Links to On-line Directories and Folk Organisations

Here you'll find links to folk dancing and resources of interest to dancers around New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific. Also see:

New Zealand General Dance Directories

DANZ - Dance Aotearoa NZ has events, feature articles, and a directory of NZ and other links. www.danz.org.nz

Te Puna Web Directory - many New Zealand dance-related links, run by the National Library of NZ, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa. webdirectory.natlib.govt.nz/dir/en/nz/arts-and-literature/performing-arts/dance/

Kiwifolk Folk Clubs, Folk Festivals and Acoustic Festivals - www.kiwifolk.org.nz

Pacific Dance New Zealand (PDNZ) directory - dance workshops, conferences, community and professional events http://pacificdance.co.nz/directory.php

South Island Dance Network - southislanddancenetwork.org.nz

NZ Search Web directory has several pages of dance groups and clubs: www.nzs.com/recreation/recreational-dance/

NZ Pages lists some dance websites: www.nzpages.co.nz/arts_and_entertainment/dance/4/a/

@URL lists many happenings, resources and organisations. Includes a link to large page of arts happenings. url.co.nz

New Zealand Dance Organisations and Publications

New Zealand Morris Dancing Directory. www.geocities.com/bedlammorris/

Machol Pacifica - Website centred around Israeli folk-dance camps held annually in New Zealand. macholpacifica.org.nz

Middle Eastern Dance Association of NZ - events, classes, costumes, photo gallery and more. medanz.org.nz

Polish Association in Wellington - ph. +64(4)9778826 - e-mail: If unable to click on it, please type into your e-mail

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - tuition and events are available almost everywhere - www.rscdsnzb.org.nz.

Auckland University Hispanic Club - listings of Latin dance classes and events. www.geocities.com/hispanic_club/

CeRoc - The Modern Jive. www.ceroc.co.nz

Capoeira - homepages.paradise.net.nz/leof/classes.html - classes in Auckland, Wellington and Melbourne.

ContraDance at eventfinder.co.nz. Visit the Contra Dance Primer  for  lots of information about contra dancing, figures, techniques and etiquette.

Jambalaya Festival - jambalaya.co.nz

New Zealand Modern & Classical Sequence Dance Federation - www.sequencedancing.org.nz

Tony's NZ Rock and Roll Club Directory lists clubs all over New Zealand. geocities.com/rockinsnow/

New Zealand Line Dancing website lists dance instructors and gives some history. www.nzld.net.nz

New Zealand Folk Club Directory (kiwifolk.org.nz) lists folk music clubs and some Irish and Morris dance classes and groups.

WOMAD - womad.co.nz

Ballroom, Tango, etc. etc. www.wheretodance.co.nz (seems to be mainly Auckland studios and schools of dance)

Australia and Oceania


New Wave - dances for children, with instructions, music and videos: www.new-wave-folkdancing.org.nz

Sit­Dancing - dance programme based on traditional folk dances from around the world, adapted and transformed to enable people of all ages and abilities to enjoy dancing while sitting down and/or standing.

Historical Dances - website with many useful pages, and CDs and books for sale - including The Lost Dances of Earthly Delights, The Christmas Carol Dance Book, and other publications.

Contra Dance primer: visit www.hamiltoncontra.ca/primer.html for  lots of information about contra dancing, figures, techniques and etiquette

Ministry For Culture & Heritage Cultural Funding Guide - use to identify potential sources of grants and donations: funding.mch.govt.nz

Folkdance Music.net - notes, lyrics, MP3s, videos folkdancemusic.net

The Benefits of Dance article at Latinissimo

There are heaps of sites relating to International Folkdance outside of NZ and we don't need to build another index...! Try starting with:

International - Search Engines and Directories

Society of Folk Dance Historians

Folk dance searches: Google or Yahoo

...and www.folkdancing.org say they have 200 web pages containing detailed listings of 3,000 folk dance groups and 1,000 special events throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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