DancWrite Promotions

BAY OF PLENTY: Dance teacher Gaye Hemsley has been teaching dance and movement to children all her life. She is affectionately known as Nana Gaye. She has a lot to offer young children. Children’s parties: Her own children’s books: Dance sessions in early childhood centres: Children’s costume hire: Dancing shoes and more. She cannot imagine life without the joy and inspiration children create.

BAY OF PLENTY: Gaye Hemsley from DancWrite Promotions has many talents and specialises in all things children, including children's parties, dancing, children's books and CDs.

She is also a dance teacher and children’s author known as Nana Gaye.

With her years of experience of working with young children, she has a lot of fun and original ideas to offer in her sessions.
Having staged shows for over fifty years she has hundreds of children’s costumes for hire.

Lovely pink leather ballet shoes also available to purchase.
Her life has been surrounded by children, her own, her dance pupils, her grandchildren and now great grandchildren.

Nana Gaye says she cannot imagine life without the joy and inspiration children create.

Teaching dance and writing is a happy combination.

Doing dance chorography is not unlike planning a story that is; an interesting beginning, exciting middle and satisfactory ending.

Books & CDs

Her range of children’s books will have your pre-schoolers wanting you to read them again and again, and school-aged children will delight in reading them themselves.

She has always been interested in writing and was pushed in the right direction by attending a week long course on writing down one’s family stories.

This gave her the foundations for story writing and lead onto signing up for a correspondence course on ‘Writing for Children’.

Children’s picture books have been published under the name of DancWrite Promotions ‘Dance a Poem’ books which come with a CD so children can act out the song.

Birthday Parties

Need someone to organise your children’s parties?

You name the theme, we’ve got the team to organise a party to remember for your child’s special day.

From the Western Bay of Plenty and surrounding areas children will enjoy varied activities.

Each party is tailored to suit the age of your guests and Nana Gaye will read, sing along and play games with the children.

In Nana Gaye’s big bag of tricks she has puppets magic and more. One of the children’s favourites is ‘The Old Lady who swallowed a fly’.

Children’s costume hire

We have literally hundreds of children's costumes for you to hire for dress-up parties, dance recitals and school productions, including popular story book characters.


Looking for dance wear for your little ballerina? We have pink leather English ballet shoes and socks and tights are also available. 


Dance Teacher and children’s story teller Nana Gaye will come to your venue passing on her passion for dance song and story telling.
Children are encouraged to join in her fun activities.

Dance Instructions

She offers dance instruction for all age groups and happy to help teachers with choreography for school productions.

She loves to involve local children in community activities like visiting rest homes and performing in combined concerts.


Being director of non profit group Christina Productions Inc. Gaye runs many events through the year including National Children’s Day Party, National Poetry Day School visits, Welcome Summer Combined Concert, Fairy Scary Party for Halloween.

She also runs a weekly writer’s group in her hometown of Katikati.

Contact Nana Gaye

For more information visit or email Gaye at


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