African Dance Classes

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Term dates – 5 weeks

  • 14th August – 17th September
    (2 week break – fitness classes on Sat & Mon. See here for info)
  • 2nd October – 5th November
  • 6th November – 12th December

Class Prices

Casual Zoom $20
5-class Zoom pass $75 (any class, valid for 3 months) 
5-class course $100
(live or Zoom, includes access to video recordings for 5 weeks)

$100/course. Bookings essential, limited numbers Currently on hold

“Sweet Mamas”

Daytime dance for all ages


5-class pass $100 (with videos), $75 (no videos)
Thursdays 11am-12.00
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 – back to the basics
(live drumming)

5-class pass $100 (with videos), $75 (no videos)
Saturdays 11am-12.00
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)

5-class pass $100 (with videos), $75 (no videos)
Saturdays 12.15-1.15pm
This class is action-packed and will leave you buzzing. Wear comfortable clothing, no shoes. For those with some African dance experience.

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 Mitzi
(live drumming)

5-class pass $100 (with videos), $75 (no videos)
Mondays 6.30-7.30pm
Live drumming. Excellent class for beginners who are new to this style of dance.

Dundun dance class  *Currently on hold until restrictions ease

Saturdays 12.15am-1.30pm starting 29th 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.

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