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A Day of Dance at the Christchurch YMCA



Sat 06 Oct 2018, 10:00 am


Sat 06 Oct 2018, 04:00 pm


YMCA Christchurch
12 Hereford St



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DANZ are pleased to be sponsoring this day of dance workshops for the public to come along and sample just a few of the many fantastic dance classes available locally.

Celebrate spring by getting active and trying something new!

Workshops are by gold coin donation and will start on the hour from 10am - 3pm


10am - Nia with Franziska Friese from Nia Expressive Dance Fitness
Come dance Nia with me and give yourself permission to have fun and be exactly who you are right now. Using the Joy of movement as our guide we will deepen our connection to body and soul to relax and energise.

11am - Partnered Charleston with Carla Benton & Lisa Williams from Swingtown Rebels
Learn to swing dance! Join Swingtown Rebels for a class on partnered charleston and have a go at an upbeat jazz dance style from the 1930s.

12pm - Contemporary Dance with Aleasha Seaward from Aleasha Seaward Dance Inclusive
In this workshop we will explore choreographed phrases while still keeping your own unique style. This session will be physical and use a lot of floor work with some fun tricks thrown in.

1pm - Ladies Urban Choreo with Liv Giles - Dancer - Dancer from Raze Urban Dance Studio
Unleash your inner Beyoncé with strong feminine moves made for a woman's body. Liv's workshops are fun, body positive, and a chance for you to let loose for an hour!

2pm – Fusion Belly Dance with Tracey Saunders from Tribaldiva Belly Dance Company
Modern Fusion Belly Dance with TribalDiva Belly Dance - come get your shimmy on with us! Learning belly dance with Tracey & TribalDiva is a great way to improve coordination, increase confidence and meet some awesome new friends.

3pm – Reggaeton with Lucy Valentiness from Rebel Roots
The Reggaeton Dance style has its roots in Latin and Caribbean music. Learn the fundamentals and a cool choreography while you experience the fun of hip hop dance mixed with Latin styles. Shake it up with us in the stunning Reggaeton (Latin Hip Hop)!

To further celebrate dance in Christchurch in the evening there will be the Open Floor Dance Night - Spring Edition, where dancers are invited to perform in a casual 'open mic's style format. If you or your dance group is interested in participating in the Open Floor online registration is available here:

Sponsored by Dance Aotearoa New Zealand and Creative New Zealand


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