Ritz Dance Studio was started by Anna Mortlock in Term 4 of 2006, when the studio she was teaching part time for closed down. A hand full of students including her younger sister, were keen to carry on learning tap and Ritz Dance Studio was founded. Over the last 6 years the studio has had great success within the NZAMD examinations with pupils achieving highly and being nominated for scholarships. The Studio is also starting to make its mark on the competition scene including students who competed in the Showcase Dance competitions on the Gold Coast in 2011.
Anna has trained in BAL Tap, Ballet, and Jazz and gained her Tap Teachers Diploma in 2000. Anna has also completed the NZAMD Jazz and Tap Syllabus and is a member of both societies. Anna graduated with a Bachelor of Dance in 2015.
Over the last 7 years the studio has continued to grow offering classes from preschool to Adults, both on the shore and in Orewa. Annas’ passion of dance is evident within the atmosphere of the studio and this along with striving to achieve excellent results in exams and performance is the essence of the studio.