FEET with Heat

swing dance specialists

Offering partner dance instruction since 2002 and NZ's first (and currently only) professionally qualified Swing and R'n'R dance teachers

CLICK HERE TO BOOK A DANCE CLASS at FEET with Heat

Accredited members of the New Zealand Association Of Dance Teachers (NZADT)

New Zealand Federal Association of Teachers of Dancing (FATD) - Licentiate & Associate levels Rock’n’Roll branch

Australian Rock’n’Roll Dancesport Council Inc (ARRDC Inc) - Affiliate level in Jitterbug/Lindy Hop

The Kooly Kat 2018 Dance Championships
Jun
10
8:00 AM08:00

The Kooly Kat 2018 Dance Championships

Featured at the Cooly Rocks On festival and in association with Gotta Swing the annual Kooly Kat Dance Championships.    

Featuring dance sections for: 

  • Rock'n'Roll
  • Swing
  • Rockabilly

With cash prizes, international judging panel, wide variety of dance styles and sections, evening dance with live band.  

Email:  coolykatdance@gmail.com for all details and entry forms

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Free Dance Classes - The Peabody
Jun
24
2:30 PM14:30

Free Dance Classes - The Peabody

For a strictly limited 2 week period FEET with Heat are offering free Peabody classes for anyone attending the 7th July Wellington Community Dance.  Hailing from the ragtime error the Peabody evolved from the Onestep (or the first form of a Foxtrot) and was the faster version of the Foxtot. Think of it as an original simpler version of the Quickstep that anyone can learn in one lesson! 

Classes are for the complete beginner and are on the following dates: 

  • Sunday 24th June 2:30-3pm
  • Sunday 1st July 2:30-3pm

Please book as places are limited - contact:  info@feetwithheat.co.nz

 

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Wellington Community Dance Group - monthly social dance
Jul
7
7:15 PM19:15

Wellington Community Dance Group - monthly social dance

JULY is the MID WINTER FORMAL with a 1920s THEME for this year.  There is also a special set of free dance lessons for the Peabody on Sunday's 24th June and 1st July from 2:30-3pm at FEET with Heat dance studios, level 2, 39 Dixon Street, Te Aro, Wellington. 

There will be additional prizes for best dressed Lady and Gentleman in 1920-1930s formal attire.  Also note new venue for this dance - Chilton St James School in Lower Hutt. 

A night of mixed social dancing covering Ballroom, Latin American, Sequence and Rock’n’Roll dance styles. Those new to the Ballroom and Latin classes, this is the perfect way to put your learning into practice! 

Cost:  $20 per person (includes light supper - BYO).  Book early, limited tickets. 

Doors open at 6:45pm and dance programme starts at 7:15pm.  At 7pm there is also be a free recap of the Peabody from the 24th June & 1st July (free) lessons. 

To order tickets email:  info@feetwithheat.co.nz  or call 021 884 559

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The Dancers Ball
Aug
25
5:30 PM17:30

The Dancers Ball

This is the big one for the year – the annual formal Dine & Dance with a performance show and live band Deja Blu.  A night not to be missed and featuring a great line up: 

  • doors open at 5:30pm (note an early start time = more dancing)
  • 3 course meal from 6:00pm
  • an after dinner show
  • live band from 8:00pm - alternating sets from the Deja Blu and the Quiet Guy DJ, who’ll mix up the music to ensure there is a bit of everything – Ballroom, Latin, R’n’R and Swing

Prizes for the best dressed with awards for The Lady of Elegance and Man of Style.  

Tickets:

  • Earlybird 1 rate:  $76 per person if purchased by 1st July
  • Earlybird 2 rate:  $80 per person if purchased by 31st July
  • Non earlybird rate:  $89 each person if purchased from 1st August

Orders and requests for bank account to: info@feetwithheat.co.nz or 021 884 559

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EASTERN SUBURBS COMMUNITY DANCE GROUP - 2017 DANCE DATES
Nov
24
7:15 PM19:15

EASTERN SUBURBS COMMUNITY DANCE GROUP - 2017 DANCE DATES

The first Saturday of each month (except January, June & December) where those with a fever to dance, can!  Social dancing for: Ballroom, Latin, New Vogue / Sequence and Rock'n'Roll.  

  • February 3rd - Wellington Girls College
  • March 3rd - WGC
  • April 7th - WGC
  • May 5th - WGC
  • No dance in June
  • July 7th - Mid Winter formal dress 1920s Theme - Chilton St James School
  • August 4th - Tbc
  • September 1st- WGC
  • October 6th - WGC
  • November 24th - Christmas dance (tickets $25) - WGC

To order tickets email:  wellingtoncommunitydances@gmail.com  or call 021 884 559.  

Doors open 6:45pm and the dance programme starts at 7:15pm.  Cost $20 per person (except for Christmas) and BYO. 

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Victorian Rock'n'Roll Dance State Championships, Melbourne
May
19
to May 20

Victorian Rock'n'Roll Dance State Championships, Melbourne

  • The Hungarian Community Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The annual Victorian Rock'n'Roll Dance State Championships are also open to New Zealand dancers.  FEET with Heat principals are judging at the 2018 championships and if you want further detail (entry forms, rules and flyers) please contact us.  

Programme - dance heats from 2pm and in the evenings all finals.  Spectators most welcome but tickets must be booked for the evening session as this sells out.  Also tickets are not able to be purchased on the night.  

Live band in between competition rounds - Shane Magro Combo in the evening.  BYO food and drink.  For additional detail check the Rock’n’Roll News, www.vicrock.com.au, Victorian R’n’R Dance Association Facebook page and website - www.vrrda.org.au 

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World International Dance Day
Apr
28
12:30 PM12:30

World International Dance Day

  • 39 Dixon Street Wellington, Wellington, 6011 New Zealand (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Introduced in 1982 by the International Dance Council (CID, Conseil International de la Danse), a UNESCO partner NGO, and is celebrated yearly, on April 29.  The main purpose of Dance Day events is to attract the attention of the wider public to the art of dance.  

As such we are pleased to offer the following dance programme featuring 7 classes covering 8 different dance styles.  No experience, no problem as the 40 minute introductory dance classes as for the complete beginner, and best of all they are all FREE.  

Please note that there are class limits so if you are keen to go please register asap at:  info@anybodycandance.nz  Once a class limit has been reached we will update on this site and Facebook.  

Programme: 

12:30pm-1:10pm  Ballroom with Rodney

1:15pm-1:55pm  Salsa with Lilia

2:00pm-2:40pm  Bachata with Lilia

2:45pm-3:25pm  Lindy Hop with Rodney

3:30pm-4:10pm  Peabody & Charleston with Rodney

4:15pm-4:55pm  Bollywood with Shvita.

5:00pm-5:40pm  Classical Indian with Prabha

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NORTHLAND LATIN & ROCK’N’ROLL DANCE FESTIVAL
Apr
20
to Apr 22

NORTHLAND LATIN & ROCK’N’ROLL DANCE FESTIVAL

A new and unique festival of dance in Whangarei this April.  There are 35 Dance Workshops on offer including:  Cuban Salsa, Rueda, Kizomba, Bachata, Zouk , Samba de Gaffiera, Rock’n’Roll and Swing. 

Featuring top instructors from around New Zealand and guest teachers from Australia.  

With a social dance Friday night and a big party Saturday night with free snacks & nibbles – plus a dance demo from the Teaching staff it will be a unique event not to be missed. 

For all details:  https://www.facebook.com/Northland-LATIN-Rnr-ROLL-DANCE-FestivalEvents-1477317355682394/

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Easter Egg Hunt & Social Dance
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Easter Egg Hunt & Social Dance

To celebrate the passing of Easter join us at the studio this Friday for an Easter Egg hunt (and maybe some other prizes too???) followed by some mixed social dancing.  It will be case of hunt for the chocolate, maybe eat a few and then dance it off!  Mood lighting in effect for the later.

$5 for students of FwH, and $10 for non-FwH students. 

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Saturday SWING and LATIN classes
Mar
10
to Mar 17

Saturday SWING and LATIN classes

Too busy during weeknights to attend dance classes? 

Well then...do we have the deal for you!  Join the FEET with Heat team on Saturday's 10th, 17th & 24th March for two new Saturday dance classes for beginners: 

  • Lindy Hop - Swing dancing for beginners 2-3:30pm + social dancing till 4pm
  • Cha Cha Cha - Latin dancing for beginners 4-5:30pm

All classes suitable for beginners and no experience is necessary.  $60 per person for one style (full block course) or $100 for both styles (2 block courses).

To register email:  info@feetwithheat.co.nz

 

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Charleston at Brookers & Swing's The Thing at Brookers
Feb
16
to Feb 17

Charleston at Brookers & Swing's The Thing at Brookers

Charleston at Brookers & Swing's The Thing at Brookers are two nights of dine and dance at The Tremains Art Deco Weekend.  Buses will collect you from the Municipal Theatre in Napier.  On arrival at Brookfields, you will receive a free glass of bubbles and dinner will be a set menu (breads, mains and dessert).  Drinks are your own responsibility.  

FEET with Heat will teach the Charleston, and then the Kawekas will keep you dancing until the buses take you back to Napier.  For specific seating requests please contact Brookfields Vineyards direct on 06 834 4615.

Fri 16 & Sat 17 Feb. Buses depart Napier Municipal Theatre, Tennyson St, Napier at 6.30pm and return from 10.30pm. Tickets $95

To book tickets visit: www.artdeconapier.com

SOLD OUT:  Fri 16th - to go on the waiting list contact via the website above, tickets selling fast for Sat 17th

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Feb
3
7:00 PM19:00

PLAYLIST for COMMUNITY DANCE - FEB18

ESCD Group 2018 - February Dance List: 

  • WALTZ  –  FOXTROT  –  QUICKSTEP
  • RUMBA  –  CHA CHA CHA  –  SAMBA
  • PARMA WALTZ  –  PRIDE OF ERIN  –   GYPSY TAP
  • ROCK’N’ROLL  –  1xSLOW  1xMED  1xFAST
  • BOSTON 2 STEP   –  CHICAGO SWING  –  FIONA POLKA
  • FOXTROT   –  QUICKSTEP   –  WALTZ
  • SAMBA  –  RUMBA
  • CAROUSEL –  TRACIE LEIGH WALTZ  –  CHARMAINE
  • FESTIVAL GLIDE  –   OLD TIME WALTZ  –   MONTE CARLO

      SUPPER  –  GAY GORDONS  –  MAXINA –  SQUARE TANGO

  • WALTZ  –  FOXTROT  –  QUICKSTEP
  • RUMBA – CHA CHA CHA – SAMBA
  • MERRILYN  –  TWILIGHT WALTZ  –  CANADIAN 3 STEP
  • ROCK’N’ROLL  –  1xSLOW  1xMED  1xFAST
  • FOXTROT  –  QUICKSTEP
  • LAST WALTZ/S
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FEET with Taster Classes for 2018
Jan
27
2:00 PM14:00

FEET with Taster Classes for 2018

Kick into Summer with new dance skills from the team at FEET with Heat – always wanted to dance, or try something easier than going to the gym?  Well here’s your opportunity to combine fun, fitness, socialising and looking good on the dance floor! 

Join FEET with Heat’s professional teaching team on Saturday 27th January from 2pm for the following taster classes:

  • 2:00pm - Lindy Hop (Swing)
  • 2:30pm - Ballroom
  • 3:00pm - Rock’n’Roll
  • 3:30pm - The Peabody (1920s quickstep)
  • 4:00pm - Latin
  • 4:30pm - Charleston

Classes are $2 each per person, no experience necessary and neither is a partner. 

All taster workshops are designed for the complete beginner or with little dance experience. 

Registrations required:  info@feetwithheat.co.nz

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Summer Swing Classes - 1920s Charleston, The Peabody & The Foxtrot
Jan
16
to Feb 13

Summer Swing Classes - 1920s Charleston, The Peabody & The Foxtrot

Yes it's back with and with a new addition to the Art Deco era dances - The Peabody (so far as we know, a first for Wellington).  Also a first this year will be the SUMMER SWING BOOTCAMP on Saturday 13th January just before the weeknight classes start.  This will introduce all three dance styles to the complete beginner - no experience necessary.  

The weeknight classes will then continue to add more detail, fun moves and technique over the following weeks.  It is possible to do one or the other, but why would you - unless you're working, if not come to all of them!  

So once again please join us at the very reputable FEET with Heat Summer Swing programme featuring:

  • 1920s Solo & Partner Charleston
  • The Peabody (otherwise known as the fast Foxtrot - but not like the Foxtrot we know today!)
  • The Foxtrot (we'll cover the 1920s version as well as the modern social rhythm Foxtrot)

Following the Summer Swing BOOTCAMP on Sat 13th Jan classes will commence 6-7pm every Tuesday from the 16th January.  This year's season will continue through to February for those attending the Tremains Art Deco weekend in Napier (February 15-18).  

Classes are suitable for the complete beginner and as the classes progress additional moves suitable for intermediate dancers will come into play.   

Prices: $65 Adult/$60 Students for 5x Tuesday's or casual rates of $18 Adult/$15 Students per class

Registrations now open - email: info@feetwithheat.co.nz  

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SUMMER SWING BOOTCAMP
Jan
13
2:00 PM14:00

SUMMER SWING BOOTCAMP

Your all invited to join FEET with Heat in January for their popular Summer Swing Programme - starting this year with the SUMMER SWING BOOTCAMP!  

You too can dance: The Peabody, The Charleston and The Foxtrot - these popular dance styles of the 1920's still have people questioning today...

  • What are these styles and where can I learn them? 

Well your all in luck - so why not book your space now.  Doing so will save you a few $$$.  If booking before the 10th January 2018, pay only $20/person for this Bootcamp (includes a practice session at the end of the bootcamp).  

If booking after 10th January - cost will be $30/person.  Register at: Info@feetwithheat.co.nz

This Bootcamp is designed for the complete beginner or with little experience in dance.  Students will learn the basics of 1920s solo and partner Charleston, the Peabody and the Foxtrot...and: 

  • No experience necessary and No partners required (but helpful if you can?)

So what are you waiting for...book now!  

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FEET with Heat Christmas Dance & Medal Tests awards night
Dec
3
5:30 PM17:30

FEET with Heat Christmas Dance & Medal Tests awards night

THE ANNUAL FEET WITH HEAT CHRISTMAS PARTY – and medal test awards night

It’s the official the FEET with Heat Studio annual end of year dance is on at St Marks School Hall, Basin Reserve straight after the end of year medal tests (which are 4-5:30pm).    

Sounds provided by the Quiet Guy (DJ).  A mixed dance style dance with music for: Rock’n’Roll, Lindy Hop, Ballroom, Latin and West Coast Swing. 

Be sure to get tickets as there will be limited door sales and we are limiting numbers.   So first in best dressed – and speaking of which, come dressed in your dancing best, whether it be swing, rock’n’roll or such as we look to dance out 2017 in style. 

During the course of the night we’ll also be presenting awards for those brave, and dedicated students who completed their medal tests the night before.    

 Venue:  Wellington Girls College, 16 Pipitea St, Thorndon      Cost:  $10/person

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Any Body Can Dance Academy Christmas Fundraiser
Nov
26
5:30 PM17:30

Any Body Can Dance Academy Christmas Fundraiser

For the first time ever you are invited to the Any Body Can Dance Academy's' Christmas Party & Fundraiser.  

This is a combined mixed styles dance with a unique and fun night of dancing and activities that can only be best described as - you gotta be there to find out! 

FEATURING:...

  • DJs and dance music for: Salsa, Zouk, Swing/R'n'R & Tango (music rotates every few songs)
  • Dance team challenge (think back to the Southern Cross days of the SalTanLeRock fun team dance competitions) - we need representatives of each of the 4 dance styles to make up random teams (drawn on the night). With 4 dance rounds for each style and the team with the most combined points wins! 
  • Open classes by teachers from ABCD Academy - learn to dance something fun and new...no partner required! 

From 5:30pm and entry is $10/person (competition entry is free)

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Solo Line Dance Workshops
Sep
17
2:00 PM14:00

Solo Line Dance Workshops

By popular demand we have Mum and Dad Moore back again to teach popular and current line dances.  We'll cover off these dances as well some new ones: 

  1. Stray Cat Strut
  2. Wagon Wheel
  3. Mexican Cha
  4. Elvis dance
  5. Neon Moon
  6. +new stuff!

Suitable for beginners, no partners or experience required.  

Book by Friday 15th September - $12/person    Book on the day - $15/person

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Sydney Lindy Exchange
Sep
8
to Sep 10

Sydney Lindy Exchange

SLX 2017!

The ever popular Sydney Lindy Exchange is one once more from the 8-11th September. 

  • 3 Nights Of Awesome Dances featuring the Saturday Night Deco Dance
  • 2 Days of Amazing Workshops, featuring International and Local Teachers
  • ASDC - Australian Swing Dance Championships
  • Live Bands
  • Top Shelf DJ's
  • Amazing Venues
  • Late Night Parties
  • Neon Swing Dance
  • Welcoming Local Dancers
  • Great Venues in the Best Harbour City

Register Now for a Swing Dancing Experience you'll never forget!

SLX 2017 will be a celebration of 22 years of the Lindy Hop Revival in Australia.

GO TO:  http://www.sydneylindyexchange.com/

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FEET with Heat DANCExtravaganza
Aug
26
1:00 PM13:00

FEET with Heat DANCExtravaganza

Celebrating the diversity of dance in Wellington the FEET with Heat DANCExtravaganza makes its welcome return as an annual dance variety show not to be missed. Hailing from its 10-year success and after a three-year break this reunion special will inspire, illuminate and entertain the mind, body and soul. 

Featuring a large dance cast from several of Wellington’s notable dance organisations this show will deliver dance variety like you’ve never seen it. 

A great night’s entertainment not to be missed – with a strictly limited season of two shows only. 

Tickets available from Grab One (Wellington) and Eventfinda Pro - Adults $25/person, $20 for Senior/Students/Child.  

Witness the regions dance talent in an amazing display of dance styles including:  Cuban Salsa, Lindy Hop swing, Rock'n'Roll, Chinese, Tango, Indian, Hip Hop, Ballroom, Zouk, Bachata, Indonesian, Ballet, Jazz and more! 

Two shows - 1pm & 8pm.  Book through Grab One (Wellington) and Eventfinda Pro. 

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Lifts, Jumps & Dips Workshop
Aug
6
1:00 PM13:00

Lifts, Jumps & Dips Workshop

A workshop covering a range of lifts, jumps and dips suitable for beginners to advanced dancers regardless of dance style.  The focus will be on the correct technique to execute a number of lifts, jumps and dips that can be used in most partner dances.  Space will be limited to ensure that all dancers receive suitable one on one tuition.  Registration as dance couples is preferred, however we do welcome unattached dance partners as we’ll endeavour to keep even numbers as best we can, however there is no guarantee that we can provide partners for all. 

Cost: $20/person for regular Any Body Can Dance students (attending any regular classes for dance groups operating at ABCD) and $30 for non-studio regulars  

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Next Mysterious Murder hosted by The Rugcutters Club
May
27
6:30 PM18:30

Next Mysterious Murder hosted by The Rugcutters Club

Welcome to The Rugcutters Club, Wellington's only exclusive murder mystery hosts with a difference.  Every two months (or so) we park the rug, clear the floor and try our hand at a who-done-it!  

If you happen to be reading this you are warmly invited to join a select few at our next murder mystery party.  With a multitude of interesting characters straight out of somewhere we need you.  There are all sorts of fun roles we need to fill - so why not grab some friends, workmates or your sisters' best friends' second cousins' neighbour and give it a go...?  

With murder on the menu, everyone has a shot at solving the-who-done-it.  

Cost: $tbc  Location:  Wellington CBD location

Characters will be confirmed upon registration.  To book email: therugcuttersclub@gmail.com

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North City Wedding Expo
Jan
29
10:00 AM10:00

North City Wedding Expo

Wellington's largest regional Wedding Expo featuring wedding exhibitors, competitions (with $20,000 in prizes to be won) and fashion shows.  

FEET with Heat are (of course) there with a wedding dance stall.  Drop by and say 'hello' if you're passing, or pick up a great deal for your wedding dance lessons.  

Tickets (at the door) are $15 for adults and kids 12 and under are free.  

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End of Year Medals Tests
Nov
19
6:00 PM18:00

End of Year Medals Tests

FEET with Heat offer optional medal test examinations in all dance styles.  Exams available at all levels - contact your teacher for further details. 

For beginners your Bronze level routine is the first 6 basic moves in most styles.  The last day to register for a 2016 medal test is 1st October.  

Any gold level and above students will need to start routines by the of July.  

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Vintage Styling Workshop
Oct
29
10:00 AM10:00

Vintage Styling Workshop

  • FEET with Heat Studio - Level 6 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’re bringing in a vintage stylist from the land of Oz for a one day workshop of ‘how to doll yourself up’ covering styles from the 1920s to 1960s. 

If you need the know how on how to look glam for these periods then this is the vintage styling workshop for you!  During the day you will be shown and presented with the how to’s and what to do's to create, comb up and accessorise for vintage periods, including hair styling and a demo of basic make up. 

Programme: 

10am to 12:30pm - Morning session with demonstrations on how to manage long, short and medium hair for different hair styles

12:30pm to 1:30pm - Lunch

1:30pm to 3:30pm - Afternoon hands on sessions for hair styling (working in pairs)

3:30pm to 4:30pm - Make up session for the different eras

4:30pm to 5:30pm - Men's grooming with the coolness factor

To confirm your spot please email info@feetwithheat.co.nz

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Wellington Lindy Exchange - feat. Norma Miller & Adam Brozowski
Sep
23
to Sep 25

Wellington Lindy Exchange - feat. Norma Miller & Adam Brozowski

  • FEET with Heat Studio - Level 6 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Swing is The Thing presents for the first time the Wellington Lindy Exchange.  We  are super excited and very proud to have none other than the Queen of Swing herself - Norma Miller and Adam Brozowski.  

Together this teaching team will bring some very unique teachings and experiences over the WLX weekend.  

Highlights include: 

  • Trickeration Masterclass with Norma & Adam - Norma's rarely taught classic solo-jazz routine from the Apollo Theatre in the 1930's
  • Story Time with Norma Miller - A discussion with Norma covering the history of swing and Norma's involvement in Lindy Hop and the progression of the dance
  • Dance workshops with Adam Brozowski in Lindy Hop
  • Dance competitons with invitational showcase section
  • Plenty of social dancing

For further information or to book email: info@swingisthething.co.nz

or visit: www.swingisthething.co.nz

Full weekend passes now available!  

 

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Swing is the Thing
Jul
1
to Jul 3

Swing is the Thing

Join us for our inaugural premier swing event – SWING IS THE THING - coming to Wellington this July and featuring: 

  • workshops
  • social dancing
  • dance competitions

all for three of our favourite swing dances: 

  • Lindy Hop
  • East Coast Swing
  • West Coast Swing

International teachers:

  • Shane McIntyre & Keri McLean (USA) - SOTA Dance / Gravity Dance Productions
  • Justin Di Paola (Australia) - Sydney Swing Katz
  • Anna Ocello (Australia) - Blue Suede Shoes Dance School
  • Bruce Elder (Australia) - Swingout Sydney

New Zealand teachers: 

  • Jo & Rodney - FEET with Heat
  • Tina Heynen - SwingFX
  • Saran & Michael - Full Swing

Full programme available at:  www.swingisthething.co.nz

For information and pre-registration email: info@swingisthething.co.nz

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FEET with Heat at CubaDupa
Mar
19
2:30 PM14:30

FEET with Heat at CubaDupa

  • Cuba Street Wellington, Wellington, 6011 New Zealand (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CubaDupa is Wellington’s vibrant street festival revering the epic creative spirit of Cuba Street and the Wellington community.

Over the weekend of 19 and 20 March 2016, Wellington’s most iconic street will be transformed into a magical interactive playground of delight, sound, and taste. 

FEET with Heat will be teaching an open East Coast Swing class.  ECS is a simple 6 step based partner dance and we'll show you all you need to get started plus a few cool retro moves.  No experience necessary and all ages welcome.  After the lesson test out your new found dance steps to live music from DeJa Blu, Wellington's finest Rock’n’ Roll and swing dance band. 

See the CupaDupa website for full programme. 

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Dine & Dance social dances
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Dine & Dance social dances

Yes it’s back the world famous in NZ ‘Dine & Dance’ social dance nights continue following the successful return in July.  

Head on down to The Residence for this FREE mixed styles social dance night.  It’s open to anyone and everyone and did we mention it’s free (apart from any drinks or food you may wish to purchase – those with our recent TreatMe deals can also redeem your food/beverage vouchers).  

We’ll be mixing up the dance styles, so no matter if you Lindy Hop, Ballroom, Rock’n’Roll, West Coast Swing or Latin dance, there will be something for everyone to dance to from the Quiet Guy (DJ).  We hope to see all new beginners out on the dance floor. 

Cost: Free

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The Ragged
Jan
20
to Jan 28

The Ragged

It’s 1840 and all the players are here, 
at the bottom of the world, 
at the dawn of the great new British Colony: 
Port Nicholson, Wellington, New Zealand 
41.2889° S, 174.7772° E

NZ Company representatives the Spooners - for them a grand residence in Thorndon, flooded shacks for the rest. Come to Wellington - the land is flat, the climate sub-tropical and bananas grow plentifully!

Newly arrived settler Samuel Kenning - “safe and well at the ends of the earth” and ready to claim his land and his better life.

Governor Hobson’s man, Crippen, quelling the settlers’ fears of an impending savage attack.

Missionary man Thaddeus Bly bringing the firm hand of god to Port Nicholson and its natives.

But what of those natives? Those Māori over in Ōwhiro Bay? Wise but stubborn old chief Te Waipōuri and his people.

Surely they are grateful for the presence of these sweet talking men, these landeaters whose mouths froth for the land…?

The Ragged follows the struggles of the ordinary, yet extraordinary people who called Wellington home in 1840.

In support of Ngāti Toa’s residency at Te Papa, Aotearoa’s longest surviving Māori theatre company Te Rākau Theatre, with support from Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangātira, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Te Puni Kōkiri, will present their work over the next three years at the museum, taking audiences on a journey into Wellington’s past, present and future with writer Helen Pearse-Otene’s quartet of plays about the settlement of Wellington - The underTOW. The Ragged is the first in the series.  

Shows:  

Tue 20, Wed 21, Thu 22, Fri 23, Sat 24, Sun 25, Tue 27, Wed 28 January at 7pm-8:30pm 

Fri 23, Sat 24 January at 1pm-2:30pm

 

Tickets: 

  • Adult: $28.00
  • Child (under 14): $14.00
  • Concession: $14.00
  • Student: $20.00
  • Groups (6 or more): $20.00
  • Family (2 adults and 2 children): $60.00
  • Buy Tickets – 0800 TICKETEK (842 538)
  • Additional fees may apply

(If your still reading this far down - FEET with Heat are choreographing dance sequences for The Ragged production)   

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Double Feature Movie Night
Sep
12
6:30 PM18:30

Double Feature Movie Night

Yes you know you want to!  It’s Friday night fish & chips (plus dessert) and two very cool dance flicks. 

  • Our first feature is the dance movie everyone should see – Strictly Ballroom…see a young Paul Mercurio and Tara Morice as they dance their way to the Pan Pacific Championships with some not so strictly Ballroom steps. 
  • Next will be the recent release Cuban Fury, featuring Nick Frost Salsa-ing his way back from a life of gloom to win the affection of his new boss.  Stand out scene is the car park Salsa dance off against his co-worker played by Chris O’Dowd. 

And of course speaking of food – we have a two course meal included in the entry price.  First course (F’n’C) will be served during our first feature film with dessert and tea / coffee from the second movie.  Numbers need to confirmed and monies paid by Thursday 11th September (txt 021 884 559 for our bank account number). 

We’ll have a big screen up for the show and we encourage you to bring cushions, lounge chairs etc for your viewing pleasure.  Cost $15 per person

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Chuck Brown - West Coast Swing Workshsops
Mar
21
to Mar 23

Chuck Brown - West Coast Swing Workshsops

FEET with Heat are pleased to present direct from the United States, Chuck Brown: 

  • US West Coast Swing Dance Champion

  • Top International Instructor

  • US Open Judge

  • DJ and Event Promoter

The line up includes 3 workshops, a social dance, and optional private lessons with Chuck.  Events can be purchased individually (prices below) OR for a special all-day pass of $120 come along to all workshops and the evening social.  

Friday 21st March

Dinner with Chuck Brown - a special meet and greet with Chuck on the eve of the weekends workshops.  Only for those attending the weekend sessions (cost of meal is additional)

Saturday 22nd March

Workshop 1 - Build a Solid Foundation 10:30am to 12:30pm ($60).  For those new to WCS this beginner level workshop will give you the grounding of essential WCS dance skills.  

Workshop 2 - Beyond Basics 1:30pm to 3pm ($40).  Aimed at those that have not long been dancing WCS but are comfortable or ready to progress beyond basics.  

Workshop 3 - Music & Timing 3:30 to 4:30pm ($30).  Learn about the importance of these two interrelating key elements of dance and their importance for the WCS lead and WCS follow.  

Social Dance - from 8pm till late at FEET with Heat studios, level 6, 175 Victoria St ($20 - includes supper)

Sunday 23rd March

Optional privates with Chuck from 10am to 4:30pm.  These are NZD $125 per hour (includes hall hire) and must be booked by the 13th March.  

This is your opportunity to have one-on-one lessons with one of America's top WCS swing teachers.  Places are limited and now filling - book at:  info@feetwithheat.co.nz

 

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Swing at Sunset
Mar
13
to Mar 27

Swing at Sunset

Free public East Coast Swing dance lesson and outdoor dance at Odlin's Plaza, Wellington Waterfront.  As part of the Summer Series down on the Wellington waterfront….Swing at Sunset will feature a free dance lesson at 6pm followed by an open outdoor dance to live music from 52 Dynamite Special.  This event will run for 3 Thursdays from 13 March, weather permitting.  

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Island Bay Festival
Feb
15
10:00 AM10:00

Island Bay Festival

The Island Bay Festival celebrates 30 years of community fun.  Starting from small beginnings, the festival has grown to become a major event in the Wellington Summer City calendar.  

FEET with Heat are featured in the parade at 2:30pm and in the afternoon entertainment programme from 3pm.  

Visit: http://islandbayfestival.org.nz/ for further details

 

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FEET With Heat Picnic
Feb
2
11:00 AM11:00

FEET With Heat Picnic

FEET with Heat welcomes 2014 with our first ever studio picnic.  We're pitching for a sunny Seatoun spread and have two picnic lunch options: 

  • BYO lunch and we'll provide the exceptional company
  • Part way with a mere $10 and let FEET with Heat supply you with a selection of cold meats, hot chicken and salad filled rolls and of course save room for dessert as that's included too!  You will however need to supply your own liquid refreshments.  

To confirm option two, payment must be received by FEET with Heat no later than Wednesday 29th January.  

There will be games to be played, enjoyment to be had and music for dancing.  The event is weather permitting and the rain option is at the FEET with Heat studio, where dancing is still assured! 

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Level 2, 39 Dixon St, Te Aro, Wellington