like the Stars

Light up the Stage!

Dancing like the Stars is a free nine week programme that aims to promote and provide an active lifestyle through dance – a non-competitive form of physical activity – to children who would not normally be able to participate in dance for recreation.

The programme has several other benefits, which include building basic social skills and interactions, team building and teaching children about other cultures.


Programme Details

In the first half of the programme each participating low decile school learns a range of dance moves associated with a particular dance style, in the second half each school is taught a choreographed dance routine – all overseen by a professional dance tutor.

Dance styles on offer in 2016 include, contemporary, jazz, ceroc, salsa, bachata merengue, ballroom, integrated dance and Samba de Gafieira.

The Dancing Like the Stars programme culminates in free performance evenings at the Issac Theatre Royal.

Dancing like the Stars ii



Schools Involved

In 2016 the Dance Ambassadors programme is running in 14 Christchurch primary secondary schools/intermediates:

Linwood Avenue
New Brighton Catholic
Northcote School
Our Lady of Victories
Sacred Heart
St Mary’s School
Waltham Primary School
West Spreydon


Supported by

The_Southern_Trust_Funding_Your_Com High Res
Pegasus partners in health maori
Calder Stewart logo



E adam@ymcachch.org.nz

Enter your keyword: