FRIDAYS, 6:30- 8PM
BALFOLK WITH ROSA & JOANA (NEW CLASS!)

Full Swing Dance Studio, Cuba Street


Balfolk is a popular dance movement that has re-invented traditional European social dance
forms and music as a vibrant dance experience. The emphasis is on social dance rather
than performance, full of fun interactions leaving plenty of room for variations. Partner
dances like Waltz, Mazurka, Scottish and Polka sit alongside group Contra-dances, Circle
dances and Mixers (dances structured to rotate partners) that are simple to learn and invite
improvisation. Suitable for all levels of physical disposition.
During the classes, we will share group dances such as Circle Circassian, Chappelloise,
Bourree, Rondeaux, as well as Portuguese, Spanish, Greek and Israeli, suggesting possible
variations. We will also introduce how to lead and follow to build connection in partner
dances which make the Balfolk movement truly unique.


You can find more about the Balfolk movement in the documentary Le Gran Ball (2018) that
shows how one of the oldest traditional Balls in Europe has evolved through times​​​


Single class: $15 Month pass: $65

THURSDAYS, 6-7PM
BEGINNER CONTEMPORARY WITH GEORGIA BEECHEY

​Te Auaha Studios


These classes suitable for beginners. absolute beginners and more experienced beginners alike, as well as those who want to hone the basics.


In this zingy class we will be playing with technique, sequences and improvisation, the block aims to improve awareness of the relationship between our bodies and gravity. Stengthen, lengthen, discover your own sense of flow and move every part of your body!

CONTEMPORARY DANCE CLASSES WELLINGTON


In General

By signing up to class you agree to our liability and hazard disclaimer.


Single class: $15 Month pass: $52

Dates: 9/4, 16/4, 23/4, 30/4

Single class: $15 Month pass: $52

MONDAYS, 6-7.30PM
OPEN CONTEMPORARY WITH AMIT NOY 

Te Auaha Studios


Amit’s class is an invitation to find joy in your own dancing body, through a combination of guided improvisations and rhythmic phrases. We will work from a place of comfort and gentle observation to deepen our experience of our bodies, before connecting with rhythm, and the pleasure of dancing together. Come as you are, so that we can sweat, share, and laugh together. (Photo by Clare Langan)


Human Dance Wellington © 2021

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DANCE 

'MOVEMENT' MASTERCLASS & PERFORMANCE WIHT FOOTNOTE DANCE 


Human Dance is thrilled to be hosting Footnote New Zealand Dance for a Masterclass as part of their upcoming national tour of The Movement. This opportunity includes a ticket to their performance featuring new works by four of Aotearoa’s most exciting emerging choreographers and a masterclass workshop taught exclusively for Human Dance. 


Masterclass Sun 6th of June 3-5pm & Performance 12/13 June 7-8.45pm

TUESDYAS, 6-7PM
KAPA HAKA IN APRIL WITH KRYSTAL CLARKE

​Te Auaha Studios


The Human Dance Kapa Haka classes will allow participants to learn basic techniques and beginner level waiata (song), waiata-a-ringa (action song), and haka. Each month will have a different learning focus, so classes are booked separately for each month. Our experienced tutor Krystal Clarke will share her knowledge behind each movement and break it down in a way that all types of learners can understand.

This class is the perfect first introduction to the Māori performing arts repertoire, as each class will slowly build knowledge of the appropriate techniques and gestures within different types of waiata and haka. Through learning dance, participants will also develop an understanding of Te reo Māori and the correct application of tikanga by learning of the origins behind different waiata and haka within the Kapa Haka repertoire. Krystal’s Kapa Haka students will learn that the performing arts are much more than just song and dance!

This class is suitable for adult dancers and non-dancers, taught at an introductory level.

Month pass: 4 sessions $52 - to keep the flow of learning and connection these classes can only be booked as a monthly block

THURSDAYS, 7.10-8.10PM
OPEN BALLET WITH ANITA HUTCHINS 

​Te Auaha Studios


Anita teaches the mechanics of movement, and the art of ballet technique, in
her “dancy” ballet class. Her exercises embody a sense of motion and
musicality so participants can find freedom in their movement, and feel the joy
of ballet, from their very first lesson.


Anita focuses on teaching ballet in a healthy way, which is specific for each
individual. Everyone is welcome to come and discover the enjoyment of ballet
in this inclusive environment!

WEEKLY CLASSES


On booking, you will be re-directed to a different page (Acuity) to confirm your booking. All sessions must be booked in advance. Please also note, there will be no classes during public holidays. Enjoy dance! 


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'Movement' Workshop with Footnote in June here. Contemporary Classes, Open Ballet , Kapa Haka & Balfolk  can now be booked here​​. 

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Questions? Email: dance@humandance.co.nz

JUNE WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT

  • Pick which class you want to attend from Beginner Contemporary, Kapa Haka and Open Contemporary classes above, or select a month pass. Click 'Book me in' and you will be re-directed to Acuity which our booking system. You will get a confirmation email and a calendar invite.


  • All sessions must be booked in advance


  • Please note, as of April 2021, sessions are none- refundable and none-transferable. 


  • Bring a friend first week of the month - exciting right!? One thing we ask is that you ensure your friend is booked in for the class. You book them in when you book your session. We are not able to accept walk-ins with no prior booking. 


  • We start a new 'block' each month to introduce new repertoire. This is to keep things fresh;). Newbies can join the class at any stage. If you haven't done much dance before we recommend you come within the first 2 weeks of the month.


  • ​Contemporary dance is practiced in bare feet or socks. Please wear loose comfortable clothes you feel comfortable moving in and out of the floor in, and don't forget a drink bottle to keep hydrated. 


  • If you have injuries or feel uncomfortable with some of the work - please let us know before the class. We recommend you give everything a go and challenge yourself, but if you are uncomfortable with any of the routines or unsure of technique, pace yourself.


  • Please read the disclaimer at the bottom of this page. By coming to the class you are agreeing to it. 


  • Regular classes are held at Te Auaha Creative Hub, 65 Dixon Street, Te Aro, Wellington. 


  • If you are after a gift voucher - flick us an email to dance@humandance.co.nz & we'll get your gift sorted 

Amped about dancing with you all soon!​​