2011 Weekly Class Schedule

These classes are a great way to meet people, get away from the hustle and bustle, stay fit and learn new techniques. Have a look at what's on offer and then feel free to contact the teachers directly or contact Dancehouse on 9347 2860 or


Monday 10.00am - 12.00pm
Imagery and Perception workshop series

Gretel Taylor will facilitate a stretching and releasing warm-up, followed by sensory perception and imagery practice. Perception tasks aim to enhance subtle awareness in the body in relation to one another and the surrounding space. The imagery work -the imagining and embodiment of multiple states of being- draws upon some of Butoh founder Tatsumi Hijikata's images (learned from Min Tanaka), as well as inventing some of our own. There will be an emphasis on taking these tasks/ practices into performative applications, such as improvisational scores or choreography.

Gretel Taylor has been a practitioner of Butoh and Body Weather dance for 12 years. She is a performance maker and dancer and has completed a practice-based PhD exploring site-specific movement practice in Australia. She has extensive teaching experience (Victoria University, Dancehouse, independent venues and various outdoor environments).

Dates: 10th October - 14th November
Time: 10am - 12pm
Costs: 6 week course: $100 full. $80 conc/Dancehouse Members (payable by first class). Single workshop: $18 full. $15 conc/Dancehouse members.
Contact: Gretel Taylor, 0425 759 988 or Ben 0424 498 989

Monday 7.00 - 9.00pm
Natural States - Embodiment Studies & Exploration 5 week series

Natural States is an ongoing workshop series focused on in-depth embodiment studies & movement exploration. The workshops follow a developmental line of inquiry continually returning to an organic, felt-sense of being-presence - our own natural state of movement function and expression. The primary vehicles for these explorations will be: Body-Mind Centering® theory and practice; contact improvisation, yoga, contemplative movement; and solo and ensemble dance work. This pathway will be supported by philosophy and practice from contemplative traditions that honour direct experience, awareness and self liberated states. Workshops may be of interest to: dancers, dance educators, dance/movement therapists; choreographers, performers; yoga practitioners & teachers; athletes, meditation practitioners and those engaged in the study of somatics. Natural States is a project of Embodied Life International.

Llewellyn Wishart holds post graduate qualifications in early childhood education, adult learning & movement-dance education. He is a Certified Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner and professional practice member of BMCA Inc. He has studied and practiced Contact Improvisation for over 20 years, having taught the form in Australia, New Zealand and USA. He was a founding member of mixed-ability dance company State of FLUX in Melbourne; and a foundation management committee member of Dancehouse.

Llewellyn has pioneered Body-Mind Centering® applications in professional learning settings in Australia and the U.S. He has worked in this capacity with: UNE, Deakin and Melbourne Universities; Stamping Ground Dance Festival, VIS, Sport Ed VIC, Royal Botanic Gardens Education (Melbourne & Cranbourne), Bluearth Foundation, CPX Melbourne, BMCA, Clover Catskill Berkeley, California; Simply Balanced San Francisco and Auburn-Lewiston YMCA Maine.

Dates: 17 October - 14 November
Time: 7.00-9.00pm
Cost: $90.00 (Full) $75.00 (Concession/Students/Dancehouse/Ausdance Members) per 5 week series.
No casual classes.
Contact: Llewellyn Wishart 0408 210 076
Skype: embodied-life

Tuesdays 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Saturdays 11.30am - 12.30pm
Feldenkrais Classes

"The aim is a body that is organised to move with minimum effort and maximum efficiency, not through muscular strength but increased consciousness of how it works."
The Feldenkrais Method uses the intelligence of the human nervous system and the body's ability to learn to increase movement options, reduce pain and develop sensory awareness by recognizing individual habits of movement and being in the world.
It is taught by Awareness Through Movement (ATM) twice a week. We have regular 10-15 participants plus occasional drop ins who stay for a few weeks of a term or two. Participants include musicians, Office workers, writers, actors, teachers, academics, seniors and people recovering from injury. A movement theme is explored every term.
Gemarja Lomas is a Dutch trained physiotherapists and Feldenkrais practitioner. She has been teaching Feldenkrais classes since 1990. Robin is a physical theatre performer and director. She graduated 2 Feldenkrais Training program in 2000 and has been teaching with Gemarja Lomas since then.

Dates: Term 3 & 4 - NO CLASS TUESDAY 29th NOVEMBER
Time: Tues 6.30 - 7.30pm; Sat 11.30 - 12.30pm
Cost: $15
Contact: Gemarja Lomas, 9388 0348

Tuesday 6.30 - 9.30pm
Alchemy - from Impulse to Expression

This 8-week intensive explores IMPROVISATION as a means to discover deep levels of embodiment, connection and presence.

With a focus on movement, we develop trust in our inner world - embracing the unique qualities that make us who we are, and allowing them to activate and inspire the dance. Together, we embark on a deep excavation of the connections between inner self and outer expression - through dance, writing, drawing and sharing. In a dynamic process of affirmation and transformation, we explore and integrate our sensations, feelings, memories and imaginings through the body and breath.

Alchemy engages the heart and enriches the spirit in a joyful celebration of the moving moment.

Weekly improvised performance culminates in a final showing for invited guests. Beginners and Experienced Alchemists warmly welcomed.

Anne O'Keeffe is a dancer, choreographer and teacher, trained at Rusden (Dance/Drama) and Victorian College of the Arts (Choreography). She has taught movement-based improvisation since 1984, inspired by Skinner Releasing Technique, Al Wunder, Stephanie Skura, Eva Karczag and Min Tanaka. Anne has performed as an improviser in Australia and overseas and her company, SIRENSONG, has produced Walk on Water (1999/00), her solo work Sex and Death (2002/03) and Song of Longing (2008). Anne teaches Improvisation to dancers at VCA and Movement to actors at the National Theatre. In 2009 she achieved her Master of Choreography, exploring The Art of Presence. She has been teaching and developing the Alchemy classes since 2001.

Anne's teaching emphasizes integration and liberation of the self through conscious embodiment, and she provides a warm, generous space where movement can be explored deeply and joyfully. She is passionate in her commitment to supporting students in their creative unfolding.

Series Four, Oct - Dec 2011
Oct 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6
Next Showing: Saturday December 10, 7.30pm
Time: 6.30 - 9.30pm
Cost: $310 (Full) $280 (Conc.) Full Term Bookings only; casual classes not available.
Contact: Anne O'Keeffe: 9531 8331/0411 218 101

Wednesday 11am - 1pm
Residing in the Bodymind
Body-Mind Centering & Authentic Movement with Alice Cummins

Body-Mind Centering® is a practice of mindfulness and is both a self-directed pedagogical technique and a philosophical approach to embodiment. It offers a unique and valuable process for developing an embodied sense of self during the decision-making of everyday life and in performance making.

The focus of the workshop series will be to listen and develop a practice of attention. This becomes the ground for deeper investigation of our bodymind. The workshops will include guided somatic movement, information, imagery and directed touch. As a practice, BMC offers powerful ways of renewing ourselves through a creative process that is supportive and perceptive of individual needs. Time will be given for integrating the material through Authentic Movement, shared discussion, moving/dancing and journal writing. BMC is valued for its approach to somatic inquiry and sensory integration. Through a practice of BMC we can invite change that is an integration of our physical, psychological, intellectual and imaginative life.

Each series of Residing in the Bodymind will offer weekly classes and a private session for every participant, to support the integration and understanding of the work.

"Body-Mind Centering" and "BMC" are service marks of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, used with permission.

Alice Cummins is a dance artist, Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner and Movement Educator (ISMETA). She has a Master of Arts from Victoria University and has been researching and teaching her work nationally and internationally for over twenty years. Her process creates an environment of refined somatic awareness and generates engagement and embodied intelligence within a community of shared inquiry. Alice's approach is accessible to people with diverse backgrounds. She welcomes the richness and contribution of this in the learning and sharing of knowledge.

Dates: 9 November - 14 December
Time: 11am - 1pm
Cost: $280.00 (Fee for full series)
Contact: Alice Cummins, 0419 227 80

Wednesdays 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Fridays 5.30 - 7.00pm
Odissi Classical Indian Dance

The class structure follows a traditional yet a more modern approach to teaching odissi dance. The class starts warm up routine starting with yogic exercise and warm up stretches for 30 minutes.

Class for beginner's level introduces the first basic position the Chowk. The square position also the masculine and full bodied energy posture. Ten steps follow the introduction of chowk. The second position or the tribhangi the feminine three bends position. Ten steps increasing in rhythmic syllables introduced. The torso movement accompanying this dance is the most unique structure lent to odissi. It frees the upper body of the waist and the shoulders.

Introduction to Arasas rhythmic structures set to different beats with compositions to prepare for the larger pieces in the first full-fledged dance piece. Seven arasas. Time taken to complete the above mentioned structures over all is one year of learning twice weekly. Monica Singh is a Visharad in Odissi dance from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, New Delhi and is a senior disciple of Smt. Madhavi Mudgal.

The most contradictory fact of Indian classical dance is that all styles are so different in their inherent structure and form that to have two styles in one body ends up leaving the dancer dangerously bordering on the superficiality of form. It is to avoid this pitfall that Monica decided to learn and stay committed to Odissi alone after she started training with Smt Madhavi Mudgal.
Monica trained extensively with her for 15 years and gained immense experience and in depth knowledge about Odissi not just through its traditional form but also by being a part of the choreographic works based on exploring.
Monica has travelled to and performed in France, Sweden, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Vietnam, Laos, Nepal, Bangladesh, Russia, etc.

In 2010 Monica Singh has been granted a permanent residency by the Australian Govt Under the Distinguished talent visa category . She Has now moved to Australia and continues to perform and teach there as well. The Sohamasmi Centre for Indian performing Arts now has a branch In Melbourne and Gisborne. She divides her time between her students in India and Australia.

Date: Starts Wednesday 12th of January
5.00 - 6.30pm
Cost: $160 for two classes pw for one month $150 Dancehouse members
Monica Singh 0450 059 520

Wednesday 6.30 - 7.30 pm
Congolese Dancing "soukous style"

This dance class is for anyone with a love of dance or African rhythm and dance in particular. The term 'soukous' literally means to shake or dance energetically. Soukous dancing and music is explosive, fun, lively and playful, connecting the body and the spirit. It has evolved from the classic folkloric Rumba style of Congolese music. Passi Jo will incorporate the traditional Rumba with the more modern Soukous style, adding a hint of Latin American Salsa. Classes will cater for all age groups, and be taught in a structured class situation that is fun and easy to follow. The complex polyrhythms of the rumba/soukous style of dance will be broken down into a number of segments, each incorporating a specific part of the body. It is preferred that participants dance with bare feet, and wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in.

Passi Jo was born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) and is a direct descendent of the Balari Troubadours who travelled from village to village singing about love, hate, death, friendship and all aspects of everyday life in Africa. Passi Jo has continued to embrace this musical legacy in his own independent musical career in Africa, Europe and now in Australia. In 1982 he moved to Paris and began a chain of successful international tours that introduced and endeared him to fans throughout Europe, North and South America, and Oceania, as well as continuing his popularity in his African homeland. In 1990 he toured Australia with African soukous singer Tchico Tchicaya, and relocated permanently to Australia in 1993. His musical career has spanned three decades and he has released more than 15 albums during this time. In 1998, he formed Warako Musica and has played at most music festivals around Australia. In 2000, Warako Musica was awarded Best Live World Music Act at the Australian Music Industry Awards.

Date: Starts 9th February - NO CLASS WEDNESDAY 30th NOVEMBER
Time: 6.30 - 7.30 pm
Cost: 6 week season - $110 Full; $95 Concession/Dancehouse Members.
Casual - $20 Full; $17 Concession/Dancehouse Members.
Signing up for a season of classes is preferred, but single casual classes will be accepted and accommodated.
Bring along a friend and receive your first class for half price!
0409 145 600

Thursday 10.00 - 11.00am
Kiddy Rock

Kiddyrock's focus is on fostering a love of the Arts through music, singing, dancing, creative play and self-expression from an early age. Kiddyrock Workshops are fun and fast paced, stimulating young minds and helping to develop new skills. We incorporate stories, songs and games to promote listening aptitude and fun collaboration.
Kiddyrock was started in late 2007, and has been out on the road in various day care centres, kindergartens and primary schools around Melbourne ever since.

What is Kiddyrock?
Kiddyrock is a music program aimed at children aged from 6 months to 6 years. Parents are encouraged to participate and observe in all classes.

What does Kiddyrock do?
Each week, the workshop aims to introduce a new instrument or a new musical idea - rhythm, pitch, tone, melody - to the group with the ultimate aim of promoting an early interest and understanding of music.

What does Kiddyrock believe in?
We believe that music is a great vehicle to empower young minds. We hope to give children the opportunity to understand other cultures, gain confidence, create friendships, embrace broader points of view, and to play and work collaboratively.We also recognise that the Australian music community should be nourished with new talent and you never know, your child could be that new musical talent! In addition, while the kids are learning these amazing new skills and values, why not inject a whole bunch of fun with it?

Date: July 21 to December 15
Time: 10.00 - 11.00am
Cost: Term Fee: $100 per term or $15 per session & concessions available to families with multiple children.
Contact: Ally 0410 801 160

Thursday 4.00 - 6.00pm
Kid's Drama

Flag Youth Theatre works with young people aged 5-16 years to explore a variety of approaches to performing. This is the place for your child to develop a range of performing skills, from acting to creating characters, comedy, script writing, and more.

Our focus is on the imaginative process, providing theatre making tools and developing the skills that will nurture individual driven work. With creativity at the forefront of what we do, we believe that the most original and exciting theatre comes from the students themselves. All the workshops are run by experienced tutors, who are also industry professionals.

Date: October 27 - December 15
Time: 4.00 - 6.00pm

Thursday 6.30 - 8.00pm
Lucky Dip - Beginners Contemporary Class


LUCKY DIP is a new beginners contemporary dance class starting at Dancehouse taught by a posse of some of Melbourne's vast array of exceptional young dancers.

Includes classes by Alice Dixon, Rennie McDougall, Caroline Meaden and James Welsby.

These classes will be tailored to suit:

- Participants who are new to dance.
- Participants who are new to contemporary dance but have some experience in other dance styles.
- Participants who are returning to dance after a hiatus.
- Experienced dancers who wish to go back to basics.

Alice Dixon's class will focus on developing correct alignment, releasing and giving weight, connecting with the breath, moving in and out of the floor. James Welsby's class will fuse traditions of modern and post-modern dance with popular culture, aiming to provide stability through dynamic movement. Caroline Meaden's class will introduce and expand upon the fundamentals of contemporary movement, exploring efficient and expansive movement while incorporating elements of play and creative improvisation.

The Lucky Dip group are currently made up of local dancers and choreographers who, collectively, have worked with and alongside artists/companies such as Balletlab, Buzz Dance Theatre, Opera Australia and Chunky Move and have each made their own live and/or film works shown in Australia and/or internationally.

Dates: Classes will be commencing Thursday 27 October at 6.30pm
Time: 6.30 - 8.00pm
Costs: $15 full / $12 concession & Dancehouse members
Contact: Alice Dixon, 0407 852 483

Thursday 7.00 - 8.00pm
Bollywood for Beginners

Dance to the fast and exciting beats of Bollywood. Give the body the leap it deserves. Classes include a variety of styles: classical Indian, western, funk, hip swing and hip hop; contemporary dancing with Bollywood style. Routines are designed to cater for all age groups and are taught in a fun and easy to follow manner. We bring joy, unity, culture, happiness and coordination all under the Bollywood Dance banner. Our motto is to have fun while learning, get the moves right and keep on smiling. Perform as part of a Bollywood troupe for official programs, festivals and events?

Mai Nachungi Dance Company Inc is a non profit Bollywood Dance company based in southeast Melbourne. Choreographer's, Pushpa has 8 to 15 years of dance and choreography experience. Pushpa, is a talented teacher who has choreographed dance and drama shows for a variety of ages and audiences as well as being an ISKCON Temple cultural coordinator. Wear 3/4 length black pants and loose comfortable t-shirts.

Dates: Jan 13 - Dec 8 (Exc: 29/9, 6/10,17/11) Plus rehearsal first Wed. of every month 8 - 9pm after class.
Time: 6.30 - 8.00pm
Cost: $150 - per term for 10 classes or Casual $18/15 Dancehouse Members/Conc.
Contact: Pushpa 0432 058 729 or 0432 235 205

Thursday 8.00 - 10.00pm
Living Sculptures

Embracing playfulness and expression to enable change.

Living Sculptures is a unique and exciting workshop series offered currently in Melbourne by healing practitioner Bruno Thiel. Bruno has developed this powerful new format from years of experience as a dance and music therapist, qualified homeopath and intuitive healer.

As the director of Living Sculptures, Bruno brings creative ingredients such as music, movement, fun, play and intuitive facilitation to the individual and the group. This rich approach is complemented by group dialogue and sharing, forming a vibrant yet safe, non-judgemental space for participants to explore, play and resolve themes that arise from within themselves and the group.

You are invited to contemplate an intention before the first session. It could be about resolving conflict, improvement around health or relationship or simply wanting to explore how and where you want to move forward in your life, and explore new possibilities and pathways that lie before you.

Living Sculptures' transformative processes are individually tailored and are in spontaneous response to the needs of the group and single participant, providing the opportunity to learn from each other, to recognise the power and beauty in people's individual expression and to enable true change in your life.

No prior experience in dance, movement or drama necessary. You're welcome to come as you are (bring comfortable clothing).
This workshop is offered only a few times a year.
Maximum group size is twelve people. Book now to secure your place.

Dates: Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3 and April 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 8.00 - 10.00pm
Costs: Complete Series $150/135 - Three Sessions $100/85 - Single Drop-In $35/30
FIRST DROP-IN SESSION FREE (please register before session)
Contact: Bruno 0402 766 667

Saturday 10.30am - 12pm
Open Contemporary Class

Classes are fun, challenging and designed to promote a strong, dynamic, fluid and dexterous body. The classes have been developed in-line with Steph's contemporary practice and draw from acrobatics, aerial arts, improvisation, and ballet and occasionally break-dance. Beginning either with an improvisation task focusing on specific ideas and experiences of the body and its' relationship to space or phrase material that begins to open the body to the floor and establishes early in the class pathways into the floor that will be required more dynamically later. Highly physical and expansive movement phrases focus on the articulations of the whole body, challenging the body's relationship to space, awareness, focus, attention and intention of the body in action.

There is also emphasis placed on the principles of suspension, tension and release to create a smooth dynamic motion in and out of the floor. Attention is paid to the surfaces of the body and guidance is given to explore how to move in a safe and efficient manner. Imagery, anatomical information and analogies are given to assist with finding a quality to the movement or it's functional pathway through space. Different variations are often offered on particular movements into and out of the floor to accommodate for levels of experience, knowledge and confidence. These are designed as progression steps allowing for individual development of technique over time.

Steph Hutchison is an independent choreographer, performer and teaching artist. Her current practice is informed by the collaborative and artistic potential of contemporary dance, improvisation, circus arts and physical theatre. Steph has taught contemporary dance, ballet, physical theatre, improvisation, hip-hop, acrobatics, adagio and choreographic workshops for The Arts Centre, Deakin University, National Institute of Circus Arts, National Theatre Ballet School, Dancehouse, fLiNG Physical Theatre, Manningham Arts Centre, Beverly Hills Primary School, Syndal South Primary School, Stonnington School of Dance and Aquinas College.

Dates: 22 October - 17 December
Time: 10.30am - 12pm
Costs: $15 full / $12 concession & Dancehouse members
Contact: Steph Hutchinson, 0407 047 465

Saturday 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Modern-Contemporary & Afro-Latin Dance

Enjoy a powerful & energetic style; share with us an exotic and unforgettable experience. Feel corporal rhythms from Latin America, moving your joints and all your muscles, be prepared to feel your body awaken. Learn new modern and contemporary movements involving these styles of dance, which are the pure taste of our land.

In each class we are going to learn the perception of articular system and classifications of joint, also some terms of movements. How we can be aware about the regions of the body and the state or quality of the movement, the use of different energies and perception of space together. The basic characteristic of the execution we have to drawing the biggest and intrepid movements whit the body, at the same time using the corporal rhythm and unusual verbs on the image. It is an interesting mixture, the body between corporal technique and ethnicity movement.

A special ambient music that comes from Colombian roots, specifically ours drums llamadores, alegres, tamboras; Listen and enjoy the musical treasures from the marimbula and marimba instruments of our Colombian heritage.

Born in Bogota, Colombia, Kathleen Gonzalez was introduced to dance by performances of the Flor Pachon Ballet Company and the Ballet Tierra Colombiana, she was an avid dance student from a young age, her formal dance training began with an introduction to performing arts with an emphasis on contemporary dance at College preparatory program by ASAB Academy arts. She now finds herself in Melbourne to evolve as a dance performer, choreographer and director discovering more of that, which inspires her work.

Dates: 15 October - 10th December
Time: 1 - 2pm
Costs: $15.00 per class
Contact: Kathleen, 0431 261 552

Saturday 2.00 - 3.00pm
Bharatanatyam - South Indian Classical Dance

Bharatanatyam is an ancient Indian classical dance style, originally performed in the Hindu temples of Tamil Nadu, in southern India. Movement, mime and music contribute in equal measure to this beautiful dance and are evenly divided between nritta- pure dance, and nritya- expressional compositions.

Students of all ages will be trained in the basics of Bharatanatyam (South Indian Classical Dance). Along with some theory to gain a better understanding of the dance form, they will progress to perform the dance items gradually. Advanced lessons will be conducted for the students with some previous knowledge.

No prior experience in any form of dance is required and there are no age barriers. Comfortable clothing is recommended.
Guru: Meghala, who is a disciple of Dr.Vasundhara Doraswamy [Director of Vasundhara Performing Arts Centre, Mysore] in Bharatanatyam, has been training for a period of 15 years and has worked as a senior lecturer in the institute for 10 years - She is currently the advisor for FIMDV [Federation of Indian Music and Dance Victoria] Meghala has been the recipient of numerous accolades and awards during her dance career - she has the proficiency and proven credentials for the profession.

Saturdays Weekly starting Sat 12 Feb
Time: 2.00 - 3.00pm
Costs: $13.50/ hr
Contact: Meghala Bhat, 0439 523 950

Sunday 11.00am - 12.00pm
Kathak, North Indian Classical Dance

North Indian classical dance Kathak, is a form of dance using body dissociation and footwork with a permanent combination of on- and off-beat. These beats are generated in a rhythm by playing the percussion called "tabla". The generated rhythm can be described as incisive, exciting and provocative. Kathak gives emphasis on grace, expressions and vigorous footwork. Classes will be taken in a fun and relaxed environment. This makes your body look younger, loose weight and brings a lot of excitement in life!

Tapasi has an ardent passion of Indian classical dance from her early childhood and started learning 'Kathak' at an age of four. She got her early training at the Nupur Dance Academy in Kolkata, India. A part from participating in programs through The Nupur Dance Academy, Tapasi has danced at prestigious programs conducted by other organisations and institutions in Kolkata, India and Melbourne, Australia. She has completed her degree in Indian classical dance from Kokata, India in Lucknow gharana and Jaipur gharana (style) and did numerous workshops and choreography back in India.

Dates: 4th Decmeber - 18th December
Time: 11.00am - 12.00pm
Costs: $120 per term or for casual $ 14 /$12 for Dancehouse members.
Contact: Mrs Tapashi Mukherjee, 0430 620 928

Sunday 5.30pm - 7.00pm
The New VITAL Biodanza

Vital Development Biodanza 'The new VITAL Biodanza" was devised by Patricia Martello. At the core, is the process of self-expression that's also present in Biodanza - of embracing the music's flow and dancing with your heart and soul. The embrace reconnects your head reconnects your head, heart and abdomen and facilitates your entry into a higher state of awareness. A state in which, bond between you inner nature and the nature(s) of those who surround you are strengthen. This strengthening can then offer you deeper insights into who you are.

Dance classes in Vital Development are similar to those in Biodanza. They make no special demands on dancing skill, or need to bring a partner. Classes are 60-90 minutes long and they involve 12-18 exercises.

John Hughes graduated from the Vital Development School London in February 2009 and is a qualified teacher in the art. He became involved in designing social awareness projects and conducting Vital Development sessions at the school in London, as well as workshops in Los Angeles, Tokyo and the Netherlands.

John will be hosting a 4 week class block (13 Nov - 4 Dec), with a whole day workshop (Dec 11)

When: 13 November - 4 December
Time: 5.30 - 7.00pm
Contact: John Hughes, 0405 026 100
Workshop Date: 11 December, 12.00 - 6.00pm


If you're looking for a venue to teach your technique class or workshop and pass on your knowledge, skills and ideas, Dancehouse has high quality, affordable dance spaces.
Weekly Dance Classes

Weekly Dance Classes are ongoing technique classes taught by artists and teachers who hire our space to host their classes. In 2011, classes have included Dance Conditioning, Contemporary Dance for Beginners, Alchemy - from impulse to expression, Intermediate and Advanced Contemporary Technique classes, Yoga, Bollywood Dancing and Open Contemporary Dance.
Classes kick off in mid-January.

If ongoing classes aren't your thing, you may wish to apply to teach a workshop at Dancehouse. These often take place over a weekend or short period during the week.

Teachers of Classes & Workshops pay an affordable studio hire fee and handle all bookings and income generated from their classes. Dancehouse supports their classes through promotion, audiovisual facilities and maintaining affordable, accessible and quality dance studios.

You are eligible for consideration to teach classes or workshops if you are:
A Dancehouse Member (or become one).
An Australian resident for tax purposes.
A dance teacher with a minimum of three years professional teaching experience.

How to Apply
NOTE: You do not need to apply to attend Dancehouse Classes or Workshops. This application process is only for teachers seeking to teach their classes here at Dancehouse.


If you are interested in teaching your technique class as one of our Weekly Dance Classes, you can also contact Bridget on 03 9347 2860 or email for questions and assistance.

Closing Dates
There are no closing dates. Applications are considered on an ongoing basis, but space is limited.
If you are interested in teaching weekly classes or short term workshops, at Dancehouse , please download an application form. Applications can be received at any time.