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International Dance Day

Join the all-ages party as global dance takes over Te Papa with workshops, performances and films. Includes family dance workshops on Te Marae.


  • When | Āhea Sun 26 Apr 2020, 10.15am–4.00pm
  • Where | Ki hea
    Throughout Te Papa
  • Cost | Te utu Free event

To protect against the risk of covid-19, events aren’t happening until further notice.

Te Papa covid-19 coronavirus information

Celebrate UNESCO’s International Dance Day by trying out some new steps – we have fun, free workshops for all ages and abilities. Performances by local groups reflect the rich diversity of dance in Wellington.

Presented by the YouthDance Education Trust.

Have your film shown in Soundings Theatre during International Dance Day

Calling dancers, choreographers, filmmakers, and students. We want to show your dance films on the big screen!

Registration closes 13 March.

Find out more about how to submit your film

A man dances and a crowd follows


International Dance Day workshop with Koffie Fugah. Photo by Alexander Garside, courtesy of Youthdance Education Trust

People dancing


International Dance Day workshop, 2018. Photo by Alexander Garside, courtesy of Youthdance Education Trust