Pacific Dance New Zealand NEWS

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PDNZ August update
31 Aug 2011

August Update: 

The Pacific Dance Artist in Residence programme finished with a bang at the end of July. This year's resident - Keneti Muaiava - wowed the audience at Mangere's Metro Theatre and successfully presented his show - Past, Present, Future. You can read more about this in the New Zealand Theatre Review of the show - here

Pacific Dance NZ is also looking forward to the upcoming Pacific Dance Choreographic Laboratory and working with Neil Ieremia who will be this year's choreographic mentor in the lab. We're picking this year's lab is going to be a blast and would like to remind interested dancers and choreographers to please get your 'expressions of interest' into us. The deadline is September 6th.

We also have a number of workshops going on as well as awaiting this year's - Kowhiti Dance Festival in Wellington - which is looking good. In July/August we have also been involved in this year's Youth Arts Expo and will be running dance workshops at the next expo being held in Whangarei on August 6th.

Check out the highly anticipated Pacific musical - 'The Factory' -running until September 10th at the Mangere Arts Centre. Not to be missed. Click here for tickets.  

Dance Classes for Kids

Registrations are open for our Pacific dance classes for term 3 and the classes are on!! Check out our classes page for more info.

Siva Samoa Term 1

What a great opportunity for your child to learn Pacific dance.   

Dates for the year: 

Pacific Dance Classes For Children
(Term 3)
Samoan siva for girls - Tuesdays (4pm - 5pm), $2. Cook Islands dance for girls - Wednesdays (4pm - 5pm), $2. Pacific Dance for Boys - Fridays (4pm - 5pm), $5. Location - Trades Hall, 147 Great North Rd 

Choreographic Lab

(26th September - 14th October, Mangere Arts Centre)
This is the first year in which we will be running our choreographic lab separate to the dance fono. This opportunity offers three choreographers the chance to develop works. Check out our choreographic lab page for more info. 


For other news and updates, be sure to check DANZ at and you can download the DANZ brochure of what's coming up in 2011.


Pacific Dance New Zealand, P.O Box 5072, Wellesley Street, Auckland, New Zealand 

 Office: Top Floor, Rm 25, 147 Great North Road, Auckland 1021, New Zealand

Phone +64 9 370 0487