Contemporary Basics is a class dedicated to the foundations of contemporary dance. The fundamental techniques provide a foundation for the many expressions of contemporary dance. Through a series of structured sequences we explore swings, curves, weight transfers and foot articulations. This class is a great place to begin if you are new to contemporary dance. It is also an opportunity to become more embodied in other dance styles, learning the mechanics of movement and moving with more potential and ease. This class is also beneficial for seasoned dancers as it provides conditioning and practice in further developing the basic techniques that can be taken into other classes and choreographies.
Nia is a fun, dynamic movement practice that leaves you feeling energised and alive. Blending the latest body-mind science with ancient wisdom, Nia educates and inspires you to live and move with embodied Joy. Drawing from 9 different movement forms, Nia offers movement variety to the body and the brain. It is a feel good class that will keep you wanting more!
This is an integral style of yoga, which can be practised by anyone, regardless of age, ability or fitness level. The classes aim to develop and balance all aspects of one’s being – body, mind, emotions and psyche.
A class is usually an hour and a half long and consists of different physical posture practices, breathing techniques, deep relaxation and meditation.
Physical postures (Asana) are practiced to stretch, massage and stimulate the energy within (Prana). They invigorate the body, develop strength, flexibility and endurance, and help to remove blockages and tensions. Asanas work on both the body and the mind, and by practicing with awareness one can integrate and harmonise the two.
Postures are taught systematically and safely in a non-competitive environment. Students are encouraged to work within their own comfort level and to modify practices according to their needs and abilities.
Breathing techniques (Pranayama) are more than mere exercises to expand the oxygen in the lungs. Rather, these practices utilise the breath to influence the flow of energy in the body. Depending on the desired outcome, different breathing techniques are used to heat, cool, energise, balance, sensitise or tranquillise the being.
Deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra) probably the most popular and instant method! Leads to deep relaxation on the physical, mental and emotional levels. During the practice one’s body appears to be asleep, but the consciousness is functioning at a deeper level of awareness. Yoga Nidra has many associated health benefits and is used widely to relieve stress, tension, anxiety and insomnia.
Meditation practices Meditation techniques are used to cultivate stability and stillness, and ultimately lead one to a deeper understanding of the inner nature, the Truth within. A wide variety of meditation techniques will be offered with systematic and accessible guidance.
|Ohad||Thu, 21st Jan||7:30 - 8:45|
Int/Advanced Belly Dance Course
This Int/Advanced Belly Dance 10 week course will help take your dance to the next level. We will use the connection to our femininity to ground deeply and allow for more grace and flow in our dance. We will learn a variety of techniques and enhance our coordination whilst focusing on harnessing the power of the body and expressing through our movements. Through the course we will learn a beautiful choreographed dance and explore the possibility of performing as a group. Term 1 starts 6th February.
ZOUK LAMBADA is a fun modern partner dance that developed from Lambada in Brazil. Characterised by flowing circular movements, wave-like body rolls and dynamic hair flicks ZOUK is a fusion of samba, tango, contemporary and hip hop. Zouk is danced to a variety of exciting popular music. In this class we will learn to dance in and out of contact with others. We will spin, slide, swerve, glide, groove, push, pull and connect. We will develop our sense of touch and learn to communicate through our whole body so that we can dance with grace, creativity, sensuality and freedom of expression. Warning: you may experience good feelings!:)
Dance Cardio is a fun and dynamic movement class that will help you develop the strength, flexibility and agility required for an active lifestyle. All are welcome in this upbeat whole body fitness experience. Exercises can be modified to suit individuals. Enjoy the moving and having fun with others while you build up a sweat and increase your fitness. Leggings or long pants recommended and remember to bring your water bottle!
|Meggie||Thu, 21st Jan||10:00 - 10:45|
This movement intelligence class will run for 6 consecutive weeks. It offers the opportunity to slow down, acknowledge the body’s innate intelligence, retrieve knowledge about key aspects of the body’s movement patterns and practice the Bones for Life learning tools in small doses. This work has been mostly shared in 4 hour monthly workshops, or private sessions, however, regular group work is very effective in teaching the patterns as a long lasting and transformative practice for life and wellness.
Movement Intelligence and Bones for Life is based based on Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais’ approach to somatic learning has been developed by his student Dr. Ruthy Alon. In these classes you will gain new insights to your own movement practice and work with the Bones For Life sequences to improve and refine your posture and mobility. Often using the 7m long wraps, these methods are very effective and quite different to more conventional exercises. The main key point is that you will leave feeling better! The exercises are fun, and can be done by individuals with a wide range of ages and abilities.
No experience necessary, all are welcome to come
Ziran Qigong is an internal martial art developed within the Zi Ran Men martial lineage and underpinned by the Taoist 5 Element and Chinese Acupressure Theories. By encouraging understanding of mind and body and the link between the two Ziran Qigong leads to recognition and effective release of stress and tension. The graceful flowing movements of the practice work to improve the flow of Qi through the 8 extraordinary meridians to nourish body systems and restore Yin Yang balance.
|Tora||Wed, 20th Jan||7:30 - 8:30|
Contemporary Dance is a vocabulary based movement class where structured dance exercises are practiced in order to develop the skills and strengths required to achieve complex combinations of choreographed and/ or free form movement. Foundation principles explored in this class include natural flow and fall of weight, joint release and recovery, momentum for movement efficiency. Toras’ clear focus on alignment and technique is tempered by a sense of fun and playful discovery. Those who are new to, or returning to contemporary dance will enjoy the friendly, non judgmental culture within the class.
|Talulah||Fri, 22nd Jan||9:30 - 11:00|
|Talulah||Sat, 23rd Jan||9:00 - 10:00|
Hip hop, urban and street dance are an expression of a time, a place and a people. Learning street dance is an awesome way for you to get in touch with your grooving, stylish self, gain fitness and develop healthy brain function (choreo isn’t usually easy, but it does wonders for developing mental sharpness!) In this class we will loosen up, have a stretch, groove to some great classic tracks, learn foundational moves and slowly progress on a choreography that you can take home with you. No experience necessary. Just come as you are and be ready to have some fun getting down!
|Mina||Thu, 21st Jan||9:00 - 10:00|
Beginners Belly Dance Course
This Beginners Belly Dance 10 week course will take you on a journey through the East and Middle East incorporating delicious music and movement. We will learn to connect and love our bodies through femininity grounded with a deep connection to the earth. We will learn to isolate different parts of the body in order to develop coordination and rhythm through a deep relaxation of the body allowing ourselves to naturally flow within the rhythm of music. Through the course we will progress in our techniques and a beautiful choreographed dance. Term 1 starts 6th February.
Mullum Ballet is a consciously designed class that brings joy to form, flexibility, strength and mobility. This 45 minute class allows you to start the week with grace and power and still have time to get on with the day. In this class we will explore moving in a variety of ways with a contemporary approach, taking care of your body along the way, both at and away from the barre. Blending a variety of dance techniques, this class will help increase body awareness, posture, balance and stability through both the feminine and masculine aspects of the body. Beginners are welcome, our barres have 2 heights and are adjustable to suit all body types. Recommended to bring a water bottle and hand towel. You may choose to use bare feet, socks or soft shoes to suit your needs.
|Alona||Fri, 22nd Jan||8:00 - 9:00|
Kriya and Mantra Meditation
This meditation incorporates a series of postures, breath, and sound, or kriyas and pranayama to create a meditative experience that helps facilitate transformation in the body, mind and soul. Come and experience how subtle Kriya practices and chanting mantras can create a profound silence where all the chatter of mind ceases and you can connect to the source effortlessly.
Suitable for all levels of meditators.
Come dressed in loose fitting, preferably natural fabric clothing and bring a cushion or a yoga mat to sit on.
Community class by donation ($10 suggestion)
|Ritika||Sat, 23rd Jan||7:00 - 7:45|
Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility, muscular strength and endurance movements. In this class we address proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. The majority of the class is done on a yoga mat with a variety of standing, sitting and lying exercises. Everybody can benefit and enjoy pilates work whether it be for healing, fitness or to improve performance in other activities.
For the Pilates class please bring a mat, comfortable clothing and a towel.
Kids Class List
WeMove has a range of classes for kids of different ages. We are dedicated to offering opportunities for young people learn, grow and thrive through movement and creativity. See a list of classes for this term.
Get ready to Groove with Dancehall and Reggaeton! In these classes you will get a taste of some great dance party moves and some awesome feel good music. A lot of the action in the hips and butt! In this class you learn to shake it all! With Afro, Reggae & Calypso roots, we take to the islands such as Jamaica & Trinidad. Expect a high energy, cardiovascular & strength building experience that is so much fun and feels so good that you won’t even realise you are exercising! Starting with isolations and warm ups, the class will progress into some classic dance grooves and end with a choreography that will be smooth and so much fun!
|Mina||Wed, 20th Jan||10:00 - 11:15|
Zouk Lambada Basics
ZOUK LAMBADA is a fun modern partner dance that developed from Lambada in Brazil. Characterised by flowing circular movements, wave-like body rolls and dynamic hair flicks ZOUK is a fusion of samba, tango, contemporary and hip hop. Zouk is danced to a variety of exciting popular music. In this class we will learn to dance in and out of contact with others. We will spin, slide, swerve, glide, groove, push, pull and connect. We will develop our sense of touch and learn to communicate through our whole body so that we can dance with grace, creativity, sensuality and freedom of expression.
This class will focus on the basics of stepping out on to the dance floor with confidence, ease and enjoyment. Recommended for those who are new to Zouk Lambada or would like to continue improving their basic techniques.
Come to get crazy with Yael Mahler! Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome. This class combines Latin rhythms & easy to follow moves.
For Zumba class please wear sneakers, super comfortable sport wear, plenty of water, and a huge smile on your face!
|Yael||Wed, 20th Jan||9:00 - 9:45|
In these classes you will gain insights to your own movement practice and work with the Bones For Life sequences to improve and refine your posture and mobility. It offers the opportunity to slow down, acknowledge the body's innate intelligence and retrieve knowledge about key aspects of the body's movement patterns.Read more