African Dance Classes

Term dates

  • 15th July – 15th August
  • 19th August – 19th September
  • 7th October – 14th November (break 2-8 Nov for Camp Samatou)
  • 18th November – 19th December
  • Book into a 5-week block and receive class video recordings accessible at any time
  • Monday classes and Sweet Mamas also available via Zoom (recordings included)

Beginner African Dance with Mitzi
(live drumming)

Mondays
5 classes $100 Live, $75 Zoom (casual live class $25)
Mondays 6.30-7.30pm
Brunswick South PS - 56 Brunswick rd, East Brunswick (see map)
This class is suitable for beginners with no background in African dance. We will learn the fundamentals, get your body moving and adrenaline pumping.

Intermediate African Dance with Mitzi
(live drumming)

Mondays
5 classes $100 Live, $75 Zoom (casual live class $25)
Mondays 7.30-8.30pm
Brunswick South PS - 56 Brunswick rd, East Brunswick (see map)
For those with experience who are looking for a challenge. Learn more complex sequences of movements from Guinea and Mali.

2 – class special!

Do both classes on a Monday night for discounted price

  • CASUAL $40
  • BLOCK OF 5 WEEKS (beg and int) $180

“Sweet Mamas”

Daytime dance for all ages

Thursdays

5 classes $115 Live, $75 Zoom (casual live class $28) *Concession available
Thursdays 11am-12.00
Elevation Studios 8-10 Lobb st, Brunswick (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.

Dundun dance class

Saturdays

Next block: 20th July – 10th August

$100 for 4 week course (no casuals)
Saturdays 11.15am-12.30pm
St Ambrose Hall - 3 Dawson St, Brunswick (see map)
Dundun dance involves playing the stick drum (dundun) and incorporating some simple dance movements. Beginner level. Drums and sticks provided.

Afrostyle fitness video series

Get fit and strong, Afro style!

Mitzi has created a series of four 20-minute videos designed to help you keep moving and grooving at home, starting out slowly and increasing in intensity. Purchase a single video or the whole series then work out as often as you like.

Getting started – Entry level moves. Connect with the rhythm and get your blood flowing.
Joy Lift your spirits. This is what dance is all about!
Smooth – Twist and wind – increase your suppleness and strength.
Strength – West African dance moves selected for building muscle and power.

Buy a single video for $15 or the full set for $50

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
Look us up on Youtube! Some of our flash mobs in Melbourne CBD have gone viral. SO much fun.

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 Footscray Night Markets, the Brunswick South Art Fair, Ebola Fundraiser and Vic Markets African festival.

Flinders st flash mob

Dundun dance flash mob