Dance Folkus

When: Thursdays, 7.30-9.00pm. July 25th to August 29th 2024.
Where: St Aidan’s Hall, Corner of Thames & Heaphy Terrace, Hamilton
What: Weekly dance classes. With this block, we will travel (mostly) to France and learn some core repertoire for the increasingly popular ‘Balfolk’ events that you can find in Aotearoa-New Zealand and on your next sojourn to Central Europe. The renaissance of traditional dance in a contemporary context is very popular with younger people as it is a more modern way of enjoying their culture. Dances are for everyone, regardless of experience. While the basic dances are rooted in tradition, choreographies are not fixed and improvisation is common. The music is more contemporary but retains the traditional instrumentation and style. 
Contact: Fiona Murdoch, 07 856-8324, 022 340 7865, email dancefolkus@slingshot.co.nz, Facebook: DanceFolkus
Cost: $12 for a casual class; $60 for the whole course; half price for tertiary students and free for school age.