MAP runs weekly community classes with professional dancers, so you can engage more deeply with
your moving body, in a fun, safe, and friendly environment. 

Join us at the MAP Studio,
76 Hawdon Street, Sydenham, Ōtautahi Christchurch.

All are welcome to share and connect through movement.

Want to buy a pass package? 
See below for pricing and
BUY a Pass Package then
BOOK your choice of class.

Just dropping in or already have a pass package? 
See below for the schedule then head straight to BOOK your choice of class.

Booking your child for a term or a drop in? 
For more information and the term schedule see below.

2023 pricing 

Adult Weekly Membership Subscription

Annual Donation $150 plus $25/week
Unlimited classes each week plus exclusive membership discounts on movement labs and events

Unlimited Month


10 Class Pass (3 month expiry)

Casual Drop In

Creative Kids Dance
$120 per term or 
$15 per class


2023 schedule


Maori Movement (Mahi Poi)

Mondays 7:15pm - 8:30pm
with Savanah Tukariri


Youth Contemporary Class (Choreography and Technique)

Wednesdays 4:00pm - 5:30pm
with Kat Stefanova


Maori Movement

Wednesdays 5:30pm - 6:45pm
with Savanah Tukariri


Mindful Movement 
Wednesdays 7:00pm - 8:15pm
with Denesa Chan 


Muscle & Bone
Thursdays 6:45pm - 8:00pm 
Kereana Mosen


Baby Rave
Friday 10:00am
coming soon  
Friday Grooves 

Friday 6:00pm - 7:15pm  
with Virginia Kennard 


Creative Kids  

Saturdays 9:15am - 10:00am
with Dana Dawson


Open Contemporary  (Choreography & Technique)

Saturdays 10:15am - 11.30am
*tutor on rotation

M.A.K.E Youth Company

Saturdays 2:00pm - 4:00pm  

Which class is right for you?

We offer a range of classes to suit your needs. From just starting out and wanting to develop strength and learn movement pathways, through to stretching your creativity, or challenging yourself in a fast paced technique class. We've got you covered.

For more information see below, and if you have any questions, get in touch:

Phone: +64 273 212071 


Muscle & Bone 

Thursdays 6:45-8:00pm 


Muscle and Bone is a perfect class for building up movement skills with the support and fun of an energised group. You will gain strength and flexibility and improve your movement coordination skills. If you haven’t moved for a while we recommend this class as a great starting point!

Māori Movement   

Mondays 7.15 - 8.00pm
Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:45pm


This class is for anyone with a desire to connect to kaupapa Māori through movement.

You will get to explore movement in a modern space using kapa haka forms and basics to modern Māori music. The focus is on mobility, rhythm and coordination in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

Mindful Movement 

Wednesdays 7:00-8:15pm 


This class is about unlocking and exploring the boundaries of your own movement and creative thinking potential with the support of the class group. This class employs somatic practice, meditation, improvisation, and contemporary technique to build a greater mind-body connection to de-stress mid-week, and help build body knowledge and awareness. 


Denesa will share her unique artistic practice with you through group tasks, exercises, and discussion.

Learn choreographic skills for improvising in performance. Julia will take you through a series of exercises that will build skills and understanding in timing, duration, writing material, spatial and relational considerations, and entrance and exits that will culminate each week in making a piece. With these tools, if you wish,  you will be able to go in the pool of performers who take part in the monthly MAP Sessions to perform Real Time Compositions to the public. 

Friday Grooves

Fridays 6:00-7:15pm 


Inspired by the colorful and vibrant world of jazz, this class is all about having fun! Virginia will bring her contagious energy to end your week with a flare.

*Suitable for all experience levels.

Open Contemporary Technique & Choreography


10:30 - 11:45am 


Learn & experience contemporary dance techniques & principles, like flow, momentum, release, and how to get in and out of the floor with ease. Each tutor will share with you their own technical dance approach & personal movement vocabulary. You will learn short choreographic sequences and phrases.


Our tutors are highly skilled in adapting the class to suit your current level, so don’t let the word 'technique’ or having to remember choreography put you off, you will be guided and supported.

coming later in 2023...

Tiny Fest

Baby Rave 

Friday mornings 10:00 - 10:45