Join us for a day of dance workshops and performances as we celebrate International Dance Day at Te Papa.
This is a free, family-friendly event, proudly brought to you by YouthDance Education Trust.
11 am the official welcome on Level 2 of Te Papa will be followed by 10 workshops, with something for all ages and abilities. We close the day with a community performance on Te Marae.
Te Papa forecourt performances
10.20 & 10.45 Te Auaha Commercial Dancers
12.30 Moringa Dancers
Workshops - Level Two foyer:
11.15 - 11.45 West African dance warm up with Robert Koffie Fugah
11.45 - 12.15 Hip Hop with Braedyn Humphries
12.15 – 12.45 Flamenco dance with Jessica Garland
12.45 - 1.00 Performance interlude – Desde Sevilla Flamenco Dance Company, Sri Lankan Dance Academy and Ollin Yoliztli
1.00- 1.45 Scottish ceilidh with Victoria University Folk Music Club
1.45 – 2.15 Swing dance with Sugarfoot Stomp
2.15 – 2.45 Cuban Salsa with CubanFusion
Family-friendly workshops - Te Marae, Level Four:
12.00 - 12.30 Folk dance with Liora Noy
12.30 - 1.00 Siva Sāmoa with Jayden Luapo
1.00 - 1.30 Jazz with Caitlin Fletcher
1.30 - 2.00 Madagascan dance with Lala Simpson
Performance - Te Marae
3.00 - 4.00 performance by 11 dance groups:
Caraka Seni, WI Dance, Moringa Dancers, Mudra Dance Company, Wellington Batucada, Salsa Magic, Tautua Dance, Lublin Dance Company, Pump Dance Studios, Mirian Caberlon Belly Dance School, Filifest Dance Group.