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      Feb 2018

      Rotorua Symphonic Band Rehearsal

      Looking for something musical to do? The Rotorua Symphonic Band is a concert ensemble of woodwinds (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, alto & tenor saxophone, etc), brass (trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone/euphonium, tuba, etc) and percussion players of all ages - and we always welcome musicians from our community to come out and play. We meet weekly on Wednesdays at the Band Room on Amohau Street - beside Pak n Save and the Shambles Theatre. We play a wide range of popular band arrangements and classical compositions. Stop by to see what we are all about - join us in playing or just have a listen! *February rehearsals will be prep for our performance at the Rotorua Government Gardens Rotunda on Sunday 25 February.

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      Feb 2018

      Teen Advanced Hip Hop Class

      Hip-hop involves a wide range of styles but is characterized by isolations (moving a certain body part independently from others), breaking, locking & popping. What distinguishes hip-hop dance from other forms of dance is that it is often freestyle (improvisational) in nature and hip-hop dance crews often engage in freestyle dance competitions, colloquially referred to as battles. Crews, freestyling, and battles are identifiers of this style. Hip Hop is a lot more relaxed and open to interpretation than Ballet or Jazz and emphasis is placed on more on musicality than technique – how you ‘feel’ or interpret the music. Hip hop is an entertaining and often humorous dance form set to current music (always age appropriate at Rise Dance Co).

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      Feb 2018

      Cuban Street Party - Rotorua Night Market

      Join us when the Cubans take over the Rotorua Night Market! The Aotearoa Cuban Festival instructors and participants will entertain and educate you while you enjoy the boutique style shopping experience, the best the region has to offer in arts, crafts and produce from local growers. Taste the variety of ethnic cuisine (including Croatian, Indian, French patisseries, handmade Italian pasta and of course local kai). We have free classes for all- join in you will love the fun. Our international artists (highly trained Cuban Dancers) will lead us all in some interactive entertainment. Don't miss out! Come down and join us for some amazing free energising fun for the entire family!

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      Feb 2018

      Cuban Dance Showcase and Party

      Exotic dance show that will take you on a journey through Cuban and Latin Dance. This is an evening of entertainment that will submerse you into the spiritual and sublime sounds and sights of Cuban Carnival on our very own shores of Aotearoa. Take a dash of Latin rhythms, mix with a passionate splash of Cuban history and ignite with some of the hottest dancers this side of Havana and you have a new show that’s sure to be a tempting cocktail of all things Cuban. Cuba's parties are soaked in happiness with exotic music and joyful dances. The idea is to bring the joy, passion and flavors of the Cuban Culture to Rotorua, with the help of the community, dance schools and artists from New Zealand and overseas. Local and international dancers take the stage to give you a showcase not to be missed. Whether you want music, dance, culture, spirituality or just the party of a lifetime, we have a Cuban festival to suit you.

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      Feb 2018

      9-12 Year Old Jazz, Rotorua Studio

      Jazz dancing is fast paced but its movements are still soft.  Dancers are taught to be graceful but at the same time move energetically and with expression. Our Jazz classes combines modern Jazz technique taught with today’s popular music.

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      Feb 2018

      Adult Contemporary Class

      Contemporary dance is not so much a specific dance technique as it is a compilation of different techniques. Contemporary dance involves integrating the mind/body connection with dance movements. There is an emotional connection to this style of dance and it is often quite deep and dramatic set to slower music. There is a lot of floor work in contemporary. Ballet emphasises a uniform look with perfect lines whereas contemporary is more open to interpretation with the dancer using gravity to pull them down, closer to floor level.

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      Feb 2018

      Teen Jazz Class

      Jazz dancing is fast paced but its movements are still soft. Dancers are taught to be graceful but at the same time move energetically and with expression.  Our Jazz classes combines modern Jazz technique taught with today’s popular music.

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      Feb 2018

      Little Groovers (3 & 4 Year Olds)

      For pre-schoolers aged 3 & 4. This dance class incorporates lots of props & costumes. Introduction to many dance styles – ballet, jazz & urban. Fun filled class with stimulating music from around the globe.Not a traditional ballet class, but a class incorporating of a fun mix of dance genres for your little one to experience. The timetable is subject to change and classes will only proceed if we have sufficient enrolments a week before the start date, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Refunds will apply for classes which do not proceed.