• Waitaha / Canterbury

    Nor’west Arch Morris Dancers

    When: Thursdays 7.45 – 9pm (no practises in January and July)Where: Waimairi Community Hall 166 Waimairi Rd Ilam ChristchurchWhat: We are a Christchurch (NZ) based morris dancing side focusing on dances from the North West of England and the English/Welsh border region. We are a mixed side who practice weekly in preparation for performances at various venues in Christchurch and the Canterbury Region.Contact: Graham 021 069 5066 or Eileen 021 045 2896 or email norwest.arch@gmail.com, NWAmorris on Facebook.

  • Uncategorized

    Canterbury Historical Dance

    When: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7-8.30pm, March-NovemberWhat: Recreated social dancing from throughout history. From the robust branles of the Renaisssance to the vivacious quadrilles of the Victorian grand balls – no matter what we dance, we do it for fun! No experience necessary.Contact: Miriam Bugler, canterburyhistoricaldance@gmail.comCost: $5

  • Waitaha / Canterbury

    Contra Dance

    When: first Saturday of each month, Fridays, 7.30-9.30pmWhere: Addington School HallWhat: American folk dance, no experience needed, no partners needed. All dances taught. Easy and lots of fun.Contact: Bill Baritompa, 03 328-8985, email bill.baritompa@gmail.com, website chrischurch.contradance.nzCost: $5-$10

  • Taranaki

    New Plymouth / Ngāmotu

    What: Troika International Dance Group runs beginners’ classes from time to time.Contact: Leonard or Corry Krook email: leonardkrook@hotmail.co.nz

  • Heretaunga / Hawkes Bay

    International Folk Dance Hawkes Bay

    The International Dancing Group run a weekly class for recreation.What: Easy dances from International and Israeli dance repertoires.Where: Clive Community Hall, 162 Main Road.What: .Where: Thursday (school terms) 10am – midday.Cost: $5 casual.Contact: Co-ordinator, Kay Arnold 027-289-2533 or (06) 878-9953.

  • Te Tairāwhiti / East Coast

    Good Folk: Dances from Planet Earth

    Weekly recreational folk dance classes and occasional community dances.Mangapapa Scout Hall, 7 Bryce St, Mangapapa, Gisborne.4.00pm, Saturday afternoons. $5 on door.Email Jane at j.luiten@xtra.co.nz or visit us on facebook. All ages welcome, no partners, experience, or particular skill required. For an insight into our dance group, read this article from Pascale.