ABOUT THE STUDIO
Established in 1971 by studio director Carolyn Norris, Norris Dance Studios focuses on teaching students from 2 years old to adults with a desire and passion for dance. We are a successful school that has won many awards both nationally and internationally. Our focus and philosophy is to cater to the individual needs of each dancer to ensure that every student reaches their maximum potential. We know that no two students are alike and our curriculum is created so that each student gains the most out of their learning experience. We offer classes from beginner and recreational training through to elite programs, helping those students who wish to create career pathways in the dance industry.
Directors Carolyn and Kylie Norris have lived and breathed dance their whole life and provide a wealth of decades of knowledge in the industry. Carolyn has taught for 49 years and is still seen in the classroom working closely with our young dancers to teach foundation techniques. Solid technical training is critical for any young dancer starting their dance journey. Her career background is in cabaret and after many years of working as a professional dancer herself Carolyn spent the last few decades travelling NZ with her cabaret floorshow; working alongside some of the industry’s best.
Kylie, Carolyn’s daughter has 22 years of teaching experience and has travelled the world extensively teaching, choreographing, and adjudicating. She has spent the last four years working throughout Australasia, U.K, Singapore and Hong Kong. In 2019, Kylie with her business partner Lucy Ellis created and co-wrote IDT; an online International Dance Syllabus that trains jazz technique. The business has seen great success in its first year with over 500 studios all over the world investing in teaching the work in their classrooms. Kylie is excited for the future of Norris Studios and is continuing to implement the knowledge she has gained from her overseas experiences into the studio.
At Norris Studios dancers will not only be provided with a full dance education in technique and performance skills, but learn life lessons of commitment, responsibility, and work ethic taught through dance.
We personally look forward to meeting you and working together to create opportunities for your children to release the star within!
MEET THE NORRIS TEAM
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