Youth & Kids Dance Program

WeMove has a unique approach to dance education for children and youth. While focusing on a high level of technique and skill, the essence of the classes is grounded in creativity, inclusivity, and wellbeing, mentally, physically and emotionally. 

Our vision is to make dance available to a growing number of young people and provide wholesome dance education, access to creative expression and encourage personal and social development.

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Each class is taught by an educated and experienced dance instructor (and an assistant for larger classes). The nature of this program is non-competitive and celebrates dance for its beauty, respectful discipline, physicality, connection to self and community, body awareness and self-expression. Students may choose to take more than one class, or change styles between terms. There will be an end-of-year concert to showcase the collection of dance works created throughout the year.

Participation in the concert will require adequate commitment and class attendance to develop and learn the concert material. Each class has suggested dance attire, allowing students to dress to their comfort, while upholding the practical importance of dancewear.

We look forward to dancing with your young person and guiding them to a long-lasting love for dance!

Schedule:

2022 Term Dates:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

3:30-4:15 Hip Hop 1

4:15-5:15 Hip Hop 2

3:30-4:15 Ballet 1 CBM

4:30-5:15 Contemporary 1 CCM

3:30-4:30 Ballet 2 CBM

4:30-5:30 Contemporary 2 CCM

3:30-4:15 Jazz 1 

4:15-5:15 Jazz 2

3:30-4:30 Drama 

4:30-5:30 Dance Repertoire

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term Pricing:

1 class

2 classes

3 classes

31 January – 8 April

26 April – 1 July

18 July – 23 September

10 October – 20 December

$180 

$160 per class

$150 per class

*Trials welcome on the first day of each term.

Schedule:

Monday

3:30-4:15 Hip Hop 1

4:15-5:15 Hip Hop 2

Tuesday

3:30-4:15 Ballet 1 CBM

4:30-5:15 Contemporary 1 CCM

Wednesday

3:30-4:30Ballet 2 CBM

4:30-5:30 Contemporary 2 CCM

Thursday

3:30-4:15 Jazz 1 

4:15-5:15 Jazz 2

Friday

3:30-4:30 Drama 

4:30-5:30 Dance Repertoire

2022 Term Dates:

Term 1

31 January – 8 April

Term 2 

26 April – 1 July

Term 3

18 July – 23 September

Term 4

10 October – 20 December

Term Pricing:

1 class

$180 

2 classes

$160 per class

3 classes

$150 per class

 

*Trials welcome on the first class of the term. 

Our classes

Ballet

Ballet

With Talulah Gough and Alona Rosenberg

WeMove has chosen The Connected Ballet Method as the curriculum to bring youth ballet to Mullumbimby. WeMove and CBM aim to nurture and grow dancers that understand their bodies and how they can safely embody ballet technique.
The CBM teaches students barre work, centre work and ballet choreography, just as some other ballet techniques do, however, CBM focuses on ballet as an art, not a competitive sport, with safe dance practices as a focus. Students complete CBM grades and share their achievements through class sharings with parents and special guests. Our mission is for dancers to experience the joy of connecting with music and expressing through ballet in a safe, non-competitive environment. Connected Ballet Method believes ballet is for every body and our classes aim to nurture and encourage dancers with solid ballet technique and awareness of the unlimited potential of dance.

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Contemporary

Contemporary

With Talulah Gough and Alona Rosenberg

WeMove has chosen The Connected Contemporary Method as the curriculum to bring youth contemporary dance to Mullumbimby. Our aim is to nurture and grow dancers that understand their bodies and how they can safely embody the contemporary style. The CCM encourages joy, expression, beauty and fun in dance.
The CCM teaches students floor work, centre work, corner work, and contemporary choreography, and focuses on dance as an art form, not a competitive sport, with safe dance practices as a focus.
Students complete CCM grades and share their achievements through class sharings with parents and special guests. Our mission is for dancers to experience the joy of connecting with music and expressing through contemporary dance in a safe, non-competitive environment. CCM believes dance is for every body and aims to nurture and encourage dancers to experience many contemporary styles and awareness of the unlimited potential of dance.

Learn More

Contemporary

With Talulah Gough and Alona Rosenberg

WeMove has chosen The Connected Contemporary Method as the curriculum to bring youth contemporary dance to Mullumbimby. Our aim is to nurture and grow dancers that understand their bodies and how they can safely embody the contemporary style. The CCM encourages joy, expression, beauty and fun in dance.
The CCM teaches students floor work, centre work, corner work, and contemporary choreography, and focuses on dance as an art form, not a competitive sport, with safe dance practices as a focus.
Students complete CCM grades and share their achievements through class sharings with parents and special guests. Our mission is for dancers to experience the joy of connecting with music and expressing through contemporary dance in a safe, non-competitive environment. CCM believes dance is for every body and aims to nurture and encourage dancers to experience many contemporary styles and awareness of the unlimited potential of dance.

Learn More

Contemporary

Hip Hop

Hip Hop

With Charlie Evans

Grade 1 Hip Hop is a 45 minute class for ages 7-9 years. This class is an introduction to hip hop dance where students will learn to improve their rhythm and coordination in a fun and energetic environment. Students will learn new routines that introduce them to a variety of different street dance and hip hop genres, while also encouraging individual style and confidence in freestyle movement.

Grade 2 Hip Hop is a 60 minute class for ages 10-13 years. This class is for students who are passionate about hip hop dance and want to develop their individual technique and style variety. Students will learn new choreography each week that gains complexity as coordination and skills develop.

Learn More About Both Grades of our Hip Hop Classes

Jazz

Jazz

With Caroline André

Grade 1 Jazz is a 45 minute class for the ages 7-10 . We will introduce the children to the basic techniques and various movement qualities of jazz dance. We will explore the foundations of this dance style such as; musicality and rhythm, isolations, dynamical contrasts, low body weight and expression.

Grade 2 Jazz is a 60 minute class for ages 11-13. We will be practicing various techniques and movement qualities of jazz dance. The students will deepen their movement knowledge around the foundations of this dance style such as; musicality and rhythm, isolations, dynamical contrasts, low body weight and expression.

Learn More About Both Grades of our Jazz Classes

Jazz

With Caroline André

Grade 1 Jazz is a 45 minute class for the ages 7-10 . We will introduce the children to the basic techniques and various movement qualities of jazz dance. We will explore the foundations of this dance style such as; musicality and rhythm, isolations, dynamical contrasts, low body weight and expression.

Grade 2 Jazz is a 60 minute class for ages 11-13. We will be practicing various techniques and movement qualities of jazz dance. The students will deepen their movement knowledge around the foundations of this dance style such as; musicality and rhythm, isolations, dynamical contrasts, low body weight and expression.

Learn More About Both Grades of our Jazz Classes

Jazz

Drama

Drama

Instructor: Bianca Sirianni

Ages: 10-13 yrs
Friday 3:30-4:30

Drama is a 60 minute class for ages 10-13yr. In this class we will introduce a variety of theatre techniques through games and practises that cultivate imagination, creativity and confidence. Over the term students will develop their physical, vocal and ensemble skills by exploring storytelling through body, text and composition. With a focus on preparing students for the performing arts, we will devise an original theatre work while encouraging and supporting each other to share our stories and gifts on stage. The group will work towards a mid-year studio showing and an end-of-year concert.

Suggested clothing: Easy wear tops and bottoms that will allow for unrestricted movement, and socks.

Repertoire

Curated by Alona and the WeMove faculty

Ages: 14+ yrs
Friday 4:30-5:30

Dance Repertoire is a 60 minute class for ages 14 years and older. This class aims to create a variety of new dance experiences for young dancers interested in taking their training to the next level, with a focus on cutting edge and wholesome dance education, without the competition. We will rotate a range of highly professional and experienced dance teachers every 4-5 weeks. The classes offered will be relevant to interest and will focus on inspiring creativity in dance by introducing students to different teachers that have varied backgrounds in movement. New choreographic influences will open young dancers to a wider world of dance and help them open their horizons. In the 4-5 week blocks we will change between discovering and learning dance works from international choreographers, improvisation techniques, blending dance styles, creating works together and diving into new global dance territories.

Repertoire

Repertoire

Repertoire

Curated by Alona and the WeMove faculty

Ages: 14+ yrs
Friday 4:30-5:30

Dance Repertoire is a 60 minute class for ages 14 years and older. This class aims to create a variety of new dance experiences for young dancers interested in taking their training to the next level, with a focus on cutting edge and wholesome dance education, without the competition. We will rotate a range of highly professional and experienced dance teachers every 4-5 weeks. The classes offered will be relevant to interest and will focus on inspiring creativity in dance by introducing students to different teachers that have varied backgrounds in movement. New choreographic influences will open young dancers to a wider world of dance and help them open their horizons. In the 4-5 week blocks we will change between discovering and learning dance works from international choreographers, improvisation techniques, blending dance styles, creating works together and diving into new global dance territories.

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WeMove has a unique approach to dance education for children and youth. While focusing on a high level of technique and skill, the essence of the classes is grounded in creativity, inclusivity, and wellbeing, mentally, physically and emotionally.

Our teachers

Alona Rosenberg

Alona Rosenberg is a passionate movement teacher, performer and Choreographer. She was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and is currently based in Mullumbimby, Northern Rivers region of NSW where she Co – Founded WeMove Studio, a community hub for dance and Movement. Alona has worked as an independent artist, dancer and choreographer in Australia as well as over seas, She graduated from the Thelma Yellin performance and arts school and has a BA in design and psychology from the Open University, Israel. She danced with the Dirty Feet collective in Sydney, and participated in different site-specific dance works. Alona has worked with Yasmin Goder Company in Israel, has participated in Ohad Naharin’s Gaga technique intensives and has worked as a dance teacher for kids at ‘Big Steps little Feet’ in Sydney. Since moving to Mullumbimby 3 years ago Alona worked with Kimberley Mclntyre in her choreography projects, and some other independent Improvisation ensembles, and collaborated with a number of local artists and creators.

Talulah Gough

Talulah grew up doing ballet in country towns all around NSW, where she experienced the good and the not-so-good in what dance education for kids has to offer. She went on to obtain her BA in Dance in Sydney. Then pursued performance opportunities while teaching hundreds of kids and adults all over Sydney for twelve years in ballet, contemporary, jazz, and tap. 

Now a mother of four, Talulah has experienced once again what is out there for kids in dance education today. In response, Talulah and Alona have created the Connected Dance Method in ballet and contemporary dance. Talulah has refined and focused on what she truly loves to offer in dance for children and adults. She shares this love and joy in her daily improvisation posts, collaborating with other dancers and teaching at WeMove.

Caroline André

Caroline is originally from Sweden but has been living in Australia for the last couple of years. She started dancing as a 10-year-old, studied dance at high school and later on graduated with a BA in dance teaching from Stockholm University of the Arts. Jazz, Contemporary and Children’s Dance were the main subjects of her education and since 2015 when she graduated she has been working in various dance schools – meeting kids and teenagers from all over the world. She is currently working as a teacher in Mindfulness & Social/Emotional skills for kids and naturally brings this knowledge into her dance classes as well. One of Caroline’s main skills is to create a relaxed, safe, fun and playful environment for kids and teens to learn and grow in – both as dancers and human beings.

Charlie Evans

Charlie is an interdisciplinary artist who works predominantly in the field of movement and performance art. She began teaching dance to children in 2009 for a variety of different dance schools across Victoria teaching ballet, hip hop, contemporary and jazz. In 2011 Charlie began coaching kids hip hop groups that competed at a national level and traveled across Australia where she also competed in a team of her own. 

Charlie studied dance in New York with Movement Research and completed her Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) in 2017 at Deakin University in Melbourne. After graduating Charlie began work as a performer and choreographer, collaborating with other artists and facilitating creative workshops at a variety of different performance spaces and art festivals across Melbourne. Since completing her Honours in screendance practices at the University of Melbourne in 2019, Charlie now also makes dance films. She is an energetic teacher and excited about sharing her love and passion for dance with those in the community. 

Bianca Sirianni

Bianca has an extensive background in the performing arts and devising original community theatre works. She is passionate about encouraging and supporting people of all ages to share their stories and gifts on stage. She strives to immerse herself in learning and teaching opportunities, recently completing the Creative Entrepreneur Internship with Brisbane’s renowned physical theatre company Zen Zen Zo while completing her Bachelor of Education in Performing Arts. As well as teaching drama at WeMove Bianca is the founding member of Playspace Theatre Collective, a community devised theatre company that provides performing arts education and produces Multi-disciplinary contemporary theatre. For more information on Bianca please and her current works please visit www.playspacetheatre.com

Any Questions?

Contact Alona: 0424476767

Get in Touch!

alona@wemove.studio

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