It is important to us at The Renaissance School of Dance that all members of our team share our vision, our purpose and the philosophy that encompasses everything we do both in and outside of our classes. This is a vision that is shared and demonstrated by the directors, teachers and staff members at our studio and it is the driving force behind every interaction with our students and their families.
The Renaissance School of Dance is not only a place where kids of all ages, shapes and sizes learn to dance and perform, they also grow and learn to be amazing human beings. This is a studio where creativity, individuality and self-expression is encouraged and has a community of teachers, students and families who are passionate about performing arts. Our goal is to create a positive and happy experience for all of our students. We strive to nurture and develop talent, celebrate the achievements of all students and inspire a love and appreciation of all styles of dance and the arts. We are committed to providing a safe and positive environment in which all students can feel empowered, comfortable and free to express themselves.
The Renaissance School of Dance journey started when Marguerite was only 2 ½ years old, with her first dance class sparking her passion for dance.
When she was five years old Marguerite made a bold statement that she was one day going to have her own studio “just like Mrs Penny Bryan Marshall!” her teacher at the time.
Fast forward 13 years later and that dream came true, the doors of The Renaissance School of Dance opened in 2004.
Every day I get to share this love with kids from all over Auckland. Along my journey I have also found a passion for business where I can inspire other teachers to continue to grow in themselves. And of course, having lots of fun and creating magic along the way!
You can usually find me dancing around this place…….I love it!
Such a talented group. My two girls Alexa and Ella have not been doing this long, but it has improved their co-ordination dramatically. Awesome school. Latest show was amasing. So much colour and style. Loved it. I hope they release the show soon for everyone to see.
Jasmine loves jazz. Great way to learn new skills and get exercise. Also good to make new friends.
My daughter has done 2 preschool ballet classes so far and absolutely loves it. Marguerite is amazing with the kids and makes it so much fun.
Anna loved her first Butterfly Ballet class. Great to Have good structure and also some free creative dance time at the end. Thank you Marguerite for making it so much fun!
A supportive and fun place for kids to grow and stretch themselves – physically and mentally! Lots of wonderful opportunities to shine offered by the friendly and professional team of teachers, and some amazing families to meet and become your “RSD family”
When I first enrolled my eldest daughter at The Renaissance School of Dance, I really thought it would be a 6 month phase. We’ve just started our 6th year with RSD with both my girls taking classes. This place has become a huge part of our lives and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Awesome teachers that genuinely care and support their students to grow and achieve. All while having loads of fun!
Life is better when you’re dancing, and both my kids really enjoy RSD. From a parents perspective, the personal touches and family feeling we get means my kids come away with their dancing challenges tackled and nurtured in a professional yet friendly environment.
I went along to my daughter’s trial hip hop class last week, where she was immediately welcomed into a warm and inclusive environment. She had so much fun! Thomas the teacher was clear and friendly, kept the kids on task but made every single aspect of the lesson fun. We have enrolled for the term and I see Mia becoming a pretty permanent fixture on the dance floor there in the future.
Marguerite, the studio director has also been very friendly and openly communicative, answering any questions we have promptly. All in all, great facilities, great people, and very reasonably priced. I would recommend to anyone looking for a dance studio for their kids.
Our girls love being a part of the RSD family! Marguerite and her team really love what they do and it is infectious. The school has a wonderfully inclusive, family feel where everyone is made to feel welcome and every dancer encouraged to reach their full potential. A professional, fun and exciting place to find your dancing feet.
We stumbled upon The Renaissance School of Dance almost 3 years ago. So much to rave about; Marguerites infectious love of dance, the schools enthusiasm and encouragement, the family feel, the fabulous annual productions, the amazing teachers who love the students. Both of my daughters dance with RSD and we all love the company to pieces.
I just have to write this although when my daughter started her dance classes tonight i dont know what i was expecting but we both were made to feel so welcome, i didnt know how she would act or even if she would do her classes but she did and i just have to say thank you for not letting me just stand not knowing what to do, for helping with her shoes and for including me in conversation.
From the moment i messaged to find out infomation to the moment we walked in the doors to join the dance world we have had an amazing time. Brooklyn is excited to come back week after week and when holidays are on she asks when does dance start again. We are so happy to be part of the dance family and cant wait to see more and learn more. Great job margarette and ur team.
The service that was provided was very professional. updates, reminders & upcoming events were easily accessible, either by a phone call or text. My daughter loves dancing and being part of dance school that focuses on your child and having a teacher that loves what she is doing makes all the difference.
My daughter attended The Renaissance School of Dance for three years. During this time she grew in confidence and attained valuable dancing skills. All credit to Marguerite’s training especially in the last year with the performance team. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this school to any prospective students. Thank you for the many special memories.
We would and do highly recommend The Renaissance School of Dance services to others. We love the fact kids have the opportunity to perform throughout the year at Hunters Plaza and being a part of the Santa Parade. Such a lot of time and effort on Marguerite’s part goes into these things which is appreciated.
My girls have gone from shy and clingy to confident and outgoing, all because of Marguerite’s dance classes. They get immense pleasure and are extremely proud of the achievements, as am I.
My daughters have been with the dance school since it’s creation.The school has a familar and friendly feel about it .I have enjoyed the service provided by Margureite and look forward to see what 2009 brings for the dance school.