Senior Arts Social

Drop-in Sessions

Senior Arts Social
April 15, 2023


Jun 3, 2023
Te Atamira, Various

We invite seniors in our community to Te Atamira for a multi-arts programme and morning tea every Saturday morning from 15 April, 10:30am – 12:30pm.

Senior Arts Social


Saturdays 10:30am –12:30pm

15 April - 3 June 2023


Te Atamira Senior Arts Social is a multi-arts programme including concerts, art workshops, dance/movement classes and artist talks.

To secure your spot for each session please call 027 180 02868 or email or see the registration links below each session.


Saturday 29 April

Movement workshop with Theresa Swain

Get your dancing shoes on for some light-hearted easy to learn movements with dance teacher Theresa Swain. With 20+ years of experience teaching ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and production, Theresa will guide you through a fun and engaging class which will come with lots of laughter. Up to 20 participants.

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Saturday 6 May

Film - Hip Hop-eration

Hip Hop-eration follows a troupe of courageous, yet cheeky, senior citizens on an extraordinary quest to perform at the World Hip Hop Championships in Las Vegas. Hip Hop-eration is a poetic feel-good New Zealand documentary film that proves age has no limits and that hip hop can set you free. It is an inspirational self-help journey for anyone fearful of growing old. Up to 100 participants.

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Saturday 13 May

Concert - Turn Up The Music students

Turn Up the Music Charitable Trust has been delivering music to the youth in the Wakatipu for over four years through their music school, outreach and workshops, financial support and more. Many of the students love the opportunity to perform, so we are very happy to present them this opportunity. During this concert you will hear a selection of youth students perform music with a variety of different instruments, in a variety of styles. These students from our region could be New Zealand's next leaders in music, or members of an international performing group, and you can say that you heard it here first. Up to 100 participants.

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Saturday 20 May

Art Workshop - Exploring drawing with Raquel Tamara Carter

In this workshop we will choose an element of nature with the help of some beautiful photos, whether a bird or flower, and explore drawing using a mid-tone technique, that is easy and fun to do. For beginners as well as experienced creatives, we will work to create a beautiful drawing using dark and light contrasts. Up to 20 participants.

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Saturday 27 May

Tea Dance with Dance Social

Come and join us for a dance or just watch the others dance while you socialise and enjoy a cuppa. Anything goes at this tea dance run by Dance Social.

Dance Social teach Modern Jive - which is an easy to learn partner dance - it is basically walking to music, so no fancy footwork to get to grips with. If you have some moves of your own, get up and do your thing on the dance floor. If you don't have any moves, they will teach a few basic moves to get you up and moving! They will bring some of their regular dancers to help you get up and enjoy a dance or two or more. Up to 80 participants.

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Saturday 3 June

Feldenkrais awareness lessons

Nicky will lead you through gentle movement sequences that help you discover better ways of organising your body in action. No previous experience needed. Up to 20 participants.

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Don't forget to register by calling 027 180 02868 or emailing (or click on the registration links under each session above).

Previous Sessions:

Saturday 15 April

Concert – Pianist Louis Koopman

Wanaka pianist Louis Koopan will inspire us by playing some well-known jazz standards as well as a mix of his favourite styles and genres of music. Up to 100 participants.


Saturday 22 April

Art Workshop - Colours of Autumn with Raquel Tamara Carter

Contemporary landscape mixed media workshop. This free-flowing acrylic colour workshop, explores the colours and shapes of Autumn. It is a simple workshop that incorporates using mixed media of acrylics, pastels, and charcoal. With the help of collected leaves from nature and a variety of botanical stencils. Up to 20 participants.

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