Dream Team

“You cannot be a winner at anything unless you have a technical base within your body”

Shirley Ballas, Strictly Come Dancing

At Dance Dynamics, our students are trained in small groups on sprung wooden/rubber floors using safe dance practice techniques to gradually develop secure technique and the body basics required for all dance disciplines.

We offer internationally recognized examination syllabi in Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Acro Dance, and Urban Hip Hop.

We also offer an Adult Ballet class and private lessons for people wanting to learn to dance for a special occasion eg weddings and matric dances.

Dance Dynamics Teachers

Michel Maling

Dance Dynamics Port Elizabeth and Dance Dynamics Jeffreys Bay

Ballet, Modern/Contemporary, Acro, Hip Hop, Ballroom

082 675 8046

Michel Maling has been dancing since the age of five.

She has been a Registered Teacher for the Royal Academy of Dance for over 20 years.

She holds her Advanced Associate Teacher’s qualification with the Association of International Dance Teachers for which she teaches Modern/Contemporary and Hip Hop.

She also holds a Fitness and Nutrition certification.

She taught Ballroom and Latin American Dancing for about six years at an outside studio, but now concentrates more on Ballet, Modern, Acro, and Hip Hop.

Private lessons can be booked for couples wishing to learn to dance for weddings and other special functions.

Carrie Nissiotis

Dance Dynamics Jeffreys Bay

Ballet, Modern, Pilates, and Hip Hop

083 419 8398

Carrie Nissiotis did her formative years of dance training in Kimberley.

Thereafter she moved to Jeffreys Bay as a teenager and continued her dance training with Dance Dynamics.

She has completed her Ballet Teacher’s Certificate through the Royal Academy of Dance and also holds an Advanced Associates Teaching Qualification through the Association of International Dance Teachers.

She is a fully qualified Pilates Instructor and has a Total Barre Certification and is a Merrithew Barre Instructor.

Cathy Ballinger

Dance Dynamics Lorraine

Ballet and PBT

Cathy Ballinger is our resident RAD examiner and teacher. She has danced all her life and holds a Royal Academy of Dance Teaching Diploma.

She has been teaching at Dance Dynamics since 2002 and she taught for the Department of Education in the Northern areas for many years.

She has been examining internationally since 2008 and is an asset to Dance Dynamics.

She has a certification in Progressing Ballet Technique.

Shaugneen Robertson

Dance Dynamics Lorraine


Shaugneen has been dancing at Dance Dynamics since she was nine years old and is now a Registered RAD Ballet Teacher.

She has done all her ballet exams and completed her Advanced 2 Exam in 2019.

Michel, Shaugneen and Cathy. (Carrie Nissiotis absent)

17 thoughts on “Teachers”

  1. Good morning. I would like to find out more about your classes. My daughter is 6 years and I would like to enroll her. Please send me your fees, place when classes can by attended, ext. We are in Humansdorp.
    you can contact me on 079 665 6736.

  2. Good evening,

    I hope you are keeping well.

    I’m looking for rates for couples. We’re ideally looking to learn to swing dance. This is just generally but would like to work towards out first dance next year sometime.

  3. Good afternoon

    Please can I ask what your rates are . My daughter is turning 4 next year and I would like her to dance as a sport . Do you have a age limit . Please can you advise.

    Thank you


    1. Hi Jadine,
      Our rates go from R240 per month upwards. We take children from three years for ballet. She is welcome to come and try a class next year when we open the week after the schools.

  4. Hi, hope your are well. What are your fees? And can you begin as soon as you’d like or will you only be able to join next term?

    1. Hi Kaitlin, Our fees range from R240 upwards depending on the hours danced per week. You are welcome to come and try a class first.

  5. Hi I am 20 years old , I’ve done ballet when I was younger but stopped but I would like to go back to it , if possible how much is it and when , or can i come and try and class first to first try it out again?

    Thank you

    1. Hi Tamia,

      You are welcome to come and try a class out at 7 Kirsten Street, Weybridge Park any Wednesday evening from 18H30 to 19H30. This is an adult ballet class and has from beginners to a little more advanced. Looking forward to meeting you.

  6. Hi there
    I would like to join the adult ballet class on Wednesday 10 May. Is the class still available and how much is the fee?:)
    I used to dance RAD and excited to get back into it.


    1. Hi Zayyaan,

      You are welcome to come and try the class at 18:30 on a Wednesday. The fee is R400 per month.



  7. Hi, I am interested in joining your adult ballet classes on Wednesday evenings, I did ballet when I was younger and would love to get back into it again.
    Do you still have place in the class?

    Kind Regards


    1. Hi Roslynn,
      You are welcome to come and try a class. We close for the holidays on Friday, so Wednesday is our last class for the term.

  8. Hi there,
    I wanted to know if there’s an possibility for drop in students? When I was little I danced with Aunty Cathy and have since taken up ballet for some years abroad. But I’ll be in Port Elizabeth and I’d love to know if she does any of the adult classes and if there’s any way someone could come to one or two classes only.
    I would just really love to have one more class with my first ballet teacher.

    1. Hi Lesley,

      I am sure she would love to see you again. The adult ballet meet on a Wednesday at 18H30. Sorry I only saw this comment now.

  9. Good evening,

    I hope you are keeping well.

    I’m looking for rates for me and my friend. We’re looking to learn hip hop and Latin dances. We both 49 years and love to dance.

    We would love to join your classes in Jeffreys Bay and also would love to come and have look. Please will you be able to assist with directions too.

    Kind Regards
    Bianca Gouws

    1. Good day Bianca,

      Unfortunately we do not offer Latin in Jeffreys Bay. You can contact Carrie re the hip hop at 083 419 8398.

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