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nesian dance class.

about.

 "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.

 

meet 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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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

 

Season 5

Poapoa | Season 5, Jun 20 - July 10

The season includes:
- Regular Short Online Classes designed for beginners to intermediate levels of dance experience.
- Three Sunday Beach Classes or Online Classes for those not in Auckland.
- Daily Dance Video Challenge

Monday - Friday : 10-15 minute class + send in your Dance Video Challenge
Saturday : send in your Dance Video Challenge
Sunday : Attend  Beach Class or do the Sunday Online Class (up to an hour) + send in your Dance Video Challenge.

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season plan.

There are no plans available.

 

Dance Video Challenge

Each season has a Dance Video Challenge.

The aim is to send in a video every day for 21 days.

Film yourself doing the ‘dance focus’ for the season and send in your video for the day via IG/email or fb messenger. Part of your Dance Video Challenge will be posted up on the @nesian.dance.class Instagram story. 

Get to the floor for 21 days!

 
 
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