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Melbourne Djembe Xmas Party!

11am -5pm Sunday 12th December
Drum & dance classes with special guest artists
African market, hair braiding and performances
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Term dates – 5 weeks

  • 6th November – 12th December

2022

  • 29th January – 4th march
  • 5th March – 8th April

Class Prices

DANCE CLASSES
CASUAL
Zoom $20, Live $25

5-WEEK BLOCK
Zoom $75, Live $100
(includes access to video recordings for 5 weeks)

DUNDUN DANCE
$100/course. Bookings essential, limited numbers

“Sweet Mamas”

Daytime dance for all ages

Thursdays

5-class pass $100 Live, $75 Zoom
Thursdays 11am-12.00
J Studios - 100 Barkly st, North Fitzroy (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 – back to the basics
(live drumming)

Saturdays
5-class pass $100 Live, $75 Zoom
Saturdays 11am-12.00
J Studios - 100 Barkly st, North Fitzroy (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.

Beginner African Dance with Mitzi
(live drumming)

Mondays
5-class pass $100 Live, $75 Zoom
Mondays 6.30-7.30pm
Brunswick South PS - 56 Brunswick rd, East Brunswick (see map)
Live drumming. Excellent class for beginners who are new to this style of dance (a small step up from Saturday's 'Back to Basics')

Intermediate African Dance with Mitzi
(live drumming)

Mondays
5-class pass $100 (live or Zoom, video recordings supplied)
Mondays 7.30-8.30pm
Brunswick South PS - 56 Brunswick rd, East Brunswick (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

Dundun dance class 
Next available course starts 5th Feb 

Saturdays
$100 for 4 week course
Saturdays 12.15am-1.30pm starting 5th Feb
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

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