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Dances of Africa


Thu 9 Apr 2020, 7:00pm–8:00pm

Where: Newtown Cultural Community Centre, Cnr Rintoul and Colombo Sts, Newtown, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Term 1 block (10 classes): $100.00
  • Casual Class: $15.00
  • Buy Tickets – 0276996918
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: jenbloomfield

Shake, shimmy and groove to the soulful rhythms of Africa, led by Jenny Bloomfield and accompanied with live drumming by Simon Elwell and African Beats NZ. You will be guided through a warm up, learn some moves, and put the choreography to music for an interactive high energy experience, followed by a relaxing stretch, so you leave feeling great! Bring water and come ready to have fun!

The cost is $10 per class if you enrol for the term ($100 for 10 classes) or $15 per class individually.

You can register at, pay via online banking (contact for bank details) or bring cash on the night (no EFTPOS onsite).

About the tutor:
Jenny is a dance artist and educator, dedicated to sharing joy and creating community through music and movement. Her classes are high energy, fun and inclusive. She is the founder and director of the Moringa Dancers, an African style muliticultural dance troupe in Wellington, who have come together from across the globe through a shared love of expressive movement and collaboration with live percussion.

She shares and performs traditional West African dances and rhythms and creative afro-inspired choreographies, all with a deep respect for the ancient and living communities these rhythms originate from. Jenny holds a Bana Kuma Dance Teacher Certificate, an African Drumming Facilitator Certificate, and a 350hr Dru Yoga Teaching Certificate, and has just returned from her second trip to Ghana on a drum and dance study tour led by Koffie Fugah.

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