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Belconnen Arts Centre

Classes & Workshops

Visual, Music, Dance & Movement

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ViSual Music Dance and wellbeing


Belconnen Arts Centre presented Dance & Wellbeing Classes

Dance for People with Parkinsons

Enjoy the fun and challenge of working your brain, your body, your memory and your imagination in this fun filled hour.

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IGNITE - Room to Move: Inclusive Dance Workshops

Fortnightly inclusive (open to people living with and without disability) community dance and movement sessions with a focus on improvisation led by a variety of skilled and experienced facilitators.

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Creative Arts Workshops

Mother Tongue - Multilingual Poetry Showcase and workshops

Sunday 5 June, Sunday 19 June, Sunday 26 June

Free workshops! Mother Tongue - Multilingual Poetry Showcase and workshops are coming to BAC. Meet other people who write in languages other than English, share ideas to start writing and to develop your poetry!

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Exhibition Live Program

Monthly workshops with exhibiting artists

Belconnen Arts Centre's exhibition program comes to life! Meet the artists behind the exhibition, learn new skills and explore new mediums.

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Art Soiree

Thursdays >
12 May – 16 June

Join art tutor and Julie Bradley for 6 evenings each of creative enjoyment developing and strengthening your artistic skills.

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Colour Like A Champion with Suzanne Moss

Sunday 14 June >


Do you love colouring?! Would you like to try colouring with colour pencils but don’t know where to start? Or perhaps you’ve been colouring a while and want to learn some cool ways of creating beautiful effects. Answer yes to any of these questions and this course is for you!

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Tenants' Uion Art Workshop and Exhibition

Tuesdays 19 July - 6 September >


The Tenants’ Union ACT and Belconnen Arts Centre are delighted to invite 12 ACT renters to participate in free visual art workshops as part of our International Tenants’ Day 2016 celebrations!

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41 Art Journals with Bella Insch

Thursday 28 July > 6:00-8:00pm

Exchanging art journals and ideas across the ACT and beyond!


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Basketry Workshop with Ruby Berry

Sunday 7 August > 10:am - 3:00pm

Join Ruby to learn about the basketry technique twining, using bees waxed thread. In this workshop create your own palm sized basketry form to take home.


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Masterclass in Collage with Julie Bradley

Sunday 28 August > 10:00-1:00pm

Find your inner collage skills with leading artist Julie Bradley and enjoy a master class where Julie will demonstrate various collage techniques which she uses in her mixed media works on paper.


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Eco Dye and Contact Plant Printing

Saturday 3 or Sunday 4 September > 10:00-3:00pm

Eco Printing is a process of using plants to dye and print on paper and cloth through contact printing methods.


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Random Weaving with Ann McMahon

Saturday 17 September > 11:00 - 3:00pm

Join the Random league and learn some basics about random weaving with Ann in this practical workshop that transforms recycled materials into functional baskets and vessels.


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Kemarre Arts Indigenous Womens Group

Wednesdays > 6:00-9:00pm > during term time

Welcoming Indigenous Australian women to come together, share their creative practice, explore new ideas, share stories and enjoy in the process of making.

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The Random League and Sail the Ship of Fools

Sundays > 10:00am - 2:00pm

We are inviting weavers to join Ann McMahon in forging new memories and friendships and learn random weaving skills in this free workshop.

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IGNITE: Alternative Arts Academy


IGNITE: Alternative Arts Academy is series of programs that encourage participation for people living with disability or recovering from mental illness.


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More Dance & Wellbeing Classes at BAC...

Bollywood & Zumba presented by Canberra School of Bollywood Dancing

It is fun, silly, sexy and totally engrossing - you won’t even know it’s doing you good!

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Dance Independence - Professional Class presented by Ausdance

Every Wednesday during term time, Ausdance ACT runs a low-cost class for local and visiting independent professional dancers.

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Flamenco Dance presented by The Flamenco Centre

Arrestingly beautiful, the bitter sweet passion and complexity of Flamenco dance provides enormous scope for channelling your deepest emotions, be they joy or suffering.

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Get Fit Yoga presented by Yogasana Fitness

Improve your mental, emotional and physical fitness with this multi–level yoga class.

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Nia – Barefoot movement dance class

Nia – a barefoot dance/movement class to fabulous music, drawing from dance, martial and healing arts and is suitable for all levels of fitness.

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Zumba presented by Salsabor

Zumba Latin Fitness classes for all ages.

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West Coast Swing presented by Audacity Dance

Belconnen Arts Centre is home to Canberra’s award winning West Coast Swing dance studio, Audacity Dance. They have a reputation as one of Canberra’s top dance studio providing quality, fun dance tuition. 

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Posture & Flexibility Stretching with David Heap

David Heap’s Posture & Flexibility Stretching classes blow away the chronic aches and pains of sedentary office workers and physical workers alike. The Contract/Relax stretching method is suitable for all fitness and flexibility levels with physical limitations respected and actively managed.

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    118 Emu Bank, Belconnen, ACT [Google Maps]

    Tuesday – Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm
    Except for regular classes and special events

  • BUS:
    ACTION [Timetable Information] - 300 series buses to Belconnen, get off at Belconnen Community Bus Station and walk down to the Centre, or Route 45 directly to the Centre.

  • CAR:
    Enter eastern end Emu Bank from either Aikman Drive or Eastern Valley Way, from the western end off Joynton Smith Drive or directly opposite the end of Benjamin Way. See Maps for Parking here