I hope you are all having a lovely start to your week! We have our outdoor Nia Dance class at the Raglan Growers Market, on February the 18th at 5.30 pm. It will be a fantastic evening and I hope to see you all there!

I also have a lovely spot prize to give away so keep your eyes peeled for that too!

I also just want to say a massive welcome to our new joiners to Dance NZ for our Nia Dance classes, were so pleased for you to join us. 

A snippet from our latest Outdoor Nia Dance Class

Nia Dance Move to Heal 

Have you thought about joining our Nia Dance classes but are worried about the fact you haven’t attended a dance class before? Or feel as though you may be too “old”. Our Nia Dance Move to Heal will be the perfect opportunity for you to get back into the rhythm and try something new while nourishing your body with movement and the spiritual feeling that Nia Dance has to offer.

Nia Move to Heal is an approved Waikato Strong and Stable class for older adults. The class is made of combining standing and seated dance with joyful music and movement. The classes are held at 11.15 am Tuesdays at 499 Grantham Street, Waikato Sport Fishing Centre. Pre-bookings and online bookings are welcome. 

Secure your spot with a term pass! Term passes are retailed at $160 per term, or if you’re new, I would highly recommend a first-time deal, which gives you 3 classes for only $15.

Nia Dance and It’s Social Benefits 

Nia Dance Classe’s at Dance NZ are the perfect way to expand your social circle. Many find as they age they not only don’t find the time to spend with others but also find their social circle shrinks. Nia Dance not only alleviates mood but provides the perfect environment to share, connect and build relationships with others who share similar interests. 

Moving Your Bodies Way

The “Body’s Way” is one of Nia’s most important ideas. Due to the fact that everyone’s mobility and stability differ, students are encouraged to pay close attention to their bodies in order to develop body awareness. Students must also be able to recognise bodily experiences like pleasure and pain. I wasn’t as aware of my body as I am today before I started learning Nia. Through discipline, healthy eating habits, exercise, and rest, Nia has helped me to genuinely understand and love my body.

Here are two reasons to consider when thinking about beginning Nia Dance:

Release Negative Emotions 

When your Nia teacher laughs and plays like a child, admire her and follow her lead. Arm blocks, chops, and kicks are all great ways to show off your unique strength… all while letting go of bad emotions in a humorous and enjoyable way

Stay In Your Body 

Our inner ‘conversation’ naturally diminishes as we allow our bodies direct us via movements. Simply try free dancing at home without attaching yourself to your thoughts and observe how your mind ceases to wander and babble.

Book Now

Try something new and add a thrill to your regular dance routine with Nia Dance! Expand your current experiences with the unique technique of Nia at Dance NZ. Are you a new Dance NZ member? Click here to get access to a special offer of 3 classes for only $15!

Do you have a query? CONTACT Dance NZ here to reach out with your question and we’ll get back to you right away.

Kind regards, Belinda.

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

Dance NZ Classes Every Week: Physical and Online HYBRID-Style Nia Dance Sessions

Participate in your favourite in-person and HYBRID-style sessions and join as a free Dance NZ member here

• Nia Dance Move to Heal: Participate in this session here. Time and dates: 11:15 a.m, Tuesdays mornings. Official sessions venue: Waikato Sports Fishing Club (designated location place: 499 Grantham Street in Hamilton).

• Classic Nia: Participate in this session here. Time and dates: 5:30 p.m, Tuesdays evenings. Official session venue: Waikato Sports Fishing Club (designated venue place: Grantham Street in Hamilton).

• Gentle Nia: Participate in this session here. Time and dates: 9:30 a.m, Wednesday mornings. Official session venue: Raglan Town Hall (designated location place: 41 Bow Street, Raglan). 

• Classic Nia: Participate in this session here. Time and dates: 9:30 a.m, Friday mornings. Official session venue: Saint John’s Hall (designated location place: Hamilton, 20 Wellington Street).

• Nia for Parkinson’s Freedom Dance: Participate in this session here. Time and dates: 12:00 p.m, Friday afternoons. Official session venue: Saint John’s Hall (designated location place: 20 Wellington Street, Hamilton). 

You can find on the Dance NZ site here booking and information about online HYBRID-style sessions and in-person classes with your instructor, Belinda Goodwin.
Dive further into everything about the Nia Technique at nianow.com.