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.

Programme dates:

Semester One Intake: Starting week of 23 March - 29 May (with a two week break during mid semester break).

Semester Two Intake: Starting week of 10 August - 16 October (with a two week break during mid semester break).

What is our dance programme?

  • 5- 8 weeks of recreational, open level dance led by national and world class dancers.
  • Choose from hip hop, contemporary or burlesque.
  • Prices vary for students and non-students with anyone welcome to join.
  • One off trials are available for the first two weeks of the programme for $10.

Programme information:

Burlesque with Georgia, Tuesdays 6.15pm                                                           

Contemporary with Villa, Wednesdays 7pm

Hip Hop with Leighton, Thursdays 6.30pm  

For more information about our dance programme please see our FAQ's below or email

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, sneakers or dance heels (please ensure no stilettos and must include heel stopper).

Where are the classes held?

Classes are held in our Mind Body Studio on Level 2. Please see reception if you need assistance. Our physical address is 70 Stanley 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 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.