Gayle Prescott opened her dance school in 1968 and has been teaching ballet, tap and jazz in Mt Roskill and Lynfield for five decades.
When Gayle was 18 her parents converted their large double garage into her first studio. “This gave me a great start and their continued support allowed me to grow the studio”, she says. “The children were very excited about their first dance class and this continues today. Part of the reason I have continued teaching for so long is seeing the delight on the dancers faces after they have enjoyed their class, and how they look forward to dancing in our shows”.
To celebrate 50 years teaching dance, the Gayle Prescott Dance School is putting on a show on 14th and 15th December at Green Bay High School Performing Arts Centre. There will be some old favourite dances and some new ones. A special feature will be a Celebration dance performed by past pupils, including her sisters who she taught 50 years ago. A function for past pupils will be held after the Saturday night performance.
Tickets go on sale in mid-November. Please check our website for details: www.gayleprescottdanceschool.co.nz
Free Open Day. On the afternoon of Saturday 8th December, the studio is holding free open classes for anyone who would like to come along and try a class. This is open to all ages. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
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