About Us

The Sara Anderson School of Dance is a Christchurch based dance school that started in 2011 after Sara was offered the opportunity to start her own school.

From originally teaching just two days per week Miss Sara now offers classes six days per week in our own dedicated dance studio located at 62 Orbell Street, Sydenham. There are two dance studios with sprung dance floors to maximise our dancers' comfort and minimise the chance of any injuries.

We teach students a love of dancing from the age of three years through to adults.  All classes are taught in a professional, friendly environment at 62 Orbell Street, the home of this Christchurch dance school.

About Miss Sara

Director, bbodance Ballet & Preschool Classes

Sara began dancing at five years of age and started full time training at the National Ballet School at 16 years old. Receiving both her Advanced RAD and Solo Seal BBO examinations Sara also performed in many productions, including Don Quixote and Les Sylphide with Julie Kent, Peter Pan (Canyon Concert Ballet) as well as numerous Operas and local dance productions.


After being taught by Ann Judson, Russell Kerr QSM and the late Sheryl Robinson, Sara graduated with a diploma in Classical Ballet. This lead to her touring and dancing around America.


Upon her return to New Zealand Sara studied the Pilates method where she trained many prominent sporting and business people. During this time Sara became the Pilates tutor at Hagley Dance Company, a position that she held for 10 years, and later also their ballet tutor.


In 2007, Sara married her partner Mark and later that year the first of two children arrived, she then began teaching again. It was then that Sara decided to further her knowledge and begin to learn more about passing on the art.


In 2015, Sara received her bbodance Level 4 Teaching Diploma and is currently studying for her Level 5 Diploma. Due to this study, Sara is now an examiner for the bbodance organisation where she gets to tutor and examine around the country and in Australia.

Sara believes that improving her own knowledge about dance and the art of teaching benefits her students, helps them to achieve and be the best that they can be.