Community Outreach

We love collaborating and can bring dance movement and arts therapy to your clients or community group. This can be as a one-off, short term or on an ongoing basis and could be a family day, a holiday programme or something completely different! Each workshop is tailored to meet the unique goals of each group. We even offer corporate wellness packages, Learn more here .  If you’re interested in working with us, we’d love to hear from you! Email info@dancetherapy.co.nz or phone us on (09) 636 3029.

Past collaborators: Auckland Art Fair, Cerebral Palsy Society, Circability, HubZERO, Phab, Oranga Tamariki & Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre, Ponsonby Community Centre, Wairau Valley Special School.

 

Current collaborations & special projects

DTNZ & Kidz Therapy

We’re excited to be partnering with Kidz Therapy on a six week dance movement therapy programme for neurotypical children 7-11 years old focused on developing resilience and reducing anxiety post-lockdown. The sessions will take place for six Wednesdays starting July 29th, 3.45-4.45pm. Spots are limited to eight children so to register, or more information, please email marie@kidztherapy.co.nz.

Run for us at the Rotorua Marathon 2020! (Rotorua)

We’re proud to be a charity partner for the Rotorua Marathon 2020. The event will be held on Saturday 26 September and runners can choose to take part in the full marathon, the Red Stag Timber off-road half marathon, 10km event or 5.5km run/walk. If you’d like to support us (and challenge yourself) pick us! Early bird entries are already open. Register now.

Sport Auckland’s Green Prescription & Active Families

Thanks to Sargood Bequest, we’ve been popping up in Sport Auckland’s free Green Prescription and Active Families  programmes since May 2019. Green Prescription helps people achieve their healthy lifestyle goals through fun and interactive movement sessions and Active Families is a community-based health programme that encourages children and families to get active and learn about healthy eating.

To continue to support this community through Covid-19 we put together a virtual therapeutic dance movement session.

Virtual Session Dance Therapy session for Sport Auckland from Green Prescription on Vimeo.

Auckland Pride Festival 2020
We partnered with Proud Centres to offer two Conscious Dance Parties for the LGBTQIA+ community as part of Auckland Pride Festival. These freeform elemental dance parties explored the connections between conscious movement, the environment around us and wellbeing. They were an invitation to celebrate unity by moving creatively together. A huge thanks to Studio One Toi Tu and Te Oro for hosting us, and to all the incredible people who explored with us.