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Welcome to Koru Community Dance Theatre

Koru Community Dance theatre is a community based company located in Oamaru, New Zealand.

We promote African inspired dance and music, as well as traditional west African rhythms and dances.

Koru has a strong performance component in order to share the joy with the wider community.


  • To share the joyous, transformative power of dance.
  • To inspire people to challenge themselves and grow.
  • To present a safe and encouraging space for self expression.
  • To offer opportunities to create collaboratively and enjoy the benefits of harmonious group energy.
  • To bring spice and colour to the larger community through public performances.

Koru Community Dance Theatre offers general community drumming and dance classes and the opportunity to be part of a community dance troupe. We also offer drum and dance workshops to schools and workplaces.

Koru is forming a network of drummers,dancers, and other percussion musicians from around this area, and throughout New Zealand, and hosts guest teachers for workshops and performances.

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