The Karitane Blues Retreat was borne out of a dream to continue fostering the growth of the Blues dance scene in New Zealand.

As our nation’s only current Blues-specific event, we aim to provide a unique space for individuals to grow their dancing and connect with other members of the Blues dance community. We’re especially interested in providing inspiration for local scene leaders and influencers.

The Retreat is located in the small beach township of Karitane (~35min drive from Dunedin central). Workshops will be held at the town hall and all three accommodation options are within a 5 minute walk from the hall.

Passes and prices

A full pass to the Karitane Blues Retreat is $300 (NZD).

The full pass includes access to all 12 workshops, accommodation, catering, and social dancing. Please note that in keeping with this type of event, we will not be offering one-off workshop or social dance passes. The Karitane Blues Retreat is also limited to a maximum of 30 participants.

For those who have committed to joining us at the Retreat, we have payment plan options to help you out. You can either pay the full $300 when your place has been confirmed OR you can pay in installments ($100 deposit, followed by two further installments of $100 leading up to March 2018).