Wanderlust Dance & Fitness offer a range of unique classes in the Bay of plenty designed to cater for all ages, abilities and experience.

As well as extra curricular classes, we provide programs for Primary, Secondary and Pre-schools.

Our classes are in a range of locations across Mount Maunganui, Papamoa, Tauranga and Rotorua.

Wanderlust Dance & Fitness is owned and operated by Renee Heffernan. 


Renee was born and raised in Rotorua, New Zealand.


Like most little girls, she was signed up to Ballet classes at 5yrs old and hasn't stopped dancing since!


Renee has a Bachelor of Physical Education and a Post Graduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching (PE/Dance). She is trained in prenatal yoga, pre & postnatal barre, aerial yoga and is an internationally qualified Total Barre instructor.


She has over 20 years' experience across a range of dance styles and has taught in schools, universities and the private sector.



Please find our current classes below! Click on the photo for more information.

Once you enrol, you will be taken to our portal where you will need to create a family account, and then add the student who will be taking the class (even if it is you!)

Please note that new enrolments will be able to register from December 20th 2019 for term 1 2020 classes.




Our classes are held across a range of venues in Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, Papamoa and Rotorua.

2019 Term Dates:

Term 4: 14/10/19 - 13/12/19 (9 weeks)

2020 Term Dates:

​Term 1: 28/01/20 - 09/04/20 (11 weeks)

Term 2: 28/04/20 - 03/07/20 (10 weeks)

Term 3: 20/07/20 - 25/09/20 (10 weeks)

Term 4: 12/10/20 - 16/12/20 (10 weeks)

There are no classes on the following dates:


Monday 27th January 2020 - Auckland Anniversary

Thursday 6th February 2020 - Waitangi Day

Monday 27th April 2020 - Anzac Day

Monday 1st June 2020 - Queens Birthday

Monday 26th October 2020 - Labour Day





We offer tailor made programs to suit your students needs, taught by a trained teacher with New Zealand teachers council registration.

Some options for your school are:

* Preschool classes

* Special needs classes

* Workshops in various styles

* Production /  Musical choreography

* Itinerant services

* Extra curricular dance clubs / lessons

* NCEA assistance 



Wanderlust also offers wedding dance choreography!

Catering to all experience and styles, we can create something that you will be comfortable with, that highlights you on your special day!


Looking for something different to do for a hens party? Lots of options available to suit small and large groups! Get in touch to discuss what you are looking for!


Have the teacher come to you and run a session at your child's birthday party! Dances can be tailored to individual themes or preferences.



"I have been doing the Flexi Barre class twice a week for 3 terms now and thoroughly enjoy it. My flexibility has increased, I am more toned and overall a lot stronger. Prior to starting this class I was goIng to the osteopath up to twice a month for my back & neck, I no longer need to go as the class has helped to develop my core strength and improve my posture. I couldn't recommend this class enough." 

- Rochelle J - FLEXI BARRE

"Love the variety between each class, it’s nice to do something different each week. It’s also nice to go to a class where there’s no pressure to push yourself harder than you should."

- Hayley T - FLEXI BUMP

I love the adult jazz dance class. I promote it to everyone that I can and can’t speak highly enough of Renee.


I absolutely rate Renee and these classes! I tell anyone I can about them, trying to get them to come along. It is a great mix of yoga and pilates with a little ballet strengthening thrown in. Love it. Jess S - FLEXI BARRE

"I think it's a really great environment and class for the kids of this age. They just beam at Renee the whole time, she has an amazing energy and rapport with children and it's so lovely to see them all learning and having fun."


I seriously love this class! Perfect balance of fun and also a great work-out! So nice to be dancing again regularly, absolutely thrilled to have this class available!

- Michaela M - ADULT JAZZ

"Your Twinkletoes dance class is awesome because it's not too serious which is important for preschoolers! You offer lots of variety in the routines but there's enough repetition so that the kids can get a kick out of remembering them. The kids have so much fun :-)"


"Renee is a really great teacher, she is very clear with her instructions and makes sure you know how to do everything in class and are comfortable. Renee pushes you to be your best, and even though you feel like you may die at the time, you really feel like you have accomplished something by the end of each class. Would recommend Renee’s classes to anyone and everyone :) "

- Kristyn M - FLEXI BARRE

"I love the Mums and Bubs class. My daughter gets to play with the other babies while we get into shape! Renee is not only a great teacher but fantastic with a bunch of inquisitive babies!"

- Claire N - MUMS & BUBS

"I'm stoked to finally find a class that really excites me. I look forward to it each week, and want more! I love how Renee pushes me, but also keeps it light hearted and fun. Thank you!!."


"I go into the Flexi bump class with so many aches and pains and come out feeling great. Each exercise can vary in difficulty to suit everyone in the class. Renee is so positive and really approachable. It has helped so much with all my pregnancy related aches and pains. Plus I can use the stretches I learn in class at home."

- Christina G - FLEXI BUMP

Contact Us

info@wanderlustdance.co.nz | Tel: 027 543 1522

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