Batucada beginners dance workshops coming soon!

Time to get your groove on for summer

Batucada dancers performing at the Newtown Fair, 2016 - photo by Paul Taylor

Batucada dancers performing at the Newtown Fair, 2016 – photo by Paul Taylor

Join the Wellington Batucada this summer and dance your heart out at the CubaDupa festival!

A six week block of samba workshops designed to get you festival ready*.

Level – beginner to intermediate samba, previous dance experience a bonus but not essential.

Dates for the 2017 summer workshops are as follows:

Date Venue Address
Sunday 29 January 2017 Toi Poneke 61-69 Able Smith Street
Mon 6 February (Waitangi weekend) Thistle Hall 293 Cuba St
Sunday 12 February Thistle Hall 293 Cuba St
Sunday 19 February Thistle Hall 293 Cuba St
Sunday 26 February Thistle Hall 293 Cuba St
Saturday 4 March Te Whaea (Drama 3) 11 Hutchison Rd

Time: 2.00pm – 3.45pm
Cost: $60 for the block of six classes or $15 casual rate per class

* Participation in CupaDupa and other festivals is encouraged but you’re free attend the dance workshops without performing. Please note the dates, as most are on Sundays with the exception of Monday 6 February and Saturday 4 March.

Bring – Drink bottle, soft shoes/sneakers and exercise wear or loose clothing.

For more information please contact: wellingtonbatucada@gmail.com or call us on 027 253 7288.

CubaDupa Day 1 - dancers and band onstage - photo by Alan Shuker

CubaDupa Day 1 – dancers and band onstage – photo by Alan Shuker

5 thoughts on “Batucada beginners dance workshops coming soon!

    • Hi Cherrelle!

      We’d love to have you! Come along to Toi Poneke, 61-69 Able Smith Street on Sunday. The workshop runs from 2.00pm – 3.45pm, cost is $60 for the block of six classes or $15 casual rate per class.

      I’ve also passed your details to Arawhetu our dance director, so she may also be in touch.

      See you on Sunday!

    • Hi Maddy!

      Yes we generally start thinking about more beginner classes once CubaDupa is over. I’m not sure if we have any dates in mind yet, so probably the best thing would be for you to head on over to the Join page http://batucada.org.nz/join/ and fill in the form. That way, we can get in touch with you once we have the dates sorted for the next beginners’ series.

      We’ll also publicise the dates on the website, so you can also check back here occasionally.

      The form is definitely the best way to go though, as we save up all the emails we’ve received from people via that form, and we contact you all directly to invite you to join our next set of classes.

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