About TM Dance World
TM Dance World was founded by Tara McKeown (Marshall) in 2012 and originally run out of the Kimberley Hall in Darfield. In 2017 Tara purchased an old "shed" at 7 North Terrace Darfield that has been renovated into a purpose built three studio dance and art centre due to open in 2018.
We cater from Tiny Tots at three years old to advanced levels. Many of our students will dance all the way through their school years with us. Dance not only teaches the steps, we believe dance has empowered many students in building self confidence, athleticism, goal setting, dedication and motivation to achieve in all areas they tackle in life.
TMDW provides a safe nurturing learning environment. A place students and parents can call their second home. A Place our community loves to be involved in!
The new center will have 3 dance studios, a student waiting/changing area, a parent viewing room and a small dance shop. The south end of the building will be the new home to local Artist Vicky Peacock and known as Creative Sparks. Vicky will utilise the end of the building as two studios, one for Art Classes and one for Music Lessons.
France’s Scott’s Malvern Ballet School will also be coming on board to use our studios. Working together with Malvern Ballet School will provide huge benefit to our dancers not to mention much more convenience for parents having everything in the one place.
TMDW has an excellent business support system with assistance from various professionals including a business mentor, specialist accountant and legal advice team.
To create this new space in Darfeld for our Malvern community is an absolute dream for Tara who believes the space will be an area where students can grow, learn and become creative and inspired by the magical world of the Arts. Tara and her team of talented passionate teachers are qualified and registered teachers with NZAMD, APDA , RAD and Acrobatic Arts.