Our Instructors

Alissa Steyl

Owner

Although I am the owner of the dance studio and extensively involved in the admin side I love to teach my Latin & Ballroom, Lindy Hop & Wedding lessons. 
I have been teaching since 2007 part-time while finishing my studies for my certificate in Graphic Design and BComm in Marketing Management. Although I performed in school productions and did some Irish dancing I had no previous experience in partner dancing (that means you can also start after high school!)
I am trained in both American/Social and International style for Latin & Ballroom and was mentored by Dave Campbell.
I am currently competing in Championship level for Ballroom dancing with Adrian to ensure my own dancing remains up to standard and to improve my teaching skills.
Although I love dancing, I am a teacher at heart. I love sharing knowledge and finding new ways to teach my students.

  • Latin & Ballroom Instructor
  • Swing & Wedding Specialist
  • 14 years of teaching experience
Fun Fact – I am The Cat Lady and can add crazy to that too…

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 of experience
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Lizanne le grange

group class manager / 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

bianca dias

Event coordinator / Freestyle, 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 of teaching experience
Fun Fact – Panda Lover

sylvia mncube

Studio caretaker

TBC

  • 8 years with the studio
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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 times Gauteng Ballroom Champion and have represented the country in England(Blackpool), Germany and Russia. I’ve choreographed basic and advanced routines for dancers entering competitions and showcases.

  • Latin & Ballroom Instructor
  • Ballroom Specialist
  • 19 years of teaching experience
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adriana masilo

Heels & Musical Theatre Instructor

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  • Musical Theatre Instructor
  • ? years of teaching experience
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Andre greyling

West Coast Swing, Latin & Ballroom Instructor

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  • Latin & Ballroom Instructor
  • 16 years teaching experience
Fun Fact – Accepts donuts as bribes

Andy Khumalo

Latin & Ballroom Instructor

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  • Latin & Ballroom Instructor
  • ? years teaching experience
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Craig Bullock

Hip Hop Instructor

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  • Adult Hip Hop Instructor
  • DanceWeb representative
  • ? years teaching experience
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Delta Choshi

Afrobeat Instructor

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  • Afrobeat Instructor
  • ? years teaching experience
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Denise van rooyen

West Coast Swing Instructor

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  • West Coast Swing Instructor
  • ? years teaching experience
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Edwina Roxburgh

Zumba Instructor

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  • Zumba Instructor
  • ? years teaching experience
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greg

Salsa Instructor

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  • Salsa Instructor
  • ? years teaching experience
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haleigh van rooyen

Ballet Instructor

 I am the ballet teacher at Five6seven8. I started dancing at the age of 2 and a half and haven’t stopped dancing. My love and passion are ballet. Besides being ballet teacher, I am an exercise specialist and sports massage therapist as well and pilates and a yogalates instructor. I am a member of the Royal Academy of Dance as well as the professional training body of South Africa REPSSA. I have danced with two ballet companies of which I was the principal dancer for 4 years. Eat, sleep, breathe, dance – anyone can dance as long as your heart is emersed in it.

  • Ballet Instructor
  • 4 years of teaching experience
Fun Fact – My favourite pair of shoes are my slippers.

Harmony Mutomb

Kizomba Instructor

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  • Kizomba Instructor
  • ? years teaching experience
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Jed bullock

Hip Hop Instructor

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  • Teens Hip Hop Instructor
  • DanceWeb representative
  • ? years teaching experience
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Jordan van wyk

Hip Hop Instructor

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  • Hip Hop Instructor
  • DanceWeb representative
  • ? years teaching experience
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Juan louw

shuffling Instructor

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  • Shuffling Instructor
  • ? years teaching experience
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Kaylin Barber

Tap Instructor

I started dancing at the tender age of 3 when the Razzle Dazzle of a Ballet class captivated me. Who could resist the charm of a little pink tutu?

I started dancing more seriously at the age of 8 when I began my training in Tap and Modern dance. I competed in many eisteddfods, showcases, and exams through the years, and dancing never seemed to lose its charm. I still attend numerous classes in various dance styles and love the thrill of performing on stage!

I am now a qualified Tap dance instructor with the Association of Internal Dance Teachers (AIDT) and continue my studies by learning as much as I can about music, anatomy, and various dance styles. The creativity and talent out there never ceases to amaze me.

  • Kids Tap Instructor
  • 2 years teaching experience
Fun Fact – I have an honors degree in Geoinformatics,  I love baking and do not drink coffee.

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

Leon Labuschagne

Breaking Instructor

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  • Break dance Instructor
  • ? years teaching experience
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Lois Qutob

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

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

Melissa Schafer

Barre Time Instructor

Melissa’s interest in Pilates and Barre began through her years of dancing. At times finding herself
working through injuries, she began to learn the benefits of Pilates in posture, movement, flexibility
and most of all injury prevention.
Her teaching career began in 2017 after completing her Comprehensive Teacher Training Course
with Basi Pilates. With an interest in continued education, she has furthered her skills to include Pilates with Kids and Barretime classes. She thrives on helping kids of all ages and skill ranges with the aim of teaching them how to live well in their bodies. Her much-loved adult Barre classes offer an enjoyable mix of it all helping everyone feel the benefits she believes in.
With her love and knowledge of dance and passion for helping people build their bodies, Pilates and Barre is the perfect platform to combine her passion with her career and share it.

  • Pilates & Barre Time Instructor
  • 4 years of teaching experience
Fun Fact – I Love to Sing

Robyn Cawood

Tap Instructor

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  • Adult Tap Instructor
  • ? years teaching experience
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Robyn Hofmeyr

Hip Hop Instructor

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  • Hip Hop Instructor
  • DanceWeb representative
  • ? years teaching experience
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Selloane

Kizomba Instructor

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  • Kizomba Instructor
  •  years teaching experience
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Sibusiso Kubeka

Contemporary Instructor

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  • Adult Contemporary Instructor
  •  years teaching experience
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Sifiso Maphanga

Fashion Designer

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  • Break dancer
  • ? years teaching experience
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Stacey Kennedy

Salsa Instructor

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  • Salsa Instructor
  •  years teaching experience
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Tash Baila Afrika

BailaAfrika Owner

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  • Salsa & Kizomba Instructor
  • ? years teaching experience
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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
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