Nesian Dance Class
Be prepared to learn how women from across our region move. A high intensity 'Nesian' dance class designed for women to dance, laugh and learn. With movement drawn from different parts of Oceania, (Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia) this class focuses on developing strength and stamina.
Classes are taught by Julia Mageau from 'Sunameke Productions, '.
and is open to all levels of expertise.
"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
Come dance, sweat and laugh with us.
Kia Ora Ladies,
To adapt to our changing times
I’ll be offering online classes
over 8 seasons for the rest of this year.
One season runs over four weeks and includes four classes a week:
Tuesday, 10am - 11am (NZ - GMT +12)
Thursday, 10am - 11am (NZ - GMT +12)
Friday, 10am - 11am (NZ - GMT +12)
Sunday, 10am - 11am (NZ - GMT +12)
The classes each week will be LIVESTREAMED here on sunameke.com
The classes remain online for the week in case the scheduling doesn't suit.
Class will also be available for those that use Zoom.
Each season fee is $65.
Include your name and the name of the course.
Payment for seasons will be due
on the Friday of the first week of each season.
Online | Nesian Dance Class
Aga’o | Season 1, 23 March - 19 April
focus - Selilele
Learning two dances from Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea and Tahiti. Working across two cultural ways of movement expressing the same story.
Gua | Season 2, 27 April - 24 May
focus - Auerem
Learning two dances from Kivai, Papua New Guinea and Tahiti. Working across two cultural ways of movement expressing the same story.
Oiso | Season 3, 1 June - 28 June
focus - Lili
Learning two dances from East New Britain, Papua New Guinea and Tahiti. Working across two cultural ways of movement expressing the same story.
Pani | Season 4, 6 July - 2 August
focus - Cherish
A dance based in ori tahiti movement that cherishes the strength and resilience of women.
Ima | Season 5, 10 August - 6 September
focus - Anapanapa
Learning an Aparima dance to the song Anapanapa, sung in Tahitian and Tok Pisin, Papua New Guinea.
Gea | Season 6, 14 September - 11 October
focus - Uda Manuna
Learning a contemporary drum dance based in various PNG cultural movement. Centred around birds dancing and reflects the joy of women gathered together.
Geagua | Season 7, 19 October - 15 November
focus - Samba
A popular dance style of Afro-Brazilian origins and it’s adaptation into Ori Tahiti. Ori Tahiti and its influence on Papuan Culture.
Geaoiso | Season 8, 23 November - 20 December
focus - Tatatau
Learning a dance centred around the pride of wearing tatau.
The Transform Series: Ep 3, Nesian Dance Class with Julia
A LIVE NESIAN dance class with Julia Mage'au Gray of Sunameke Productions. A 22 minute high intensity "Nesian' dance classed designed for women to dance, laugh and learn. Movement drawn from different parts of the Pacific (Melanesia, Polynesia and Micronesia) this is a great class that focuses on developing strength and stamina.