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Tempo Dance Studio is New Zealand’s leading
dance studio for both social and competitive

We boast some of New Zealand's finest teachers and choreographers in Ballroom, Latin American and New Vogue style dancing.  Our students regularly fill the winner’s podium at Dancesport events around New Zealand and Australia.

And yet for all that, Tempo Dance Studio has an old-world charm about it, where folk really feel at home, and where they make warm and lasting friendships. Tempo Dance Studio offers a large selection of fun social classes and we run regular free introductory classes.

Dancing is a great way to improve your physical and mental health, agility and flexibility and we guarantee even if you have no dancing skills or rhythm we will be able to teach you to dance.

Tempo Dance Studio is associated with NZFDT, NZSATD and New Zealand Scrutineers Society. Our large premises in Birkenhead has two studios which means we have more classes available.

If you’re getting married soon and fearing the crucial wedding dance, don’t worry Tempo Dance Studio have coached hundreds of couples for what is arguably three of the most stressful minutes of any wedding. Our personalised classes will leave you and your wedding party confident and ready for that all important first dance. Check out our wedding packages for private tuition for the bride and groom.

Dancing is a fun way for you and your friends to work out, why not give it a go? The first class is free! 
If you need dance shoes or dance gear click here to buy online now. Or come and visit us at The Dance Mad Shop if you are interested in viewing our second hand gear.  


Latest News

New Social Classes Commencing July 2014 :

Monday 21st July 
7:30pm : Advanced Styling New Vogue 

Tuesday 22nd July

All Medal Classes recommence

7:30pm : Adult Improvers Ballroom and Latin (Quickstep / Rumba )

7:30pm : Adult Intermediate Ballroom and Latin ( Quickstep / Jive / Viennese Waltz )

8:30pm : Adult Beginners Ballroom and Latin ( Rhythm Foxtrot / Cha Cha / Salsa )

8:30pm : Adult Advanced Ballroom and Latin ( Waltz / Cha Cha )

Wednesday 23rd July 

5:30pm : Artistic Dance 

6:30pm : Free 24Fit Dance Class ( Our fun free dance fitness open to all levels workout )

Thursday 24th July

7:30pm : Beginners New Vogue 

8:30pm : Classical Sequence

Friday 25th July

4:30pm : Kids ( 7-12 years) Danceport Class

5:30pm : Youth ( 13- 17 years) Dancesport Class

Saturday 26th July

 9:30am : Movement To Music (3-4 years)

10:00am : Baby Ballroom (4-6 years)

Phone 480 2100 now to register


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Kids Classes

Enrolling your child in dance classes is an excellent way to help build confidence and improve mental and physical health, in a fun way kids will love. Tempo Dance Studio is fortunate to have some of the best dance teachers in New Zealand, developing talented young dancers.



Looking for a great way to have fun and get fit? No matter your dance skills one of our dedicated teachers, will have you up dancing and having a blast. Introductory classes are free so you have nothing to lose.



We offer specialist medal classes, where you will be taught from the New Zealand national syllabus by qualified instructors who themselves are past New Zealand dancing champions. Our students regularly fill the winner’s podium at dancing events around New Zealand.