Dance programmes

Recreational dance with a number of recognised dancers.

Learn a new skill, improve an existing one, meet new people and have fun!
Dance programmes are open to both members and non-members of the Recreation Centre.

They are an effective way to have a go at dance styles you have always wanted to try but didn't know where to start.

Our semester 2 programme has now closed.

The next programme will be a condensed summer programme. Further details to come.

In the meantime, register your interest by emailing

To give an insight about our current programme, alongside a world class dance team our programme runs for eight weeks with your choice of Burlesque, Latin Cha-Cha-Cha, Hip Hop, Ballet, Salsa/Tango or Contemporary.

Semester 2 classes: Open Level Classes    
Burlesque 6.30-7.30pm Sonia
Tuesday Latin Cha-Cha-Cha 6.30-7.30pm Sonia
'2016 New Zealand World Latin Dance Cup 1st Female Soloist' 
Tuesday Hip Hop 7.35-8.35pm Leighton
'2017 World Hip Hop Dance Championship Finalist'
Wednesday Ballet 4.15-5.30pm Leia
Thursday  Salsa/Tango 6.30-8pm John
'2016 World Champion'
Friday  Contemporary 4.05-5.05pm Kaya

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to be a member of the rec centre to join the dance programme?

No, you dont need to be a member of the rec centre to enrol in our programme. The programme is open to any one. UoA students have a discounted price whereas non-students and non-uoa affiliates have a standard rate.

Can I trial a dance class first?

You can trial our dance classes for $10 before registering for the full course. However, our classes have limted spaces available with these spaces offered to full programme participants first meaning your trial space is not guaranteed. For any successful trials, we deduct the $10 trial fee from the remaining programme balance. 
Bookings are essential for all trials via

What if I cant make it to all of the classes?

We understand that sometimes things come up and considering the nature of our institution we have set our programme pricing structure to reflect a missed class or 2.
We are unable to offer make up classes or refunds due to the limited registration capacity.
We appreciate your understanding. 

What do you need to wear?

Comfortable clothing, barefeet, socks, or dance heels (please ensure no stilettos and must include heel stopper).

Where are the classes held?

Classes are held in our Dance Studio on Level 4 behind the table tennis area (above reception) If you are not sure, please ask a reception member to assist. You don’t need to access through reception for the class as the studio is located external to the main gym facilities. Our physical address is 17 Symonds Street, Auckland CBD.

What dance experience do I need?

Our dance programme is a recreational programme for social involvement. No prior dance experience is required (with exception to ballet) as the classes will provide a variety of options to suit all levels. The programme is open level in a friendly and welcoming environment for everyone to join.