New Price Structure from 1 June 2018

Fri 22 Jun: Venue Change to Papanui High School

Friday has a wide range of music from 80's through to current chart hits. It has a lively atmosphere with between 60 and 100 people aged 18 - 60. The hall has a huge floor and we provide mood lighting - ideal for getting into the weekend.

  • Avonhead School Hall, 55 Avonhead Road, Avonhead

We have use of the staff car park and there is plenty of street parking nearby. See below for a map and more info.

Fancy Freestyle Friday

Once a month (usually the third Friday) we have a longer period of social dancing and an opportunity to dress up a little bit more than usual for a special night out. There will still be a beginner class and review but no intermediate class and freestyle starting from 8:15pm.

Our next date is: Friday, 20 July 2018

Friday Beginners

We start with the basics followed by learning a few moves which you can immediately start to use in your social dancing.

You can start any week at any venue. Included in the evening is a 30 minute review session to ask questions and get one to one assistance.

7.25Easy warmup
7.30 Beginner Class
8.15Social dancing and practice
8.30 Beginner Review with the Taxi dancers.

Friday Intermediates

We want everyone to have fun and be safe at our dance classes. To help with this we have a Dance WoF (Warrant of Fitness) that we ask everyone to pass before joining an intermediate class.

  • We teach 2-3 moves, one of which may be repeated from the previous week.
  • We'll include extra technique points to help with safety and style.
  • There are 20 base moves and technique points that are often included each class.

After the class is a review with the teacher to ask questions and get one to one assistance.

8.30Intermediate Class
9.00Intermediate Review to 9.15 with the teacher.

Social Dancing

Social dancing / freestyle is the time to have some fun and put it all into practice. We turn the lights down and the volume up for party time!

8:15 - 8:30Easy tempo, shorter songs
9:00 - 10:15Great music variety!

We encourage everyone to ask each other to dance, sometimes this can be a little daunting but our culture is to accept invitations to dance and there's no pecking order!

Outside Class

After class people often go into town to dance to live music, join us on our Facebook group to keep in touch with what's going on:

Avonhead School

  • 55 Avonhead Road, Avonhead, Christchurch
  • The school is located on Avonhead Road just up from Yaldhurst Road.
  • There is some parking near the hall within the school as well as plenty of street parking nearby.
  • The entrance to the hall is at the front of the building near the road.