IGNITE: Room to Move – Inclusive Dance Classes
Belconnen Arts Centre
Every 2nd Saturday > 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Term 3 | 11 Aug, 25 Aug, 8 Sept and 22 Sept
Term 4 | 3 Nov, 17 Nov, 1 Dec and 15 Dec
Please join us for our 2018 program, which will be another awesome opportunity to dance like there is no-one watching! You will enjoy a massively fun and sensational dance experience, at whatever level you are at, and will make a heap of new friends in the process. Come along and check it out for yourself!
This program offers fortnightly inclusive dance and movement classes with a focus on improvisation, led by a variety of experienced tutors from different dance backgrounds.
In the class, we commence with a warm-up of the body and the brain, in the chosen dance style for the workshop. Generally, we will then progress to guided exercises and tasks where we learn more about that selected dance form, and explore its many dimensions, sometimes on our own, or with a partner or with the whole group. We have lots of serious fun! (And afternoon tea following our final class for each term!)
The sessions are open to people young and young at heart, living with and without disability, at all levels of experience. The classes aim to create a positive learning environment, rich with the creative possibilities each valued participant brings with them. People with disabilities are generally required to bring a carer with them, who is of course invited to join in the class too! Younger dancers are also welcome, provided they have a responsible adult with them.
During 2017, our classes were flavoured by contemporary dance, African dance, Asian dance, Ballet, creative dance, Hilal dance, live drumming and percussion. Our very fabulous teachers included Debora di Centa, Natasha Cesco Gaspere, Alison Plevey, Jacqui Simmonds, Amy Forman, Michelle Forman, Gretel Burgess, Emma Strapps, Zsuzsi Soboslay, Rachael Hilton and Amy Macris.