The Tūranga Bal, Gisborne

30 September – 1 October 2023

FDNZ’s good-time gathering for 2023. A weekend of dance, bringing new life to old dance traditions. Balfolk workshops for dancers and musicians alike, Appalachian clogging, waiata-a-ringa, community folk dance events.

Join us there!

Celtic Confluence Circle Dance Workshop, Hamilton

25-26 November 2023

Dance Folkus presents a weekend of Celtic-inspired new dance choreographies in the circle dance style.

Internationally popular UK guest tutors and choreographers Cindy Kelly & Adrian Pointon tour their latest repertoire of devised dances to Celtic and traditional music.

Fun to dance, expertly taught, easy to learn.

Overseas Events

Folk Dance Australia Annual Weekend Workshop, Canberra

13-15 October 2023

Featuring an exciting program of FDA teachers and invited guest teacher Darko Andreski from ‘Dancers Without Borders’, Canberra.

Folk Dance Tours with Tineke & Maurits van Geel, 2024

ARMENIA TOUR 15 May – 1 June 2024

A 14-day dance trip visiting the highlights and hidden gems of Armenia. Dance classes with local teachers.

BALI DANCE VACATION 17 June – 1 July 2024

A 15-day dance vacation offering a tropical cocktail to beach, nature, handcrafts, culture, beautiful weather and hospitable hosts. International folk dancing with Tineke and Maurits.

Both tours are also suitable for non-dancers.

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Past Events

Winter Warm Up Workshop, Auckland

12-13 August 2023

A weekend workshop of international folk dance wrapped around the annual Winter Warm Up. Visiting Australian tutor Chris Wild shares favourites from the Sydney-based dance group Sedenka.

Nau mai Haere mai. Make this a weekend feast of worldwide connection through dance.

Winter Warm Up, Auckland

Saturday 12 August, from 5.45pm
Danish House, 6 Rockridge Ave, Penrose

Its time again! Always the folkloric fun of the year! 13 ethnic ensembles will show & then share, inviting you to join them in outrageous dancing connection goodness.

Cash bar opens 5.45pm, with mulled wine on arrival. Argentinian dinner food at modest price. Raffles. $2 entry.  

Contact: Rae Storey,

Wellington Folk Festival, Wainuiomata

21-24 October 2022

A Labour Weekend full of folk goodness – including dance workshops and parties. Check out their website for the full itinerary and feature artists.

For the Bouree frees me from gravity and gets my feet to laugh.
For I don’t know a funnier game than the Circassian Circle.
For in the Chapelloise I can look at each one of you, and give you a smile.
Smile at you even when you’re as focussed and shy as I am, when our gazes are meeting in the middle of the whirlwind.

translated from Laetitia Carton, Le Grand Bal