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.

Semester One dance programme

Eight weeks of dance starting 19 March with enrolments available to students and non-students (with exception of Burlesque which commences Tuesday 13th March).

Programme fee's starting from $85 for students and $115 for non-students.

Programme Dates:

  • Week 1: March 19
  • Week 2: March 26
  • 2 week break for mid-semester holiday
  • Week 3: April 16
  • Week 4: April 23
  • Week 5: April 30
  • Week 6: May 7
  • Week 7: May 14
  • Week 8: May 21
Day   Class Time Instructor
Monday  Closed for sem 1 Hip Hop 6.00pm - 7.00pm Leighton
(2017 World Hip Hop Dance Finalist)
Tuesday  Closed for sem 1 Intermediate Ballet 4.05pm - 5.05pm Chris
Tuesday  FULL Burlesque
(starting Tuesday 13th March)
5.15pm - 6.15pm Chris
(2017 King of Burlesque NZ)
Tuesday  Some spaces still remain Beginner Ballet 6.30pm - 7.30pm Leia
Wednesday " BURLESQUE #2
(new class offer due to popular demand!)
4.05PM - 5.05PM Chris
(2017 King of Burlesque NZ)
Thursday  " Salsa/Tango 6.30pm - 8.00pm John
(2016 World Champion)
Friday  " Contemporary 4.05pm - 5.05pm Kaya

Contemporary Class information

  • Due to Good Friday - Contemp will run a full 8 week programme from Friday 20 April.
            Enrolments will remain open until Thursday 26 April.

Burlesque Class Information:

  • Tuesday 5.15pm = 8 weeks starting 13 March:
            Follows semester pattern of 3 weeks on, 2 off for mid-semester break
            then commencing for 5 weeks. Last class is 15 May.
  • Wednesday 4.05pm = 8 weeks starting 21 March
            No break for mid-semester, however no class on ANZAC Day 25 April.
            Last class is 9 May.
     

Frequently asked questions

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 recprogrammes@auckland.ac.nz

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.

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.