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Creative Movers (5-10 Years)

This class offers a fun and nurturing environment that celebrates the natural creativity of each child. 

Creative Contemporary Dance age 5-6 years dance TAPAC
  • Saturdays, to
    09:30 am - 10:30 am
Clare Battersby
TAPAC class

Children engage in creative movement and dance and learn about the potential of their body through the exploration of space, shape, time, energy and musicality. Through movement and creative tasks, students contribute their own individual movement style and ideas.

Some classes will be taken by a guest co-tutor.


Teaching artist

Clare Battersby TAPAC

Clare Battersby

Clare Battersby is one of New Zealand’s most experienced dance educators, and a treasured, long-term tutor at TAPAC. Clare has a Graduate Diploma in Movement & Dance from the University of Melbourne and has taught dance to young Aucklanders for over 25 years. She creates classes where dance skills are explored, developed and extended in a safe, creative and encouraging environment. Clare also creates and performs her own delightful outdoor events for children. “I love to encourage children to express their natural desire to leap for the stars, roll across the earth and run through empty spaces.” In 2014, Clare received a Kiwibank New Zealander of the year Local Hero award.