Alissa Steyl

Co-Owner


Starting off at a social dance studio while finishing off her studies was the ideal part time job. Five6seven8 Dance Studio was founded by Alissa and Kraig and they started as freelance instructors in 2011 which allowed them to create the foundations of their dance studio today and has expanded further than what they ever could hope for. The pleasure of teaching individuals and couples how to dance is indescribable, especially that moment when they realise they know how to dance.
  • Latin & Ballroom Instructor
  • Wedding Specialist
  • 10 years teaching experience
  • Fun Fact - Cat Lady

    Kraig van Rooyen

    Co-Owner


    Kraig van Rooyen is the Co-Owner of Five6seven8 Dance Studio based in Fontainebleau, Randburg. Although he is a programmer at heart, dancing took a serious role in 2004. With over 13 years dance & teaching experience in both Pro/Am and Competitive Latin & Ballroom dancing, he has a very keen eye on posture & poise. Having won multiple titles with his students at both SADF & SADTA competitions he is know on his way finalising his international qualifications with IDTA.
  • Latin & Ballroom Instructo
  • Technique Specialist
  • 12 years teaching experience
  • Fun Fact - Gamer

    Tarryn-Leigh Whittaker

    Client Relations Manager


    Tarryn is a university student currently studying Psychology at UNISA. She enjoys working with people and helping them. At Five6seven8 she handles the reception and all student inquiries. She book everyone's lessons and make sure that everything runs smoothly. She also started dancing lessons in 2015.
  • Trainee Latin & Ballroom Instructor
  • 3 years experience
  • Fun Fact - Loves Tea

    Robyn Weimar

    Project Manager


    Newly post-graduate student in the process of becoming registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa [HPCSA] to be a Registered Counsellor. I enjoy working with communities in both my personal and professional capacities, and have counselled for SADAG, Teddy Bear Clinic and VEC at Police Stations. In addition, I worked for SA Wedding in helping with wedding and event planning. My dance experience includes ballet lessons from the age of three into early High School. My performing experience includes Gymnastics in which I have National Colours.
  • Project Manager
  • 1 year experience
  • Fun Fact - Enjoys a Good Mystery

    Bianca Dias

    Event Coordinator, Latin & Ballroom Instructor


    I am a social Latin and Ballroom dance instructor, a customary to having started out small at a social studio. Now having started permanently at Five6seven8 Dance Studio. At this moment in time, I am pursuing my passion for dance and love of teaching as I began competing in SADTA competitions. My traits consist of being loud, super energetic, spontaneous, mildly crazy, and passionate for dance. A great love for dance showcases and dressing up for the part. I have 13 years dance experience, with 5 years teaching experience all ranging from Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern (freestyle), Latin and Ballroom.
  • Latin & Ballroom Instructor
  • Event Coordinator
  • 4 years teaching experience
  • Fun Fact - Panda Lover

    Lauren Kruger

    Latin & Ballroom Instructor


    Hi there! I am a social and international Ballroom and Latin dance teacher. I have been teaching for the last 4 years, so don’t worry I’ve got your back. I started dancing after high school in my gap year, this quickly became my passion and soon after I entered the world of teaching. I became part of the Five6seven8 family in 2015 and am loving it here. I specialize in exhibitions, wedding dances, competitions and of course getting out onto the floor and just having fun. I love to focus on technique/styling (which can run away with me from time to time) and have a fun,relaxed approach to dancing.
  • Latin & Ballroom Instructor
  • Make amazing tea
  • 5 years teaching experience
  • Fun Fact - Zombie Survivor

    Edwina de Wal - Roxburgh

    Zumba, Latin & Ballroom Instructor


    Bio
  • Zumba, Latin & Ballroom Instructor
  • 12 years experience
  • Fun Fact - Addicted to Dancing

    Ken Horn

    Latin & Ballroom Instructor


    Ken has been teaching Social Latin American and Ballroom dance since 2005. He enjoys choreographing showcases with a flair for the dramatic. He also has a great butt and can rock a pair of stilettos.
  • Latin & Ballroom Instructor
  • Argentine Tango & Salsa Instructor
  • Showcase Specialist
  • 11 years teaching experience
  • Fun Fact - Looks Fab in Heels

    Adrian Julius

    Latin & Ballroom Instructor


    Competing in Ballroom and Latin competitions for 25 years. I've been a contestant for a dance TV show(Die Laaste Waltz) with a final result of 6th place.A dancer for dance show 'Fire on the Dance Floor'.I've been 5 time Gauteng Ballroom Champion and have represented the country in England(Blackpool), Germany and Russia. I've choreograph basic and advanced routines for dancers entering competitions and showcases.
  • Latin & Ballroom Instructor
  • Ballroom Specialist
  • 19 years teaching experience
  • Fun Fact - Ballroom Guru

    Andre Greyling

    Latin & Ballroom Instructor


    Bio.
  • Latin & Ballroom Instructor
  • 16 years teaching experience
  • Fun Fact - Accepts donuts as bribes

    Mark Schoeman

    Latin & Ballroom Instructor


    I am a very fun happy go lucky person and I love interacting with people and I love teaching and dancing. I have been teaching for Fred Astaire for six years and I have taught for Arthur Murray dance studio for 10 years. I have also done lots of show cases I joined the Five6seven8 family in June of 2017.
  • Latin & Ballroom Instructor
  • 16 years teaching experience
  • Fun Fact - Secret Gamer

    Kerrin Atkinson

    Latin & Ballroom Instructor


    I originally started Ballroom and Latin dancing in 2009 with a bunch of friends. 6 years later, I was teaching at that same studio. I had to switch professions after 2 years, due to time and monetary constraints, but all that changed after I started competitive dancing at the beginning of 2018. I was quite content being a web developer and dancing as my hobby. However, once I started training, I got so excited about the new steps, techniques, and styling that I was learning, that I wanted to share it with everyone! Thus I joined the Five6seven8 family as a dancing instructor. Dancing is as much a science to me as it is a passion. I love working out how each step, movement, and dance works, and I love sharing it with everyone (whether they want to hear about it or not). There’s nothing better than watching someone’s eyes and face light up as they enjoy their dancing!
  • Latin & Ballroom Instructor
  • 3 years teaching experience
  • Fun Fact - Can drink bodyweight in coffee

    Liezl de Wouters d'Oplinter

    Contemporary, Musical Theatre & Tap Instructor


    Dance has been my passion since I was a little girl. I grew up tapping from the age of six, all through my school career and adding to that were years of modern, ballet and hip hop. I formally started my contemporary career after school and also advanced my hip hop skills. After studying engineering at TUKS, I spent a year dancing in New York. Here I furthered my skills in mainly contemporary, jazz and ballet. I was also fortunate enough to dance in various stage productions whilst living in New York under mentorship of Jon Rua (current Broadway dancer and choreographer) and Ashle Dawson (SYTYCD finalist).
  • Beginner Contemporary Instructor
  • 2 years teaching experience
  • Fun Fact - Studied dance in NY

    Lizanne le Grange

    Acro, Burlesque, Contemporary & Modern Instructor


    I was lucky enough to find my life’s passion at such a young age and still to have the opportunity to make a career out of it. I started dancing at the young age of 3 and have never wanted to stop! Initially training in the Royal Academy of Dance classical Ballet and Contemporary styles, developing the technique and discipline required for dancing. I also trained in IDTA Tap, Modern, Theatre Arts and Jazz/Cabaret where I learned the arts of movement and musicality. In my high school years I started Latin and ballroom, being trained in both social and international styles. I am currently training in burlesque and pole fitness to expand my understanding of movement and strength development.
  • Latin & Ballroom Instructor
  • Acro Instructor
  • Burlesque Instructor
  • Contemporary Instructor
  • 13 years teaching experience
  • Fun Fact - Qualified Anthropologist

    Rezelle Veldman

    Ballet Instructor


    Passionate dancer with 20+ years of dance and choreography experience, my drive is my passion and love for dance and the ability to pass it on to others to help make them the best dancers they can be, my classes are fun and energetic with students best interests at heart at all times.
  • Ballet Instructor
  • Royal Academy
  • 10 years teaching experience
  • Fun Fact - Likes singing in the shower

    Loïs Qutob

    Breakdancing & Hip Hop Instructor


    Starting at the age of 14, Loïs was inspired by friends dancing in the street. Joining the Hip Hop crew at school and being accepted into three major productions with other talented dancers and performers allowed him to expand on his skills. With the Inter-house dance festival at Randpark High, Loïs as captain, lead his team to victory. Loïs has joined Five6seven8 Dance Studio to take on the challenge of new styles (Latin & Ballroom) and share the knowledge he has gathered over the years so far, to those looking to start their dance experience.
  • Hip Hop Instructor
  • SABOD Trained
  • 5 years teaching experience
  • Fun Fact - Can eat for a family of 4

    Kevashnee Poonen

    Bollywood Instructor


    I started dancing at the young age of 15, I first began with tradional indian dance called Bharathynathm and soon discovered a new love for Bollywood dance. I was part of the very 1st international Bollywood concert that came to South africa with Mr Neeraj Shridhar from Bombay Vickings. I have 11 years dancing experience & 7 years teaching experience in both Modern & Tradional Genre. I enjoy sharing my talent with young aspiring dancers. My motto, to teach Love & Unity through dance.
  • Bollywood Instructor
  • Owner of Divya Art of Dance
  • 11 years teaching experience
  • Fun Fact - Nifty Seamstress

    Thelma Rose

    Belly Dance Instructor


    Been dancing for 20 years and eventually found my passion for belly dancing. Ever since I have been training in mainly Egyptian style oriental dance and I enjoy sharing the knowledge. I love both choreographing stage performances and doing improve work. 2014 Drum Solo Queen Winner!
  • Egyptian Style Belly Dance Instructor
  • 10 years teaching experience
  • Fun Fact - My title is Dr

    Andrew Adar

    Self Defence Instructor


    Andrew Adar trained in a variety of martial arts for over 30 years but over time has become particularly interested in multiple disciplinary approaches and thus for over 16 years he has done Self Defence.
  • Self Defence Instructor
  • Fanchento Kunfu Instructor (includes Kungfu, Jiujitsu)
  • 16 years teaching experience
  • Fun Fact -

    Kabaso Mumba

    Afro Beat Dance Instructor


    Bonjour, Hello, Ola. I am an outgoing people’s person who loves making people smile. I love Afrobeat dancing and breakdancing. I have been dancing since a young age, performing since grade 7 and I have been teaching for 4 years.
  • Afro Beat Dance Instructor
  • 4 years teaching experience
  • Fun Fact - I collect bracelets

    Danielle Helberg

    Freestyle Dance Instructor


    Danielle Helberg has been dancing since the age of 4years. Growing up in a local dance studio on the South Coast Danielle has successfully completed all her training as an amateur dancer and was an assistant trainer until she moved up to Johannesburg at the beginning of 2018. She started with training in freestyle, Slow Dance, Hustle, Rock 'n Roll and Hip Hop. In 2015 she also added Disco dancing to the list of dancing styles she has trained in. Throughout the years she was also part of a team of dancers that were chosen to represent their studio and province at national and international levels. In 2017 they also won the viewers choice award at the "Dans in Jou Taal" tv production that viewed on KYKNET. She has also competed at Championship level in freestyle and slow dance.
  • Freestyle Dance Instructor
  • ? years teaching experience
  • Fun Fact - ?

    Melissa Schafer

    Pilates Instructor


    Melissa’s interest in pilates began as a young girl amidst a ballet class. Through her years of dancing, and many a time working through injuries, she began to learn the benefits of pilates in posture, movement, flexibility and most of all injury prevention. The use of pilates to build a strong and stable body lies close to her heart. She began her teaching career with Body Mechanix Wellness Centre in July 2017 after completing her Comprehensive Teacher Training Course at the studio. Combined with her love of dance and love of people she finds pilates the perfect platform to combine her passion with her career.
  • Pilates Dance Instructor
  • 1 years teaching experience
  • Fun Fact - ?

    Faya Tafeni

    Flamenco Instructor


    I am a Spanish dancer, teacher, and choreographer; specializing in Flamenco. In 2007 I found my passion for Flamenco; where I was invited by Dame Carolyn Holden; the Artistic Director and founder of La Rosa Spanish Dance Theatre; to join La Rosa’s Three Year Vocational Training Programme. The training programme included Flamenco, Ballet, Contemporary, Public Speaking, Acting, and Spanish Dance Teaching Qualification through the Spanish Dance Society. After achieving the IDB (Instructor de Baile); I became a Company Dancer and Teacher at La Rosa. I was also part of the Outreach Programme at la Rosa, where I taught kids in Gugulethu, Inyanga and Khayelitsha Townships in Cape Town. I furthered my flamenco training by attending workshops as well as collaborated with some of the best dancers locally and in Spain, namely La Truco, Angel Munoz, Juaquin Ruiz, Domingo Ortega, Inmaculada Ortega and Rocio Fernandes (Flamenco Singer). My passion is to teach and spread my love for flamenco; and its rhythmic beats to the heart of South Africans.
  • Flamenco Dance Instructor
  • 11 years experience in Flamenco
  • 8 years teaching experience
  • Fun Fact - I am a Flamenco Enthusiast