A call to boys who love to move! This fun outdoor class aims to get boys moving creatively. It introduces boys to a range of dance techniques including movement improvisation, contemporary dance and African dance styles...
The class is led by one of New Zealand's most experienced dance educators, Clare Battersby, who is joined by guest male professional dance tutors.
Clare is inspired to get boys moving together creatively and intergenerationally, so they feel both motivated and inspired by their peers.
Similar classes for boys have proved extremely successful internationally. At The 2018 Child WDA International Dance Conference, international delegates praised the enthusiasm, creativity and dynamism of the Adelaide Urban Activators intergenerational boys dance group.
“Urban Activators provides an excellent service to our community by creating an environment where young boys and young men feel comfortable and challenged to participate in dance and creative expression.”
Susan R. Koff, Ed.D., Director Dance Education Program, NYU Steinhard
Students must book online prior to attending, for health and safety reasons, drop-ins are not permitted.
Location: These classes will take place in an open air field behind Studio 2 at TAPAC. Please note that TAPAC is not open under the current Alert Level so TAPAC facilities (including toilets) will not be accessible. The neighbouring school (Western Springs College) will also be out of bounds for health and safety reasons.
We recommend you bring:
- A yoga mat or waterproof picnic blanket for floor work and protection if the ground is slightly damp/cold etc.
- Shoes/socks (optional – there are some grass prickles here and there)
- Mask use recommended
- 2-metre physical distance adhered to
You will be notified by 8.30am (via email) the day of the class if the class cannot continue outdoors. In the event that a class cannot be held outdoors, the class will be delivered online instead and a Zoom link will be made available to you.
A maximum of 24 students and parents are permitted to attend this class. We recommend that a parent stays present during the class or is nearby.