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International Folkdance

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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.nz

Contacts: Katy and Alastair Sinton +64(3) 357-9322.  E-mail: If unable to click on it, please type into your e-mail

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 WEA. 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.

7:00pm - Learners workshop. 7:30pm onwards - social 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 (interested in playing music or calling - get in free!) Please bring a supper plate to share.

Where: Beckenham School Hall (71 Sandwich Road) [map]

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

Morris Dance

Nor' West Arch Morris - contact Anne and Rhys on +64(3)960-2656, or e-mail: If unable to click on it, please type into your e-mail
See their website: freewebs.com/norwesta

Last updated 6 August, 2016


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