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Folkdance Classes 

Wellington 

(also see: upcoming special events and socials in Wellington, Wairarapa and Kapiti...)

International Folk Dance

Classes are held Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:15pm, at Tarrant Dance Studios, 1st Floor, 125 Cuba Street, Wellington (near the top end of the mall - [MAP] [Google Maps]).

Greek, Turkish, Israeli, Romanian, Bulgarian, Mexican and many other folk dances are performed with lots of laughter and energy. Dances are taught most weeks by Sonia Petrie, or led by other experienced members of the group. Occasional guest tutors will add variety and interest.

Cost: $5 per session. 

Tip: wear casual, light-weight clothes and comfortable shoes (no high heels) suitable for quick, vigorous movement. Please wear non-marking soft-souled shoes suitable for a moderate level of physical activity.

Group contact:

  • Michele Dickson, phone: (04)972-2350, e-mail: michele_d @ paradise.net.nz

Israeli Dance

Join us each Monday for recreational dancing - great exercise for mind and body!

Go to macholpacifica.org.nz for details of Israeli dance groups around the country.

Other Folk and Ethnic Dance Communities

Click below for:

The Wellington Israeli group meets on Mondays. Go to the Machol Pacifica website for class listings.

Wellington Hellenic Dancers: Contact Joanna Matsis ph. +64(4)388-4559 or mob. 021-884559, e-mail: jomatsis63 @ gmail.com

Other Styles

This list only contains the few links the FDNZ webmaster has been appraised of and had time to insert. If you know of other websites, e-mail the webmaster (though there's no promises).

For a range of classes, workshops and courses, see the Wellington Performing Arts Centre website: www.whitireia.ac.nz/ (navigate to casual Childrens or Adult classes).

Rock and Roll

Feet With Heat is a rock-and-roll and Lindy Hop dance studio, and much more!

Latin American

Viva Latina Dance Company website: www.vivalatinadance.com - classes most days of the week around the region.  e-mail: vivalatinadance@yahoo.co.nz.

Also check out Planet Salsa: www.smartgroups.com/groups/planetsalsa.

Dervish Turning

This is practised regularly following the authentic form originating in Turkey within the Mevlevi order of Dervishes, founded by Jallaluddin Rumi in the thirteenth century. People of all faiths are welcome to watch the turning ceremony. wellingtonstudygroup.org.nz (also see brochure and video).

Things to Do

Click here to go to the Events page, which lists monthly and one-off socials, workshops and performances.

If you're in Wellington and wondering what to do one evening, try the Feeling Great pages.  Alternatively there's the Kadmus Arts NZ Page, which lists festivals all over New Zealand.

Organising an Event?

If you'd like your folk dance or ethnic cultural event to be listed in our events page, contact the web master.

Something for dance organisers to note: the Wellington City Council grants page, and a bunch of hot tips circulated by the Wellington City Council are reproduced here... - and their index of grants is at:

http://www.wellington.govt.nz/services/grants/index.html

Also, don't miss the Get Set Go! courses for events organisers. See our Resources page for who to contact.

Last updated 23 July, 2016

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