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Folkdance Classes 

Waikato - Hamilton to Taupo 

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International Folk Dance

"Dance Folkus" - Dance Folkus (Waikato’s traditional, folk, historical, and vintage ‘World of Dance’ group) is offering themed courses and classes. Classes are held Thursday evenings, 7.30pm

Plus…...Dance Parties, Request Nights, Dance Cafés, Master Classes & Workshops! - see below for details.

Where: St. Stephen's Church Hall, 2 Mahoe Street, Melville, Hamilton.

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Tutor: Fiona Murdoch [see profile], e-mail: dancefolkus @ slingshot.co.nz, ph. +64(7)856-8324, mob. 022 340 7865

  • a great way for all ages to exercise and socialise
  • all dances are taught step-by-step by an experienced and certificated dance tutor
  • no partner needed
  • CD of music provided as part of course fee
  • visitors welcome by arrangement
  • course fees payable in advance (discounts available - conditions apply)
  • school-age - free for all classes
  • program is subject to availability of tutors and/or musicians
  • other events are pay-as-you-go

6-week Courses

Dates

Programme

Thursdays 31 Aug - 5 Oct (TBC) Time Warp: Courtly and country capers across the eras – Medieval,;Renaissance; Regency (as in Jane Austen) ;Colonial (Victorian and Edwardian)
Thursdays 27 Oct - 30 Nov Continental Drift: Dance traditions that have ‘drifted’ into NZ with migration from various continents - Latin America; Africa; Europe; Indian sub-continent; Asia; Anglo-Celtic

Workshops

Dates

Programme

TBA

Cape Breton Step with Gillian Boucher

Dance Parties

Dates

Programme

12 October Masque Dance Party
TBC Colonial Heritage Ball/Tea Dance

Request Nights

Dates

Programme

Most dates until August

Review those dances you enjoyed during a previous themed course

Café Mosaic

Dates

Programme

Selected dates - contact us to be advised

  • live music for easy folk dancing
  • café food for sale
  • performers / musicians welcome
  • entry by koha
No classes: 24 August; 19 October

Download printable version: PDF:  Dance Folkus 2017 Course Outline

musician

Open letter to musicians from Dance Folkus

If you play fiddle, keyboard, flute, harp, piano accordion, melodeon, whistle, double bass, percussion .… come play along with Dance Folkus!!

Israeli Dance

Hamilton Israeli Dance Group - meets Mondays and Thursdays, 7.30 - 9.30pm. Tutor: Raymond Matson ph. +64(7)855-7829

Scottish Dancing

Scottish dancing - Tuesday nights - go to Lochiel Scottish Country Dance Club.

Last updated 15 July, 2017

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