Dancehouse

2017 PUBLIC CLASS SCHEDULE

Weekly Public Dance Classes are ongoing technique classes taught by artists and teachers who hire our space to host their classes. These classes are a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle, stay fit, meet people and learn new techniques. Have a look at what's on offer and then contact the teacher directly to book in.

 

Monday 6.00 – 7.00PM
BharathaNatya

BharathaNatya is an Indian dance form that is resplendent with elegant movement, soulful music and beautiful costumes and jewels.  The well composed rhythmic patterns set to melodious tunes prove to be a feast to the senses.

Bharathanatya dates back to the beginning of the Common Era and was originally performed at the temples of South India. "Natya" means dance in Sanskrit (one of the oldest and most profound languages of India) and "Bha-ra-tha" is a mnemonic for Bhaava – Emotions;  Raaga – Melody;and Taala – Rhythm.

Thus, Bharathanatya is a dance form that finely blends expressions and movements to music.

Regular practice of this dance form has been proven to be cathartic and therapeutic. It enhances positivity and helps channelize energy by using various Mudras (hand gestures).

A unique performer and choreographer with over ten years' experience in training, Chandana Brijesh a disciple of veteran Guru Dr.Padmaja Suresh of Bengaluru and daughter of renowned Kannada Author, Bharathi Kasargod. She imparts lessons in Bharathanatya, a traditional and spiritual Indian dance form resplendent with rhythmic and graceful movement and myriad expression.

Dates: Mondays 2017, beginning 17 April
Time: 6.00-7.00PM
Costs:  $90 per month
Contact: Chandana Brijesh, 0426 616 455
Email: chandanabrijesh@gmail.com

 

Tuesday 9:30-10:30AM
Pilates, Darling! 

Mat pilates classes are a fun and challenging way to experience the Pilates Method. Classes are carefully designed to improve posture, core strength, anatomical alignment and to deepen the mind/body connection. Every class varies and will incorporate small props such as pilates balls, therabands and magic circles.

Our instructor is passionate about technique and is "hands on" to ensure all clients work with the correct alignment. Through constant supervision delivering safe and efficient ways to stretch and strengthen the body you will feel the proven benefits and results of pilates. Improve strength and muscle tone, flexibility, greater joint mobility and lowered stress levels.

Classes are open to all levels and anyone interested in conditioning and cross training their body. However, if you are managing any pain/discomfort be sure to inform your instructor before your first class. 

Elise Drinkwater comes from a background in dance and has been practicing Pilates from a young age. She is a professionally trained dancer with a Bachelor of Dance from the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. She has worked with top independent choreographers, most recently performing with Opera Australia. Elise's performance, teaching and choreography experience has taken her across Australia and abroad.

Elise is passionate about injury prevention, deepening the mind-body connection and the mental health benefits to be found through Pilates. She holds a Certificate IV in Mat Pilates with Polestar Pilates Australia and is a registered practitioner with Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA). Through her classes, Elise hopes to spread the love of Pilates and share her passion with others. 

Dates: Block 1: 25 July - 5 Sep; Block 2: 10 Oct - 7 Nov
Time: 09.30 – 10.30AM
Costs: $15 per class, casual drop in
Contact: Elise Drinkwater, 0497 720 654
Email: pilatesdarling@outook.com
Website: www.pilatesdarling.com

 

Tuesday 5.00-7.00PM (intermittent)
Open Training: Body Weather

Body Weather is a physical training method and philosophy developed by Japanese dancer Min Tanaka, which engages in rigorous investigation of the body in relation to its environment. Perhaps the most well-known of Body Weather practices is 'MB'. This acronym is ambiguous, meaning either/ and Mind-Body, Muscle-Bone or Music-Body. This is like a dancers' version of aerobics: a series of exercises sourced from international folk dances and sport, traveling across space, to music. This training increases cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, co-ordination and tests and extends the body's capacity to multi-task.  

Body Weather is the method underpinning the work of site-specific performance group Environmental Performance Authority (EPA), a group formed in Melbourne in 2013. The open training sessions will include an MB workout and short improvisational activity. The 'open' bit means that EPA artist Gretel Taylor (or another member of the group) will lead the sessions and also participate in the training. Participants can work at their own level, though some fitness is recommended. Dance experience is not necessary.

Gretel Taylor participated in Min Tanaka's intensive Body Weather workshops in Japan in 1999 and 2000. Since then, Body Weather training has informed her dance practice and she has taught it as part of Performance Studies units at Victoria University, Monash and RMIT as well as through her independent BodyPlaceProject workshops at many venues, including Dancehouse and outdoor locations.

Dates: 30 May, 6 June, 18 & 25 July, 1 Aug, 3 & 10 Oct
Time: 5.00-7.00PM
Costs: $10 drop in for non-EPA members
Contact: Gretel Taylor, 0425 759 988
Email: gretelt@unimelb.edu.au
Website: www.greteltaylor.com

 

Tuesday 5.30 - 7.00PM
Underground Dance Fusion - Contamination Dance Project

Underground Dance Fusion is the fusion of contemporary and urban dance techniques, where the two meet, melt and confront each other in an ongoing exchange of creative inputs, aiming to discover new languages of expression.

Classes are divided into three parts: warm up, floor work, stretching; dynamic movements thorugh space, level, energy and expression; exploring and developming in terms of combination and creating a contamination of movement.

COME DANCE WITH US!!!

Sara Carinci and Laura Manicone are two Italian dancers, by passion and profession, that randomly on a winter day crossed paths in Melbourne, and together started daydreaming about a project that would blend both their different dance styles and backgrounds.

Dates: Every Tuesday from April 4, 2017
Time: 5.30 – 7.00PM
Costs: Single: $19, 4 classes: $68, 12 classes: $180
Contact: Sara, 0404 649 353 & Laura, 0435 951 452
Email: UDanceFusion@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/UDFusion/about/#
Instagram: https://instagram.com/UDanceFusion

 

Tuesday 6.30 – 9.00PM
Action Theater: An Introduction to Action Theater

ActionTheater is an improvisational physical theatre training and performance method created by Ruth Zaporah. To read more about ActionTheater look at Ruth's website: www.actiontheater.com

DANIELLE CRESP has trained for over 12 years with Ruth Zaporah, the creator of the improvisational performance training process called: Action Theater. Danielle is a Licensed ActionTheater teacher and the ONLY ACTION THEATER practitioner currently teaching in Australia!

As well as being the Creative Director of Action Theater Australia, Danielle is a director and an improvisation artist who creates research based site-specfic performance events.

Danielle has taught over 30 SOLD-OUT workshops across Australia and in the UK. Her workshops are high-energy, articulate, fun and they promote the development of strong performance skills.

These ActionTheater classes are directed towards actors, dancers, performance artists, improvisers and other artists with a regular physical practice who are keen to engage with a greater awareness of their own physical state of presence in actions, sounds and words.

Dates: 17 October - 14 November 2017
Time: 6.30 – 9.00PM
Costs:  $260 waged, $230 unwaged, $200 early bird. Bookings are essential
Contact: mail@daniellecresp.com
Bookings https://www.trybooking.com/SBRH
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1856903877933603 & https://www.facebook.com/ActionTheaterAustralia/
Website: www.actiontheater.com

 

Tuesday 6.30 – 9.30PM
Alchemy Dance Improvisation 

Alchemy classes are for dancers wishing to explore improvisation as a means to discover deep levels of embodiment, connection and presence.  A safe, generous space is provided for beginners and experienced movers, with participants exploring and developing their movement expression with support and encouragement from the group. Using dance, writing, drawing and witnessing, these workshops are designed for those wishing to honor the unique qualities of their moving body, embrace authenticity and expand understanding of the creative process.

Gentle bodywork techniques ('touch facilitation') are used to release hidden tension patterns and blocks, allowing an expansion of movement vocabulary. Core exercises affirm and deepen understanding of the unique personal and aesthetic choices we make in the moment. Improvised performance or sharing events provides an opportunity to fully embrace and celebrate these impulses in the presence of witnesses.

Anne O'Keeffe is a dancer, actor, choreographer and teacher, who has taught movement-based improvisation since 1984 - inspired by Skinner Releasing Technique, Al Wunder, Stephanie Skura, Eva Karczag and Min Tanaka. Anne teaches Improvisation to dancers and Movement to actors at the Victorian College of the Arts and 16th Street Actor's Studio. Her teaching emphasizes integration and transformation through conscious embodiment and she provides a warm, generous space where movement can be explored soulfully and joyfully. She has been developing and facilitating the Alchemy classes for 16 years.

SERIES 4:

Dates:  6 Tuesdays: Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28 & Tue 5– plus all day Sunday Nov 26 and Sunday afternoon Dec 10 2017
Time: Tuesdays 6.30 – 9.30PM; Sun Nov 26 10.00AM-5.00PM; Sun Dec 10 1.30PM-6.30PM
Costs: $350 full, $320 concession
please note: class size limited to 16
Contact: Anne O'Keeffe, 0411 218 101
Emailaok@alchemydance.com.au
Website: www.alchemydance.com.au

 

Tuesday 7.00-8.30PM 
Ballet Class

This ballet class focuses on weight transfer, lengthening, moving through the space and primarily, finding the pleasure through said movement and combinations. Whilst following the traditional class structure and providing guidance to the timeless and beautiful practice of classical ballet technique, an exploration of sensations through extension and lengthening of movements will also be encouraged. Liat's class takes its style from her training with the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company and so will focus more on accentuating and strengthening each individual's understanding and way of moving rather than attempting to mimic traditional uniformity. 

Combinations are both highly physical and intricate and are designed to empower the body and the mind. The class is both for beginners and experienced dancers.

Liat Kedem is a classically trained contemporary dancer born in Adelaide, 1993. Upon completing her graded and vocational ballet examinations up to Advanced 2 at Terry Simpson Studios with the Royal Academy of Dance, she studied with the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in Israel. Liat then danced with Iuvenis Danza in the north of Italy and has since then performed her own creations and collaborative works in festivals including the Adelaide Fringe Festival where the Advertiser noted work 'Bekitzor' as 'best dance' for its 'intelligent movement vocabulary' and most recently the Sri Lankan International Contemporary Dance Festival in 2016. She is currently a project based contemporary dancer having worked most recently for JC Movement in France and Australia and teaches RAD exam work regularly as well as open ballet classes. 

Dates: Term 1: Sept 26 - Oct 27 2017, Term 2: Nov 21 - Dec 19 2017
Time: 7 - 8.30pm 
Cost: $15 per class, cash only
Contact: Liat Kedem, 0481 823 009 
Email: liatakedem@gmail.com

 

Tuesday 8.00 – 9:30PM
Hoop Sparx: Hoop Dance

Hula hoop dance classes are all about fun, fitness, flow and freedom. A great way to tone up, tune in and take time out. Classes focus on finding connection with the hoop and self as a means to learning foundational hoop dance moves and tricks. Participants will be encouraged to play, explore, discover and develop their own individual hoop dance style. Using group and individual instruction, choreography, improvisation, practice and games, these sessions are for both beginners and hoopers at any stage of their hoop dance journey.

Donna Sparx is a hula hoop dancer, maker, facilitator and lover with a passion for bringing dance into the hoop and sharing the freedom found in play and flow. Having trained with Hooplovers and the Women's Circus as well as international hoopers from the UK and USA, Donna has facilitated hoop dance and shared the hoop sparkle for the past couple of years. When not making new playlists and hooping, Donna can be found training in German Wheel, dooping (hooping at the dog park – yes, it's possible to hula hoop, drink coffee and throw a ball for the dog at the same time), or deciding which leggings will best reflect her mood.

Dates: 10 October – 28 November 2017
Time: 8.15 – 9.30pm
Cost: Classes from $20, casual attendance and multi-class passes available
Bookings: Click Here 
More Info: HERE or find us on Facebook or @donnasparx on Instagram.

 

Wednesday 4.00-6.30PM
Elevation Dance Studios Classes 

Elevation Dance studios was established to provide movers of all ages with an encouraging environment to explore, grow, develop and relish in the wonderful world of dance. We have added three more classes to our intermediate timetable for students 10-13yrs of age. 

4.00-5.00pm Grade 4 RAD Ballet. Ballet is an excellent foundation for all styles of dance as it encourages body awareness, technique and discipline. During this class, the students will be taught the grade 4 syllabus from the Royal Academy of Dance. Each class is designed so that the student is warmed up at the barre, centred and challenged through larger enchaînements. During terms 3 and 4 we will be working on a dance for our end of year concert. 
5.00-6.00pm Inter Jazz. Jazz is a fun, upbeat and energetic style of dance which has evolved over the years to include such styles as Broadway jazz, commercial and funk. Each class commences with a warm up, isolations, stretch and strengthening, travelling corner progressions and choreography performed to modern music often heard in the top 20. During terms 3 and 4 we will be working on a dance for our end of year concert. 
6:00-6:30pm Inter Hip Hop. Hip Hop is one of those styles that adopts many genres, and can often be seen in music video clips. After a quick warm up we will be focusing on learning choreography and developing the strength and precision to execute the highly stylised movement. During terms 3 and 4 we will be working on a dance for our end of year concert.   

After Graduating from Newton High school of the Performing arts as the School Captain and Caltex all rounder award participant, Alex was offered a full dance scholarship to attend Point Park University in America. During her time abroad, Alex studied in Graham technique, classical ballet, contemporary jazz, pas de deux and pointe. Upon successful auditions, Alex received a role in Perter Merz's 'Ondine' and a lead role in Doug Bentz's 'Snow Queen.' Alex returned to Australia in 2008 to attend the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. Whilst studying at the VCE, Alex worked with both nationally and internationally renowned artists Brett Daffy, Stephanie Lake, Becky Hilton, Wendy Houston, Anna Smith and Lina Limosani. Alex graduated from the VCA as the Valedictorian of her class. 

Since graduating Alex has performed in Tasdance's 'Artery' Season in Melbourne, Lina Limosani's work 'Borderline' performed in Portugal, Adelaide and Melbourne, 'Salt' choreographed by Alex and Brianna Kell performed at Crack theatre festival and has completed her Diploma in Professional Pilates teaching. Alex was the recipient of the Friends encouragement award (2008), winner of the Splash dance competition (2009), The Joy Nicholls award (2009), the winner of the Short and Sweet dance festival Choreographic award (2014) and as of this year she has opened the doors to her brand new dance studio, one of her greatest achievements to date. 

Date: Block 1: 19 July – 6 Sep; Block 2: 11 Oct – 6 Dec 2017
Time: 4.00 – 6.30pm
Cost:  4-5PM and 5-6PM, $15; 6-6:30PM, $8
Contact: Alex Andrews, School Principle
Email: alex@elevationdancestudios.com.au
Website: www.elevationdancestudios.com.au
Instagram: @elevationdancestudios 

 

Wednesday 6.30-7.30PM
Odissi, Indian Classical

Odissi is one of the eight classical dance forms of India. It is the oldest surviving dance form of India on the basis of archaeological evidences. It is particularly distinguished from other classical Indian dance forms by the importance it places upon the Tribhangi (literally: three parts break), the independent movement of head, chest and pelvis and upon the basic square stance known as Chauka or Chouka that symbolizes Lord Jagannath. This dance is characterized by various Bhangas (Stance), which involves stamping of the foot and striking various postures as seen in Indian sculptures. 

The class structure follows a traditional yet a more modern approach to teaching Odissi dance. The class starts warm up routine with yogic exercise and warm up stretches for 30 minutes. Class for beginner's level will introduce the basic positions. For more advanced classes, introduction to Arasas rhythmic structures set to different beats with compositions to prepare for the larger pieces in the first full-fledged dance piece.

Monica Singh is a Visharad in Odissi dance from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, New Delhi and is a senior disciple of Smt. Madhavi Mudgal. Monica training extensively with Smt Madhavi Mudgal 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 choreographic works based on exploring.

Date: 8 February - ongoing
Time: 6.30 – 7.30pm
Cost: contact Monica for details
Contact: Monica Singh, 0450 059 520
Email: monicasingh24@hotmail.com

 

Thursday 4.00 – 6.00PM
Elevation Dance Studios Classes 

Elevation Dance studios was established to provide movers of all ages with an encouraging environment to explore, grow, develop and relish in the wonderful world of dance. 

We have added two more classes to our Junior timetable for students 6-9 years of age.

4:15-5:00pm Junior Jazz. Jazz is a fun, upbeat and energetic style of dance which has evolved over the years to include such styles as Broadway jazz, commercial and funk. Each class commences with a warm up, isolations, stretch and strengthening, travelling corner progressions and choreography performed to modern music often heard in the top 20. During terms 3 and 4 we will be working on a dance for our end of year concert.  
5:00-6:00pm Grade 7 RAD Ballet. Ballet is an excellent foundation for all styles of dance as it encourages body awareness, technique and discipline. During this class, the students will be taught the grade 7 syllabus from the Royal Academy of Dance. This class is for students aged 14 yrs + with at least 5 years of experience. Each class is designed so that the student is warmed up at the barre, centred and challenged through larger enchaînements. During terms 3 and 4 we will be working on a dance for our end of year concert. 
6:00-6:30pm Jazz Technique. This Jazz technique class focuses on pirouettes, travelling sequences, and jumps. It is designed for students aged 14yrs + with at least 5years dance experience. 

After Graduating from Newton High school of the Performing arts as the School Captain and Caltex all rounder award participant, Alex was offered a full dance scholarship to attend Point Park University in America. During her time abroad, Alex studied in Graham technique, classical ballet, contemporary jazz, pas de deux and pointe. Upon successful auditions, Alex received a role in Perter Merz's 'Ondine' and a lead role in Doug Bentz's 'Snow Queen.' Alex returned to Australia in 2008 to attend the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. Whilst studying at the VCE, Alex worked with both nationally and internationally renowned artists Brett Daffy, Stephanie Lake, Becky Hilton, Wendy Houston, Anna Smith and Lina Limosani. Alex graduated from the VCA as the Valedictorian of her class. 

Since graduating Alex has performed in Tasdance's 'Artery' Season in Melbourne, Lina Limosani's work 'Borderline' performed in Portugal, Adelaide and Melbourne, 'Salt' choreographed by Alex and Brianna Kell performed at Crack theatre festival and has completed her Diploma in Professional Pilates teaching. Alex was the recipient of the Friends encouragement award (2008), winner of the Splash dance competition (2009), The Joy Nicholls award (2009), the winner of the Short and Sweet dance festival Choreographic award (2014) and as of this year she has opened the doors to her brand new dance studio, one of her greatest achievements to date. 

Date: Block 1: 20 July – 7 Sep; Block 2: 12 Oct – 7 Dec 2017
Time: 4.00 – 6.00pm
Cost:  $11 per 45 minute class
Contact: Alex Andrews, School Principle
Email: alex@elevationdancestudios.com.au
Website: www.elevationdancestudios.com.au
Instagram: elevationdancestudios

 

Wednesday 6.30-7.30PM
Ballet Barre with Shay Reeves 

Graduate of Brisbane's ADPI (Australian Dance Performance Institute), trained in both RAD & FATD classical syllabus, Shay Reeves is bringing their life time adoration of ballet & dance to the adult  beginners world. Using an open intuitive approach to the traditional class structure, Shay is focusing on creating a safe inclusive space for those wanting to experience dance for the first time to those brushing up after years gone by.

This class is also on Fridays (7.30-8.30PM) and Saturdays (9.00-10.00AM)

Dates: 4 Oct – 20 December 2017 
Time: 
9.00-10.00 AM 
Cost: 
$15 cash on the day
Contact: 
Shay Reeves
Email: 
shayreeves@outlook.com
Instagram & Facebook@bunhead_dance

 

Thursday 5.30 - 6.30PM
Zumba

ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and International music/ dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting dance class, and is also based on the principle that the work-out should be FUN AND EASY TO DO. This class will start with a warm-up and dance on different rhythms like Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia,  Reggaeton, African and more. After the work out, the session ends with a cool-down.

Marlyse Marquer is a dancer, originally from Mauritius, and is a licensed Zumba Instructor and ZIN (Zumba Instructor Network) Member. She has been doing classical ballet since she was young, but ever since she discovered Zumba it has become her passion. She loves to make her classes feel like a party - come and share the passion for Zumba!

Dates: Thursdays 5 Oct - 22 Dec 2017
Time: 5.30-6.30pm
Cost: $30 for 4 sessions, or $10 casual
Contact: Marlyse Marquer, 0410 459 830
Email: marlyse_m@hotmail.com
Website: http://marlysemarquer.zumba.com/
Facebook: http://fb.me/zumbamarlyse 

 

Thursday 6.30 - 7.30PM
Contemporary Dance

Irina De Loche's Contemporary Dance class is suitable for those who have a dance background, past or present. It is a low impact class that will focus on the source of movement in the body, both muscular and emotional learning to dance from the heart and core of your body. This class is based on the Graham technique, modern dance movement style and pedagogy created by American dancer and choreographer Martha Graham.

Irina De Loch has been teaching in the dance community for over 20 years now and has a background in a range of dance style, including Indian Russian folkloric dance, contemporary, modern, African dance, and jazz ballet. She is a dance participant as well as a dance make. Irina has formed her own dance group Solemates and has choreographed over 60 dance pieces and had two been taught at the Australian Ballet, School of Dance.

Dates: Thursdays in 2017
Time: 
6.30 – 7.30PM
Contact: Irina De Loche
Email:
solemates1@gmail.com

 

Thursday 6:30 – 9:30PM
Action Theater: Experienced Group

ActionTheater is an improvisational physical theatre training and performance method created by Ruth Zaporah. To read more about ActionTheater look at Ruth's website: www.actiontheater.com

DANIELLE CRESP has trained for over 12 years with Ruth Zaporah, the creator of the improvisational performance training process called: Action Theater. Danielle is a Licensed ActionTheater teacher and the ONLY ACTION THEATER practitioner currently teaching in Australia!

As well as being the Creative Director of Action Theater Australia, Danielle is a director and an improvisation artist who creates research based site-specfic performance events.

Danielle has taught over 30 SOLD-OUT workshops across Australia and in the UK. Her workshops are high-energy, articulate, fun and they promote the development of strong performance skills.

This training series is directed towards artists who have previously done ActionTheater training, however other artists who've engaged with extensive physical theatre training methods of other kinds are also invited to express interest via email: mail@daniellecresp.com

Dates: 19 October - 16 November 2017
Time: 6:30 – 9:30PM
Costs: $270 waged, $240 unwaged, $210 Early Bird. Bookings are essential
Contact: mail@daniellecresp.com
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/SBRN
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/166823227206713/ & https://www.facebook.com/ActionTheaterAustralia/
Website: www.actiontheater.com

 

Thursday, 6.30 – 8.30
Kalaripayattu, Beginners

Kalaripayattu is an ancient traditional indigenous healing and martial art that originates from Kerala in South India. Kalaripayattu martial arts training involves warm up and flexibility exercises, strength and stamina training, step work, traditional forms and sequences as well as unarmed and armed combat techniques. Kalari is ideal for building and maintaining general fitness and is particulalry suited for yogis, athletes, martial artists, actors, dancers and movement practitioners from all walks of life and ages (over 7 years old).  

The beginner's course run by Ramona Yagnik will provide basic understanding of Kalaripayattu techniques and practices. It is designed for students who have completed the introduction course (please contact Ramona for more information.)

Ramona is a Kalari Instructor and Naturopath and began studying Kalari Healing and Martial Arts in 2009 in Australia. Since then, she has made several trips to India to study and train with her teacher and Guru, Sat Guru Hanuman Das, the founder of the Kalariyil Dharmikam Ashram in Kerala. She is currently practicing and teaching key Kalaripayattu exercises, forms, open combat sequences and staff weapon forms. Developing focus in the mind and body, while building a strong foundation through warm ups and basic practices are integral to her training.

Dates: 19 January 2017, ongoing
Time: 6.30 – 8.30PM
Costs: $40 per class
Contact: Ramona Yagnik, 0474 702 790
Email: Ramona@kalarihealing.com

 

Friday 10.00 – 11.30AM
Fine Lines – Contemporary Dance for Mature Bodies 

This class is designed for people who have obtained significant dance experience in the past* and wish to continue or re-engage with dance. It is not a class for beginners.

Fine line participants range in age, with some in their 30s, but the majority in their 50s and 60s. Participants represent many dance lineages, with training by many national identities including Margaret Lassica, Lynn Golding and Marageret Scott. Many participants have danced professionally, nationally and internationally as independents and members of dance companies.

Classes include floor work, standing and locomotor phrases and some improvisation, incorporating a number of established dance techniques such as ballet, Graham, Cunningham and Horton techniques, and influenced by current contemporary movement approaches. Participants are encouraged to adapt the movement presented to suit their own physical requirements and unique set of inhibitors. Phrases used in class are generally steady and low impact. Movement combinations are designed to stimulate cognitive function and muscle memory while the creative and artistic challenges support healthy, intellectually stimulated and artistically vibrant older dancers to reach their potential.

*Significant dance experience may include past dance training, professional dance experience or movement training in Pilates, yoga or improvisation.

Dates: 4 August - 8 September 2017
Time: 10.00 – 11.30AM
Costs: $15 per class, term fee discounts apply
Contact: Katrina Phillips Rank, 0416 383 865
Email: katrinamrank@gmail.com

 

Friday 7.30-8.30PM
Ballet Barre with Shay Reeves 

Graduate of Brisbane's ADPI (Australian Dance Performance Institute), trained in both RAD & FATD classical syllabus, Shay Reeves is bringing their life time adoration of ballet & dance to the adult  beginners world. Using an open intuitive approach to the traditional class structure, Shay is focusing on creating a safe inclusive space for those wanting to experience dance for the first time to those brushing up after years gone by.

This class is also on Wednesdays (6.30-7.30PM) and Saturdays (9.00-10.30AM)

Dates: 6 Oct - 22 Dec 2017
Time:
7.30-8.30 PM 
Cost: 
$15 cash on the day
Contact: 
Shay Reeves
Email: 
shayreeves@outlook.com
Instagram & Facebook@bunhead_dance

 

Saturday 9.00-10.00AM
Ballet Barre with Shay Reeves 

Graduate of Brisbane's ADPI (Australian Dance Performance Institute), trained in both RAD & FATD classical syllabus, Shay Reeves is bringing their life time adoration of ballet & dance to the adult  beginners world. Using an open intuitive approach to the traditional class structure, Shay is focusing on creating a safe inclusive space for those wanting to experience dance for the first time to those brushing up after years gone by.

This class is also on Wednesdays (6.30-7.30PM) and Fridays (7.30-8.30PM)

Dates: 7 Oct - 16 Dec 2017
Time: 
9.00-10.00 AM
Cost:
$15 cash on the day
Contact: 
Shay Reeves
Email:
shayreeves@outlook.com
Instagram & Facebook@bunhead_dance

 

Saturday 9.30AM-10.30AM
YOGASANA

Taking you through a flowy vinyasa practice, this class draws from the intelligence of the Ashtanga standing sequence, the precision of Iyengar and the playfulness of Vinyasa flow. 

It's all just YOGA ASANA! 

With a focus on hands-on adjustments and Savasana massage, you can expect to feel peacefully elated for the rest of your Saturday.   

Open to all levels of experience.

Imogen Parry is a yoga teacher from London, recently moved to Melbourne. She has an ashtanga background & training and is currently teaching at Ashtanga Yoga Melbourne in the CBD. On top of this wonderful practice, Imogen likes to craft her own flows with a little more alignment and a little less rigidity than classic ashtanga! Taking inspiration from massage and meditation techniques in her teaching, it is her absolute passion to help people with their practice, to assist practitioners in experiencing their bodies; exploring from the inside out and finding new physical and spiritual  dimensions to life! 

Dates: 30 September - 4 November 2017
Time: 
9.30-10.30 AM (4 November class 10.00-11.00AM) 
Cost: 
$15 cash on the day
Contact: 
Imogen Parry, 0451 742 794
Email: 
imogenparry@me.com
Website: www.spacenskyyoga.com

 

Saturday 10.00AM-12.00PM
Latin Infused Contemporary Dance 

Latin Infused Contemporary Dance is a space to explore a fusion between contemporary dance technique and movement inspired by Latin and Mediterranean music. Participants will have the opportunity to explore going to and off the floor with a diverse range of music coming from different countries with Latin background.

Elena Osalde was introduced to ballet at an early age in Mexico. She later studied jazz and contemporary dance with the Cuban choreographer Jorge Lizaso, as well as jazz and tap from the musical theatre choreographer Roberto Ayala. In Australia, Elena undertook a Certificate in Dance and Performance at Dance Factory. Her curiosity for new ways of movement drove her to explore contemporary dance with Chunky Move. Elena holds a Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management, a Creative Teaching Diploma at Mangala Studios and has been an active dancer and choreographer of the Flare Dance Company since 2012. 

Dates: 15 July – 28 October 2017
Time: 10.00AM – 12.00PM
Costs: $15 per class; $100 for10 class pass
Contact: Elena Osalde, 0425 030 545
Email: elena.osalde@gmail.com

 

Saturday 10.30-11.30AM
Dance With Joy

The Dance with Joy short course will teach you the basics or coordination, rhythm, dynamics, jumping and turning while learning challenging hip-hop and jazz dance pieces. It will also teach you how to express yourself with joy and confidence through dance and how to connect that confidence and joy to your everyday life.

Lara McFarlane began dancing at the age of 5 and trained in ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, hip-hop and national dance. She attended the Australian Ballet School for 6 years and after sustaining various injuries, decided to pursue her love for teaching and fitness. Lara now teaches Pilates, Zumba, barre fitness classes and dance. She has realised that movement is not just about your body, but it's ultimately about your mind and thoughts, this focus is incorporated into her teaching as much as possible.

Dates: 4 week term: 21 Oct - 11 Nov 2017
Time: 10.30 – 11.30AM
Costs: $15 in total or $5 per class
Contact: Lara McFarlane
Email: happinessprojectmelbourne@gmail.com
Website: www.happinessprojectmelbourne.com
Instagram: @happinessprojectmelbourne

 

Saturday 11.30 AM– 1.00PM
Bharatanatyam – 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 & Nritya - expressional compositions.

Guru: Meghala Bhat has worked as a senior lecturer for more than 10 years and has been conducting classes in Melbourne for the past 4 years.

Dates: 22 April – 24 June 2017
Time: 11.30AM – 1.00PM
Costs: $150/10 classes
Contact: Meghala Bhat, 0439 523 950
Email: info@artofvinyasa.net

 

Saturday 1.30 - 2.30PM
Afro Latin Groove

Irina De Loche's Afro Latin Groove is suitable for everyone, regardless of your dance background, and especially those with none. So you think you can't dance? Then this class is for you!

Irina De Loch has been teaching in the dance community for over 20 years now and has a background in a range of dance style, including Indian Russian folkloric dance, contemporary, modern, African dance, and jazz ballet. She is a dance participant as well as a dance make. Irina has formed her own dance group Solemates and has choreographed over 60 dance pieces and had two been taught at the Australian Ballet, School of Dance.

Dates: Saturdays in 2017
Time:
1.30 – 2.30PM
Contact: Irina De Loche
Email
solemates1@gmail.com

 

TEACH YOUR OWN CLASSES
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.

Workshops
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.

Eligibility
You are eligible for consideration to teach classes or workshops if you are:
A Dancehouse Member
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.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION FORM

If you are interested in teaching your technique class as one of our Weekly Dance Classes, you can also contact Olivia on 9347 2860 or email info@dancehouse.com.au 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.