Crochet Workshop with Andrea

Beginner Samba de Gafieira Classes

Beginners Flax Weaving

Paint with Arataki Artists

Beginner Contemporary Zouk Dance Class

8 Week Course Course for Singles and Couples

Veloz Spanish Courses – Beginners & Advanced

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Arthritis Self-Management Workshop

Emotional Well-being, Communication & Goals

LOL Laughter Wellness

Laughter is the best medicine for the soul !

Rhythm ‘n’ Fun Line Dancing

Rhythm ‘n’ Fun

Plant Based Goodness Cooking


LOL Laughter Wellness

Keep laughing – it makes everyone wonder what you’ve been up to.

Laughter is the best medicine for the soul !

The concept of laughter yoga is based on a scientific fact that the human body cannot differentiate between real laughter and fake laughter if done with willingness – the benefits are the same. Which is why, even if you are faking it you can be assured that you are still doing your body a big favour.

It is called laughter yoga is because it combines laughter exercises with yoga breathing. This brings more oxygen to the body and the brain which makes one feel more energetic and healthy.

Come and get your weekly dose !

Phone Trish : 022 036 6768

Paint with Arataki Artists

Paint socially.  Occasional tutor. Beginners welcome.
When:  Fridays 9am-12pm
Where: Arataki Community Centre.

For info, contact Fran
Phone 021 136 8173 or 575 2520

Zouk Simple Foundation Course

We are running an 8-week block course on Monday’s that is suitable for beginners wishing to learn the Zouk dance and the experienced dancer who understands the importance of good fundamental movements.

The purpose of this block course is to provide the new dancer with basic movements of Zouk and a solid grounding in the variations of ‘Ioio’. The rewards are solid grounding in technique and confidence in dancing in social situations.

Dress for comfort in sports gear. We recommend wearing flat smooth soled shoes or socks.

Enter through the side door on the right of the main entrance.


When: Mondays 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Where:  Arataki Community Centre
Cost: $80 per person for the 8 week course or $15 per class casual attendance.  Further discounts are available for students who have already completed one of the foundation courses. Contact us.

Next Level

When: Mondays 8.40pm – 9.30pm
Where:  Arataki Community Centre
Cost: $100 per person for 12 nights or $15 per class casual attendance.

Tutor: Arthur Flintoff

Contemporary Zouk Dance Classes 

Zouk is a fun, modern dance suitable for all ages.

For many in the younger dance crowd, Zouk has rekindled an interest in partner dancing. For those who have experience dancing other dance styles, many of the moves, techniques or concepts from those dances can be imported to Zouk, making it relatively easy to adapt to this dance. In addition, Zouk can be danced to a variety of music and a variety of moods, making it a versatile dance to know. The steps are slow-quick-quick


Samba de Gafieira Dance Classes

Samba de Gafieira is a fun partner dance style sometime called “Happy Tango”.

The music is generally up-beat, creating a little spring in your step. At The Dance Factory we teach beginners the fundamentals through the traditional techniques, but mix the music up playing both modern and traditional styles. Samba de Gafieira is a very flexible dance. You can dance to 2 different rhythms, so you can dance at a slower pace or a faster pace depending on how you feel. The fundamentals can be built on and played with by leaders, and followers have the opportunity to add “embellishments” or styling which can be pretty or spectacular.

New Samba de Gafieira block course! Giros (turns)!
New beginner course in Samba de Gafieira (“happy tango”) partner dance. Open to new dancers and experienced. This course is focused on fun with turns. Starting with the fundamentals of samba and progressing through to trickier moves.
If you’re missing social dancing in the city, why not try a new style while you’re waiting to return?
No partner necessary, wear smooth comfortable shoes, masks in Arataki Community Centre please. QR scanning and hand sanitising compulsory.


When: Thursdays 8.30pm – 9.30pm
Where:  Arataki Community Centre
Cost: $80 per person for the 8 week course or $15 per class casual attendance.

Next Level

When: Thursdays 7.30pm – 8.20pm
Where:  Arataki Community Centre
Cost: $100 per person for 12 nights or $15 per class casual attendance.

Tutor: Sarah
Phone: 020 4165 3565
Email: Classes@Thedancefactory.Co.Nz


Come Dancing – Sequence Ballroom in Arataki

Monthly sequence ballroom dancing.

Location: Arataki Community Centre, off grenada St, Mount Maunganui

Day:  2nd Saturday of the month

Time:  7.30pm – 10.30 pm

Cover Charge:  $5

Contact:  Gordon Cadman

Phone: 572 0060

Don’t forget, there are Sequence Dance Lessons every Monday at Te Puke  RSA Citizens club starting 6:30 pm until 8:00pm.  No cover charge it’s free.

Rhythm ‘n’ Fun Line Dancing Bayfair

Come and enjoy learning to dance, making new friends, exercising your mind and body as well as extending your social life. Friendly classes. Newcomers and beginners welcome. If you need to know more…..

11.30 am-12.30 pm Beginners
12.30 pm – 2.30 pm All levels
St Mary’s Anglican Church, 33/19 Girven Road, Bayfair

Phone: Pat Wilson on 544 2574  or 021 0271 2467

NB: There are Classes in Central Tauranga on Mondays

Crochet Workshop with Andrea

In this lively hands on workshop you will learn the beginning steps of the wonderful art of crochet in a unrushed environment. The learning group is small to ensure learning quality.
You will make a rose and receive your own crochet hook and a ball of wool to take home and practice. There we go!! Easy, fun, achievable. In previous workshops people went home and made hairbands, scarves and all sorts.

Once you start, you can’t stop!! My biggest goal is for you to become totally absorbed with this amazing craft and love it eventually as much as I do. All you need to do is give it a go!!

For more details and to book:
Phone: Andrea  0279557499
Booking is essential.

Majong in Arataki

Players are welcome.

Time: 12.30pm – 4pm
Place: Arataki Community Centre

Contact Jan 576 3455

Video Editing for Beginners

Video is everywhere so why not get in on the action! Learn the basics and gain the confidence to create effective and engaging videos.

In this four hour workshop, I’ll take you through the video editing process. You’ll learn how to :

  • Assemble your media assets
  • Create a project
  • Import media
  • Review clips
  • Arrange clips
  • Add audio
  • Add titles and logos
  • Add still images
  • Make adjustments – trim clips, adjust audio, tweak settings like brightness and opacity and re-size visuals
  • Export correctly for different platforms like websites, social media and YouTube

During the workshop, I’ll share my tips and tricks for making engaging and memorable videos. There will also be plenty of time to ask questions.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided for morning tea.

For full details:

This workshop would suit:

  • Anyone that would like to add more video into their marketing mix. Maybe you are a business owner or work in social media and marketing.
  • Those interested in developing their YouTube channel.
  • Educators and trainers looking to include more video in their learning materials.
  • Parents who would like to edit family memories or their children’s YouTube content.
  • People who have been trying to teach themselves but would like to get the information all in one go.
  • People who have done some editing but would like to nail the basics and get quicker.

When: Tuesday March 10th from 9am -1pm
Where: Arataki Community Centre
Cost:  $250

Dance Your Week Away

Dancing Mondays

  • 6.30pm free intro Bachata, 6:45pm Beginner Salsa, 7.45pm Beginner Bachata – Bay Salsa, Studio 162, 162 Durham St, Tauranga
  • 6.45pm Rock n Roll, 7.30pm social dancing – Tauranga Rock n Roll, Mount Senior Citizens Club, 345 Maunganui Road, Mt Maungnaui
  • 7.30pm Guided Tango Practica.  Tango In Tauranga, Tauranga Citizens Club, 170 Thirteenth Avenue, Tauranga
  • 7.30pm Beginner Zouk, 8.30pm Next Level Zouk – The Dance Factory, Arataki Community Centre, Zambuck Way Arataki, Mount Maunganui
  • Tuesdays

    • 6.45pm Beginner Rock ‘n’ Roll – Whakatane Rock n Roll Club, Caledonian Hall, 60 King Street, Whakatane
    • 7.00pm Beginner Ceroc, 8.00pm Beginner Plus, 9.00pm Intermediate – Ceroc Rotorua, Rotorua Primary School Hall, 1197 Rangiuru Street, Rotorua
    • 7.15pm Zouk Fundamentals 8.30pm Zouk Improver – Hamilton Salsa, St James Church, Nixon St, Hamilton
    • 7.30pm Salsa – Latin Dance Tauranga, Tauranga Baptist Church Hall, 640 Cameron Road, Tauranga
    • 7.30pm Beginners Shines 3 Week Shine Course – Salsa Agua! Elizabeth Street Community Centre, 169 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga


    • 6.00pm Cuban Salsa Intermediate, 7.00pm Beginners/Improvers, 9.00pm social dancing – Greydis Dance, QE Health Wellness & Spa, 1073 Whakaue Street, Rotorua
    • 7.00pm Ceroc Beginners, 7.45pm Beginner Plus, 8.15pm Intermediate – Ceroc Tauranga, Elizabeth St. Community Centre, Elizabeth St West, Tauranga.
    • 7.00pm West Coast Swing – Street Swing Hamilton, 149 Seddon Road, Frankton, Hamilton
    • 7.30pm Beginner Linear Salsa – Hamilton Salsa, Waikato Commerce Club, 197 Collingwood St, Hamilton.


    • 6.30pm Improver Bachata – Hamilton Salsa, Waikato Commerce Club, 197 Collingwood St, Hamilton.
    • 7.00pm Ceroc Beginners, 7.45pm Beginner Plus/Intermediate – Ceroc Tauranga, Elizabeth St. Community Centre, Elizabeth St West, Tauranga.
    • 7.30pm Open Samba de Gafieira – The Dance Factory, Arataki Community Centre, Zambuck Way Arataki, Mount Maunganui
    • 7.30pm Intro Bachata Class, 8:30pm Latin Social Dancing till late – The House of Dance,  Barrel Room, 26 Wharf Street, Tauranga –
    • 8.00pm Free rueda class, 8.30pm Latin social dancing until late – Bay Salsa, 109 The Strand, Tauranga


    8.00pm Cuban Social Dancing! – Greydis Dance, Crates N Cues, 1237 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua

West Coast Swing Classes

West Coast Swing Block Course

West Coast Swing is a partner dance with roots in the Lindy Hop. It is characterised by an elastic look that results from its extension-compression technique of partner connection and is danced primarily in a slotted area on the dance floor. The dance allows both partners to improvise steps while dancing together, putting West Coast Swing in a short list of dances that emphasize improvisation.

John Freeman and Anisa Samrethnimol will be taking you through the fundamentals of West Coast Swing for the first hour, followed by practical.

Dress casual for comfort; flat shoes with firm sole recommended.

Where: KJ Studios, 8/47 Waihi Rd, Judea, Tauranga
When : Fridays 7.30pm
Cost: First time to West Coast Swing, first class free. $15 casual or $80 for an 8-week block course.

The Dance Factory:

Phone: 0204 165 3565




Zouk & Samba de Gafieira Mini Party

The Dance Factory

To wind up their block courses, The Dance Factory is holding a mini party. It will start at 7.30pm with a discussion on social dance etiquette, followed by social dancing, relaxation and refreshments.

For details:


Adult Dance Classes Mount

Performance (Jazz), Hip Hop & Contemporary

Hosted by Amanda from Celeste Dance, using DanceNZmade syllabi.

When: Tuesdays 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm 
Mount Community Hall, 345 Maunganui Rd, Mt Maunganui
$145 per term – 60-minute class

Bring a water bottle, wear comfy clothing, tights, tight top/leotard, and hair tied back.

Singing and music lessons are also available.

Contact Amanda to register or for more information:
Phone: 021 0841 0697

Mount Wildheart Adult Art Class

Painting 3 Flowers – 3 Different Ways

When:  Wednesday mornings 9.30am – 11am
Dates:  Nov 3rd / 10th
Venue: Wildheart Studio Arataki
Cost: $180 for the 6 sessions

Tutor: Jacqui van den Berg
Phone: 021 069 6555

Book via the website:

Art Workshop: Spring Growth Spiral Beginnings

This is a guided creative painting workshop that will help you connect to your own feelings of release, freedom, and exploration.

When:  Saturday 9th October  9.30am – 12.30pm
Venue: Wildheart Studio Arataki
Cost: $65

Tutor: Jacqui van den Berg
Phone: 021 069 6555

Book via the