Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Dance if you do, dance if you don’t


NEWS RELEASE
18 September 2008

Dance if you do, dance if you don’t

Wellington City Council’s month-long dance festival has now reached the half-way point, and residents need to get their skates, or maybe their socks on if they want to catch some of the action over the next two weeks.

The Dance Your Socks Off! festival has already had lots of sold-out events, and festival programmer, Leanne Parsons says that if people are thinking on attending or taking part in any of the events, they really need to get going.

“Bats Theatre have had full houses so far, more than 250 people are turning up to ‘Dine and Dance Off’ events at the Southern Cross each week and people were turned away from the Roller Disco in Kilbirnie last weekend – it’s been a full-on festival,” she says.

Highlights coming up include the Back of the Bus Tour with the Java Dance Troupe – a bus tour of the city’s secrets, Dress Up and Dance for children, and the final of the Dine and Dance Off series is on this weekend.

“People can also stretch their legs at Civic Square tomorrow at lunchtime at a free Cuban fusion lesson. If it rains, just go to the Town Hall,” says Leanne.

The festival has a strong focus on participation and there are lots of great dance workshops on offer for anyone keen to learn some new dance moves.

Festival brochures are available from Feeling Great stands throughout the city, Wellington City libraries, swimming pools, recreation centres, and from cafés throughout the central city. You can also download the programme from www.feelinggreat.co.nz


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On DHB Deficits And Free Trade

Currently the world is looking on aghast at the Trump administration’s plans to slash Obamacare, mainly in order to finance massive tax changes that will deliver most of their gains to the wealthy. Lives will be lost in the trade-off. Millions of Americans stand to lose access to the healthcare they need.

Spot the difference with New Zealand, where DHBs are under intense pressure to reduce deficits within a climate of chronic underfunding. More>>

 
 

Greens' Response: Slum-Like Rentals Exposed In Renting Review

“...The grim findings of the review are a wakeup call about the true state of rentals in this country. Too many renters are festering in slum-like conditions under the thumb of landlords who have largely unchecked powers and ignore tenants’ complaints when it suits them.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Life And Times Of Peter Dunne

The unkind might talk of sinking ships, others could be more reminded of a loaded revolver left on the desk by his Cabinet colleagues as they closed the door behind them, now that the polls in Ohariu had confirmed he was no longer of much use to National. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Campaign Launch

One of the key motifs of Ardern’s speech was her repeated use of the phrase – “Now, what?” Cleverly, that looks like being Labour’s response to National’s ‘steady as it goes’ warning against not putting the economic ‘gains’ at risk. More>>

ALSO:

Lyndon Hood: Social Welfare, Explained

Speaking as someone who has seen better times and nowadays mostly operates by being really annoying and humiliating to deal with, I have some fellow feeling with the current system, so I’ll take this chance to set a few things straight.. More>>

ALSO:

Deregistered: Independent Board Decision On Family First

The Board considers that Family First has a purpose to promote its own particular views about marriage and the traditional family that cannot be determined to be for the public benefit in a way previously accepted as charitable... More>>

ALSO:

Transport Policies: Nats' New $10.5bn Roads Of National Significance

National is committing to the next generation of Roads of National Significance, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election