Batucada beginners’ dance course starts 27 August 2017

Learn to dance samba with Wellington Batucada!

Newtown Fair 2016

Our next Batucada beginners’ dance course begins 27 August 2017.

Dance course dates

Our beginners’ dance classes will be held every Sunday for 6 weeks from 2pm to 4pm as follows:

Week Date Time Venue
Week 1 Sunday 27 August 2-4pm Thistle Hall
Week 2 Sunday 3 September 2-4pm Thistle Hall
Week 3 Sunday 10 September 2-4pm Thistle Hall
NO CLASS Sunday 17 September The band will be away at the Hastings Blossom Festival
Week 4 Sunday 24 September 2-4pm Whitireia Performing Arts Centre – Studio 1 on Level 2
Week 5 Sunday 1 October 2-4pm Whitireia Performing Arts Centre – Studio 1 on Level 2
Week 6 Sunday 8 October 2-4pm Whitireia Performing Arts Centre – Studio 1 on Level 2

Please make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes early on the first day (27 August) so that we have time to register you.

CubaDupa 2016 – video by Paul Taylor

Booking your spot on the dance course

Fee is $80 for all 6 sessions if paid in advance, or $18 per session.

Existing Batucada members are welcome to come and dance, $20 Batmember special price for the full course.

Here’s what you need to do:

1. Please fill in the form in the sidebar on our Join page.

2. Once you’ve filled in the form, please make a deposit into the Wellington Batucada bank account ($18 if paying for individual sessions, or $80 for the whole 6 week course).

Account no. 38-9012-0348830-00
Please put your name and “Beginner” in the payment detail fields.

We are a community group that relies on the income from the beginners course, so you can cancel your booking before the start, but no refunds after 24th August.

We are looking forward to sharing our choreography, music and rhythms with you. SEE YOU THERE!

To find out more, or if you have any questions, please email wellingtonbatucada@gmail.com

Highlights of Wellington Batucada’s Swan Stage performance at CubaDupa 2017
Video by Beinn Chapple-Law

Giving it our all at the 2013 International Dance Day

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