African Dance Classes

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Term dates – 5 weeks

  • 17th April – 21st May
  • 24th May – 25th June

2 week break

  • 12th July – 13th August
  • 16th August – 17th September

Class Prices

DANCE CLASSES
Casual $24
5-class course $100 (includes access to video recordings – Mitzi’s classes only)

ZOOM (available for Mon & Thurs classes w Mitzi)
Casual $20
5-class course $75 (includes access to video recordings of class)

DUNDUN DANCE
$100/course. Bookings essential (limited number of drums)

“Sweet Mamas”

Daytime dance for all ages

Thursdays

5-class pass $100, single class $24 (Zoom 5-pass $75, single class $20)
Thursdays 11am-12.00
J Studios - 100 Barkly st, Fitzroy North (see map)
This daytime class is suitable women of all ages and stages who are new to Afro dance. The emphasis is on creating a welcoming environment which allows participants to enjoy dancing to popular African music styles.

Beginner African Dance with Mitzi
(live drumming)

Mondays
5-class pass $100, single class $24 (Zoom/class recordings $75 5-block)
Mondays 6.30-7.30pm
Brunswick South PS (see map)
This class is for those new to West African dance. It provides an introduction to the relationship between the djembe signals and dance. Live drumming ensemble. Wear comfortable clothing, no shoes.

Intermediate African Dance with Mitzi
(live drumming)

Mondays
5-class pass $100, single class $24 (Zoom/class recordings $75 5-block)
Mondays 7.30-8.30pm
Brunswick South PS (see map)
This class is action-packed and will leave you buzzing. Wear comfortable clothing, no shoes. For those with some African dance experience.
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2-class discount

If you want to do both beginner and intermediate the prices are:

Casual (both classes) $37
5-class course (both) $175

Beginner African dance with Lou

Saturdays
5-class pass $100, single $24
Saturdays 10am - 11am
J Studios - 100 Barkly st, North Fitzroy (see map)
Live drumming. Excellent class for beginners who would like to learn the basics.
Dundun dance class & Fed Square performance *Booked out
Saturdays

Four classes to learn choreography for performance at Buddha’s Day & Multicultural Festival Sat 15th May (3.30pm)

$100
Saturdays 11.15am-12.30pm 17th April-8th May (performance 15th May)
J Studios - 100 Barkly st, North Fitzroy (see map)
Dundun dance involves playing the stick drum (dundun) and incorporating some simple dance movements. Beginner level. Drums and sticks provided.
Covid safety

In order to keep our dancers safe we have implemented the following precautions.

  • Participants will be required to provide name, telephone number and email address when attending a class
  • Participants are asked to bring their own drink bottle and wear a mask before and after the class.
  • Classes numbers will be limited to observe the 4 square metre rule.
  • During class participants will be spaced 1.5m apart.

Dancers with Melbourne Djembe do lots of performances!

Throughout the year, there are a range of opportunities to perform. They are all very relaxed, low-pressure events… (not compulsory, but HEAPS of fun)

End-of-term performance nights
Most terms we run a social get-together evening to showcase what we have been learning in class. Snacks, informal workshops and a chance to get to know the community.

Flash Mobs
For the last four years, we have done an annual flash mob in Melbourne CBD with approximately 10 drummers and up to 60 dancers.

Buddha’s Day & Multicultural Festival
Since 2015 we have been one of the main attractions at this vibrant celebration at Federation Square held annually in May.

Local Festivals,¬†Fetes, Fundraisers & Farmer’s Markets!
Our students have performed at the Coburg Night Markets, the Brunswick South Art Fair, Ebola Fundraiser and ‘Run with Rhythm’ (Botswana fun run).

Flinders st flash mob

Dundun dance flash mob

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