dance classes for everyone
Meanjin / Brisbane - Inner-City - Every Monday 6:30pm @ GOMA
Mparntwe / Alice Springs - First Saturday of the month 9:00am @ Telegraph Station
Crescent Head / Dunghutti Country - Every Tuesday 6:30pm @ Football Fields
Meanjin / Brisbane - Inner-City - Last Friday of the month 6:30pm @ GOMA
Grooves Class - focus on learning some simple grooves, let them really sink into your body and find your groove :)
Community Class - learn a short choreography with fun formation changes and plenty of play!
THIS MONTHS TIMETABLE:
LOCATIONS & ACCESS
Meanjin / Brisbane - GOMA:
Meet at the entrance to the Gallery of Modern Art, Stanley Place, Southbank, Brisbane.
Wheelchair access is via the street level entrance on Stanley Place or via the lift from the Stanley Place car park beneath the State Library of Queensland. Parking bays for visitors with disability are located in the car parks situated within the Cultural Precinct. A temporary set down area for Australian Disability Parking Scheme permit holders is located on Stanley Place for drop off and pick up only.
Cycling is highly recommended if you can!
Paid street parking is available nearby on Montague Road, Hope Street & Fleet Lane. Free parking is available at Queensland Theatre Company which is a longer walk.
GOMA is right next to the Cultural Centre Busway station and a short walk from the South Brisbane train station and the South Bank CityCat and Ferry terminal. The free South Brisbane bus loop (route 86) stops a right out the front of the Gallery. The service runs in an anti-clockwise direction along Grey Street, Montague Road, Vulture Street and Tribune Street and bus stops are a distinctive green and white colour. This free bus operates every 10-15 minutes, between 10.00am and 11.00pm, 7 days a week.
Mparntwe / Alice Springs:
Meet at the Telegraph Station.
By vehicle, the Reserve is situated 4 km north of Alice Springs along Herbert Heritage Drive off the Stuart Highway. Alternatively, there is a walking and cycling track into the Reserve from the Stuart Highway via Schwarz Crescent, and another along the west bank of the Todd River (Riverside Walk). Wheelchair accessible, however after rain, access can be slightly challenging due to some dirt paths.
Crescent Head / Dunghutti Country
Meet at the Football Fields near the Crescent Head Community Hall and Netball Courts, located on Baker Drive, Crescent Head.
There is ample parking available however we recommend walking or cycling if you are coming from the village. The fields have ramp access via the car park and there are wheelchair accessible toilets on site.
Please see site images below and click on our Access Videos for a walkthrough of each site.
WHAT TO BRING
Yourself! Come as you are. Comfy clothing is great for moving in and a water bottle is good for hydration.
Respect! We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind. Racist, sexist, ableist, homophobic, or transphobic behaviour/attitudes will not be tolerated.
WHAT TO EXPECT
A fun time! That is the focus.
The class runs like so:
Acknowledgement to country
Stretch and conditioning
Grooves - follow along movement to get the heart pumping
Learning a short dance
We film the final run through to look back on and see how incredible group movement can be and to encourage new people to join our community and access dance experiences. Please speak to us if this is an issue for you.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I need to bring a plate of food?
No need to bring food! Just your own flavour to the dance-floor to share :)
Can I bring kids?
Yes, children under 16 attending with an adult or guardian are free! Children are welcome to jump in and out of the class and you are too, as needed, to care for them :)
Can carers or support workers attend?
In regards to our community who may require individual support, we offer one support worker/family member/carer free of charge with every paying participant. This is dependent on particular needs and is left to the decision of the participant and their support worker if needed. Some support workers simply accompany their participants to class and watch or others may participate in the class with them if further assistance is required. This assists our facilitators with safely and promptly running class and making sure all dancers are looked after.
Do I have to be in the video?
No you do not! If this is the case please let us know on arrival at class. We film the class so that we can see the beauty of a group of people moving together and so we can promote the class to encourage other people to come and dance for joy. It is our mission to shift Australian perceptions about dance so visibility is important to us. Check out our instagram and you will see that we are all tiny dancing ants :)
online & pre-recorded classes
A VIRTUAL, SAFE, SUPPORTIVE AND FUN CLASS TO KEEP YOU MOVING, CREATING AND CONNECTING
We are not currently running any regular live online classes via Zoom however we do have a number of free pre-recorded classes available for access via our YouTube channel. Please don't hesitate to send us a video of your take on our choreography once you finish a tutorial. We love to see it and will share it on our socials with your permission :)