Who We Are?

DMR School of Ballet was established in 1984 by Ms. Dawnna M. Wayburne, offering children and teenagers the opportunity to dance, in a professional and enjoyable environment.

Since July 2021, Ms. Rhianna and Ms. Erica became the new owners of our community school and in October 2021 opened a new convenient studio in Discovery Bay, North Plaza.

DMR offers pupils a full schedule covering a wide variety of choices: Ballet, following the Royal Academy of Dancing (RAD) syllabus and Imperial Society of Teacher of Dancing (ISTD) Tap and Modern for children.

The year at a glance

Start of Term: September 3rd 2022

Christmas Break: 15th Dec 2022 – 2nd Jan 2023

Chinese New Year: 23rd – 25th January 2023

Easter Break: 7th – 10th April 2023

Last day of the year: 28th June 2023

Public Holidays: 12th September 2023, 1st October 2023, 4th October 2023, 5th April 2023, 1st Mat 2023, 26th May 2023, 22nd June 2023

Storm Warnings and school closures

‘Dance With Me’, ‘Baby Ballet’ and ‘Dinky Dancers’ classes will be canceled when the hoisting of the No3 Typhoon signal.

All lessons are automatically canceled during Red/Black rain warnings or the hoisting of the No8 Typhoon signal.

Classes will resume 2 hours after the signal being lowered.


To enroll please email us and we will send you an enrollment form.

At the point of enrollment there will be a $50 administration charge.

At least one full months notice of termination is required in writing or email.

No refunds or make-up classes will be given unless a doctors note is provided.

Meet the Team

Ms Wayburne


Ms Rhianna

Studio Manager / Modern, Tap and Junior Ballet Teacher

Ms Erica

Admin Manager

Ms Christina

Senior Ballet Teacher

Student Reviews

Dancing in DMR has really improved my confidence in performing. DMR is not only a dance school but a family where everyone is accepted. Because of DMR I have made lifelong connections with classmates and teachers. The teachers in DMR are so welcoming and made me feel like DMR was the place that I belonged in.
(Age 18) Graduate
Dancing at DMR has been one of the best experiences in my life. I have developed strong bonds and relationships with the DMR family and staff. DMR not only helps you improve your technique, confidence and performance but it helps you improve as a person. When I’m dancing I am completely released from the preoccupations and stresses of day to day life. Dancing at DMR has been an escape from reality into this world of laughter, smiles and love. DMR will forever be in my heart as my second home and where I felt joy the most within me. Thank you to all the staff who had nothing but a smile on their faces. As I leave Hong Kong I’ll remember DMR as my happy place and where I most belonged.
(Age 14) Relocated Student
Dancing at DMR impacted my life in so many ways – from developing my performance, technique, confidence, to allowing me to do what I enjoy in an experienced yet encouraging environment almost everyday. The trust, respect, and friendships I built with classmates and teachers over the 17 years of being at DMR are like no other. With the strong guidance of my teachers and support from classmates, DMR became my safe place and second home, cementing the love I have for dance.
(Age 21) Graduate