Afro Dance with Melina Shabel

Afro Dance with Melina Shabel

Dance School

This dance class is about learning West African rhythms, mainly Guinean with Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Cuban cultural influences.

African dance is about connecting with our body and the fire inside us. It’s a powerful, high-energy and fun dance.

We move and shake our body following the drums - this class has live drumming! We enjoy the music and dance synchronised with them.


All levels of experience are welcome: we aim to have a good time shared with other people.

Classes will take place on Thursdays from 7pm till 8.30pm in Kapa Rua (Dance Studio 2).

About Melina:

I have been a dancer since before I was born. I’ve been dancing this Afro style for more than 10 years. It’s definitely the love of my life. I’m passionate about body movements, exploration and dancing.  

I became a teacher in New Zealand and since I started, the feeling of sharing the knowledge for something that I love is what is motivating me to keep learning and not just teaching.

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