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Central Otago Dance Development

Organisation / Group: Central Otago Dance Development, 14-20 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.

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Central Otago Dance Development Background and History

Central Otago Dance Development was formed in 2008, and in the same year became an incorporated society and charitable entity. We were a group who wanted to promote and encourage dance participation and support young dancers in Central Otago. Since our establishment in 2008 we have;
• Provided dancers for Alexandra’s ‘Art in the Garden’
• Provided dance entertainment during Roxburgh’s Brass Band’s Centennial concert
• Organised a workshop taken by the Java dance company with approximately 30 children attending
• Organised four creative dance classes, facilitated by the Royal New Zealand Ballet for Central Otago children
• Helped local boys attend classes in Christchurch with the Royal NZ ballet, as these boys danced in isolation in
• In July 2011 we ran a very successful two and half-day dance workshop for children in the community, where we received 100%
positive feedback, and a request for more of the same.
• Every second year for the past five years, we have provided some financial assistance to Alexandra dance students attending a
week long winter dance school, ‘Dance Your Southern Sox Off’, in Invercargill.
• We have also provided some financial assistance to the region’s top senior dancers who attended National competitions. One
of these local students has moved on to study dance at a tertiary level.