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International Dance Day

International Dance Day

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  • Sun 30 Apr ’17, 10:45am – 4:00pm


Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission


Te Papa

Join the all-ages party as global dance takes over Te Papa - everything from Bollywood to Hawaiian hula. Come to a workshop, or enjoy an exuberant performance.

Celebrate UNESCO’s International Dance Day by trying out some new steps - we have fun, free workshops for all ages. See dances by community groups, and watch a series of inspiring short films.

Presented by the YouthDance Education Trust.

- 10:45am–10:50am: Opening performance - Le Dance starts the day’s events with a contemporary dance
- 11am–11:30am: Welcome and warm-up

- 11:30am–12pm: Bollywood
- 12pm–12:30pm: Hip-hop
- 12:30pm–1pm: Samoan Sasa
- 1pm–1:15pm: Performance interval - Israeli, African, and Afro-Cuban dances
- 1:15pm–2pm: Cuban salsa
- 2pm–2:40pm: Interactive dance
- 12pm–2pm: Kids’ workshops

- 12pm–12:30pm: Charleston and swing
- 12.30pm–1pm: Hawaiian hula
- 1pm–1:30pm: Circus hoops
- 1.30pm–2pm: Hip-hop
- 11am–3pm: Dance films
- 3pm–4pm: Community dance

Performances by 12 community groups, ranging from traditional Indonesian styles to contemporary Tokelauan dance.

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