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 1 Dance Programme 2019

Our next programme starts week of Monday 25 March.
Eight weeks of recreational, open level dance led by national and world class dancers. 

Choose from the below classes for an eight week series. 
Prices are $89 for UoA Students and $125 for Non-UoA Students.

Spaces are limited so get in quickly to reserve your spot.

One off trials are available for the first two weeks of the programme for $10.
Find out more and register for a trial.

For any further information please see our FAQ's below or email recprogrammes@auckland.ac.nz

Day Time Style Instructor
Monday  5.00-6.00pm Contemporary Wayne
  6.00-7.00pm Hip Hop Leighton - 2017 Hip Hop World Champion Finalist
Tuesday 6.30-8.00pm Salsa & Tango Fusion John - 2016 World Champion
Wednesday 4.00-5.00pm Burlesque Sonia
  5.00-6.00pm Street Latin Sonia - 2016 Latin Soloist World Champion
Thursday 6.00-7.00pm Ballet Deborah

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 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. 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 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.