Unleashing Your Inner Artist

Mackenzie Performing Arts has been impacting the way people view artistic education. We offer the community a number of options when it comes to classes and workshops. From general workshops, term tuition to extensive events, we’ve got something great for everyone of all ages!

Musical Theatre and Show Dance

Twizel: 8-16 yr olds 45 minute class $100 term.

Term 1 2021: Tuesdays 3:30-4:15pm

Limit of 12 per class- book your spot in the class online (‘Book Now’ button below) and then contact us on to arrange a concession card or to pay per class.  
Defying Gravity is upbeat, engaging, slick,  and expressive. It is the next development from Jazz Funk from the 90‘s, we migrate to Jazz Pop for todays modern student.Jazz Pop rejects many of the strict rules of classical ballet, focusing instead on the expression of the rhythm and flow of each movement. Technique is the foundation to all modern jazz dance movement. To excel in Jazz / Jazz Pop, dancers need to focus on both dance skills; 1. expression and 2. technique, as it encourages grace and control of execution of movement whilst allowing freedom of expression also.


Twizel: Adults (16yrs & above)  60 minutes $10 per class or $85.00 for a 10 class concession card (can be used for both Defying Gravity & Barre, dance & fitness)

Mondays 7:30-8:30pm- Church Hall

Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm- Church Hall

Limit of 12 per class- book your spot in the class online (‘Book Now’ button below) and then contact us on to arrange a concession card or to pay per class. 

This evening class for adults will have more focus on stage/show dance technique and strength building. The first 30 minutes will be technqiue focused followed by 30 minutes of learning of a full choreographed dance piece fitted to a song from tv, film or stage. A fun way to get the blood pumping, body moving and muscles strengthening all while socialising and having fun!

1:1 Private lessons

Day and time to be confirmed with the student. 

$40 per lesson (FIRST LESSON IS FREE)

Mackenzie Performing Arts Academy 1:1 lessons are run by Amy & Michelle in Twizel, two qualified and experienced Speech Language Therapists, who specialize in vocal performance, but also who are trained in the performing arts and Rob Martin in Fairlie, an Internationally recognised Vocal Coach making this a very unique and specialised program. 

Book yourself in for a term (10 weeks) of 1:1 singing, speech or dance lessons with our lead tutors. 

All private lessons will be tailored to the student and will be a combination or practical and theory. 

Opportunities may arise for students to compete in competitions and examinations.

Stage & Screen Dance Workshops

Weekends or School Holiday Intensives

Keep a look out for future workshops

Our Dance Workshops are a great way to learn a new skills or grow and develop an existing one! 
Information about specific workshops will be released in advance to the dates.


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PO Box 341 Twizel 7944

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