When it comes to getting involved in dance for the first time, the initial steps can be daunting and difficult. The decision on what type of dance is ideal for you, whether you should go participate at home or in a class, or whether you want a guided instructor or to follow along to videos at home; the beginning can be scary or confusing, especially for those who are just getting started. It might be difficult not knowing where to begin, but happily, there is an amazing dance technique and beginners dance class in Hamilton that can cater to all individuals, regardless of ability or experience!

Taking Your First Steps Into Dance With Nia Dance

The dance technique we’re talking about today is Nia Dance. A holistic movement art made up of 52 total movements, each action is derived from diverse dance, martial, and healing art forms. Because the movements in Nia Dance are non-impact and extremely customizable, you don’t have to execute everything exactly or how your dance teacher does. You can integrate your own flare into the motions. It’s a fantastic kind of dance method for beginners who want to become more involved in the dance scene. 

Its adaptability relieves you of the burden of worrying about doing moves correctly, allowing you to focus on your self-connection (both mentally and physically) and feeling the benefits and good energy of Nia Dance flow through you. If you’re just getting started with your dance adventure, Nia Dance is a lot better fit than high-intensity dance groups like contemporary or hip-hop, because you’re probably not aiming to exhaust your body or have the added pressure of needing to perform movements perfectly. 

Most likely, you’re searching for something easy-going and social, or something that will help your health without placing undue strain on your body. Unless you frequently take part in fitness or dance, your body isn’t used to hard, forceful motions. This is why Nia Dance can help you achieve any goal or reason for starting dance while ensuring your body isn’t put under stress.

Nia Dance has emotional wellbeing and lifestyle advantages in addition to physical and mental health benefits too. This dance style not only helps you develop your mind and body in class, but it also teaches you the tools you’ll need to continue doing so in your everyday life. 

Mental clarity, weight loss, greater coordination and balance, improved cognitive and organ functioning, decreased anxiety and depression symptoms, increased mobility and flexibility between joints, and a deeper self-connection and spiritual connection are some of the advantages of Nia Dance.

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Begin Your Nia Dance Journey at Dance NZ

Dance NZ is a Nia Dance group based in New Zealand. Nia Dance lessons are available at various venues in the Hamilton and Raglan areas, as well as online via Zoom. Dance NZ offers a class that is suitable for persons who are new to dance or who prefer easy movements that do not demand a great deal of mobility or flexibility. Gentle Nia is the name of this class. 

Gentle Nia, like all of Dance NZ’s other programs, provides a safe, fun, and judgment-free environment for all students. This is extremely important to those beginning their dance journey, especially if you’re anxious to perform in front of others. Your classmates and instructor, Belinda Goodwin, will make you feel right at home with their passion and encouragement, providing the ideal setting for making new friends and learning.

Another amazing aspect of Dance NZ is that you can participate in live Zoom sessions that capture physical classes as they happen. This is a great option if you don’t feel comfortable performing in front of others. From your house, you may feel free to let go and relax while practicing Nia Dance in the privacy of your own home. On the Dance NZ website, you can also purchase 24-hour class replays. These replays feature a variety of classes and can be seen as many times as you want during 24 hours after purchase.

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Take your first step in the right direction to getting involved with dance and become a part of Gentle Nia at Dance NZ! It’s a fantastic way to meet other beginners and share a connection and experience with people who may have the same goals as you. So, head over to the Dance NZ website to book your class today!

If you have questions or concerns, CONTACT Dance NZ and we’ll respond to you as soon as we can.

Kind regards, Belinda.

Brown Belt in the Nia Technique. A Certified Parkinson Dance Teacher.

Nia Dance Classes at Dance NZ Weekly: In-Person and Online HYBRID-Style Programs 

To gain access to online HYBRID-style classes and in-person sessions, sign up to be a free member at Dance NZ through the website here

• Nia Dance Move to Heal: Reserve or check out this class here. Starting at 11:15 a.m on Tuesdays, the class venue is Saint Aidan’s Hall (detailed location: corner of Thames Street & Heaphy Terrace, Hamilton).

• Classic Nia: Reserve or check out this class here. Starting at 5:30 p.m on Tuesdays, the class venue is the Waikato Sports Fishing Club (detailed location: Grantham Street in Hamilton).

• Gentle Nia: Reserve or check out this class here. Starting at 9:30 a.m on Wednesday, the class venue is the Raglan Town Hall (detailed location: 41 Bow Street, Raglan). 

• Classic Nia: Reserve or check out this class here. Starting at 9:30 a.m on Friday, the class venue is Saint John’s Hall (detailed location: 20 Wellington Street, Hamilton).

• Nia for Parkinson’s Freedom Dance: Lock in this class here. Beginning at 12:00 p.m on a Friday, the group venue is Saint John’s Hall (specific address: 20 Wellington Street, Hamilton).


Nia HYBRID-style class sessions and 24-hour replays with Belinda Goodwin can be reserved and purchased on the Dance NZ website here.

Other information on HYBRID-style classes and 24-hour replays are available and accessible here.

Discover more about the Nia Technique at nianow.com.