Fun social dance classes

Sunday, 1 September 2024


Essential Dips & Drops

This workshop is highly recommended for learning the correct and safe technique giving you greater skill and confidence with dips and drops.

It's a very popular workshop and once you've done it you can repeat it in the same role (i.e. lead or follow) for only 1 credit.

Dips and drops can be fun but are often underestimated in terms of the detail. We are NZ's most experienced teachers of these kinds of moves.

Date Sunday, 1 September 2024
Time 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where Avonhead School (map below)
Duration 3 hours

Please aim to arrive in good time to warm up and get ready. Attendance at the Workshop gives you free entry to a Tea Dance if one is held afterwards.

Workshop Content

Side Hook Sit

Seven moves covered in depth by 2 instructors to teach both lead and follow roles:

  • Ginger
  • Astaire
  • Seducer
  • Tango Drop
  • Travelling Return Dip
  • Roll In Dip
  • Side Hook Sit

Content is available online after the workshop.

Who Is This For?

  • Beginners who have been attending the improvers review (if you are unsure please speak to one of our teachers)
  • Experienced dancers wishing to develop both roles (lead and follow)
  • Anyone aiming to become a Taxi dancer or Teacher

Bear in mind:

  • We may limit the number of couples but don't worry this workshop is usually held twice a year
  • You do not need a partner to book a place on this workshop as we aim to match up leads and follows

This is often described by dancers as the most useful workshop they ever attend and the one they most often repeat.

Current Availability

The number of spaces currently available is given below:

Lead Spaces 14
Follow Spaces 15
Pricing and Booking
Entry TypeCreditsCashClosing Date
Everyone-3.0-Sun, 01 Sep, 2:00 PM
Standard Entry-$42.00Sun, 01 Sep, 2:00 PM
SuperGold Card-$30.00Sun, 01 Sep, 2:00 PM
Full Time Student-$30.00Sun, 01 Sep, 2:00 PM
Community Services-$30.00Sun, 01 Sep, 2:00 PM

Repeat Pricing

If you've done this workshop before then you can get a discount:

Entry TypeCreditsCashClosing Date
Everyone-1.0-Sun, 01 Sep, 2:00 PM
Standard Entry-$14.00Sun, 01 Sep, 2:00 PM
SuperGold Card-$10.00Sun, 01 Sep, 2:00 PM
Full Time Student-$10.00Sun, 01 Sep, 2:00 PM
Community Services-$10.00Sun, 01 Sep, 2:00 PM
Venue Information

Avonhead School, 55 Avonhead Road, Avonhead, Christchurch

There is some parking near the hall within the school as well as plenty of street parking nearby.

Venue Image
View from the road
Venue Image
Example of a class inside the hall

Foundation Workshops:

We recommend that dancers attend these workshops at least once during their time with us. Dancers can repeat the same workshop with the same role again at a discounted rate.