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  • Saturdays, to
    10:30 am - 11:30 am
Clare Battersby
TAPAC class

Children engage in creative movement 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.

"Clare is so inspiring. The course is helping my daughter grow her physical awareness and explore movement. I tried to bribe her one weekend to miss the class and nothing could induce her to miss it!"

COVID UPDATE (1 Sep 2021) : This class will be held via pre-recorded video tutorials combined with shorter online Zoom sessions on Saturday morning.

We are planning to hold make-up classes for the classes missed in the first few weeks of Level 4 lockdown. If ongoing Covid restrictions mean we are not able to hold these make-up classes, you will be refunded for classes not held.

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.