About Us

welcome to your happy placeWelcome to Viva Dance!

We have classes that are perfect for both the complete beginner looking to just pick up some basic steps for social dancing, and for more serious dancers wanting to improve their skills on the dance floor or on the performance stage. You get the best quality of teaching at Viva Dance as all our teachers are highly trained dancers that are carefully chosen for their talent, enthusiasm and professionalism.

Our Vision: Viva Dance – for Every Body

Our Mission: Making dance available & accessible to every body: location, mind, body, heart

Our Core Values:

  • “Viva” means life and good health and we passionately believe that everybody can experience this through dance.
  • “Dance” connects people of all abilities, shapes and backgrounds in a fun and positive way. It is a universal language and a shortcut to happiness.
  • Viva Dance is our happy place where you can find friendships, self-expression and learn new skills.
  • We encourage a culture of mutual respect, integrity and collaboration.
  • We will help you to discover what dance can do for you.

Everyone is welcome at Viva Dance, from people with two left feet, to complete beginners and experienced dancers. But there’s much more to Viva Dance than just dance classes …

  • VIVA PEOPLE meet the team. We take pride in the quality of our instructors, who are not only expert dancers but also great teachers who love sharing their knowledge with students
  • SPECIAL EVENTS: The Auckland Salsa Ball, the Viva Family Show, and the Viva Pole Showcase are just some of the events we run on an annual basis
  • WEEKLY PARTIES: Salsa on Sunday, Auckland’s favourite weekly dance party, every Sunday from 8.00pm
  • WORKSHOPS: We run weekend workshops throughout the year for people who want a fast track to dancing or want to try a new style
  • VIVA KIDS we also run classes for kids ages 3-12 in hip hop, modern dance and musical theatre
  • VIVA DANCE WEAR: We have a range of stylish shoes for sale in our dance shop
  • VIVA LANGUAGE DEPT: Classes for all levels of Spanish and Portuguese students. Plus more languages coming soon!
  • VIVA ON FACEBOOK: Our facebook page keeps you up to date on what is happening at Viva on a daily basis
  • VIVA ON INSTAGRAM Check out the inspirational content on our instagram page
  • VIVA ON YOUTUBE: Videos of different dance styles and performances
  • FAQs: What to wear? Do I need a dance partner? What is my dance level? Answers to all these and more
  • PRICING for all dance classes
  • TERMS & CONDITIONS the fine print…

Come and experience for yourself everything that Viva Dance has to offer. We are conveniently located in the central city and we look forward to sharing our passion for dance with you.

The Viva Dance Team


“You really do so much and put a lot of effort into your work, that’s what makes the “Viva Difference”. We have to thank you for doing all of this, we have come to the conclusion that you do everything so well. Viva really rises above all of the dance studios, constantly bringing international stars here, organising the prestigious salsa congress etc. Not to mention that you put on the best parties and events. The salsa ball and viva Christmas are our absolute favourites” R & E Dubek