Visions & Values

At Lakes Theatre Arts we teach strong technique in a supportive environment whilst having an enjoyable journey.

We are passionate about dance and drama and we love working with children and their families to nurture creative children together!

We work hard, have fun and persevere until we reach our goals and aspire to excellence

Our classes are small, therefore we know every child individually which means we can cater to their needs and their different learning styles. We like to have a good relationship with each child and we encourage individuality and personality.

We offer & encourage exams, however they are not compulsory.

Come and join our awesome whanau. We love spending time together and making new friends and memories!


We give students the tools to strive to be the best they can be and always believe in their own abilities, growing into confident and strong young adults.


We want our students to know and feel passion for their craft, and use this in other areas of their lives too. Our teachers are dedicated to passing their love of the arts onto the next generation.


Great work takes time and perseverance is absolutely necessary. We encourage students to face challenges with optimism and always be committed to excellence. We are on a journey!


If you want to excel and take your skills to the next level, you need to make a commitment to both yourself and your craft to continue to work as hard as you can and learn as much as you can. Sticking to this commitment will give you the drive you need to continue to move forward.


Discipline is the number one trait that drives success as a dancer. As with all walks of life, often the most successful people in their field are not necessarily the most talented, but are the most dedicated and disciplined. 


Respect the studio, and other people’s belongings. Respect yourself, your teacher, and your classmates. They will respect you in return. Well-mannered people will always do well.

We have two purpose built studios in Frankton, opposite Chipmunks.