.  L.C.M.T.

Mrs. Dale is the official Pianist for Theatrical Dance International. Mrs. Dale has played for dancers
in Australasia, the U.K. as well as many in New Zealand.
She has been awarded the “top 100 Musicians, 2010” and was elected a London Musical Fellowship Life Diploma.