About Us

Your Dance Teachers

Your dance teachers Nadine & Russell Barnes

Dancerama are Dance Teachers of Ballroom, Latin, New Vogue, Rock n Roll, Salsa, Importers of Dance Shoes for Ballroom, Latin, Rock n Roll, Salsa and all other forms of partner dancing.

Principals Russell & Nadine Barnes (right) have been teaching Aucklanders how to enjoy themselves on the dance floor for over 30 years.

We are currently taking bookings for private lessons in Te Atatu Peninsula on Tuesday or Thursday evenings for couples wishing to learn to dance socially for enjoyment or for a forthcoming even (ie a wedding or social occasion).

We are also taking bookings for a small Social Dance class starting after Easter 2013 on Tuesday 2 April.  Bookings are essential.

We New Zealand distributors of  top quality Italian-made Werner Kern dance shoes in and have stock in our Auckland showrooms with new shipments arriving throughout the year.  These are the most comfortable dance shoe you will ever wear – we know, we wear them ourselves!

Russell & Nadine Barnes are highly experienced dancers and dance teachers, each having over 30 years’ teaching experience in both a studio setting and through the Community Education system.  Trained by well-known dance teachers Maurice & Judy Taylor, they have been running their own dance studio in Te Atatu Peninsula since 2003.

Both Russell & Nadine started their dancing careers at a very early age and in 1972, at 13 years of age, were the youngest couple to win the New Zealand Junior Open Ballroom Event.

In the years following, they won numerous top New Zealand Amateur and Professional titles, culminating in them representing New Zealand at the World Professional Dancing Championships in 1980 where they were placed 13th in the Ballroom Section, 5th in Latin American and 7th in New Vogue.

Since retiring from the competitive scene, they are delighted to have taught many thousands of Aucklanders how to enjoy themselves on the dance floor, and whilst they have enjoyed a high-powered competitive dance career themselves, they recognised and respect the fact that many clients just want to learn to dance socially for their own satisfaction and to have some fun.

They would welcome the chance to introduce you to the fun of dancing and look forward to you contacting them.


Our Services

  • Social Dance Classes
  • Private Dance Classes
  • Private Wedding Dance Courses
  • Private Dance Lessons
  • Ballroom & Lating Dance Shoes
  • Wedding Shoes