Jolt Dance


Jolt is based on the belief that everyone has the right to dance and find their own creative voice.
We also believe our communities are strengthened by the beauty of diversity.


Classes for all ages offering dance training and performance opportunities.

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Community and education 

Workshops, training and classes for diverse community groups.

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Innovative and original performances that celebrate the unique qualities of the dancers.

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CELEBRATING JOLT: The Christchurch company offers an interconnected programme of classes, teacher training and performance under the vision "To celebrate the unique qualities of our dancers and to challenge perspectives about dance and disability". This video was produced by Creative New Zealand as one of the case studies in Keteparaha Mō Ngā Toi Hapori, its Community Arts Toolkit. Read Jolt: pushing the boundaries




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"Jolt's celebration of inclusion and diversity, and its links to the community are inspiring."

Arts Access Aotearoa

"What has left me most impressed is how with such a diverse group of dancers you can only see the ‘can do’ and never the ‘can’t do’." 

Kate Sullivan, theatreview




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