Monique Askew is kicking up her heels with some exciting news this May.
Due to demand and with the studio in Pukekohe packed to capacity, 8Count Dance Studio will be running Jazz classes in Waiuku.  
"We are lucky to have Ashley Hodges on board to take our Waiuku classes. Ashley has recently moved to the area and brings with her qualifications in Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary," says Monique.
Students who enrol in Term 2, Rosette 1 – Grade 1 Jazz will have the option to sit an NZAMD Jazz exam in Term 3. Term 4 will also see the children involved in the end of year Recital held in Pukekohe.
Both a lover of dance, and long-time local resident, Monique purchased 8Count in June 2016 with her husband Karl.
"Our two children, Lauren and Caydence, are 8Count students and passionate dancers. My background is in corporate and small business administration and this is an area where I bring my skills. This allows our teachers to focus on what they do best; namely teaching dance."
 
8Count offers classes for all ages and experience. In Pukekohe, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Hip Hop and Acro/Stretch classes are all on offer for those aged from two years through to adults.
"We look forward to meeting all the new families and growing our 8Count community," says Monique.
For further details and to enrol for a free trial class e-mail monique8count@gmail.com.