Community & Dance Lab Dance Classes

The Dance Studies Programme offers a range of dance classes Taught by our Dance Lecturers, qualified associated teachers and Dance Lab. Our classes, based at the University of Otago campus in Dunedin, are open to adults aged 16 and over. There is no maximum age limit, subject to adequate levels of fitness. Walk-ins are welcome. All our classes take place in our dance studio on 665 Cumberland Street (opposite Smithell’s Gymnasium, near Otago Museum); ground floor.

Prices are per class. Cash only.

Dance Studies Open/Community classes 2015

Cost from $5-$10 Students with ID
Location: 665 Cumberland School of Physical Education, Main dance studio
Casual attendance or Drop-ins are welcomed


Taught by University Qualified Instructors


Yoga with Margie - Ongoing
5.30-7pm, Cost: $10/ unwaged 7 - Upstairs Studio
General yoga classes that are suited to everybody: from beginner to intermediate level. Some mats and blankets are available.
For more information: 021 1819940,


Beginner West African dance (Lunchtime) with Ojeya Starts July 14th
12 noon-1pm, Cost: $7/$10 – Upstairs Studio
Designed for beginner, this class explores rhythmic dance from Guinea and Senegal- roots of hip hop- and basic dance techniques, stamina, back strength, and musicality are developed.
For more information:; 479-7684

Intermediate/ Advanced Ballet with Sofia Starts July 7th
6.00-7.30pm, Cost $8/$6 - Downstairs Studio
Designed to increase technical ability, musicality and stamina while having a good time.
For more information: 479-8965


Hip Hop (Lunchtime) with Marea Starts July 15th
12noon-1.00pm, Cost: Student $5/ $7 Waged - Upstairs Studio
Suitable for a wide range of dancers. There will be options for difficulty levels within the class. 

Modern Dance with Suzanne  Starts July 15th
5.30-7.00pm, Cost: $8/$6 – Upstairs Studio
Open to those who want to dance for exercise, creativity, expression and to build technique. Best suited for those with some dance or movement-training background, but beginners are welcome to trial.
For more information: contact: 4794934; 027-6286546

Afrobeats with Uzo Nwankpa - 2015 Caroline Plummer Fellow in Community Dance Starts July 15 for 8 weeks
4.00-5.10pm Cost: Koha/Donation - Upstairs Studio
This is a blend of traditional African dance with current popular dances including African Hip Hop, Afro House, reggae, soukous and coupe decalé.  All levels welcome. It's party time.
For more information: 029-1283-712


West African Dance with Ojeya with live Music! Starts August 13th
5.15-6.30pm Cost: $7/10 - Upstairs Studio
Moving to djembe rhythms from Guinea, you explore basic dance techniques, while developing stamina, back strength, musicality and feeling joy!
For more information:; 479-7684

Elementary/ Beginners Ballet with Sofia Starts July 9th
6.00-7:30pm - Cost $8/$6 - Downstairs Studio
Appropriate for those who have a minimum of 2 years' experience, or who would like to re-start training after a long break.
For more information: 479-8965


Aphrodisiac with Uzo Nwankpa, 2015 Caroline Plummer Fellow in Community Dance – starts July 17 for 8 weeks 
12.10-1.10pm Cost: Koha/Donation - Upstairs Studio
Come in and explore ways to connect to your inner sensuality with the use of stretches, strutting and playful hip movements becoming more self-aware and empowered.

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