Community 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.

Location: 665 Cumberland School of Physical Education, Main dance studio

2016 Otago University Community Dance Classes

Casual Attendance is Welcomed!


Belly Dance for University Staff (Lunchtime) with Lisa Starts March 7th (6 week-session)
Shimmy and shake to the sounds of World fusion beats. A great way to exercise, socialise and go back to work energised.

12:00-12:50pm– Upstairs Studio Cost: $10
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Yoga with Margie - Ongoing
General yoga classes that are suited to everybody: from beginner to intermediate level. Some mats and blankets are available.
5.30-7pm – Upstairs Studio Cost: $10/ unwaged $7
For more information: 021 1819940,


Beginner West African (Lunchtime) with Ojeya Starts March 8th
Designed for beginner, this class explores rhythmic dance from Guinea and Senegal- roots of hip hop- and basic dance techniques.
12noon-1p Cost: $7/$10 – Upstairs
For more information:; 479-7684

Intermediate/ Advanced Ballet with Sofia Starts March 1st
Designed to increase technical ability, musicality and stamina while having a good time.
6:00-7:30pm Cost $8/$6 - Downstairs
For more information: 479-5268


Old School Boogie for University Staff (Lunchtime) with Marea Starts March 9th (6 week-session)
Dance to the upbeat popular sounds of the 70s and 80s and learn old school dance routines of disco and funk. A great way to exercise, socialise and go back to work energised.
12noon-12:50p- Starts Cost: $10- Upstairs
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West African with Ojeya & live Music! Starts March 10th  
Moving to djembe rhythms from Guinea, dancing to drumbeats and learning super cool, joyful moves.
5.15-6.30pm Cost: $7/10 - Upstairs
For more information:; 479-7684

Elementary/ Beginners Ballet with Sofia Starts March 3rd
Appropriate for beginners and for those who are re-starting training after a long break.
6.00-7:30pm - Cost $8/$6 - Downstairs
For more information: 479-5268


SOMEWHERE FRUITCAKE–queer contemporary and choreography with Val Smith (2016 Caroline Plummer Fellow) Starts March 4th
Fake phrases, practices of hope and failure, flaming moves, somatic experiments and queer feelings. LGBTQI friendly! Facebook page
1:00-2:00p - Cost: Gold Coin Donation - Downstairs
For more information:, 0274806614

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