Dance & Arts Therapy New Zealand offers the Dance 4 Us programme on Thursdays 10.30-11.30am throughout the school term at Takapuna Methodist Church. Dance 4 Us is a therapeutic, community-focused programme designed to support adults and young adults with disabilities (including Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, cognitive delays & physical disabilities – wheelchairs and mobility issues). By participating in Dance 4 Us, attendees develop a further sense of belonging along with experiencing being part of a positive, accepting community. Attendees are given opportunities to discover their own unique talents and strengths, as well as the chance to learn and value cultural diversity. Sessions are drop-in style, koha entry. All sessions are led by a qualified Dance Movement Therapist and can have up to 30 individuals.
TMC is delighted to host premier Westlake Girls’ High School choir, Cantare. In 2018 Cantare were runners up in the Te Manu Waiata award at the Auckland regional Big Sing competition for best performance of a work using Maori text. They went on to win Gold at the National Finale in Wellington. This year Cantare are looking forward to sharing a concert with the Toronto Children’s Chorus when they visit NZ and Australia.
Entry by Programme Suggested donation $20. All funds go to organ restoration.
TMC welcomes this vibrant musical duo, featuring artists :
Michael Bell, a fascinating organist, free-lance performer and composer. Michael has a strong memory for musical structure, and is able to create an improvisation around any theme.
Alison Dunlop has played principal oboe in Bach Musica, she’s also principal oboe of Pipers Sinfonia, and plays regularly with Auckland Chamber Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia, Dunedin Symphony Orchestra and the Handel Consort and Quire.
A new Pop up event – a Repair Café – begins 10am at TMC. Bring your broken and damaged items and get them repaired for free, or learn how to fix them again in the future. It’s about saving money, bringing people together, learning new skills and reducing waste.