Brene Brown talks about the inclusion of dancing, singing and laughing in her guide to wholehearted living. So get dancing and get wholehearted. Here’s firstly a directory of Dance Schools which currently offer Adult Dance classes in the Bay of Plenty, followed by a weekly timetable. Go get ’em tigers.

The Dance House Judea (027) 428 9981
Dance Avenue Greerton (021) 356 368
The Dance Institute Poike (07) 544 2900
Rise Dance Company Historic Village and various locations (07) 5788 780
Mount Dance Co Mt Maunganui (
07) 575 4400
Gillian Moore School of Dance Papamoa (07) 5424024
Tango and Cha Various (07) 5480548
Bella Barre Fitness Papamoa (021) 0418 741
The Studio Mt Maunganui (027) 5544 516
Dance Fusion Tauranga (021) 02573522
The Dance Factory NZ Bay of Plenty & Waikato
Bay Salsa Tauranga
Latin Dance Tauranga Tauranga
Art of Movement Tauranga

Monday
9.30-10.30am   Zumba   Rise Dance Company   Tauranga City
11.00-12.00pm    Tap   Dance Avenue   Greerton
5.00-6.00pm   Advanced Pole   The Studio   Mt Maunganui
6.oo-7.oopm   Intermediate Pole   The Studio   Mt Maunganui
6.oo-7.oopm   Zumba   Rise Dance Company   Arataki
6.00-6.45pm   Dance Crash Course   Mount Dance Co   Mt Maunganui
6.30-7.30pm   Beginners Salsa – walk in class   Bay Salsa   Tauranga
6.30-7.30pm   Open Bachata Course   Bay Salsa   Tauranga
6.45-7.35pm   Dancefit   Mount Dance Co   Mt Maunganui
7.00-8.30pm    Hoops   The Studio   Mt Maunganui
7.00-8.00pm   Tango and Cha   Beginners and Intermediate   KatiKati
7.20-8.05pm   Contemporary   Rise Dance Company   Tauranga City
7.30-8.30pm   Zouk foundation (beginner) The Dance Factory   Gate Pa
7.30pm              Ceroc Beginners   Dance Fusion   Arataki
7.45-8.45pm   Improver/Intermediate Salsa – walk in class  Bay Salsa   Tauranga
8.15pm               Ceroc Beginners   Dance Fusion   Arataki
8.30-9.30pm   Silks   The Studio   Mt Maunganui

Tuesday
12.00-1.00pm    Intermediate Open Pole   The Studio   Mt Maunganui
5.30-6.30pm   Contortion and Handstands  The Studio   Mt Maunganui
5.45-6.45pm   Zumba   Rise Dance Company   Greerton
6.30-7.30pm   Beg. C Pole   The Studio   Mt Maunganui
6.30-7.15pm   Beg. Hip Hop   Rise Dance Company   Tauranga City
7.00pm             Samba de Gafieira & Zouk Lambada   Latin Dance Tauranga   Tauranga City
7.15-8.00pm   Funk   Mount Dance Co   Mt Maunganui
7.30-8.30pm   Beg. B Pole  The Studio   Mt Maunganui
7.30-8.30pm   Tango and Cha   Beginners and Intermediate   Bethlehem
7.30-8.30pm   Ballet   Dance Avenue   Greerton

Wednesday
10.00-11.00am   Zumba   Rise Dance Company   Arataki
9.30-10.30am   Zumba (general + toning)   Rise Dance Company   Omokoroa
2.00-3.00pm   Ballet   Gillian Moore School of Dance   Papamoa
5.30-6.30pm    Beginner C Pole   The Studio   Mt Maunganui
5.30-6.30pm   Zumba   Rise Dance Company   Tauranga City
6.00-6.50pm   Ballet Fitness and Pilates ball workout   Mount Dance Co   Mt Maunganui
6.00-7.00pm   Ballet   Bella Barre Fitness   Papamoa
6.30-7.30pm   Beginner A Pole   The Studio   Mt Maunganui
6.30pm              Bellydancing   Art of Movement   Tauranga
7.00pm              Ceroc Beginners   Dance Fusion   Tauranga City
7.45pm               Ceroc Beginner Review  Dance Fusion   Tauranga City
7.30-8.30pm   Intermediate Pole  The Studio   Mt Maunganui
7.30-8.30pm   Tap   The Dance House   Judea
8.00pm              Ceroc Intermediate  Dance Fusion   Tauranga City
8.00pm              Ceroc Intro-Mediate   Dance Fusion   Tauranga City
8.00-9.30pm   Ballet   The Dance Institute   Poike
8.00-9.00pm   Dancing in the Dark   Venue: TBC
8.30-9.30pm   Beginner A Pole   The Studio   Mt Maunganui
8.45pm              Ceroc Freestyle   Dance Fusion   Tauranga City

Thursday
5.30-6.30pm   Intermediate Pole  The Studio   Mt Maunganui 
6.00-7.00pm   Beginner Adult Ballet   Bella Barre Fitness   Papamoa
6.30-7.30pm   Open Pole   The Studio   Mt Maunganui
7.00-7.45pm   Contemporary   Rise dance Company   Tauranga City
7.20-8.05pm   Dancefit Mount Dance Co   Mt Maunganui
7.30-8.30pm   Beginner A Pole   The Studio   Mt Maunganui

Friday
10am-11am   Zumba   Rise Dance Company   Te Puna
12.00-1.00pm   Beginner A Pole   The Studio   Mt Maunganui
1.00-2.00pm   Aerial Silks & Hoops   The Studio   Mt Maunganui
5.30-6.30pm   Static Pole Flow  The Studio   Mt Maunganui
6.30-7.30pm   Int/Adv Open Pole (and silks?)  The Studio   Mt Maunganui
7.00-8.00pm (first friday of every month)  Hip Hop Heels   Mount Dance Co Mt Maunganui
7.30-8.30pm   Beginner A Pole   The Studio   Mt Maunganui
7.30-8.10pm   Samba de Gafieira   The Dance Factory NZ   Arataki
8.10-9.30pm   Intermediate Contemporary Zouk   The Dance Factory NZ   Arataki
9.30-10.30am   Zumba   Rise Dance Company   Merivale

Saturday
9.30-10.30am   Ballet   Bella Barre Fitness   Papamoa

Sunday
REST DAY 

Non-weekly classes
Art of Movement is a dance school for adults (they don’t offer classes for kids) and work out of the Honey Bee Studio on Waihi Rd, Tauranga. They offer Belly Dance, Latin Fire, Pacific Fusion, Disco Diva, Charleston Flapper, Faux Gypsy & Burlesque. They also offer hens’ parties, wedding dances, short courses. Their regular weekly timetable offers combat, dance fit, choreography.

* Full Moon Fire and Drum Night – monthly for fire spinners (people who dance with fire poi, or light toys) Contact: Fiona McClure and/or Charlie Whiteley at Tauranga Fire & Drums

* Indian Classical Dance & Bollywood Dancing with Rupal Mehta rupalamehta@yahoo.com

* Hula Hoop Classes with Grace Raven Contact: HoopGrace

* Chakradance with Pippa Sherry Contact: ChakradanceNZ

* Dancing the Senses Awake with Soreya James

* Art of Flying or Ka ‘alele au with Erin   Contact: Satsang with Erin
Ka‘alele Au is a foundational tool learned by Kahuna navigators in order to see clearly, gain phenomenal endurance, and quick global understanding of all factors required for sound decision making. These same skills can assist us is the art of navigating the circumstances of our life. It’s a dynamic, moving meditation and like a martial art, it has many forms. It is also a way to access stores of energy in the body in order to perform all tasks well and a way to change situations that are blocking you by redeploying energy that has been misused.

For years this are was perfected and taught only by the Hawaiian Kahuna Navigators to their students. It was first taught to people outside of the Hawaiian bloodlines in 1989 by Erin’s teacher, the Kahuna Abraham Kawai’i. It was given to all people so that individuals could learn to navigate with fluidity, balance and coordination through the ocean of experience that is our lives.

Stay tuned for a martial art directory also featuring Chi Kung, Tai Chi, Aikido and Capoeira

Venues:
You could also stalk these venues as they have dance/movement events going on.
Arty House
Arataki Community Centre
Banks Hall (aka Scout Hall on the edge of May St reserve)
Mauao Performing Arts School

I’d love you to comment below if i’ve missed any classes, venues, monthly events off the list. Let’s get connecting and jiving with our good good bods.

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