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Do Good Feel Good - Dance Pop Ups 

Do Good Feel Goods objective is to activate youth leadership in local neighbourhoods and communities. The primary target group is young people 17-24 years living in Mangere and the focus is on building the resilience and confidence of young people to actively manage their own health and well-being. DGFG will do this via a youth-led social movement through the SKWAD also known as squad (Serving Kindness with Acts and Deeds ) leading community projects, capacity building activities to strengthen leadership skills to develop their own activities and projects.

To prototype creative arts for engaging youth in positive activations:
1. Trial 4 youth-led dance pop ups (details below and being confirmed asap, so keep in touch!)
2. Visual Storytelling (video) of young peoples experience
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Purpose: To support young people from Mangere and other South Auckland communities to activate their ideas that create positive engagement, connection and identity
SKWAD (serving kindness with acts & deeds) leaders will be leading and coordinating four ‘Dance’ Pop Ups to trial a mechanism for enabling social cohesion and connectedness of young people in the local area.

Upcoming events:

Traditional Tongan Dance with Milika Pusiaki
Do Good Feel Good present their 4th FREE Dance Pop Up coordinated by young leaders in the community. Open to everyone 16-24yrs who is keen to learn and try something new. We love hosting first timers.  Register to join via the Facebook event
WHERE: Mangere Arts Centre, Green Room WHEN: Wednesday 26 September, 7pm at Mangere Arts Centre 


Past Event:

DANCE POP UP:  New SKOOL with special guest Ken Vaega. 

Do Good Feel Good present their 3rd FREE Dance Pop Up coordinated by young leaders in the community. Ken Vaega is a Mangere boy who is creating waves on the international stage. This pop up will be focused on 'New Skool'. Open to everyone 16-24yrs who is keen to learn and try something new. We love hosting first timers.  Register to join via the Facebook event. 
WHERE: Mangere Arts Centre, Green Room WHEN: 19 September, 7pm - 9pm

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Past event:
DANCE POP UP: KRUMP with Ennaolla Paea
Strive Community Trust, 197 Unit 5 Montgomerie Rd, 553 Buckland Rd. WHEN: 18 July, 7pm - 9pm
Are you 15-24yrs? Are you keen to learn a new skill? Try something different? DGFG introduces their 2nd FREE Dance Pop Up with the legendary Ennaolla Paea sharing on KRUMP. There will be 'Good' vibes, 'Good' people and 'Good' learnings for yourself. Register to join via the Facebook event. 


Guests for the further dates will listed here and posted on Facebook as soon as they are confirmed.  
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Past event:
DANCE POP UP with guests Mele & Seidah

WHERE: Mangere Arts Centre (Green Room) on Wednesdays from 7.00pm - 9.00pm. Cost: FREE WHEN:  23rd May
Thanks to everyone involved and all participants in the May DANCE POP UP - enjoy the events VIDEO HERE


DANCE POP UP SKWAD leader bios:

Raukawa Tuhura

Nationality: Maori/Spanish Portuguese
Passion: Dance, Theatre, Music, Anime, Kpop, Community, LGBTQI
Experience: Dating back to 10 years ago I started hip hop when I was 12, started competing in SDNZ (Street Dance New Zealand) for over 4 years as a Choreographer/dancer for "VOGUE" dance crew (Nationals 1st Place Champions of 2011) and Varsity Crew " UNIT-Y" (Competed at National level). One of the first dancers to compete nationwide in varsity and adult division at the same time. Travelled overseas to compete and dance internationally (Australia and America) for HHI events and other international competitions. Studied at PIPA (Pacific institute of Performing Arts) in 2012 and Graduated with diploma in 2013 with Excellence. Performed in theatres nationally with countless shows. Geish/Tuiga, Trans Tasmin, Music and Me, Tautai of Digital Winds are only to name a few. Now undergoing prep and rehearsals for a TV show called "Radio Famous" which will hopefully be aired sometime later this year. 
What I want to achieve in the Dance Pop Up: To connect with youth by using my strengths as a dancer and show them that there is another career pathway they can go to but also building them to become leaders in their community and connect with each other and support one another.


Mele Tapueluelu
Nationality: Tongan
Passion: People, music, dance (creative arts), sports.
Experience with dance: Have competed in many Street dance New Zealand competitions, Krump nationals, have been a part of Project team showcases in Auckland and Wellington, Now a part of Hyperush Krump Fam where I have been given my Krump name Girl Aktive, now continuing to express movement with the New Zealand and Auckland Krump community and currently a part of a Watch:Mins project.
What I want to achieve with the Dance Pop-Up: I hope to see young people in Mangere up-skilling in their own creative movements, build self-confidence and relationships with new people in the Mangere community.
What I am studying: full-time student I am hoping to complete my studies in a conjoint with Bachelors of Arts double majoring in Music and Pacific and also a Bachelors in Commerce with a major of innovation and entrepreneurship. Other involvements: I am also a member of the Lotofale’ia brass band, Sunday school and evangelism group. I have just finished touch season playing for the Seventh-day Adventist Church Mizpah and have been involved in community events and projects such as Manutahi and TSI where I have led events and also have done workshops with students from Manurewa High school... (all of these involvements have been from the past year)


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Raukawa Tuhura

Raukawa Tuhura

Mele Tapueluelu

Mele Tapueluelu