Azure Dance

Tapping our way to success

We are a small dance studio in Christchurch’s south west, dedicated to teaching tap dance for fun, examination and competition work.

We have classes for all ages.

Head Tutor Carron Aldridge

"Nobody knows how I first learned about tap dancing, but it became a life long love and teaching the next generation, and watching them develop the same love of Tap, is definitely my 'happy place.'
I would love for you to join us!"

Carron has been dancing since she was 4 years old. She danced competitively till she was 18 and continued dancing off and on throughout the intervening years.

In 2013, Carron joined Annesbrook School of Performing Arts in Nelson as their principal Tap Tutor but also took preschool dance classes. She grew the tap genre from 3 classes to 17 with students aged 4 to adult. Carron also introduced a number of students to competitive work during this time.

In 2021, having returned to her home town of Christchurch, Carron set up her own dance school, Azure Dance, based out of Aidanfield Christian School where she also teaches full time both in a primary level whānau class and in middle school within the performing arts.

Azure Dance teaches in a manner consistent with Christian values. “It is important to me that content is appropriate to the children’s age in terms of themes, movements, lyrics and costuming,” says Carron.

The school uses a variety of music genre from classical to contemporary, christian to broadway, and often incorporates elements from other dance styles as appropriate.

“Ultimately, the most important thing is that students enjoy their dancing. That’s why we do what we do, for the love of dance!”

Interested in having a go?
Let's Connect !

Use the links below to make contact and come visit for a trial lesson. Or, if you are super keen, dive right in and enrol now!

We Recommend

Azure focuses exclusively on instruction in all genres of Tap Dancing.
However, Jazz instruction is particularly useful for competitive Tap Dancers as
it builds strength, fitness and flexibility, helping Tap Dancers to excel.

These are some local schools we work with and recommend.

Aurora Dance Studio

Based in Rolleston
Aurora offers Ballet, Jazz, Modern,
Acro and Musical Theatre.

Anna Lee School of Dance

Classes in Papanui, Sumner, Ferrymead, Halswell,
Lincoln and Ladbrooks Anna Lee offers Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Hip Hop.

Contact Us

Got questions? Want to set up a trial lesson? Want to enrol?
Great! Use the contact form or give me a call (outside school hours) and let's set it up!