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Gateway to folk, ethnic, and cultural dance in NZ

Special Event!

Folk Dance New Zealand 21st Birthday National Workshop - 23 - 25 September - Gisborne

Rhythm & Grapevines

"Getting folks dancing out east"

Folk Dance NZ is 21 years old! To mark this coming of age in the North Island we are gathering in Gisborne for a ‘home-grown’ weekend of dance and music.

Workshops will feature Greek, Portugese and Armenian dance, with space reserved for revising old favourites. A fabulously fun dance party will follow.

Register now! Download the information sheet for details:

Also: don't miss Machol Pacifica, 21-24 October!

Member Organisations

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Ruritanian International Folk Dance Club

Auckland classes, contacts, magazine and photos ruritanians.folkdance.nz

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Farandol

Christchurch recreational folk dancing farandol.folkdance.nz

Folk Dance Resources and Publications

The following are some productions by folk dancers in NZ (not necessarily associated with Folk Dance NZ).

Folkdancers' OwnFolkdancers' Own

Magazine-style newsletter and journal of folk dancing in New Zealand

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Nationwide directory of Israeli Dance classes, national camps, contacts, blog, etc.

Annual camp and workshops

macholpacifica.org.nz

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Sit­Dancing by Marcel Baaijens

A dance programme based on traditional folk dances from around the world, adapted and transformed to enable people of all ages and abilities to enjoy dancing while sitting down and/or standing.

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New Wave Folkdancing

Resources for Children and Teenagers

new-wave.folkdance.nz

Featured Links

DANZ - Dance Aotearoa NZ has events, feature articles, and a directory of NZ and other links

Kiwifolk Folk Clubs, Folk Festivals and Acoustic Festivals

NZ Association of Dance Teachers - a national organisation which provides a network for dance teachers of all styles and idioms.

Te Puna Web Directory - many New Zealand dance-related links, run by the National Library of NZ, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa

Our sister organisation is Folk Dance Australia 

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