New ‘all ages’ dance workshops coming to Footscray Community Arts Centre this Spring

Image courtesy of Studio J Dance

Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) is excited to present its newest program Let’s Dance!, happening from 5 September to 14 November. These workshops are designed for dance lovers of all ages, levels and abilities, including five casual classes that explore styles from all over the world.

Touring all the way from Nigeria, world-renowned dancer and choreographer Yeni Kuti (aka YK Power) will be teaching an Afrobeat dance class. The eldest daughter of legendary musician and artist Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Yeni will be sharing her unique wisdom and style of dance with the Footscray community this spring. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from a world renowned dancer and choreographer.

The Afrobeat dance workshop is on Saturday 15 September, 1pm-2pm

From Mumbai to Footscray, FCAC is bringing a taste of Bollywood to Melbourne’s west. Bollywood dance is a vibrant and high energy performance style, born from the largest film industry in the world. Participants will learn routines to popular Indian cinema soundtracks from dancer and choreographer Joshinder Chaggar from Studio J Dance.

The Bollywood dance workshop will occur on Wednesday 5 September, 7pm-8pm

Dance Like No One’s Watching gives non-dancers the opportunity to move with reckless abandon. The event will be a non-choreographed, free movement, glorified suburban doof set up in the performance space at FCAC. Spotify playlists will be set to shuffle, booming the best pop, hip hop and RnB hits from the 80s, 90s, 00s and now. Attendees can wear whatever they want and leave their inhibitions at the door, because the FCAC DJs will be taking requests.

This event occurs on Thursday 20 September, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Budding dancers can step up with Hena Memishi in this all levels hip hop dance class. A choreographer with Melbourne west-based hip hop dance organisation L2R, Hena’s dance repertoire spans across many genres including hip hop, contemporary and jazz. Set against a nineties and noughties RnB and hip hop soundtrack, Hena will have participants dropping the beat to the streets by the final kick ball change. The Hip Hop dance workshop will occur on Wednesday 17 October, 7pm-8pm.

5Rhythms® is a catalytic movement practice that is suitable for adults of all ages and abilities. The moves take you through a wave of rhythms and styles, incorporating flow, staccato, chaos, lyrical, and stillness. The art form focuses on the dynamic healing power of movement, helping you feel more connected to your body. The class will be taught by dancer Lucine Eusani, who has spent more than a decade teaching movement practices all over the world, from USA to Colombia, Peru, Denmark, and now Australia.

The 5Rhythms® dance workshop will occur on Wednesday 14 November, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Cost: Session prices $5 – $15 / Floor Pass $65 (All 5 Sessions)

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