Papanui Dance Classes - Mondays
Papanui High School, 30 Langdons Road
Join us for a wide range of music from 80's through to current chart hits, Monday has a great upbeat feel to kick off the week appealing to a wide range of ages. There is water at the venue but no cups so please bring a named water bottle with you.
||Doors open / new dancers
||Variations Class / Beginners Review
We start with the basics followed by three moves which you can use in your social dancing. You do not need a partner as we rotate regularly in the class, however you can also stay with a partner if that is your preference.
Included in the evening is a 30 minute review session to ask questions and get one to one assistance.
This class is aimed at anyone who has attended more than 10 classes and is ideal for developing either lead or follow roles. We teach variations of beginner and easier intermediate moves often including aspects of styling and musicality. There is a short review after the class to ask questions and get one to one assistance.
Social dancing or freestyle is when we turns the lights down and enjoy continuous music until the end of the night.
This is a great time to meet other dancers, practise moves and dance skills to wide variety of music to suit all tastes.
Monday Facebook Group
Each night is its own dance community, for dancers' privacy we keep each group private and mainly only accept dancers who dance or intend to dance regularly.
- $16 for the evening
- $12 for Full Time students, Community Service card & SuperGold card holders
- Savings and bonus classes with credits and rewards
- New Beginners Pass - 5 weeks unlimited classes
Venue Map & Information
Papanui High School, 30 Langdons Road, Papanui, Christchurch
There are over 50 parking spaces in the school car park and over 100 spaces opposite the school.
View from Langdons Road with the hall in the background.
Hall as viewed from the car park, the entrance is on the left.
A couple of times a year, usually in June the venue is unavailable due to school productions. Keep an eye out in the newsletter, website and social media for details.
- Do I need a partner?
- You don't need a partner but if you have one then great so come on your own or with a friend
- We rotate partners during the class which allows people to progress much faster than they would if they stayed with the same partner where people end up compensating for each others mistakes
- While rotating is the most effective way to learn there are reasons why a couple may wish to stay together, let our taxi dancers know if you would like to stay with your partner during the class
- When can I start?
- Start anytime and on any day of the week that we run classes. We don't run terms or courses, any week is a good week to start. We get new people starting each week
- No need to book or phone ahead - just turn up
- Check our home page before you come - occasional venue changes occur when a school needs the use of their hall
- What do I wear to class?
- Whatever you feel comfortable in: street, office, smart, casual - it's all good. You will get warm so wear something cool or have a layer you can take off
- Wear comfortable shoes, preferably with a leather sole. Flat soled shoes are better than gym shoes, definitely no stilettos and no bare feet!
- What if I struggle?
- We have dedicated helpers called taxi dancers who are here for the new dancers
- There are no mistakes - only variations. Smile when it goes right 🙂 - laugh when it goes wrong! 😄
- What is the Review?
- The beginner review is a chance to consolidate what you’ve learned from class and meet other beginner dancers
- It’s a great opportunity to ask questions and get one to one assistance from our experienced taxi dancers
- We often split the review into two groups:
- Beginners - recently started
- Improvers - looking to move up to the next level
- How many people attend each night?
- Anywhere between 40 and 120 depending on the night and time of year, so there's quite a buzz to the classes
- What age of people go along?
- We have dancers in their teens through to their seventies
- Everyone's very friendly, check out each class night for specific information
- Anything else?
- Keep hydrated by bringing a water bottle with your name on it
- All venues have access to water