International Dance Day
Youthdance Education Trust present……
Saturday 2nd May
Te Papa Marae and Level Two Foyer, Te Papa
10.30am welcome on to marae by
WCC Councillor Ray Ahipene-Mercer
and Houghton Valley School Kapa Haka Group
10.44 – 2.30pm FREE Children’s and young people’s workshops
1 – 2.45pm FREE Adult demos in Level Two Foyer
3 -5pm FREE Dance performances on marae
As part of UNESCO’s global celebrations of International Dance Day on April 29th, Youthdance Education Trust has organised the Wellington International Dance Day festival at Te Papa. This FREE day of dance holds the philosophy that everyone can dance. The official message for 2009 is that Dance Day 2009 is dedicated to inclusive dance, to encourage all members of society into our classes and performances. Hence the day will open with a kapa haka performance from Houghton Bay School, followed by FREE dance workshops for children and young people in Irish, Samba, Jazz, Pre-school Creative Dance and Hip Hop dance styles. Plus FREE adult demo/have a go dance classes in Brazilian Forrro and Caperoeira, Cuban Fusion, Salsa and Swing.
A two hour FREE dance performance will occur in the marae (3-5pm) with over 17 Wellington regional dance groups performing.