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Helen Young


My son Gregory has been dancing for over six years, and he was in Competition Dancing for one year. He went to Paul Mullany at the beginning of 2010, as he wanted to continue
Dancing. We went to Paul because I felt that a male teacher would be of a benefit to Greg. He has learnt more in the last 21 months that he has been being taught by Paul than he had in all the previous five years. Paul has encouraged him in his practice lessons and also when he enters the Partner Excluded events in Open Competitions.

Greg is starting to get his confidence back and now enjoys dancing; he now plans to continue next year and beyond that with Paul as his teacher at Quickstep to Dance. Paul is a great teacher and I would recommend him to anyone who is thinking of taking up dancing.

Thanks Paul for giving Greg the encouragement and confidence to do well.



Denis and Kathy Smith

In our retirement we enjoy learning to dance with Paul in a supportive and non-threatening atmosphere. We learn a wide range of dance styles including ballroom, Latin American and tango. The lessons are challenging but fun. Fitness and social contacts are positive spin-offs from our lessons.




Lynda Jessen - Waimea College

In Terms Two, Three and Four this year Paul tutored Introduction to Ballroom Dancing for Couples. It filled up fast and was a successful course. Paul brings to his courses a high level of skill and expertise, a great sense of humour and a high standard of professionalism. His students this year have clearly enjoyed his courses and the fun factor that Paul brings to his courses. I would highly recommend Paul for any ballroom dancing teaching opportunity. He is a true professional and a delight to work with.






Vanessa Spiteri


My two children have taken dance lessons with Paul since the inception of Quickstep To Dance.

Paul instils fantastic technique which is passed on to his students who in turn strive for perfection. Paul has a great ability through his depth of technical knowledge to communicate to the individual’s ability and understanding, teaching from primary school age up to dancers in their 80's, he makes each lesson fun and informative. He teaches his students to practice effectively and encourages them to phone him should they get stuck whilst practicing.

Paul's commitment to his pupils is second to none, getting up at 4.30am to do a one day round trip to Christchurch because my children were nervous about trials with new partners shows his dedication to the Studio and his students. He is a great mentor and offers support and new goals when things don't go as planned and is exuberant when Competitor’s and Medallist’s do well.



“Best fun I have had in ages, laughed heaps and learnt a lot”


“Very patient and conscious of different learning styles. Instructions given clearly and with humour”


“Excellent course, lots of fun.”


“Great fun, full of laughs and very professional tutor.”


“Very professional approach – non-threatening atmosphere relaxed and a lot of fun.”


“Tutor very enthusiastic, patient and helpful.”


“Paul is a very enthusiastic tutor, with an appreciated non-threatening approach.”


“Makes dancing achievable even for those with no experience.”




Tanya and Kevin Bedford


We wanted to have our first dance choreographed and we were recommended to Paul from a friend. When we first went to see Paul neither of us had done any dancing but he was very reassuring and assured us we would be fine. We gave him the track we wanted to use and we made an appointment to come back and see him in a few months time.
From our first lesson Paul was very patient with our dancing skills or lack there of!!! He broke all the steps down and went through them with us one by one. Paul was friendly and very professional and made us feel at ease if we forgot the steps. Paul was also very accommodating with our lesson times and trying to find times to suit both our schedules.

On our last few lessons when we had managed to master all the steps and were a little more confident with the dance he fine tuned a couple of aspects of the dance making it more personal.

On the night of our wedding when it came to our first dance we were both relaxed and well prepared for it. And because of the kind words, patience and understanding of Paul we pulled it off with out any toes or dress being stood on!!!!

We would highly recommend Paul to anyone wanting to have their first dance choreographed.


Andrea & Cameron Noble


Both of us decided that it would be a good idea to have some dance lessons before our wedding, because neither of us had done that sort of dance before. After looking around for a while we found Quickstep to Dance, who offered a specific package for First Wedding Dances. We met with Paul, and after finally selecting our music, he choreographed a routine just for us. Paul was a great teacher, very easy to work with and made the whole experience fun and nothing like a lesson at all. On the night our friends and family were thoroughly impressed with our dance.

We highly recommend Paul and Quickstep to Dance to help you with your First Dance.

Thanks Paul













Jenna and Riley Neame

I wanted to thank you again for all your help in choreographing our dance routine and teaching us how to dance. Riley and I had both never danced before and I had my doubts whether anyone would be able to help us let alone with only three weeks to do it in – to my surprise we weren’t beyond help.

For us, and especially Riley, the highlight of our day was the first dance. There were no nerves involved as we knew what we had to do and were confident with the routine. The audience loved it! Everyone was sufficiently shocked that we did more than just move around awkwardly to the music.

Most importantly the routine matched our personalities well and really worked with the music. You would have been really impressed, we managed to make it ours and it was heaps of fun.

I like to think that in the years to come we will be able to treat this routine as our very own and dance to Wagon Wheel on our anniversaries at least.

Thank you again, we have no hesitation in recommending you to others.



Connie and Craig Moore


As complete rookie dancers, we contacted Paul to help us learn to dance to the song we had chosen for our First Dance at our Wedding. We found Paul to be very professional and he really listened to what we wanted to achieve with our dance.

After one meeting, Paul choreographed the perfect dance for our song and over a period of 8 lessons had us feeling confident and 100% ready for the big moment. Paul was very easy to work with, was extremely supportive and ensured that we enjoyed every part of the process.

Thanks again,





James & Stephanie Smith


‘So we arrived at Paul's lessons as a couple who had never managed to dance with each other over our 7 year relationship, mostly due to me (legendary in my own family for my lack of co-ordination).

It was immensely important to me that my first dance with my wife was an actual dance, and not just a shuffle round a dance floor.

We decided to undertake dance lessons, and with low expectations of our own ability had our first informal chat with Paul regarding what we’d like to do. He was extremely kind and understanding, with an attention to detail that confirmed to us that we had the right teacher. Paul worked out a routine suited to our abilities, and while it seemed a huge undertaking at the start, his patience and encouragement soon had us dancing, which was a huge surprise to everyone, but him!

By the 3rd of 6 lessons, we were polishing the routine rather than practicing and the wedding dance itself went down a storm.

We couldn't be happier with the treatment and tuition that Paul has provided and we really couldn't recommend him highly enough! In fact after returning from our honeymoon we have gone on to join Paul’s beginners ballroom and latin classes we love his teaching style so very much!

Thanks so very much Paul for your talent, professionalism, integrity, style, sense of humour and AMAZING ability to get those of us with two left feet dancing!’


Tom and Kayla Saunders


‘Paul, both Tom and I can't thank you enough for choreographing our wedding dance for us. Both of us had never danced before in our lives so trying to learn a step by step dance I thought would really be impossible for us.

You managed to teach us our dance in 2 short lessons one week before our wedding. I never thought that in 2 short dance lessons we would know our dance but Paul made that possible for us. Everyone was so impressed with our dance, and especially with Tom because dancing is right out of his comfort zone.

Tom and I both felt very comfortable around you. Paul is very positive and supportive throughout the whole process and there were many laughs while learning the dance.

Tom and I would both recommend Paul at Quickstep To Dance to help you choreograph your special dance at your wedding. He is such a kind bubbly person to work with and makes it very enjoyable.

Thanks again Paul, your awesome!’



Rob & Annessa Riley


Having seen Quickstep To Dance at a wedding show we were relieved to know there was someone out there willing to help those with two left feet with their ‘First Dance’.

Apprehensive at first, Paul managed to choreograph a dance to suit our abilities and made us look like we had practiced for months not just 6 weeks!

Even more special is the fact the dance is made by Paul especially for you. No one will have seen the same routine at someone else’s wedding.

The whole experience was fun and added enjoyment in amidst the at times, stressful task of planning a wedding.

We would definitely recommend Paul to help those with their ‘First Dance’. Thank you so much!



Craig & Tara Diack

‘We both lacked any dance experience and were looking for someone to provide us with the skills to pull off a first dance that we could be proud of.

Paul was able to choreograph a dance routine to our chosen piece of music that reflected our level of experience but enabled us to feel like we were pro's.

Paul provides a professional yet relaxed approach to the lessons and
works hard to draw out the individual personality in each person. We had loads of fun throughout our lessons and we would thoroughly recommend him’.



Lee & Beth (Blenheim)


Paul at Quickstep To Dance was an outstanding dance instructor. My partner was somewhat reluctant to have wedding dance lessons initially, and later was the first to say he enjoyed every minute of every session, and we were both sad to see them come to an end.

The choreography Paul used was excellent for both our music and us as a couple. We liked that he tweaked things as we went along, to add flair and pizazz, once we developed confidence and Paul came to know our characters.

He is a positive instructor, who has a neat sense of humour, whilst encouraging high standards for the best outcome. Travelling from away, Paul organised a place and time to suit us best, and was very accommodating to our needs.

We received amazing feedback following our first dance, and both relish the whole experience from start to finish! Thanks Paul!






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