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International Folkdance

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Celebrating 25 years!

The Farandol Folkdancers enjoy dances from a variety of countries but specialise in those from the Balkan region. They meet 7:30pm until 9:30pm Fridays (except public holidays). First visit free, thereafter $2.00. Earlier part of evening suitable for beginners.

Where: Somerfield Community Hall, Studholme St.

For up-to-date information go to the Farandol website: farandol.folkdance.nzOff-site

Contacts: Katy and Alastair Sinton +64(3) 357-9322.  E-mail: farandol @ folkdance.nz

Farandol Folkdancers will be celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2019. Go to farandol.folkdance.nz for further information.

Israeli Dance

Israeli Folk Dancing is ideal for improving one's general well-being!  It is good exercise for physical fitness and pleasurable, because of the lovely music and learning to move with it. Courses at the Canterbury WEAOff-site. Contact the WEA - phone (03)366-0285 to enrol or to find out more information.

Contra Dance

Christchurch Monthly Contra Dance (American folk dance) held first Saturday of each month. All welcome.

7:15pm - dancing and fun

  • No Experience Needed!
  • No Partners Needed!
  • All Dances Taught!
  • Easy and Lots of Fun!

Cost: $10 adults who can afford it, others $5. Please bring your own water bottle.

Where: Opawa School Hall (15 Newbery St) [map]

Contact: Bill Baritompa, (03) 328 8985, e-mail: bill. baritompa @ gmail.com web: christchurch.contradance.nzOff-site

Morris Dance

Nor' West Arch Morris - contact Anne and Rhys on +64(3)960-2656
See their website: freewebs.com/norwestaOff-site

Canterbury Historical Dance

From the robust branles of the Renaissance to the vivacious quadrilles of the Victorian grand balls - no matter what we dance, we do it for fun!

Canterbury Historical Dance exists to promote the enjoyment of and participation in recreated social dancing from throughout history.

When: Practices are held fortnightly on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month between 7:00 and 8:30pm, March through to November. 

Cost: $5.00 per dancer, no experience necessary

Where: Abberley Park Hall, Abberley Crescent, Christchurch

Contact: Miriam Bugler,

See their website: canterburyhistoricaldance.weebly.com

Last updated 1 December, 2018


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