Story: Cultural dance

Folk dancing at school

Folk dancing at school

English folk dancing was seen as a particularly appropriate form of exercise and introduction to dancing for schoolchildren. It was taught in New Zealand schools from the early 20th century. In this photo, taken about 1930, children at Wellington South School can be seen performing a folk dance.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
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Megan Cook, 'Cultural dance - European cultural dance', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Megan Cook, published 22 Oct 2014