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.

Please pay via PayPal

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. 

 

Julia Mage'au Gray from Sunameke Productions takes us through a short, Nesian dance class which explores movement from parts of Melanesia and Polynesia.

Via Coconet TV 

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"From Old to New Old, that's how we go forward..."

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Julia at Te Oro

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.

Via Pacific Dance NZ  

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