About Us

Since 2011 I’ve been teaching adults ballet.  Initially working out of a local scout hall, I soon progressed to a proper dance studio and now I operate out of 5 studios around Howick. 
I have a team of 4 wonderful dedicated teachers who love to dance and share their creativity and expertise. There are 16 dance and fitness classes per week to choose from.
From ballet to hiphop, jazz contemporary and tap, Dance First offers many different styles of dance. 
Our very popular Total Barre classes are great for those who want a great overall workout. All our teachers are trained in Total Barre. 

My emphasis at Dance First is all about giving it a go.  It doesn’t matter what your background is.  It doesn’t matter your age.  It doesn’t matter what size or shape you are.  We welcome everyone.  My teachers and I focus on bringing people together through dance and fitness. 
Supporting each other is so important.  It can be scary trying something new for the first time (especially as an adult).  I’ve seen adults who haven’t had great experiences with dance as a child, but they love to dance and want to give it another go.

For those who love to perform (or for those who want to step out of their comfort zone) we have an annual show.  It is a lot of fun and it is a great way to show off your dancing to your friends and family. 
Some of my dancers last year had never danced before let alone performed on stage.  Well they did it.  And they want more!  They will be performing again in this year’s September 2018 performance.

My wonderful team and I are dedicated to making sure your experience is a fun stress free one!  I encourage you to email me sj@dancefirst.co.nz or give me a call to discuss your dance and fitness goals.



Sara-Jane Morgan

Owner and Teacher

Ballet Teacher & Total Barre instructor

Sara-Jane trained with the South Auckland Ballet Academy from the age of 5 years to 15 years.  Trained in RAD she then went on and completed a number of Jazz exams with Beverly Bowen Dance Studio. Her daughter's interest in dance at the age of two encouraged Sara-Jane to return to the dance world herself and start teaching both adults and children. 

Tracey Olivier


Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Total Barre

Tracey has built up a dedicated group of dancers who could rival some of the younger crews with their dedication and talent

Lauren Ferris


Ballet Teacher & Total Barre instructor

Lauren has had a life of dance training, personal training, aerobics of all kinds and recently completed her Total Barre training.

Juliet Lloyd


Tap Teacher


Ryan Calamucha


Hip Hop Teacher


Sandy Collier


Zumba Instructor