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The Pacific Dance Directory is our portal for both up and coming and established Pacific dance practitioners to list, maintain and make visible their profiles to the dance community in New Zealand.

Listings are available to individuals, professional dancersand companies, community performance groups, primary and secondary school dance teachers, dance schools and their teachers, performance venues, choreographers, musicians, singers and accompianists who work with dancers, and other dance professionals.

All kinds of Pacific traditional dance and  contemporary, community and recreational dance styles can  be listed -- hip hop, street dance, salsa, Latin, ballroom and dance sport, ballet, bellydance, jazz and commercial dance, Pacific contemporary/modern dance, Zumba and dance for exercise, dance for children.

Click to Register for the Pacific Dance Directory online form to become a more visible part of New Zealand’s growing Pacific dance community.  Listings will be available  to view once they have been approved.

 

Choreographer

locationAuckland
phone+64 9 376 00 60
emaildirector@pacificdance.co.nz
websitehttp://www.pacificdance.co.nz
AddressTop Floor, Rm 25, 147 Great North Road
 Arch Hill, Auckland 1021

~Pacific Dance New Zealand~

Contact: Iosefa Enari
Group Size: 3
Island: Pan Pacific
Presentation type: Other

Pacific Dance New Zealand  fosters and encourages the development of the Pacific dance sector of New Zealand. We are involved in running dance workshops, conferences and community events promoting Pacific dance in  New Zealand.

Pacific Dance NZ also has a number of tutors available covering a range of dance styles for school workshops/classes and private lessons.

~Pacific Dance New Zealand~

Company/Performance group

locationOrewa
phone09 426 1105
emailnickandvick@xtra.co.nz
Address174 Lakeside Drive
 Orewa , Hibiscus Coast 0931

Alapadma Dancers

Contact: Vicki Langford
Group Size: 1
Island: Aotearoa NZ
Genre: Bellydance
Presentation type: Cabaret/Showcase

Middle Eastern Dance troupe, specialising in Egyptian bellydance, including folkloric Saiidi, Upper Egyptian Cane, North Egyptian Melaya Luf, Drum dances of Egypt & fusion styles, Silk Veil, Isis Wings, Oriental bellydance styles of Cairo. We also have a passion for Indian music and we have a few Bollywood fusion dances up our sleeves, to add variety. We are based North of Auckland.

Alapadma Dancers
locationAuckland New Zealand
phone+64 21 161 7924
emailinfo@anuanua.org
websitewww.anuanua.org
 

Anuanua Dance Troupe

Contact: Naomi
Group Size: 10
Island: Cook Islands
Genre: Pacific traditional dance
Presentation type: Traditional

Anuanua Performing Arts generates energy and excitement everywhere we perform. The dynamic dance troupe is comprised of former dance champions, seven very talented musicians including drummers -- Anuanua Performing Arts does it all! Anuanua Performing Arts Troupe specialises in Cook Island cultural performances for most occasions... weddings, birthdays, corporate and social events. They will work with you well before your event date to understand your preferences and plan just the right music for your celebration. Well known in the Cook Island community in Auckland and abroad we have been around since 1996. To see others of different backgrounds enjoy and embrace our culture is our main objective and we do this by sharing and allowing others to feel the way we feel about our heritage. Proud Cook Islanders we are, as we perform from the heart.

Anuanua Dance Troupe
locationAuckland
emailcidanceteam@live.com
websitewww.cookislandsdance.com
 Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010

Ariki Vaine Polynesian Dance Team

Contact: Dasha Tarasova
Group Size: 9
Island: Pan Pacific
Genre: Pacific traditional dance
Presentation type: Contemporary

‘Te Ariki Vaine’ dance team strives to fuse Pacific movement with a modern level of professional entertainment that appeals to audiences across cultures. Based in Auckland, the team’s members are all professional dancers from a range of cultural backgrounds and traditional dance training. Cook Islands dance is the main influence of this group, Tahitian, Samoan and Tongan movements are also fused in some dances to demonstrate the creativity of Polynesian movement.

The team employs experienced choreographers, costume designers and vibrant music to create an exciting, energetic and polished show that they hope would move the spirit of their audiences to the beats of Polynesian music.

Te Ariki Vaine would love to perform at your function. The team can provide a range of shows from 10-30 min, with 4 to 9 dancers depending on your requirements therefore our shows can cater for any sized event from corporate functions, themed parties, weddings to birthday and private events.

Ariki Vaine Polynesian Dance Team

Cook Islands Dance with Lulu French

Contact: Tepaeru-Ariki Lulu French
Group Size: 1
Island: Cook Islands
Genre: Pacific traditional dance
Presentation type: Traditional

Tepaeru-Ariki was born and raised on the island of Aitutaki, Cook Islands and has Cook Islands Maori, Tahitian Maori, Spanish and English ancestry. She has been a ‘tamure’ dancer from a very young age and continued to dance since moving to Aotearoa. With her Masters degree in Medical Sciences along with her extensive Cook Islands dance experience, she has been a Science teacher and lead tutor for the Cook Islands Cultural Group at James Cook High School (Manurewa, Auckland) for the past two years. Tepaeru-Ariki has choreographed national and international touring Cook Islands groups and is a long standing member of the infamous Auckland based Cook Islands dance group, Anuanua Dance Troupe.

Available for private lessons to both adult and youth. Also available to do solo and group performances of Cook Islands dance.

Find me on Facebook at - www.facebook.com/CookIslandDanceLuluFrench

Cook Islands Dance with Lulu French

Deelicious Dance crew

Contact: Manfred Petaia
Group Size: 5
Island: Other - Pasefika
Genre: Pacific contemporary/modern dance
Presentation type: Other

DEE-LICIOUS DANCE CREW Brings you a fresh blend of Culture, Hip hop & comedy. If you want an awesome show at your next event or function BOOK the boys from DEE-LICIOUS we gaurantee we will satisfy all your taste buds!! We cater for all types of functions from birthdays to weddings and for all the ladies we have a great show for Hens partys also!! Just check out our feedback on facebook under "dee-licous dance crew" whatever your needs are DEE-LICIOUS will bring the party atmosphere with a funfilled show!!! You wont be disapointed!!

To book the boys from DEE-LICIOUS for your next function hit us up on facebook (dee-licious dance crew) or email us on deelicious.entertainment@gmail.com or leave a message on 0211347439

Also follow us on TWITTER - @Deeliciouscrew
YOUTUBE - @DEELEECIOUSTV

Deelicious Dance crew
locationAuckland
phone0273303026
emailsopi.jensen@gmail.com
websitewww.fireitup.co.nz
Address4/25a vine st
 Auckland

Fire it up

Contact: Sopi Jensen
Group Size: 1
Island: Samoa
Genre: Pacific traditional dance
Presentation type: Contemporary

TALOFA LAVA! Are you looking to liven up an event, conference or special occassion? Discover the excitement of the firedance! My name is Sopi Jensen and I am a world renowned traditional Samoan "nifo oti" or "siva afi" performer. I am available to perform this magnificent traditional Samoan art form for any event or function.

Photo courtesy of: Ida Larsson, photography, www.il-photo.com 

Fire it up
locationAuckland
phone021-210-5204
emailfobbawockyz@gmail.com
 

FOBBAWOCKEEZ SIVA GROUP

Contact: Anasha McCarthy
Group Size: 8
Island: Other - Pasefika
Genre: Pacific contemporary/modern dance
Presentation type: Other

We are a specialized group that does Pacific Island and Multicultural
performances, both traditional and contemporary. We have now been around
for over a year as FOBBAWOCKEEZ SIVA CREW and Our name arises from the term
"FOBS" (fresh off the boat) which means we represent all POLYNESIAN
NATIONS. This reflects the heart of our Siva Crew, in that we incorporate
all forms of of Pacific Island dance - Tongan, Fijian, Samoan, etc. We love
the uniqueness of our Pacific Island Heritage throughout our Crew and we
embrace and express that part of Cultures through Island Dance. We are a
young and energetic group of entertainers and performers, consisting
between 5-8 members. We do tailor-made performances for weddings,
birthdays, graduations and any special occasions creating meaningful
performances to cater to the occasion. If you would like our group to
perform/entertain at your event, please contact us on our email:
fobbawockyz@gmail.com or phone:  021-210-5204 to chat with our Group
Administrator.

Blessings and Ohana,
FobbaWockeez Siva Crew

FOBBAWOCKEEZ SIVA GROUP
locationAuckland
phone0272553049 or 0274258901
emaildance@hiphopskotch.com
websitewww.hiphopskotch.com
 

Hopskotch Dance Company

Contact: Josh Mitikulena
Group Size: 8
Island: Other - Pasefika
Genre: Pacific contemporary/modern dance
Presentation type: Contemporary

Hopskotch was formed by Josh Mitikulena (Triple8Funk, Boyz In Growth) and Kat Walker (Triple8Funk) at the end of 2007 after they had both finished 5th in the World Hip Hop Champs that year. Hopskotch have performed and contributed a great deal in the Aotearoa hip hop dance scene. They have performed at benefit concerts & fundraisers, running their own primary and intermediate school tours, competing in major hip hop competitions, taking workshops and even running their own hip hop dance events and jams (e.g. Red Bull Garage Battles). With their passionate creativity, original style and unique flavour, the crew have continued to push the boundaries in the hip hop dance aesthetic while trying to maintain the fundamentals of the dance forms they perform. 

Hopskotch Dance Company
locationCoffs Harbour and Bellingen NSW
phone0266554896
emailjadebellydance@hotmail.com
websitewww.jadebellydance.com
AddressHydes Street
 Bellingen 2454

Jade Belly Dance

Contact: Jade
Group Size: 3
Island: Other - Pasefika
Genre: Bellydance
Presentation type: Traditional

Time to replenish your soul and add that exotic spice back into your life! Improve your self-confidence and DANCE!! All ages & sizes welcome! Jade Belly Dance is a dance school specialising in Middle Eastern Dance. Regular classes are held for Children’s classes:- Jade has taught both girls and boys at schools in NSW and Victoria. The focus of these classes is creative movement with a Middle Eastern dance flavour. With dance, games, rhythm, music and props it will be lots of fun and is open to girls AND boys! Teen/ Adult Classes:- The focus is on fun, fitness and friendship while learning all the fundamentals of belly dance. Styles include folkloric, Egyptian and tribal style as well as incorporating props such as wings, canes, zills, swords and veils. Performances: - Solos, Duos and group performances and workshops can be arranged for your next event!

locationAuckland
emailmalumeasina@gmail.com
websiteFacebook.com/malumeasina
 Auckland

MALU MEASINA SAMOAN DANCE

Contact: Ulalemamae Te'eva Matāfai or Grace Tinetali
Group Size: 8
Island: Samoa
Genre: Pacific traditional dance
Presentation type: Traditional

The newly founded Malu Measina Samoan Dance Group was formed for Samoan women to appreciate & celebrate their ‘Malu' (traditional Samoan tattoo for women) or ‘Measina’ (treasure). Wearing a 'Malu' is mandatory for all dancers. The Malu Measina Samoan Dance Group is a subset of the Pacific Events & Entertainment Trust. It is an exciting opportunity for the dancers to use their 'Malofie' (Samoan traditional tattoo) as an expression of pride in their Samoan culture and to educate and empower the Samoan community. "The Malu Measina Samoan Dance group is a fresh movement of Samoan tama'ta'i showcasing to the world why Samoa is truly the matchless pearl of the Pacific. Contact us now for your next function / Launch / Birthday / Graduation Cremony / You name it.

MALU MEASINA SAMOAN DANCE
locationAuckland New Zealand
phone021 762601
emailcontact@mbracepacificdance.com
websitewww.mbracepacificdance.com
 

MBrace Pacific Dance

Contact: Robert Ng Shiu
Group Size: 12
Island: Pan Pacific
Presentation type: Cabaret/Showcase

MBrace Pacific Dance is a multicultural dance group, formed in 2008, with a vision to create and promote the vibrant yet graceful flavours of the South Seas through the movement of dance and performing arts.

Since its creation, MBrace has provided the opportunity for dancers to learn, promote and indulge in Pacific culture, language, dance and costume. MBrace Pacific Dance acknowledges the need to give back to the community and has done so through performances ranging from local community events, festivals and community fundraisers. MBrace comprises of up to twelve dancers from various Pacific ethnicities; all passionate about sharing their talent and culture with the world.

We specialise in embracing traditional Pacific entertainment and at times performing contemporary Pacific fusion dance. MBrace offers a multicultural showcase featuring dance, song and costume from Samoa, Cook Islands, Tahiti, Hawaii, Tonga, Niue and Aotearoa. Because MBrace is committed to providing a professional and entertaining service, we are able to adapt our showcase to our client’s needs and requirements.

MBrace Pacific Dance
locationAuckland
phone021 02300599
emailamo@polynesianentertainers.com
websitewww.polynesianentertainers.com
 

POLYNESIAN ENTERTAINERS LIMITED

Contact: Amo Ieriko
Island: Other - Pasefika
Genre: Pacific traditional dance
Presentation type: Traditional

Group description:

Polynesian Entertainers Limited has a reputation for being both professional in presentation and delivery.  The company provides services as Performers Coordinators for events and festivals and Master of Ceremony duties, as well as using their own professional Polynesian dance troupe ‘te aMo’.

te aMo performs full Pacific shows incorporating Samoa, Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa Fire Knife and Pacific drumming.

Polynesian Entertainers Ltd offer Advanced Dance Classes for professional development of Tahiti Ori, Hawaii Hula, Samoa Siva plus Pacific Drum&Dance workshops for schools and communities.

The company is committed to supporting the community with its involvement and promotion for various groups and dance organisations.

POLYNESIAN ENTERTAINERS LIMITED

SaMove

Contact: Michael
Group Size: 8
Island: Samoa
Genre: Pacific contemporary/modern dance
Presentation type: Traditional

Samove is our name. Where we originate the name from is the combination of the words Samoa and Move your body .We are an all family, all boy group born and bred in the South side of Auckland. This is our first year performing in big events, as we previously mostly performed at church youth events. Our dance pieces show our Polynesian culture and how we can mix different genres of music to our Polynesian traditional dances. The main purpose of this group, like many other groups is to use dance to express not merely impress. But we Samove express our cultural background and where we come from. Our main Moto is D.T.F (not the Jersey shore quote) meaning Dance To Fellowship. 2011 is the start of Samove, and our vision for the group is to bring back 'real' cultural background in dance to our Polynesian community.

SaMove
locationDarwin, Northern Territory, Australia
phone+61438244487
emailsunameke@me.com
websitewww.sunameke.com
Address3 Cadet Court
 Palmerston NT 0830

Sunameke Productions

Contact: Julia Gray
Island: Other - Pasefika
Genre: Pacific contemporary/modern dance
Presentation type: Other

Sunameke is a Pacific Island Performance Group based in Darwin in the Top End of Australia. Our Traditional and Contemporary dance and song are from Oceania. We have performed nationally and internationally, forging our path for forms of cross cultural performance! Sunameke Productions aim to create work that reflects our cultural diversity within a contemporary context with particular emphasis on the experience of the "Hapakasi". Our motto is "From old to new old, that's the way we go forward", embracing our cultural dances and giving them a new purpose away from their original contexts through our performance practice.

Sunameke Productions
locationLos Angeles, CA
phone323-552-3473
emailinfo@thedancingfire.com
websitehttp://www.thedancingfire.com/huladancers.html
Address7200 Hollywood Blvd #220
 Los Angeles 90046

The Dancing Fire

Contact: Natalia
Group Size: 10
Island: Other - Pasefika
Genre: Pacific traditional dance
Presentation type: Cabaret/Showcase

Professional Hula Dancers, Tahitian, and Maori Dance Dance Company located in Los Angeles, California Specializing in polynesian fire performances and shows *

The Dancing Fire
locationWest Auckland
phone021 052 73170
emailuratabu_dance@hotmail.com
websitehttp://www.uratabu.co.nz
 

Ura Tabu Polynesian Dance Company

Contact: Charlene Tedrow
Group Size: 8
Island: Pan Pacific
Genre: Pacific contemporary/modern dance
Presentation type: Contemporary

Ura Tabu was established in August 2008 as  an all female dance group made up of different ethnicities from a diverse dance  background.

We have a unique style that brings forth  the raw passion of Pacific dance with a contemporary element, allowing  audiences to be moved and connected by the universal language of dance.

Ura Tabu uses both tradition and creativity  to tell stories, myths and legends through dance. We continue to push  boundaries and be influenced by our environment, time and geographic distances while keeping alive the taboo spirit of ancient Pacific dance.

Ura Tabu Polynesian Dance Company
locationAuckland, New Zealand
phone+64 9 3651047
emailinfo@vcm.org.nz
websitewww.vcm.org.nz
 

VISION CULTURAL MOVEMENT

Island: Samoa
Presentation type: Other

Vision Cultural Movement (VCM) is a South Pacific based organisation and service provider that specialises in the maintenance, preservation and development of authentic Samoan heritage arts and culture in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our programmes and services are offered and available nationwide as well as offshore throughout the year. For more info please take the time to go through our website and keep updated by checking our news page, all other enquiries can be made through the contact page.

VISION CULTURAL MOVEMENT
location30 Desvoeux Rd. Suva
phoneMob: (679) 9999 966, Phone: (679) 3100 611
emailsachikosoro@gmail.com
websitehttp://www.voufiji.com
 

Vou Fiji

Contact: Sachiko
Group Size: 20
Island: Fiji
Genre: Pacific contemporary/modern dance
Presentation type: Contemporary

VOU is an explosive and vibrant Pacific experience that transports you to our island paradise rich in ancient stories, tradition and culture.

Through the medium of live music and dance, VOU (meaning new in Fijian), is the blending of old and new, traditional and contemporary.

Vou Fiji
locationAuckland
phone+64 9 376 00 60
emaildirector@pacificdance.co.nz
websitehttp://www.pacificdance.co.nz
AddressTop Floor, Rm 25, 147 Great North Road
 Arch Hill, Auckland 1021

~Pacific Dance New Zealand~

Contact: Iosefa Enari
Group Size: 3
Island: Pan Pacific
Presentation type: Other

Pacific Dance New Zealand  fosters and encourages the development of the Pacific dance sector of New Zealand. We are involved in running dance workshops, conferences and community events promoting Pacific dance in  New Zealand.

Pacific Dance NZ also has a number of tutors available covering a range of dance styles for school workshops/classes and private lessons.

~Pacific Dance New Zealand~

Dance school or studio

Cook Islands Dance with Lulu French

Contact: Tepaeru-Ariki Lulu French
Group Size: 1
Island: Cook Islands
Genre: Pacific traditional dance
Presentation type: Traditional

Tepaeru-Ariki was born and raised on the island of Aitutaki, Cook Islands and has Cook Islands Maori, Tahitian Maori, Spanish and English ancestry. She has been a ‘tamure’ dancer from a very young age and continued to dance since moving to Aotearoa. With her Masters degree in Medical Sciences along with her extensive Cook Islands dance experience, she has been a Science teacher and lead tutor for the Cook Islands Cultural Group at James Cook High School (Manurewa, Auckland) for the past two years. Tepaeru-Ariki has choreographed national and international touring Cook Islands groups and is a long standing member of the infamous Auckland based Cook Islands dance group, Anuanua Dance Troupe.

Available for private lessons to both adult and youth. Also available to do solo and group performances of Cook Islands dance.

Find me on Facebook at - www.facebook.com/CookIslandDanceLuluFrench

Cook Islands Dance with Lulu French
locationAuckland, New Zealand
phone02108374545
emaildreamcatchersww@gmail.com
websitehttp://jazminecox.wix.com/dreamcatchersworldww
AddressE2/27 Inverness Road
 Browns Bay, Auckland 0630

DreamCatchers WorldWide

Contact: Jazmine Cox
Group Size: 6
Island: Aotearoa NZ
Genre: Hip hop
Presentation type: Cabaret/Showcase

"DreamCatchers WorldWide" is a multi-cultural youth arts company that incorporates everything that is hopeful, positive and inspirational in a world that at times can be challenging. Double Gold World Hip Hop Champion, Jazmine Cox, aims is to give young people in New Zealand a place to dream...to aspire to inspire...to live out their hopes and fears and to eventually "Catch a Dream"...their own dreams... and live them out as reality. Through DreamCatchers WorldWide, Jazmine will be organising showcases, workshops, performances, community projects, charity functions, educational lectures, spoken word, health and fitness, nutrition and more, all with the intention for people to all 'Catch a Dream'. It is not necessarily about beating down other competition, but about beating your fears through becoming the "best version of yourself".

DreamCatchers WorldWide
locationPonsonby and Otara
phone09 376-9368 and 0210-245-1971
faxN/A
emailaruna@thehulajourney.co.nz
websitewww.thehulajourney.co.nz/
AddressLeys Institute Hall
 20 St Marys Rd, St Marys Bay, Auckland

Hula Journey

Contact: Aruna Po-Ching
Island: Other - Pasefika
Genre: Pacific traditional dance
Presentation type: Traditional

Hula Journey (previously Halau Ka Waikahe Lani Malie) brings Hawaiian hula to Auckland.

Learn Hawaiian hula at classes in the beautiful Leys Institute Hall (20 St Marys Rd  St Marys Bay) on a Monday. Halau Ka Waikahe Lani Malie (Peaceful Heavenly Flowing Waters school) is a Hawaiian school for children from 6 years up to adults. Learn the oli (chants), kahiko (ancient hula) and 'auana (modern hula) under the lineage of teachings of Blaine Kamalani Kia of the Ka Laua'e Foundation in Oahu, Hawaii. The school runs during normal school terms with private lessons offered to those who wish to dance the hula at their own private function or want to learn on their own or in small groups.

Hula Journey
locationAuckland City
phone021 467 332
emailsefa@xtra.co.nz
websitehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/KidsDancePacific/
Address1 Jason Ave
 Sandringham, Auckland 1025

Kids Dance Pacific

Contact: Iosefa Enari
Island: Pan Pacific

Kids classes, after school dance programmes, offering classes in siva Samoa, Cook Islands ura and siva afi for kids 5 to 15 years old.

Kids Dance Pacific
locationAuckland
emailmalumeasina@gmail.com
websiteFacebook.com/malumeasina
 Auckland

MALU MEASINA SAMOAN DANCE

Contact: Ulalemamae Te'eva Matāfai or Grace Tinetali
Group Size: 8
Island: Samoa
Genre: Pacific traditional dance
Presentation type: Traditional

The newly founded Malu Measina Samoan Dance Group was formed for Samoan women to appreciate & celebrate their ‘Malu' (traditional Samoan tattoo for women) or ‘Measina’ (treasure). Wearing a 'Malu' is mandatory for all dancers. The Malu Measina Samoan Dance Group is a subset of the Pacific Events & Entertainment Trust. It is an exciting opportunity for the dancers to use their 'Malofie' (Samoan traditional tattoo) as an expression of pride in their Samoan culture and to educate and empower the Samoan community. "The Malu Measina Samoan Dance group is a fresh movement of Samoan tama'ta'i showcasing to the world why Samoa is truly the matchless pearl of the Pacific. Contact us now for your next function / Launch / Birthday / Graduation Cremony / You name it.

MALU MEASINA SAMOAN DANCE
locationBlenheim, Marlborough
phone03 5973215
emaillose.samasoni@gmail.com
AddressMarlborough Girls College, 21 Mchlachlan st, Blenh
 134A Weld street, Redwood town, Blenheim, Blenheim 7201

Pasifika Performing Art

Contact: Lose Samasoni
Group Size: 55
Island: Tonga
Genre: Pacific traditional dance

This group includes all the Pasifika students that are currently enrol at Marlborough Girls' college and marlborough Boys' college. Some of the students were born and raised here in New Zealand and some migrated here recently. The students had the opportunity to learn and practice varieties of Pasific island dances and perform them during our community multicultural festival as well as at the Christchurch secondary school polyfestival. Our students that are doing level 1, 2, 3 will have the opportunity to be assessed and get credits for their performance towards their NCEA certificate.

location30 Desvoeux Rd. Suva
phoneMob: (679) 9999 966, Phone: (679) 3100 611
emailsachikosoro@gmail.com
websitehttp://www.voufiji.com
 

Vou Fiji

Contact: Sachiko
Group Size: 20
Island: Fiji
Genre: Pacific contemporary/modern dance
Presentation type: Contemporary

VOU is an explosive and vibrant Pacific experience that transports you to our island paradise rich in ancient stories, tradition and culture.

Through the medium of live music and dance, VOU (meaning new in Fijian), is the blending of old and new, traditional and contemporary.

Vou Fiji
locationAuckland
phone+64 9 376 00 60
emaildirector@pacificdance.co.nz
websitehttp://www.pacificdance.co.nz
AddressTop Floor, Rm 25, 147 Great North Road
 Arch Hill, Auckland 1021

~Pacific Dance New Zealand~

Contact: Iosefa Enari
Group Size: 3
Island: Pan Pacific
Presentation type: Other

Pacific Dance New Zealand  fosters and encourages the development of the Pacific dance sector of New Zealand. We are involved in running dance workshops, conferences and community events promoting Pacific dance in  New Zealand.

Pacific Dance NZ also has a number of tutors available covering a range of dance styles for school workshops/classes and private lessons.

~Pacific Dance New Zealand~

Freelance performer

locationBLENHEIM
phone0212354121 03 -5705521
emailclaudiaviti@hotmail.com
Address9 MARCH STREET SPRING CREEK
 BLENHEIM

KA ORI RAPA NUI

Contact: CLAUDIA QUIROGA
Group Size: 1
Island: Other - Pasefika
Genre: Pacific traditional dance
Presentation type: Traditional

Rapa Nui dance is a vibrant dance with movements of hips and hands. In each movement combined with song, it represents the stories and legends of Rapa Nui. Rapa Nui Polynesian dance is based on three types - ancestral, traditional and contemporary. The energy of Rapa Nui dance is a unique, energetic style. I have been a proffesional dancer in Rapa Nui (having danced for 9 years there). I am proud to offer my dance and Rapa Nui culture in New Zealand, offering workshops, cultural events and festivals. 

 KA ORI  RAPA NUI

Cook Islands Dance with Lulu French

Contact: Tepaeru-Ariki Lulu French
Group Size: 1
Island: Cook Islands
Genre: Pacific traditional dance
Presentation type: Traditional

Tepaeru-Ariki was born and raised on the island of Aitutaki, Cook Islands and has Cook Islands Maori, Tahitian Maori, Spanish and English ancestry. She has been a ‘tamure’ dancer from a very young age and continued to dance since moving to Aotearoa. With her Masters degree in Medical Sciences along with her extensive Cook Islands dance experience, she has been a Science teacher and lead tutor for the Cook Islands Cultural Group at James Cook High School (Manurewa, Auckland) for the past two years. Tepaeru-Ariki has choreographed national and international touring Cook Islands groups and is a long standing member of the infamous Auckland based Cook Islands dance group, Anuanua Dance Troupe.

Available for private lessons to both adult and youth. Also available to do solo and group performances of Cook Islands dance.

Find me on Facebook at - www.facebook.com/CookIslandDanceLuluFrench

Cook Islands Dance with Lulu French
locationAuckland
phone0212663154
emaillaraitia@yahoo.com
 Auckland

Lomina Araitia

Contact: Lomina Araitia
Island: Cook Islands
Genre: Pacific contemporary/modern dance
Presentation type: Contemporary

Kia Orana. My name is Lomina Meteri Araitia, born and raised in the Cook Islands. Dance has been apart of my life from a very young age thanks to my father and mother. They not only taught me the technical parts of it, but also taught me to embrace it, to feel every movement and to let the emotions come out of the words of my performance. Here in New Zealand I continue to share my passion for Pacific dance in my group Ura Tabu.

Lomina Araitia

Other dance professional

locationAuckland
phone+64 9 376 00 60
emaildirector@pacificdance.co.nz
websitehttp://www.pacificdance.co.nz
AddressTop Floor, Rm 25, 147 Great North Road
 Arch Hill, Auckland 1021

~Pacific Dance New Zealand~

Contact: Iosefa Enari
Group Size: 3
Island: Pan Pacific
Presentation type: Other

Pacific Dance New Zealand  fosters and encourages the development of the Pacific dance sector of New Zealand. We are involved in running dance workshops, conferences and community events promoting Pacific dance in  New Zealand.

Pacific Dance NZ also has a number of tutors available covering a range of dance styles for school workshops/classes and private lessons.

~Pacific Dance New Zealand~

Primary school dance/Secondary school dance/Tertiary level dance

locationAuckland
phone+64 9 376 00 60
emaildirector@pacificdance.co.nz
websitehttp://www.pacificdance.co.nz
AddressTop Floor, Rm 25, 147 Great North Road
 Arch Hill, Auckland 1021

~Pacific Dance New Zealand~

Contact: Iosefa Enari
Group Size: 3
Island: Pan Pacific
Presentation type: Other

Pacific Dance New Zealand  fosters and encourages the development of the Pacific dance sector of New Zealand. We are involved in running dance workshops, conferences and community events promoting Pacific dance in  New Zealand.

Pacific Dance NZ also has a number of tutors available covering a range of dance styles for school workshops/classes and private lessons.

~Pacific Dance New Zealand~
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