Technique Classes for Professionals

JO LLOYD graduated from the VCA in 1995. She has presented her work in Australia and overseas and performed extensively in the works of Shelley Lasica, Gideon Obarzanek and Sandra Parker. This year Jo presented FUTURE PERFECT in Dance Massive and performed in Shelley Lasica's Vianne Again. Visit for more information.

Jo's energetic class will prepare the body for moving, connecting the imagination with the physical, progressing from simple warming exercises to a more detailed phrase. Jo encourages moving with efficiency and varied energy levels to access individual movement potential and tendencies.

Date: 7, 14, 21, 28 October
Time: 9.30 - 11.00am
Bookings: email Jo -

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DEANNE BUTTERWORTH has worked for 19 years as a performer, choreographer & teacher throughout Australia, and abroad. Her work has been nominated for 2 Green Room Awards and has been presented by Dance Massive, Lucy Guerin Inc., Dancehouse, Critical Path and Next Wave. A long time performer in the work of Shelley Lasica, she has also performed in the work of prominent visual artists and created collaborative works with other dance artists. 2012-2013 projects include Mindset for Dimanche Rouge, PERFORMANCE with Linda Tegg, Vianne Again by Shelley Lasica, Twinships at West Space & And All Things Return to Nature Tomorrow with Phillip Adams Balletlab. Visit for more information.

Deanne's class will explore how each of us work with verbal instructions and visual information as well as incorporating aspects of improvisation. Following a thorough warmup, participants will learn phrase material which will be developed over the course of four weeks. Her interest in how music can physically affect the space will also be explored.

Date: 8, 15, 22, 29 Oct
Time: 9.30 - 11.00am
Bookings: email Deanne -

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BROOKE STAMP is a Melbourne based dance and choreographic artist working between sound and performance installation. Her work draws from the hyperreal and imagined rhythms inherent to the movement of the universe, and utilises improvisational practices to explore conceptual and experiential dualities of choreography.  She has collaborated with Phillip Adams Balletlab since the companies inception, and produced her inaugural choreographic commission And All Things Return to Nature, in March 2013.

Brooke will lead epic, deep and dynamic classes that compel dancers to develop highlighted instincts of their core kinetic and energetic drive in space. Dancers will explore the notion of the energetic body in action, through the execution of complex choreographic arrangements, harnessing deep connectivity to gravity around the vertical axis, developing clarity and ease of articulation in space.

Date: 9, 16, 23, 30 Oct
Time: 9.30 - 11.00am
Bookings: email Brooke -

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