These classes are run by independent businesses, and held at Square Edge. There is a wide variety of classes available, ranging from Yoga and Arts Appcreciation, to Dance and Karate. If you are interested in any of these classes, you can get in touch with the respective companies using their contact details below.

Darren Wallace Art Classes

Term 2 2024:

Palmy Kids Fun Art Class

Thursdays 3.20-4.20pm

Learn To Draw Manga – The Art Of Anime

Thursdays 4.30-5.30pm



Bookings can be made through Darren’s website:

Darren Wallace Art


 Palmy Parents & Kids Fun Art Classes | $200


This Palmerston North Art Class features Step by Step drawing lessons for children ideally alongside a parent or guardian to spend quality time learning together.

Price includes: 1 child (aged 6-12) and 1 adult parent/guardian can join in at no extra charge.

Learn To Draw Manga – The Art Of Anime | $200


Manga – the drawing style of Japanese Comics and Animated Movies (Anime) has become hugely popular around the world.
This Palmerston North Manga Art Course runs 10-Weeks and is a basic introduction for beginners in how to draw Manga style characters.
The Manga style is generally an easier way to draw figures and a great way to introduce art students to portrait drawing.

Suited for Beginner Manawatu Art Students Youth (12+) to Adult. Or Intermedate level Art Students wanting to learn this style or brush up on the basics.

    The Singsters! 

    Every Tuesday


    Evelyn Rawlins Room




    Head To Our Website For More Info. or To Sign Up!



    Becoming a SINGSTER is SO easy & SO worth it!

    · Are you a Palmy woman?!

    · Would you love to have a giggle & learn some new singing skills?!

    · Would you enjoy singing classic Pop songs with other Palmy women?!

    · THE SINGSTERS is the group for you!

    Come & join us at Square Edge Community Arts Centre!

      Universal Shotokan Karate Union 

      Mon and Thurs:

      Kids (8 and above) 6pm – 6.30pm

      Adults and Teenagers 6:30pm – 7:30pm

      Loft Dance Studio

      Bookings essential:


      We invite kids (age 8 and above) and adults to come along and try a training session at the dojo and give Universal Shotokan Karate a try. USKU emphasises a balanced development of speed, strength, and range of techniques.  

      Benefits of karate training: 

      • Great for almost all ages 
      • Great for the whole family to do together  
      • Applicable to self-defence situations  
      • Build confidence and self-control  
      • Develop fast reflexes, balance, memory  
      • Keep in shape while having fun  
      • Build confidence

      After School Learn To Sew Classes

      6 Week Course


      Monday Afternoons Term 1 2024

      5th Feb – 11th March, 3.30-5.00pm

      Ages 10-18 years


      or message ‘The Thread Room’ on Facebook


      U3A Art Appreciation

      2nd Thur of each month at 1pm

      Workshop Space


      Sabados Teatreros (ST) Registered Charitable Trust

      Saturdays 4pm-5.30pm

      Loft Dance Studio

      SÁBADOS TEATREROS (ST) is a drama education group for Spanish-speaking children from 5 to 15 years old in the Palmerston North area. The program was started in June 2021 by Dr Maria Gomez-Lozano, who started weekly drama lessons for 12 children aged 5-10 years old.
      The lessons are exclusively done in Spanish with the aim of promoting the use of their mother tongue among the Latin American and Hispanic community. However, any child learning Spanish, independent of their ethnicity is welcome.

      Saturday Music (Manawatu Training Orchestra)

      Friday afternoons during school terms

      Evelyn Rawlins Room

      Saturday Music provides music classes for 4 – 13 year olds through the Ministry of Education’s ‘Out of Hours Music and Arts’ programme.  The Manawatu Training Orchestra operates to serve these and high school students who are unable to access this opportunity at their respective schools. 

      The Orchestra is currently conducted by Nigel Tongs, assisted by Ash Lyne.

      Musica Viva

      Monthly concerts from March to December

      Evelyn Rawlins Room

      Contact Musica Viva for dates:

      Musica Viva presents a concert of live music once a month from March to December. On display are the musical sounds of many eras and styles performed by local pianists, instrumentalists, singers, soloists and ensembles. Each concert has a different convenor and often a theme. Both performers and listeners are welcome.

      Concerts start at 7.30 and run for about one and a quarter hours. Supper follows. Subscriptions are: Single $25, Double $40, Visitors: $5 cash per concert, School students are free.

      Age Concern

      Tuesdays 11am – 12pm

      Evelyn Rawlins Room

      06 355 2832


      Steady As You Go- Age Concern Programme-65+years

      An exercise programme to improve strength & balance, approved by ACC. The Peer Leader of this group is Louise Cooper.

      A small group of about 12 people and plenty of room for more.  Cost is a $3 Donation to cover the hire of the room.

      You are welcome to turn up on the day.

      Aziza Bellydance Palmerston North

      Tuesdays – Foundation and techniques (suitable for beginners):

      6.30pm-7.30pm (For term 1 and 4)

      6.00pm-7.00pm (For term 2 and 3)

      Fridays – Intermediate to advance/troupe class:


      Click here for Registration Form


      Loft Dance Studio

      021 022 68 989


      Aziza Bellydance is a Palmerston North based dance group focused on performing and exploring fusion/modern oriental and traditional Middle-Eastern dance styles. 

      Established in 2007, it is committed to creating a fun-filled and empowering dance environment that will connect you with people from all walks of life.

      Integrated Hatha Yoga

      Monday: 5:30pm – 7pm

      Wednesday: 5:30pm-7pm

      Evelyn Rawlins Room

      Cost: $10.00 per class

      027 4784707

      Discover the realisation that dedication to the practice of yoga asana and pranayama (breathing) is to connect with our own silent knowledge. The teacher Michael Jones has been a dedicated student and practitioner of Hatha Yoga for over forty years.

      He has taught at Square Edge for over thirty years.

      Art Classes


      Facebook: Studio On The Square


      Phone: 06 353 2802

      Studio On The Square | Art Classes for all ages.

      Book online or email Studio On The Square for more information.

      All timetables and pricing are available HERE 



      Located in Studio 16, Square Edge Courtyard

      Baby Yoga

      Mondays during term time

      10:00am Pre-mobile babies (2 months – 8 months)

      11:15am Mobile babies and toddlers (8 months – 2 years)

      Evelyn Rawlins Room

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      Birthlight Baby Yoga is a lovely combination of baby and adult yoga moves, woven together with songs and lots of fun.


      Note: There will be no baby yoga classes for the remainder of 2023. Classes will start back Monday 5th February.

      Sunday Yoga

      Sunday 10am

      Evelyn Rawlins Room

      Call Judy: 021911003

      If you would like an inside/outside work out and maybe want to challenge yourself, come along and join our fun, inclusive group of yogis as we practice together on a Sunday morning.

      Call Judy: 021911003 (former owner of the Dharma Room) to discuss or just turn up on the day.