Dance Activities

ARGENTINE TANGO CONTINUING

Argentine tango originated from the streets of Buenos Aires over one hundred years ago. It is an intimate sensual and dynamic dance with a strong emphasis on the connection between two people. Argentine tango is completely improvised and in the moment. For many, tango is both an addiction and a way of life. This course is aimed at those with some prior experience in Argentine Tango (such as those who have taken our beginners course). You will expand and develop upon what you have already learnt to establish an ever stronger ambiance for the dance that is Argentine Tango

When: September 4th - October 2nd, 2017 [5 sessions: Mondays 5:00 - 6:00pm]

Bring: Comfortable clothing, non damaging footwear (to the floor) and a drink bottle

Where: Dance Studio, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost:
$23.00 (with Early Bird Discount)

Streams:

ARGENTINE TANGO FOR BEGINNERS

Argentine tango originated from the streets of Buenos Aires over one hundred years ago. It is an intimate sensual and dynamic dance with a strong emphasis on the connection between two people. Argentine tango is completely improvised and in the moment. For many, tango is both an addiction and a way of life. The course is aimed at total beginners with or without dance partners. No previous dance experience necessary. If you can walk, you can dance Argentine Tango.

When: July 17th - August 14th, 2017 [5 sessions: Mondays 5:00 - 6:00pm]. [nb. No class August 14th]

Bring: Comfortable clothing, non damaging footwear (to the floor) and a drink bottle

Where: Dance Studio, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost:
$23.00 (with Early Bird Discount)

Streams:

BACHATA

Bachata is a dance that originated from the Dominican Republic, and is danced with a partner. It is very easy to learn and is fun to dance. It is danced all over the world, in many different styles.This introductory course covers basic bachata footwork, partner work, and movement. Partners not essential, but it is a fun, social dance to learn with friends. If you are enrolling with a partner, you will both need to register.

When: Stream 1 July 17th - August 14th, 2017 [5 sessions Mondays 8:00 - 9:00pm].

Stream 2 September 4th - October 2nd, 2017 [5 sessions Mondays 8:00 - 9:00pm]

Bring: Comfortable clothing, non damaging footwear (to the floor) and or some thick socks and a drink bottle

Where: Dance Studio, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost: $38 (with Early Bird Discount)

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BELLY DANCING

Belly Dance finds its roots in Middle Eastern folkloric dance, and is characterised by rolling undulations, smooth circles, and of course, shimmies! In these classes, you’ll learn some of the foundational movements of Tribal style belly dance, some of the history behind the dance, and a few fun combos.

When: July 19th - August 16th, 2017 [5 sessions each stream: Wednesdays 7:00-8:30p.m]

Bring: Comfortable clothing, non damaging footwear (to the floor) and a drink bottle

Where: Dance Studio, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost:
$30.00 (with Early Bird Discount)

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BURLESQUE

Hootchy Kootchy Girls Burlesque combines old Hollywood glamour with classy cabaret. Glamorous, fun, sexy but conservative burlesque classes: this style of burlesque is a homage to the 1940s and 1950s American style burlesque with roots in vaudeville, cabaret and showgirls. Classes are open to women over the age of 18 independent of their level of dance experience and are designed to help women find their sexiness and sensuality through a modest form of burlesque (not strip tease).

Unfortunately we have had to cancel this course.
Course will run again Semester One 2018.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

CEROC DANCE CONTINUING

This course caters for people who have completed TWO Ceroc Beginners courses. Ceroc is a modern partner dance done to Chart, Club and Swing music (and just about any other music you can think of!). This is a partner dance based on modern jive that you can dance at parties and clubs. If you are enrolling with a partner, you will both need to fill out an enrolment form. Please note: This is a social dance requiring the rotation of partners.

When: Stream 1. Unfortunately this Stream has been cancelled.

Stream 2. September 5th - October 3rd, 2017 [5 sessions: Tuesdays 8:15 - 9:15pm].

Bring: Comfortable clothing, non damaging footwear (to the floor) and a drink bottle
Where: Dance Studio, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost: $33.00 (with Early Bird Discount)

Streams:

CEROC DANCE FOR BEGINNERS

Ceroc is a modern partner dance done to Chart, Club and Swing music (and just about any other music you can think of!). This is a partner dance based on modern jive that you can dance at parties and clubs. It is preferable, but not essential, to enrol with a partner. If you are enrolling with a partner, you will both need to fill out an enrolment form. Please note: This is a social dance requiring the rotation of partners.

When: Stream 1. July 18th - August 15th, 2017 [5 sessions: Tuesdays 7:15 - 8:15pm].

Stream 2. September 5th - October 3rd, 2017 [5 sessions: Tuesdays 7:15 - 8:15pm].

Bring: Comfortable clothing, non damaging footwear (to the floor) and a drink bottle
Where: Dance Studio, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost: $33.00 (with Early Bird Discount)

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HIP HOP DANCE FOR BEGINNERS

This course is suitable for absolute beginners who are interested in hip hop dancing. In this course you will learn a Hip-Hop dance routines as well as practice hip hop combinations and popular warm up movements.

When: July 19th - August 16th, 2017 [5 sessions: Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:00pm].

Bring: Comfortable clothing, non damaging footwear (to the floor) and a drink bottle

Where: Dance Studio, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street,
Dunedin

Cost: $30.00 (with Early Bird Discount)

Streams:

HIP HOP INTERMEDIATE

If you have had extensive, previous hip-hop experience and are looking for a challenge or want to step up your hip hop dancing game then this course is for you!. In five weeks you will cover different hip hop styles learning several small hip hop dance routines.

When: September 6th - October 4th, 2017 [5 sessions: Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:00pm].
[Please note. Session on September 13th will be 6.30-7.30pm]

Bring: Comfortable clothing, non damaging footwear (to the floor) and a drink bottle

Where: Dance Studio, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost: $30.00 (with Early Bird Discount)

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MODERN BALLET BEGINNERS

Ballet with a difference! These classes are made up of a combination of jazz and ballet. They include current music and are a great way to build flexibility, great posture, lean muscles and cardio fitness.

When: July 17th - August 14th, 2017 [5 sessions Mondays 6:00 - 7:00pm].

Bring: Comfortable clothing, soft ballet pumps (not compulsory as you can perform bare foot) and a drink bottle

Where: Dance Studio, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost:
$43.00 (with Early Bird Discount)

Streams:

MODERN BALLET INTERMEDIATE

Ballet with a difference! These classes are for those who have had some dance training in the past (2+ years dance experience, not necessarily ballet). Classes include recent music with an emphasis on Ballet, and Neo-Classical techniques and there is also a dance which is built on throughout the course. This is a great way to build flexibility, great posture, lean muscles and cardio fitness. While ballet experience is not necessary, a basic grasp of ballet principles and terminology is an advantage. No pointe work will be involved.

When: September 4th - October 2nd, 2017 [5 sessions Mondays 6:00 - 7:00pm].

Bring: Comfortable clothing, soft ballet pumps recommended, and water

Where: Dance Studio, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost: $43.00 (with Early Bird Discount)

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POLYNESIAN DANCE

Uncover you femininity and strength performing a variety of smooth movements with your arms while swinging your hips at the beat of the drums. Discover and appreciate the Rapa Nui culture through its dances and stories. The class will also cover some dances from Tahiti .

When: July 20th - August 17th, 2017 [5 sessions Thursday 6:00 - 7:30pm]

Bring: Comfortable clothing including a pareu (sarong) and water. We’ll have some spare pareu’s if you don’t have one.

Where: Jonesy Room, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost:
$37.00 (with Early Bird Discount)

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SALSA BEGINNERS

Have fun, keep fit and meet new friends! Learn to dance salsa and enjoy the salsa rhythm, a dance where you can go almost anywhere in the world and enjoy, with anyone, as salsa is first and foremost a social dance. This introductory course covers basic salsa footwork and movement! Partners not essential, but it is a fun, social dance to learn with friends. If you are enrolling with a partner, you will both need to register, fill out an enrolment form.

When: Stream 1 July 17th - August 14th, 2017 [5 sessions Mondays 7:00 - 8:00pm].

Stream 2 September 4th - October 2nd 2017 [5 sessions Mondays 7:00 - 8:00pm].

Bring: Comfortable clothing, non damaging footwear (to the floor) and or some thick socks and a drink bottle

Where: Dance Studio, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost: $38 (with Early Bird Discount)

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STREET SWING

Street Swing (also known as West Coast Swing) is a modern lead-follow social dance characterized by its smooth, elastic look and feel, and can be danced to almost anything playing on the charts today. The dance is constantly evolving, having been influenced by Ballroom, Hustle, Ballet, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Zouk and more. It combines the best techniques from each into one sexy, smooth, and sophisticated partner dance. No dance experience or partner required! (Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions: dance@coalition.nz)

When:
Stream 1 - July 21st - August 18th, 2017 [5 sessions: Fridays 7:30 - 9:00pm].

Stream 2 - September 8th - October 6th, 2017 [5 sessions Fridays 7:30 - 9:00pm].

Bring: Comfortable clothing, non-damaging footwear (to the floor), a drink bottle and a smile!

Where: Evison Lounge, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street.
(except September 8th session which will be held in the Dance Studio)

Cost: $30 (with Early Bird Discount).

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SWING FOR BEGINNERS

Want to learn to Swing dance? Need some new moves on the dance floor? Love jazz, blues and vintage music? This class is the perfect introduction to the super fun dance styles of the Swing era (1920s- 1940s) focusing mainly on Charleston and Lindy-hop. Suitable for absolute beginners, no partner is required – come along, get dancing, get fit and meet a bunch of choice people. Swing dance also has a great social scene in Dunedin – so you’ll have lots of chances to put your new dance moves to practice on the floor. Contact us at dunedin.swing@gmail.com if you have any questions.

When:
Stream 1 July 18th - August 15th, 2017 [5 sessions: Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:00pm].

Stream 2 September 5th - October 3rd, 2017 [5 sessions Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:00pm].

Bring: Comfortable clothing, non damaging footwear (to the floor) and a drink bottle.

Where: Dance Studio, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street.

Cost: $30 (with Early Bird Discount).

Streams:

TURKISH FUSION BELLY DANCING

We are about FUN! We will begin dancing the first class! Isolating muscle groups, learning to activate unused muscles, a dash of Pilates to activate intrinsic muscles, learning good body image, all all part of every class. We will learn to dance as a group with live music! We will learn to dance with silk veil, sword, and other props. We have a segment on Stage Makeup and Costuming! At the end of the term, we have a hafla (middle eastern dance party) with live music! You can invite your friends to watch your first performance! This will only be dancers, musicians, and our friends--no pressure. Our instructions will always begin with a warmup. Then we will dance some combinations. Each class we take a bit of time to work on shimmies and isolations, dance some more, then cool down with yoga. Be prepared for FUN

When: July 20th - October 5th, 2017 [10 sessions : Thursdays 6:30-8:00p.m] [ No Class 24h & 31st August]

Bring: Comfortable clothing, non damaging footwear (to the floor) and a drink bottle

Where: Dance Studio, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost:
$30.00 (with Early Bird Discount)

Streams: