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Our Teachers
Dance is art in motion

The wonders of teaching is watching caterpillars become butterflies (author unknown)
Registered Teacher of NZAMD (Solo Dip) 

Caroline Stewart

Caroline opened the dance school in 1991 when she was 16 years old. A passionate dance teacher who is still amazed (and thankful) every day on the success of CSSD. She teaches students in a variety of methods, from demonstration to verbal direction on all the disciplines offered. Her love of dance is equal to that of her students. Caroline inspires students to do their best and have fun – Behind every dancer who believes in themselves is a teacher who believed in them first.

Registered Teacher of NZAMD & UDO

Nicole Stewart

Nicole is a founding student of CSSD having completed both the Original and American NZAMD Syllabi. With 21 years teaching under her belt Nicole has taught jazz, tap, ballet and hip hop and is also an aqua aerobics instructor. Known as the Hip Hop Sister, she engages, encourages and motivates her students to reach their goals.

Cole Lindsay

Cole has been dancing with CSSD for 14 years learning jazz, tap, hip hop and loves her weekly classes. Since starting teaching in 2019 it has given her a new perspective of dance. She loves watching her students push themselves to achieve goals plus helping them come out of their shells and become their own person. Cole received a NZAMD Hip Hop Scholarship nomination in 2019.

Tamzin Richards

Tamzin has been dancing since she learnt to walk and is currently studying all the disciplines with hip hop being her favourite, for which she received a NZAMD Scholarship Nomination in 2018, 2019 and 2020. She loves to choreograph especially dances that tell a story.

Georgia Boud

Georgia has been dancing with CSSD for over 20 years and cannot imagine her life without it. She has completed all of her tap and american jazz grades, and the senior original jazz grades. Tap is her passion and she loves watching the joy dancing brings to students and their families.

Mackenzie Richards

Born to dance – she has been attending classes since before she was born! She currently studies all disciplines and when on stage inspires many young dancers. She received a NZAMD Hip Hop Scholarship Nomination in 2019 and 2020.