International Dance Day

Join the all-ages party as global dance takes over Te Papa – everything from Cuban Salsa to Scottish Cèilidh. Includes dance workshops for kids on Te Marae.

  • When | Āhea Sun 28 Apr 2019, 10.45am–4.00pm
  • Where | Ki hea
    Throughout Te Papa
  • Cost | Te utu Free event

Celebrate UNESCO’s International Dance Day by trying out some new steps – we have fun, free workshops for all ages.

Presented by the YouthDance Education Trust.

People dancing


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


Performance, Forecourt

10.45–10.55am Flashmob

Wellington Foyer, Level 2

11am Welcome

Workshops, Wellington Foyer Level 2

11.10am–11.45pm Hip Hop

11.45am–12.30pm West African

12.30–1.15pm Scottish Cèilidh

1.15–1.30pm Performance interlude

1.30–2pm Samoan Sasa

2–2.45pm Cuban Salsa


Kids friendly Workshops, Te Marae Level 4

12–12.30pm Hawaiian

12.30–1pm Ballet

1–1.30pm Capoeira (Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music)

1.30–2pm Jazz


Performance, Te Marae Level 4

3–4pm Performance by 12 community dance groups

Kids taking part in a dance workshop


International Dance Day kids' workshop, 2018. Photo by Alexander Garside, courtesy of YouthDance Education Trust