New Zealand's only music video-inspired dance class is coming to Aucklandby Alice Harbourne
Shut Up & Dance was founded earlier this year when two like-minded Wellingtonians, Abby Damen and Lesa MacLeod-Whiting, spotted a gap in the market for low-pressure dance classes that focused on feeling rather than looking good. Under the guidance of British choreographer Clair Thomas, both experienced and non-experienced dancers can sign up to learn routines from the likes of Beyonce, The Spice Girls, NSYNC, Parris Goebel, Britney Spears and more. The exact routine is kept a secret until the day of the class, part of Shut Up & Dance's refreshing approach, which also includes inhibition-fighting tactics like covering mirrors and ensuring no photos or videos are taken during the session.
Above: The founders mid-Parris Goebel dance routine.
Visit shutupanddance.co.nz to book your place at the Auckland season - a 6-week course from September 5 to October 10 at Grey Lynn Library Hall.
With an ever-growing social media following thanks to a surprise shout-out from Jessie J, demand for classes is high. Join the squad @shutupanddancenz on Instagram for info on future classes.
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