Dance

Why dance?

Dance improves your heart’s cardiovascular function, can reduce high blood pressure and stress, improves muscle strength, memory and balance. It makes you aware of your breathing and posture, and it cheers you up! Dance is fun, social and engrossing – you hardly realise you are exercising.

Did you know over 630,000 New Zealanders dance annually? Join the club!

Dance Aotearoa New Zealand (DANZ)

Photo: Chris Sullivan/Seen in Dunedin

DANZ is recognised as the peak body for New Zealand dance by SportNZ the NZ Recreation Association and Councils. DANZ provides information, advice and support

for all styles of dance.

Visit DANZ at:

www.danz.org.nz

www.facebook.com/DANZdance

Contact the Dunedin dance Coordinator at Dunedin@danz.org.nz, or the main office in Wellington at danz@danz.org.nz

Dance in Dunedin

Contact the following dance studios and teachers for more information on dance classes in Dunedin:

Beginners’ American Cabaret Style Belly Dance

Phone 021 057 5687
Website www.facebook.com/KazbahStudioInc
Contact Petra Colwell
Cell 021 0575 687

Bennett School of Ballet and Jazz

Phone 03 453 0639
Email bennettballetandjazz@xtra.co.nz
Website bennettballetandjazz.co.nz
Contact Shona Bennett
Home 03 453 0639
Cell 027 208 7143

Ceilidh Scottish Country Dance Club

Phone 03 473 8178
Email janet.favel@clear.net.nz
Contact Janet Favel
Home 03 473 8178
Cell 021 050 1800

Ceroc Dance Dunedin

Phone 027 334 9337
Email cerocdunedin@gmail.com
Website www.facebook.com/login.php?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fgroups%2F2371593490%2F
Contact Tom Campbell
Cell 027 334 9337

Dance-In-Time Club

Phone 03 456 2328
Email dancers@callsouth.net.nz
Contact Dorothy & Simon Cresswell
Home 03 456 2328
Cell 021 213 1807

Dunedin Dance Theatre

Phone 03 467 5642
Email shodundance@actrix.co.nz
Contact Shona Dunlop-MacTavish
Home 03 467 5642

Dunedin Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival Club

Phone 03 471 9991
Email dunedinrocknroll@hotmail.com
Website www.dunedinrocknrollrevivalclub.com
Contact Tom Naylor
Home 03 471 9991

Dunedin School of Ballet and Dance

Phone 027 436 3446
Email robdance@xtra.co.nz
Website www.facebook.com/dunedinballetschool/timeline?ref=page_internal
Contact Robyn Sinclair
Home 03 453 0464
Cell 027 436 3446

Fairsham Dancers

Phone 03 455 1533
Email fairshamdancers@hotmail.com
Website fairshamdancers.tripod.com
Contact Kim McCaughan
Home 03 455 1533
Cell 021 0256 3985

Folk Dancing for Fun

Phone 03 455 2406
Contact Yvonne Reid
Home 03 455 2406

Gardener School of Ballroom Dancing

Phone 027 295 2458
Email john.gardener@xtra.co.nz
Contact John Gardener
Home 03 473 7430
Cell 027 295 2458

GASP! Dance Collective

Phone 03 552 0994
Email gaspdance@gmail.com
Contact Miriam Marler
Home 03 552 0994
Cell 021 167 0588

Gone Country Line Dancers

Phone 03 455 7151
Contact Janne Ford
Home 03 455 7151

Irish Beat Dance School

Phone 03 472 8311
Email irishbeatdance@gmail.com
Website www.facebook.com/irishbeatdance
Contact Kathryn Olcott
Work 03 472 8311
Cell 027 522 8311

Linedancing – Dunedin Linedancers

Phone 03 464 3718
Email lorna.williams@xtra.co.nz
Contact Lorna Williams
Home 03 464 3718

Lizzie Hewitt Dance Company

Phone 021 250 9613
Email info@lizziehewittdance.com
Contact Lizzie Hewitt
Cell 021 250 9613

Mountfort School of Highland Dance

Phone 022 386 3491
Email socnis2@gmail.com
Contact Ashley Mountfort
Cell 022 386 3491

Natyaloka School of Classical Indian Dance

Phone 03 974 6198
Email natyalokanz@gmail.com
Website www.facebook.com/Natyaloka
Contact Swaroopa Unni
Home 03 974 6198
Cell 021 024 38737

Piping and Dance Assn of NZ, Otago

Phone 03 455 4299
Email EnidWeir@clear.net.nz
Contact Enid Weir
Home 03 455 4299

RASA School of Dance

Phone 03 477 8288
Email rasa@e3.net.nz
Website www.facebook.com/Rasaschoolofdance
Contact Lisa Wilkinson
Home 03 477 8288
Cell 027 477 8002

Red Mars Dance Project

Phone 021 120 8039
Website martiandance.webs.com
Contact Anna Cydonia
Cell 021 120 8039

Salsa Moves Studio

Phone 03 476 0012
Email alfonso@salsamoves.co.nz
Website www.salsamoves.co.nz
Contact Alfonso Rios
Home 03 476 0012
Cell 021 064 8458

Scottish Society of Dunedin

Phone 03 418 1243
Contact Diane White
Home 03 418 1243

South Dunedin Dance Club

Email kandjhall@xtra.co.nz (Julie Hall)
Contact Julie Hall
Home 03 454 6546
Contact Maureen Carruth
Home 03 476 7361

Stilettos

Phone 03 477 8747
Website stilettos.co.nz/dance-lessons/

Swing Riot

Email dunedin.swing@gmail.com
Website www.swingriot.com
Contact Elise Broadbent

Taieri Scottish Society

Phone 03 453 6689
Email fwbrown@internet.co.nz
Contact Frank Brown
Home 03 453 6689

The Octagon Club Line Dancing

Contact Eleanor Edington
Home 03 476 2720

The Waggon Wheel Square & Round Dance Club

Phone 03 455 2406
Contact Yvonne Reid
Home 03 455 2406

Vertical Aerial Dance

Phone 027 747 0915
Email v.a.dpole@hotmail.com
Website www.vadpole.co.nz
Contact Bonnie Black
Cell 027 747 0915

Wu Tao – the Dancing Way

Email kindlingspirit@msn.com
Website wutaodance.com
Contact Jo Henderson
Cell 027 882 796

Zumba – North East Valley

Contact Michelle Johnson
Cell 021 217 1388
Contact Liana Barrett
Cell 027 542 6222

Zumba at Bayfield

Phone 021 048 5270
Website http://emma1.zumba.com/
Contact Emma and Kate Hamilton
Facebook www.facebook.com/ZumbaAtBayfield

Zumba with Jan

Phone 021 188 0692
Email mambochasse@hotmail.com
Contact Jan Still
Cell 021 188 0692

 

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4 comments

    1. Duane Donovan

      Thanks very much for the update Rachel. We’ll get that updated so people can try line dancing as their way to MoveMe.

  1. Nik

    HI I am looking for a FUN (read no exams) class for my 5 year old where she can just show up and throw her body around to music with a whole bunch of other people. Do you know of any community groups or dance groups that offer this kind of experience for kiddies?

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