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Dance
  • Saturdays, to
    09:00 am - 09:45 am
$8 per class
Clare Battersby
TAPAC class

Leap, laugh and learn while we Zoom into your living room! These fun sessions with leading dance educator Clare Battersby will activate young bodies and imaginations...

Sessions will apply key contemporary dance concepts along with creative tasks, movement games and dancing stories... 

What fun will be had!

For week one, participants will need:

  • Several soft toy friends to get dancing with
  • Five autumn leaves from your garden
  • Some pens and paper to draw with after the session finishes
  • Comfortable clothes or your favourite costume you can move in

All Zoom links are sent to you automatically 30 minutes before the class starts but if you do not receive a link or are unable to find it please email [email protected]

Please try to join the class 5-10 minutes before so that the tutor can sort out any issues and direct you in how to optimise your Zoom settings for a better experience before they get the class started. We recommend that you use a device which has a microphone, speakers and camera for all TAPAC classes. You will be asked at the beginning of each class to turn on your microphone and camera to say hello. After this you may turn off your camera if you choose.

Teaching artist

Clare Battersby TAPAC

Clare Battersby

Clare Battersby is one of New Zealand’s most experienced dance educators, and a treasured, long-term tutor at TAPAC. Clare has a Graduate Diploma in Movement & Dance from the University of Melbourne and has taught dance to young Aucklanders for over 25 years. She creates classes where dance skills are explored, developed and extended in a safe, creative and encouraging environment. Clare also creates and performs her own delightful outdoor events for children. “I love to encourage children to express their natural desire to leap for the stars, roll across the earth and run through empty spaces.” In 2014, Clare received a Kiwibank New Zealander of the year Local Hero award.