Classes

We hold classes every Monday and Wednesday evening during the university terms, with two classes each night. Our focus is to provide a fun, social atmosphere that always welcomes new members. No partner required! Classes are currently held in the Riccarton High School Hall on both Mondays and Wednesdays.

Class dates

Classes run every Monday and Wednesday evening during university terms. We sometimes run classes between terms. Keep an eye on our facebook page, emails to members and news for details.

Term dates

  1. Term 1: 18 February - 5 April
  2. Term 2: 29 April - 31 May
  3. Term 3 (Current): 15 July - 23 August
  4. Term 4: 9 September - 18 October

Dance Styles

All the dance styles we teach are partner dances. The main ones are:

  • Modern Jive, a flashy and fun dance set to modern dance music. It features plenty of fancy-looking spins and dips without complex footwork.
  • Bachata, a Latin dance from the Dominican Republic.
  • Salsa, a popular Latin dance with slightly more complex footwork.
  • We run occasional special classes introducing other styles. Examples include Cha, Zouk, Rock and Roll, Rueda. Keep an eye on our newsletters to see what's coming up!

The styles for 2019 are:

Term Styles
Term 1 Modern Jive, Bachata
Term 2 Modern Jive, Salsa, Cha Cha
Term 3 Modern Jive, Salsa
Term 4 Modern Jive, Salsa, Lindy Hop

Class Format and Times

For general classes (Modern Jive and Salsa), you can come and go for whichever classes you like, and you only pay once per week!

Time Activity
7:00-7:15pm Doors Open, Setup & Free Dancing
7:15-8:00pm Modern Jive
8:00-8:15pm Free Dancing
8:15-9:00pm Salsa
9:00-10:00pm Free Dancing
Time Activity
7:00-7:15pm Doors Open, Setup & Free Dancing
7:15-8:00pm Modern Jive
8:00-8:15pm Free Dancing
8:15-9:00pm Salsa
9:00-10:00pm Free Dancing

Pricing

As a non-profit organisation, we aim to keep our classes at a fraction of the cost of commercial studios.

Category First night in a week Second night in a week
Students $5 (11th week free) Free!
Non-students $7 (11th week free) Free!
Concession card (students) $40 for 11 weeks Free!
Concession card (non-students) $60 for 11 weeks Free!
Special classes and events $25 Lindy Hop (5 Classes)

Occasionally we'll run special offers for even cheaper classes. Keep an eye on our news!