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"Our class is challenging in the best of ways... It moves your body, your mind, your heart and shifts the way you see yourself". - Julia 

Our online classes allow for a flexibility to fit your schedules. They are short classes designed to keep you connected to your body and the way we move across our Oceanic region, on the daily.

Longer classes and dance tutorials are available in our drop in class section as well so there is something for everyone. 

Nesian Dance Class is an offering from Julia, sharing her many and diverse cultural dance experiences.

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Season 4

Pani | Season 4, 3 May - 23 May 
    focus - Faarapu Commitment Challenge and Kiwai Danis 

 
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Daily Classes

For 21 days we’ll do a 7-15 minute class from Monday to Saturday ending with each seasons focus. 

We’ll move through different dance from various locations throughout Oceania but will always end with the commitment challenge. 

On Sundays we dance at Campbells Bay Beach. Follow the link below if you prefer to dance with us face to face.

Register for Sunday Drop in classes.

 

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Ori Tahiti

Attending the Ori Tahiti Training Courses from 2009 to 2014 at the Conservatoire artistique de la Polynésie française Te Fare Upa Rau in Papeete, Tahiti was life changing in the best of ways.

 

Achieving level six was one of the most challenging dance journeys and learning under Mamie Louise Kimitete and the many 'mana' full women at Te Fare Upa Rau was an absolute honour and privilege. So thankful to have heard, seen and felt the passion for Tahitian culture. Today I share the strength in being a woman that I came to appreciate whilst learning Ori Tahiti. 

- Julia

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About the Commitment Challenge

Each season has a commitment focus. 

 

If you wish, you can partake in the commitment challenge for the season. Once class is finished you send in your video of your commitment challenge for the day via IG/email or fb messenger.

Your commitment challenge video will be posted up on the nesian.dance.class IG story. 

Once you miss a day the challenge is over. 

The most improved and committed to the commitment challenge wins a free season of Nesian Dance Class.

 

Payment

Pay for the course via PayPal or DD 

Each season fee is NZD$65.

Payment for seasons will be due the Friday in the first week of each season.

Season Payment can be paid direct deposit to 

New Zealand - 

BANK: ANZ

NAME: J M Gray

ACCOUNT: 06-0115-0339338-00

Australia - 

BANK: ANZ

NAME: GRAY JULIA MAGEAU

BSB: 015010

ACCOUNT: 561460541

Or Via paypal

 

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Once payment is processed you can 

Become a Nesian Dance Class Member and gain access to the class access page on this website.

Join the Nesian Dance Class account on Instagram.

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Check the Class-Access Page daily, 

class will be uploaded by 10am (NZ - GMT+12)

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'Found Words' - Photo by Raymond Sagapol

About Julia

JULIA MAGE'AU GRAY

MEKEO PEOPLE
BORN 1973, PORT MORESBY, CENTRAL PROVINCE, PAPUA NEW GUINEA


LIVES AND WORKS IN AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Julia Mage'au Gray is a dancer, choreographer, skin marker (tattooist), photographer and film-maker who is interested in exploring her Papuan and Mekeo heritage within an urban Australian and New Zealand context. Her performances frequently combine dance with evocative video narratives. Now based in Auckland, Gray co- founded the performance group Sunameke in 1997. Dress or adornment, including the marking of the body with tatu (tattoo), is often of particular significance in her performances and films.

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