Regional Dance Events  

Auckland and Northland 

Also see Hamilton events - just down the road a bit, over some hills.

Special Events - Auckland

Sunday, 6 August

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Multicultural Expo

Where: Mount Eden War Memorial Hall.

Go along to enjoy a visual, cultural and edible feast!

PDF: Multicultural Expo poster (PDF 280k)

Saturday, 12 August

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Join in!Winter WarmUp!

DancersThis popular event is where you watch a short performance of amazing ethnic dances from each group, then join in an easy one if you liked it! There will be at least 10 different groups performing and leading during the evening, while you enjoy food and drinks made available for purchase by one of the host groups.

Where: Danish House, 6 Rockridge Avenue, Penrose (access from O’Rorke Rd, which runs off Station Rd).

Saturday, 12 August

11:00am - 3:15pm

Same day, same venue:

Join in!

International Dance Workshop

...with dances from Andre van de Plas taught by local experts!

André teaching a class
André teaching a class

Courtesy of Andre van de Plas, and Kaye Laurendet in Sydney, we shall once again introduce our selection from Andre’s latest repertoire on Winter WarmUp day.

Session 1: 11am to 12:30 - Lunch 12:30 to 1:15 - Session 2: 1.15 to 3.15

Tutors will be Bronwen and Rae, and your favourite caterers, Dot Otto and Pam Sikkema, will provide lunch. We need to know lunch numbers by Saturday 5th August. So please register before then, with payment: Ruritanian Club members $18 (lunch included), $13 (no lunch); others $20 and $15 (no lunch).

Register by 5th August for catering to Rae Storey, ph. (09)5249504, e-mail

Monthly Events - Auckland

Monthly: first 3 Thursdays

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Join in!Irish Set Dancing

Where: Rocky Nook Bowling Club, Fowlds Park, Mount Albert

Contact: Fred Carr, (09)963-8145; email:

Monthly: 2nd Friday

7:30pm - 10:00pm

Join in!English Folkdancing

Where: Saint John The Baptist Anglican Church Hall, 47 Church St, Northcote. [MAP]

Contact: Beth Harris, ph. (09)445-9386;  e-mail: bethharris51 @ or Aileen Stead (09)418-1578

Website: link

Monthly: 2nd Saturday

7:00pm - 10:30pm

No dance in December or January.

Join in!Auckland Contra Dance

...with a beginner’s workshop practicing basic moves and contra dance tips from 7:00-7.30pm before dance - everyone welcome to come along to this...

Where: St Lukes Anglican Church Hall, corner of New North Rd and St Lukes Rd - 704 New North Rd. 5 min walk from Morningside train station. Parking available nearby.

Tickets: Adults $10 on the door, unwaged $5, family $20, under 5s free

Website: auckland.contradance.nzoffsite link - also sign-up to our meetup group!

Monthly: 4th Friday


Join in!Early Dance

Where: St John The Baptist Anglican Church Hall, 47 Church St, Northcote. [MAP]

Contact: Karen Vernon ph. (09)419-2429, email:

Website: link

Monthly: last Friday


except December and January

Hillsborough Ceildh

Where: St David's in the Field, 202 Hillsborough Rd, Mount Roskill, Auckland.

Cost: $5 per person or $10 per family, supper included

See the article in the March, 2017 news sheet for one dancer's review here.

4 times a year:

7.30pm - 10.30pm

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Devonport Community Ceilidh

A fun, family-friendly community dance, the dances will be called by our great dance callers, with wonderful music from the Gaidhealtachd Band and we'll have a shared supper at half time, with tea and coffee available free from the kitchen.

Where: Holy Trinity Church Hall Church Street, Devonport

Cost: Adults $10 Family $20 Under 16s Free - pay at door

Please bring a plate for the shared supper at half time, and we recommend a bottle of water (although there is always water available if you need it).


Monthly: 1st Friday


Join in!Waipapa Ceilidh

Where: Waipapa Hall, Loop Road, Waipapa (just outside Kerikeri), Far North.

Website: waipapaceilidh.angelfire.comoffsite link

Doors open 7:00pm - dancing usually begins about quarter to eight or 8:00.

No dance in January if 1st Friday is New Year's Day.

Also see: Auckland City Council events

Eventfinda: Dance Classes (general)

'Join in!' symbol[Join in!]This symbol means you too can dance! Some events are further marked 'experience required'. These are suited to people with some sort of dance experience - also see our class listings to find one near you so you can learn the basic steps and join in!

Events listed may be associated with FDNZ, any of its members, or non-affiliated groups - all are bound to be heaps of fun!!

Last updated: 16 July, 2017

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