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 7.30 – 8.30PM
Alvina Dance 

Dates: 30 Jan – 27 Feb, 2017
Time: 7.30-8.30PM
Costs:  contact Andrea
Contact: Andrea Alvina, 0423 441 310
Email: andreitaalvina@hotmail.com

 

Tuesday 6.00 – 7.00PM
Sweat and Stillness

Sweat and Stillness invites participants to explore new ways of moving through imaginatively engaging with specific imagery. The work draws on Butoh, Lecoq's Neutral Mask and Ohad Naharin's GaGa.

 Lily Fish is an actor, dancer, director, playwright and teacher. She graduated from the National Theatre Drama School in 2011, and the John Bolton Physical Theatre School in 2015. Lily has taught acting, devising and movement workshops with the DIG Collective, Born in a Taxi, and independently. She currently works as a Physical Theatre teacher for Women's Circus. Her performance credits include performing with Butoh company Dairakudakan in Japan, and a solo show Yarn, at La Mama. She has been awarded residencies at HotHouse, Australian Tapestry Workshop and Women's Circus, as well as being a founding member of physical comedy ensemble Po Po Mo Co.

Dates: Term 2: 25 April - 23 May; Term 3: 30 May - 27 June 2017
Time: 6.00 – 7.00PM
Costs: Drop in: $15, 5 week block: $65 (full price), early bird: $50
Contact: Lily Fish, 0412 235 035
Email: lilyalexandrafish@hotmail.com
Bookings: www.trybooking.com/OXSL
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sweatandstillness

 

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.

undergound fusion

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 – 9.30PM
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 2:

Dates:  6 Tuesdays: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 6 – plus all day Sunday May 28 and Sunday afternoon June 11, 2017
Time: Tuesdays 6.30 – 9.30PM; Sun May 28 10.00AM-5.00PM; Sun June 11 3.30PM-7.30PM
Costs: $350 full, $320 concession
please note: class size limited to 16
Contact: Anne O'Keeffe, 0411 218 101
Email: aok@alchemydance.com.au
Website: www.alchemydance.com.au

 

Tuesday 7.30 – 9.30PM
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. She is a licensed ActionTheater teacher and is the ONLY ACTION THEATER TEACHER currently teaching in Australia!

As well as being the CEO of the ActionTheater Melbourne school, Danielle is also a director and an improvisation artist who creates research based site-specfic performance events.

Danielle has taught over 25 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, performance artists, performers, dance practitioners, improvisers and other artists with a regular practice who are keen to engage with a greater awareness of their own physical state of presence in actions, sounds and words.

Dates: 4 April - 25 April 2017
Time: 7.30 – 9.30PM
Costs: $230 waged, $200 unwagedbookings are essential
Contact: actiontheaterworkshopswithdani@gmail.com
Bookings:https://www.trybooking.com/PASX
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1059161910897172/ & https://www.facebook.com/ActionTheaterMelbourne/?fref=ts
Website: www.actiontheater.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: 25 April – 13 June 2017
Time: 8.15 – 9.30pm
Cost: Classes from $20
Bookings: Click Here 
More Info: HERE or find us on Facebook or @donnasparx on Instagram.

 

Wednesday 11.00AM-1.00PM
Body-Mind Centering®

Body-Mind Centering® (BMCSM)is an embodied approach to learning, living and knowledge making. Classes include guided somatic movement, information, imagery and directed touch. BMC invites change that is an integration of our physical, psychological, intellectual and imaginative life. This study and practice can be applied to many situations and offers a place of deep investigation for artists as well as professionals engaged in diverse fields of work and research. 

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 from diverse backgrounds. She welcomes the richness and contribution of this in the learning and sharing of knowledge. Alice studied Body-Mind Centering® with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in the United States, 1995-98.

Date: Wednesdays, 19 April - 17 May
Time: 11.00AM – 1.00PM 
Cost: $250
Contact: Alice Cummins, 0419 227 800
Email: alice@footfall.com.au
Website: www.alicecummins.com

 

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

 

Wednesday 6.30 – 8.00PM
Dee Street – Rhythm. Beginners.

Dee Street is a series of 4 6-week dance courses: Rhythm, Flow, Sweat and Freedom created by dancer, performer, and passionate teacher, Sarah Dee.

The Dee Street style blends Afro, hip-hop, dancehall and booty moves with a touch of Krump and bounce paying respect to the music and movements' cultural history.

Dee Street classes are a space for women to unapologetically take up physical space, access their sexy, sassy side free of the male gaze, learn rhythm, moves and a routine.

Dee Street classes are taught with energy, clarity, humour and generosity. We love that everybody moves differently and we play rad tunes that respect and celebrate women. Each week students get access to a practice video and class playlists.

Sarah Dee completed the Performance Studies course at Victoria University after returning from study of traditional dance in West Africa and Cuba. She independently studied Dunham technique, hip hop, krump, twerk, bounce, Butoh and dancehall in the United States and in Australia. After sixteen years of teaching various styles of dance, Sarah created Dee Street, a series of dance modules where styles of dance are combined into class routines and drills.

Dates: 12 April – 17 May 2017
Time: 6.30 – 8.00PM
Contact: Sarah Dee, 0415 385 093
Email: dancesistersarahd@gmail.com

 

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.

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 7.30 – 9.30PM
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: Action Theater. She is a licensed ActionTheater teacher and is currently the ONLY ACTION THEATER TEACHER currently teaching in Australia! Danielle is a director, performer and the CEO of the Melbourne-based school; ActionTheater Melbourne. She has taught over 25 SOLD-OUT workshops across Australia and in the UK. Her workshops are high-energy, articulate and they promote the development of strong performance skills.

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

Dates: 30 March - 27 April 2017
Time: 7:30 – 9:30PM
Costs: $240 waged, $210 unwaged, bookings are essential
Contact: actiontheaterworkshopswithdani@gmail.com
Bookings: http://www.trybooking.com/PASR
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/events/2232649766959632/
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 – 11.00AM
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: 18 April – 20 June 2017
Time: 10.00 – 11.00AM
Costs: $10 per class, no term fees, casual attendance OK
Contact: Katrina Phillips Rank, 0416 383 865
Email: katrinamrank@gmail.com

 

Friday 7.30-9.00PM
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: 14 April – 29 September 2017
Time: 7.30-9.00PM
Costs: $15 per class; $100 for10 class pass
Contact: Elena Osalde, 0425 030 545
Email: elena.osalde@gmail.com

 

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.