dance dance dance School TERM 3 – New Schedule

   Contemporary dance artist, choreographer, and Oratia local Christina Houghton is bringing dance  to the Settlers Hall.      So check out the new Term 3 timetable ,  book in and dance!

Creative/Contemporary/Dance Jam/dance making for all ages.

Oratia Small Hall  (behind the settlers hall)- 569 West Coast Road, Oratia.

Christina Houghton's photo.

Teacher Christina Houghton (MCPA) contact for enquiries 02102237414  or 098149540

dance dance dance School 2014offers creative, contemporary and dance jam classes for ages 5-11 after school at Oratia Settlers Hall as well a preschool classes. All abilities welcome.      dance dance dance School aims to develop a dancers awareness of their own moving bodies through space in relation to the floor, music and others in an encouraging and creative environment. They will experience a range of dance techniques and performance skills that will form a strong base for dancing just for fun aswell as build a great foundation towards a future in dance. There will also be opportunities to make and perform dance for the community. dance dance dance School is a strong advocate of safe dance practice and inclusive accessibility to all classes. We operate a supporting encouraging environment that aims to open creative potential of the students.



Tuesdays Dance movers  – Age 4-5

Creative dance using creative imagery to encourage children’s free exploration of movement through time, space using rhythm and imagination.

Thursdays Dance makers – Age 6-8

Creative contemporary dance – Students learn basic contemporary dance movement along side creative improvisation and dance making through improvisation to imagery and music.

Thursdays Dance Makers Jam Age 9-11

Contemporary dance fusion with hip-hop. Students further their own vocabulary and experiment with dance making skills for creating their own dance jams with others.


TIME TABLE – TERM 3 – July th 23 rd 2014  (9 weeks)



3:20 – 4:20     Dance movers 5 yrs                                                    $100



3:20 – 4:20     Dance makers 6-8 yrs                                                $100

4:20 – 5:20     Dance makers jam 8-11yrs                                         $100

Drop in classes $12


Discount available for two classes per week or two children per family      $190

Term 3 Classes Start on Tuesday 24th July

Please register your interest at call or text 02102237414

Pick-ups possible for those children coming from Oratia District school TBC.




Christina Houghton is currently a practicing dance artist researcher in Auckland choreographing and performing in many performance festivals and events in Auckland such as OCEANIC PERFORMANCE BIENNIAL, AUCKLAND BLACKOUT PERFORMANCE ASSEMBLY, TEMPO and SHORT AND SWEET DANCE, THEATRE 466. She originally studied and taught dance in Dunedin at OTAGO UNIVERSITY. She recently completed a Post Graduate Diploma and Masters and Creative and Performing Arts at THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND specialising in site specific performance on environmental issues while also teaching university students. She is now starting dance dance dance School where she plans to share her comprehensive knowledge in contemporary dance techniques, improvisation, somatic dance practice, performance and promoting dance as a way of life. By starting with our kids.