Rezpect Dance Academy

Rezpect Dance Academy was founded in 2010 with vision of 'Inspiring and Encouraging People Through Hip Hop Dance'.

It is the first of it's kind in the Hawkes Bay and is based in Hastings.

About Us

Rezpect Dance Academy offers hip hop dance classes for students aged 5+. These classes are suitable for beginner to experienced dancers and do not require an audition.

You can find more information about the classes we offer one our 'Enrol Now'  page.

RDA also has a range of Dance Crews and hold auditions throughout the year in order for people to join these teams.

There are 4 different levels of crews:

Development, Bronze, Silver & Gold

For more information regarding audition dates for Crews, please feel free to contact us. 

Our Desire

RDA's desire is to establish in our dancers the faith to believe that what they dream of achieving can actually happen, the hope to endure so that they see their dreams become a reality and to give them the love and the support they need while operating in their passion and God given talent in order to achieve their goals.


"My daughters love hip hop dancing this will be their 3rd term performing. They love it and their teacher, Russ, is amazing for the Beginner group of 5yr olds. It's also so cheap & affordable for low income mothers." - Laura Cudd

"I take 3 kids there every week, and they love it, so affordable and the teachers are amazing. They are so helpful and love every minutes of it. They enjoy it so much seeing them smile every week is amazing so worth the 40 minute drive every week 😀" - Phoenix Thompson