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  • Fridays, to
    05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Jessie McCall, Presley Ziogas
TAPAC class

Enjoy the exhilaration that comes from dancing through space with ease and confidence!

Contemporary dance is an accessible dance form that encourages both technique and creativity. Tutors bring their own personal movement vocabularies and choreographic styles, whilst teaching well-respected internationally-influenced techniques with a special New Zealand flavour.

This class is 'students only' to allow the students to retain focus and gain independence.

In the event of a rise in Covid-19 alert levels, this class may be delivered online during lockdown.

COVID UPDATE: This class scheduled for Friday 20 August has been cancelled and a make up class will be held once TAPAC re-opens. We will confirm the date for this when TAPAC re-opens. Should the lockdown be extended, then we will review the plan and update accordingly.

Teaching artist

Jessie McCall

Jessie McCall

Jessie is a freelance dance practitioner (BPSA Contemporary Dance). She is the founder of All You Can Eat Productions (The Way We Fall, Tassel Me This, Cover Lover) and co-founder of SOFT. co with Rose Philpott, (HEALR, INFLATED REBEL). She has been commissioned to create work for Footnote Dance Company, Unitec Dance Showcase, Okareka Youth Project and New Zealand Dance Company Youth Engagement. She has danced for choreographers including Kelly Nash, Michael Parmenter, Katie Burton, Shona McCullagh, Sarah Knox, Shani Dickens and Malia Johnston. Jessie was the Artistic Curator for Short + Sweet Dance Festival NZ (2012 - 2019), has been the Festival Producer for Tempo Dance Festival (2016) and tutors contemporary technique and choreographic practice at The Auckland Performing Arts Centre and in the Dept. Performing and Screen arts at Unitec.

Teaching artist

Presley Ziogas TAPAC

Presley Ziogas

Presley has a BPSA in Contemporary Dance from Unitec. Prior to her contemporary training, she represented New Zealand at the Hip Hop International World Championships and continues to bring her hip hop expertise into her contemporary work. Presley has danced with Atamira Dance Company, performing the lead role in their season of ‘Kotahi’, which opened the 2018 Tempo Dance Festival.  She also participated in the development of and toured with Louise Potiki-Bryant’s original work ‘Onepu’. Presley was invited to understudy Sarah Foster Sproull's 2017 development and premiere season of ‘Orchids’, which she also toured with. Presley's choreographic work has been exhibited in various platforms such as Short + Sweet Dance Festival NZ. She is a guest tutor for TAPAC’s contemporary and ballet classes.