Region Classes 2022
A range of classes are being offered this year. Please check the Region Class Guidelines to help you choose a suitable class and also check with your Club Tutor.
Basics Skills 2
Dates: 19th July, 2nd, 16th, 30th August, 13th September
Time: 7.30 pm – 9.30pm
Venue: St David’s Multicultural Hall, Elizabeth St, Petone
For those who attended the Basics 1 course this will be a continuation.
Dates: 10th September
Time: 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Venue: St Johns Anglican Church Hall, 18 Basset Rd, Johnsonville
Teacher: Doug Mills
Please check with your club teacher what class is appropriate.
Afternoon tea will be provided. Please bring a water bottle.
New Dancers Celebration Preparation Classes
Two classes have been scheduled ahead of the New Dances Celebration on These classes are designed to go over the dances that are on the programme.
Dates: 27th September 2022 and 4th October 2022.
Venue: St David’s Multicultural Church Hall, Elizabeth St, Petone
Time:7.30 – 9.30pm
Tutor: Rod Downey
Cost: $2 entry
Susanna van der Gulik – Basics Skills 2
Susanna grew up in a dancing family in the Waikato, and danced throughout her school and university years, attending the first-ever JAM camps. Delighted to find the familiarity of an SCD club in Germany during her OE, she was suddenly thrown into teaching when the club tutor left soon after she arrived! The rest, they say, is history. Susanna enjoys seeing learners get excited about something they thought they couldn’t do. If Covid is ever over, she will go back to teaching the Lower Hutt JAM class, and is otherwise busy looking after her own set of young dancers at home.
Doug Mills – September Advanced Technique
I’ve been dancing for over 50 years, having started as a child at Johnsonville Club in 1970
when my mother was the teacher there. I danced and taught at Island Bay & Wainuioumata
in the early 1980’s before leaving Wellington. I’ve been teaching SCD for 33 years (in
Wellington, Christchurch and Picton) and for the last 12 years I’ve been involved in the teacher
training process, as a teacher candidate tutor and now as an RSCDS examiner.
I’ve taught at several NZ Branch Summer Schools and three Australian Winter Schools, as well
as numerous weekend schools all over the country – I’m sure I have met some of you at some
Lynda & I now live in the Marlborough Sounds, looking out across Queen Charlotte Sound. We
are surrounded by native bush and there are always birds keeping us entertained (tui,
korimako, piwakawaka, weka, riroriro, karearea, ruru, gannets, quail and of course sparrows!)
and we get to watch dolphins, seals and little blue penguins in the Bay.