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Welcome to Olin Yoliztli

Olin Yoliztli, which in the native language Náhuatl means life and movement, is a not-for-profit group carried out by a passionate group of people, promoting the culture of Mexico through dances and music. The group’s primary purpose is to create a community of people able to collectively share dances and music and organize events or participate in events to create a vibrant environment full of culture in Aotearoa, New Zealand. 

You can join on a regular basis as a registered member or you can join on a casual basis for our weekly classes or workshops. Dop-Ins are allowed although classes are built on sequential dance lessons. This means some content might be unfamiliar to participants who choose to drop in at random classes throughout the block. The Drop-In participants understand that the facilitator might not reteach material covered in previous classes. 

We encourage you to be patient and enjoy the learning path, a commitment to most classes will certainly help you to learn these dances, but if you are new to these types of dances or have no experience in dance, we strongly recommend attending first the beginner’s workshops prior to our regular classes. 

Regular Classes

Event Timing: Wednesdays, 18:00 – 20:00 hrs
Event Address: Aro Valley Community Centre
48 Aro Street, Aro Valley, Wellington 6021

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What to expect?
The first 20 minutes are a warm-up following different routines and movements of a prehispanic practice (in Náhuatl known as Yeyecoa) which harmonize our energy through the body, mind, emotions and vital energy. After that, 1.5 hours to learn one of the traditional types of dance (which changes monthly) and finally 10 min of cooling down.

All dance levels are welcome, no experience is necessary and you don´t need a partner.

*Money shouldn’t be the reason why someone can’t come.  If you really want to attend but can’t afford it, just contact us! We’ll be happy to talk and accept an affordable donation from you.

Registration prior to class is compulsory
Please fill out the following form

If registration and payment upon arrival are preferred, please arrive with plenty of time to finish that before class. We are happy to answer any questions you may have!

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Introductory workshops

Event Timing: Fridays, 18:00 – 19:30 hrs
Event Address: Newtown Hall, 71 Daniell Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021
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This workshop will allow participants to learn basic techniques and beginner level of dance steps. It will be taught at an introductory level, get ready to enjoy the music and improvise some dance steps!

Everyone is welcome. Classes are independent of each other and no experience, special shoes or clothing is required.

No fixed price, we are happy to accept an affordable donation from you

Registration prior to the workshop is compulsory
Please fill out the following form

Code of Conduct and Terms & Conditions

Please read carefully our code of conduct, Terms & Conditions.
By filling out the previous forms or attending Olin Yoliztli’s classes/workshops/events, is understood that you agree to them.

“Dance is what heals you, dance your life with your own experience, bring the elements from the tradition and dance with it. Like any other form of art, it needs to be sincere” Rubí Oseguera

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