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Getting staff dancing this summer

Friday 18 December 2015 8:58am

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Get moving this summer at the Ōtākau Summer Dance Intensive for University Staff.

Otago staff working over the summer will have the opportunity to leave their desks and get moving, with a summer dance class being held at the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences.

The class will be taught by outstanding dance artist-educators Sofia Kalogeropoulou and Ojeya Cruz Banks.

"The class is about enjoying the music and learning fun dance moves in a warm community environment."

Ms Cruz Banks, says inspiration for the class came during an IT conference in August, at which she and Ms Kalogeropoulou choreographed a flash mob.

“The IT staff loved it, so we decided to create an enjoyable healthy opportunity for staff who love to dance, or who want the exercise and a break from sitting at a desk. The main goal of the class is to have a boogie and to develop a greater sense of community among Otago staff.”

Ms Cruz Banks says there will be no pressure to “look a particular way or to kick your leg above your head”.

“The class is about enjoying the music and learning fun dance moves in a warm community environment.”

The class will be held daily for one week, from Monday 11 January to Saturday 16 January 2016, 12noon to 12.50pm. There are just 15 slots available so get in quick.

Love to dance? Sign up:

Ōtākau Summer Dance Intensive for University Staff
Mon 11 Jan to Sat 16 Jan, 12noon to 12.50pm
School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences
665 Cumberland Street
$80 for the week
Book by 5 Jan 2016
Contact Ojeya, Ph: 479 7684, Email: ojeya.cruzbanks@otago.ac.nz