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
  • Swing & Wedding Specialist
  • 12 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

    Jade Mouton

    Studio Coordinator


    I am a social butterfly who loves cats. I have always dreamed to be a ballet dancer but unfortunately, my two left feet have stopped it. I enjoy working and having fun at the same time.
  • 3 years experience
  • Fun Fact - ?

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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