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60 minutes

Performance Time: 4:00pm

Concession Rate:  Available for students with ID and seniors with Gold Cards. 

Children under 3 free providing they sit on parents' laps.

Wheelchair Access: Please visit TAPAC or call 098450295 to book seats that are accessible for wheelchairs.

Aspire Dance TAPAC

A Senior Dance Production Presented by Northern Dance Network. ASPiRE is a show with all kinds of dance, from jazz funk to Asian, from Flamenco to contemporary, ballroom to French folk dance. There’s something for everyone and all performed by seniors, some of whom are in their 80’s.

Older people dancing is part of the growing phenomena of  “Creative Ageing”, a concept known in many parts of the world but relatively new to Aotearoa.  That’s all about to change with the launch of ASPiRE – a show to be performed by community dancers in their senior years.

Northern Dance Network (NDN) is presenting this production and their catchphrase is “All kinds of dance for all kinds of people”. NDN is well known for the YouDance Festival for youth dancers which has been running for seven years.  This year NDN added Chance to Dance - a day of free dance classes-  in association with Auckland Live and DANZ. And now ASPiRE is about to be launched.

ASPiRE will truly show the world – well a small part of Auckland and especially the dance community - that one is ever too old to dance. As one wag has said “You don’t stop dancing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop dancing!”

Tickets are expected to sell out fast, so book early and don’t wait to buy on the afternoon of the show!