• Ōtakou / Otago

    English Country Dance

    Mondays, 7-8.30pm Opoho Scout Hall, 128 Opoho Road, Dunedin Experience the joy and grace of English Country Dance! Join us for a weekly class that will immerse you in the elegant and lively social dances of the 18th and 19th centuries.English Country Dance is a fantastic low-impact workout to exercise your body and mind while enjoying beautiful music and community, a great way to stay active and make new friends. Don’t miss this opportunity to try something new and connect with our friendly community. See you on the dance floor! No experience or partner necessary – Comfortable shoes a must.Regular blocks of 5 consecutive classes (check dates on Balfolk Dunedin…

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    Winter Warm Up Workshop

    International Folk Dance with Chris Wild. Danish House, 6 Rockridge Ave, Penrose 12-13 August 2023 Chris Wild has been dancing with the popular Sydney-based Sedenka Dance Group since it began in 1969, leading the group since the mid-1990s. She has travelled extensively in Europe, taking part in dance seminars and workshops in various countries including Bulgaria, Armenia, Greece, Macedonia, Albania and Transylvania. This workshop offers some of Sedenka’s favourites from the Eastern European folk dance repertoire. Folk Dance New Zealand is thrilled to offer this opportunity to indulge in some good old-fashioned international folk dance. See you on the dance floor! Saturday 12 August, 9.30am – 3.00pm Sunday 13 August,…

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  • Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland

    Balfolk Auckland

    Balfolk Auckland is a weekly dance gathering in which traditional European dance forms are explored as a vibrant dance experience. Balfolk instructor, celebrated teacher and choreographer Michael Parmenter includes regional French dances such as the chain dances from Brittany, the bourrées from the Auvergne along with dances from the Basque and Bearn regions of southern France. Balfolk is a popular dance movement that has reinvented traditional European social dance forms and music as a vibrant dance experience. Partner dances like waltz, mazurka, Scottish and polka sit alongside group contra-dances, circle dances and mixers (dances structured to rotate partners) that are simple to learn and invite improvisation. We are LGBT+ Friendly St Stephens…

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  • Ōtakou / Otago

    Balfolk Dunedin

    When: Tuesdays, 7-8.30pmWhere: Sacred Heart School Hall (Ngā Maara Hall), 63 North Road, North East Valley, DunedinWhat: Balfolk ImmersionContact: Kate Grace, balfolkdunedin@gmail.com When: Wednesdays, 7-8.30pmWhere: Baptist Community Centre, 270 North Road, North East Valley, DunedinWhat: French Contredanses (and Balfolk Formation dances)Contact: Kate Grace, balfolkdunedin@gmail.com

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