YOU CAN DANCE,
IF YOU WANT TO
OUR STORY, MISSION AND TEAM
DANCE SCHOOL FOR ALL LEVELS
We established the UCan2 Dance Studio in 1993, with a dream and belief that everyone can learn to dance with the right teaching. That's where the dance school's name came from - You Can Too!
To provide dancers with additional stimulation, we introduced the Medal programme in 1995, and today there are medal tests for everyone who wishes to take part; from beginners to advanced level students, from social tests to Oscars. The UCan2 Dance Studio has amongst the highest level of entries for medal tests in New Zealand, and a history of excellent results.
Since 1998, when UCan2 students entered the New Zealand National Championships for the first time and won their first NZ titles, UCan2 couples have won in excess of 100 NZ titles (including every 'A' grade title available in New Zealand), well over 100 Australian, Australasian and South Pacific titles and have represented New Zealand at world events in Japan, Moscow, Finland, Czech Republic, Germany, Macau, Lithuania, Austria, and Latvia. They are committed to training their competitive dancers to the world level and encourage their participation in as many international events as possible.
While we are very proud of the competition's successes, we take just as much delight in seeing our teaching systems assist thousands of people to achieve their dancing goals; from just-at-school to pension ages, from beginners to experienced dancers. We have a strong emphasis on fun with the friendly atmosphere, the latest music from around the world, and our custom-built studios, all adding to the experience.
Harry & Marie Raiend
Directors / Principals
Principals & Dance Teachers
PRINCIPAL & SENIOR TEACHER
Harry has a Dance Masters Degree from Europe, has Licentiate level qualifications in Ballroom, Latin American & New Vogue and holds an International Adjudication licence.
Having danced competitively in Europe and been trained by the best he brought with him a wealth of international experience and expertise in his field.
With a natural gift for inspiring, motivating and coaching, Harry has been extremely satisfied to watch as his beginners turn into international quality competitive dancers. He appeared as a judge on TV3's "So You Think You Can Dance" in 2006.
PRINCIPAL & SENIOR TEACHER
Trained in New Zealand with a 20 year Ballet teaching career under her belt, Marie turned to Dancesport where she is constantly increasing her teaching skills and knowledge as she travels to the major competitions and congresses around New Zealand, Australasia and the World. She was the Ballroom & Latin American choreographer on TV3's "So You Think You Can Dance" in 2006.
UCan2 Dance Studio
Just a couple of minutes from the Albany Mega Centre, Tarndale Grove is off Bush Rd, first on the right after the Rosedale Rd and Bush Rd intersection.
STUDIO CONTACT & HOURS
Text 021 767 997
Mon-Fri: 3:30pm - 9:30pm
Our studio was purpose-built in 1998. Built by dancers, for dancers - even the man who turned up to lay the asphalt for the car park was an ex-student!
We have an impressive main studio (300 square metres) with doors opening onto decks on two sides. The floor was specially engineered and is very well sprung.
There is also a smaller studio - perfect for taking small classes, small group private lessons, wedding lessons, etc.
There is plenty of parking, both on-site and street parking.