Who We Are

At Dancewell Studios, we are all passionate about dancing and about helping other dancers to be the best they can be.

Our current Dancewell Studios Team are:

Marcus Ashwell - Principal and founder of Dancewell Studios

Marcus is our fully qualified principal, who is not only an ex-Australian Dancesport Champion, he currently competes in Professional with Amateur events in New Zealand.

Marcus is a Fellow with the Ballroom Branch and holds two Licentiate Diplomas in, Latin American and New Vogue, and has been involved in dancing for more then 35 years.



Amateur Assistants:


Robyn Dirks


With over Six years of Dancesport experience and many years of gymnastics behind her Robyn has the experience and people skill to help anyone meet their dancing goals.
Robyn is currently working towards her Second Amateur Dancesport Diploma with the Modern Ballroom Branch after completing her Latin American Level 1 in July 2016.
Robyn is an active DanceSport Competitor with her Partner Alex Gudsell and both have had fantastic success together to date.





Tina Fagan

Tina is currently working towards her first dancing diploma, and has achieved high grades in all medal examinations completed to date.

Tina has been dancing with Dancewell Studios for over seven years, and has been helping Marcus teach for five of those.


You can see what else Tina gets up to at the Starlight Farms website.



Megan Booker

Megan is currently qualified to Level 1 with the Ballroom Branch and New Vogue Branch and Latin American Branch of the NZFATD. Megan is now working towards her first Level 2 with the Ballroom Branch.