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Founded by Kim Santarelli, KSDA is a school of versatility and diligence in performance located at SELWYN COLLEGE, Kohimarama, Auckland


The Academy teaches all levels of Modern, Jazz, Ballet, contemporary, Tap dance, Acro, and Hip-hop (including boys and adult classes). It also offers tutoring in professional examination classes for students wanting to become qualified dance teachers. It is the Academy's vision to make each class fun but disciplined, and to pass on the knowledge and passion of dance to all students. We take pride in having small classes to provide quality and attention to detail with our students.


Tap helps dancers develop good rhythm, which then carries
over to help them with other styles of dance as well.
Coordination, balance and musicality are results of

learning Tap.


Ballet is the basic foundation for most forms of dance.
Students learn how to correctly align the body while working
in “turned out” positions. Good posture, discipline and artistry

are results of learning Ballet.


Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that
combines elements of several dance styles including Modern

Jazz, Lyrical and Ballet.


— Kelly Beange

"My daughter has been a member of the KSDA Dance School for over 5 years now, and I would imagine she will be for many more years to come. She enjoys learning a variety of dance disciplines, and loves the many opportunities KSDA offers to be on the stage. The staff and other KSDA members provide a very supportive environment which I would definitely recommend to others."

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