Many different people can benefit from attending private lessons. We offer private lessons to students who are not currently enrolled with us, adults who wish to learn dance starting from a beginner level, dancers who do not wish to dance in a group environment, for hens parties, and for couples who wish to learn a fancy and fun dance piece to perform at their wedding - the options are endless!

Private lessons are also an excellent option for enrolled students who wish to excel in their chosen genre of dance. During a private lesson, dancers can expect to work on specific areas of syllabus, learn new choreography if desired, and be taken through a dance-specific strength and conditioning program to improve general technique. We highly recommend students who wish to sit an exam to attend at least one private lesson per term. For those students wishing to study dance at a professional or competitive level, we encourage fortnightly or monthly private lessons.

What makes us different?

  • Our studio director is a fully qualified pilates instructor, therefore, we heavily incorporate pilates repertoire into our private lesson plans to create stronger, healthier and less injury-prone dancers.

  • We can teach a variety of different genres including ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, and basic ballroom and latin styles.


  • Private lessons are $45 per half hour, or $60 per hour (including GST).


Simply send us an email to hello@parnellschoolofdance.co.nz stating why you would like to book a lesson (e.g wedding dance, exam preparation) and an outline of what days and times best suit you. We endeavour to get back to all email enquires within 24 hours - if you do not hear from us within this time frame please re-send your message.