Ruritanian International Folkdancing 

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About Us

The Ruritanian International Folkdance Club, Inc. has been providing and promoting opportunities in heritage and ethnic dancing for over 40 years.

Members include not only enthusiasts and teachers of international dancing, but several who provide classes and lead performing groups in specific ethnic styles. Click here for Ruritanian Club membership form!

Activities run by the Club itself are mostly public dance parties and workshops. Workshops are presented by world-class visiting tutors or local teachers sharing fresh experience or special expertise. See the Events page on the Folk Dance NZ website for the latest.

The quarterly magazine, "Ruritanian Roundabout," publicises:

The Club is glad of opportunities to help foster a multicultural life in our city, and to assist those who would like to share their culture with others.

For discussion, further information, or membership, contact:

Rae Storey
24a Dell Ave, Remuera 
Auckland 1050 
Ph: (64-9)524-9504
E-mail: raestorey36 @ gmail.com

Regular Folkdance Sessions - Every Week

For monthly events, go to the Folk Dance NZ listings.

Note: Country code is 64 and area code is 9 for all phone numbers. Prefix with +649...






Monday and Friday

International Folk Dance 
Venue: Rae's loft, 24a Dell Ave, Remuera

- 12 noon

Rae Storey 
Ph: 524-9504
raestorey36 @gmail.com (click here for Rae's CV)





Israeli Dancing, Beginners Group
Venue as per Wednesday

- 8.30pm

Marta Cullen
Mob: 021-898345 marta.cullen @ gmail.com



Korean dancing for all
St John Education Centre, 247 Edmonton Rd, Te Atatu South

10:30am - 12 noon

Leah Park
Ph: 832-4805
pokcarrya @ naver.com



(usually Wednesdays - please confirm before coming!)

Israeli Dancing: Ma'ayan Group
Beth Shalom, 180 Manukau Rd, Epsom

- 9.00pm

Jennifer Gottschalk
Ph: 480-4330 jennygo @ complus.co.nz

Beginners by prior arrangement 6:30pm


City of Auckland Morris Dancers
St Lukes Church Hall, 704 New North Road, Saint Lukes


Andy Smith
Ph: 361-2133


All welcome - dancers and musicians! Details at aucklandmorris.org.nz



(Dancing every week)

IFD incl. Chinese & Taiwanese: Joy International Folk Dance Group
St. John Ambulance Hall, 590 Pakuranga Rd., Highland Park

1.30pm - 4:00pm

Cherie Zeng
Ph: 537 1568
027 5774 168



(2-4 times a month)

International Folk Dance

Contact Gwen to receive notification of classes.


Gwen Mann gwenmann @ xtra.co.nz
Ph: 575-1985
Mob: 027-3807600


Folklore Chileno Latino

Instructions & practice lessons for folk dances from South America. For enquires please contact Ana Maria.

Ana Maria de Vos
Ph: 638-6771
Txt: 021-156-8020
anamaria.devossanchez @ gmail.com

Folklor Chileno Latino dancersFolklor Chileno Latino

Specialist Ethnic Dancing

A number of teachers and groups provide specialist ethnic dancing in classes, parties, or for performance. See the Go Dancing! page on the FDNZ website.

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Performer from Joy DancersJoy Dancers

Workshops, Performances and Socials

Please see the Folk Dance New Zealand Events page...

Ruritanian Roundabout

Our magazine is produced every quarter. The cover and body are available as separate PDFs below.

Ruritanian Roundabout Index
August 2017 Cover Body
November 2017 Cover Body
February 2018 Cover Body
May 2018 Cover Body
November 2018 Cover Body
February 2019 Cover Body
May 2019 Cover Body
November 2019 Cover Body
February 2020 Cover Body
May 2020 Cover Body
November 2020 Cover Body
February 2021 Cover Body
May 2021 Cover Body


2021 Ruritanian Society Contacts

Note: Country code is 64 and area code is 9 for all phone numbers.


Maggie Quinlan

Phone: 294-7979
Mob: 0275-420-525
maggiquin @ xtra.co.nz



Kathie Ellis

Phone: 529-4129



Dorothy (Dot) Otto

Phone: 523-1481




Rae Storey

Phone: 524-9504
E-mail: raestorey36 @gmail.com
Postal address: 24a Dell Ave, Remuera, Auckland 1050

In case you're curious: where did the name 'Ruritania' come from? See the wikipedia article on Ruritania.

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