Here you'll find links to folk dancing and resources of interest to dancers around New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific. Also see:
Te Puna Web Directory - many New Zealand dance-related links, run by the National Library of NZ, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa. webdirectory.natlib.govt.nz/dir/en/nz/arts-and-literature/performing-arts/dance/
NZ Pages lists some dance websites: www.nzpages.co.nz/arts_and_entertainment/dance/4/a/
Polish Association in Wellington - ph. +64(4)9778826 - e-mail:
Dance Australia, Jared's
page, and Israeli
Dancing Australia list events and links to
dancing sites in Australia and New Zealand. Folk
Dance Canberra have a nice page too. URL's:
folkdanceaustralia.org.au/, dancingtheweb.com/ausfolkdance, and www.israelidances.com. www.geocities.com/Vienna/1160/moreact.html (Folk Dance Canberra).
SitDancing - dance programme based on traditional folk dances from around the world, adapted and transformed to enable people of all ages and abilities to enjoy dancing while sitting down and/or standing.
Historical Dances - website with many useful pages, and CDs and books for sale - including The Lost Dances of Earthly Delights, The Christmas Carol Dance Book, and other publications.
Ministry For Culture & Heritage Cultural Funding Guide - use to identify potential sources of grants and donations: funding.mch.govt.nz
There are heaps of sites relating to International Folkdance outside of NZ and we don't need to build another index...! Try starting with:
...and www.folkdancing.org say they have 200 web pages containing detailed listings of 3,000 folk dance groups and 1,000 special events throughout the U.S. and Canada.
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