Intensive One Day Aerial Dance Workshop

Melbourne Aerial Dance Company

The workshop is structured to slowly build skill levels over the course of the day and by the end of the workshop participants will, hopefully, have achieved an understanding of, and be able to execute, even the most difficult lifts- safely.

The first workshop will start with a basic warm up, followed by a talk regarding house keeping issues: like, general safety, responsibility to your partner and the necessity of a spotter. Next is a discussion on understanding the errors, recoveries and avoidance of falls as well as covering the experience and background of the group. This first workshop will finish with the instruction of 2 basic tricks at ground level suited to the group's capacity.

The second workshop is based purely on balancing on your partner and is an open level but can be structured around beginners as well.

After a break the third workshop will teach shoulder level type aerials and tricks. This class is for intermediate level only; and participants will only be allowed to join the class if they have completed both workshops previously or can demonstrate an appropriate skill level. No walk-ins allowed.

The day will then finish off with the fourth workshop, which is for advanced aerialists and will include high aerials and fast tricks. Once again no walk ins are allowed and all participants are to have completed all previous workshops on the day.

  • 11.30 am - 1.00 pm Beginners - Low to Medium Floor Tricks & Aerials
  • 1.15 pm - 2.45 pm Beginners to Intermediate - Acro Balancing.
  • 3.30 pm - 5.00 pm Intermediate - Medium to High Aerials.
  • 5.15 pm - 6.45 pm Advanced - High Aerials & Acro Balancing.

Please be aware that the level of tricks and aerials will be based on the group's level of skills and may be amended on the day. At all times both instructors will be walking around the class and assisting and providing safety.


For the past three years, Steven Maltezos has been teaching aerial workshops, at Dance Congresses Australia wide inc; The Sydney Salsa Congress, Darwin Latin Dance Festival and The Melbourne Latin Dance Festival. For the past 12 months he has taught a weekly intermediate level aerial skills classes and a weekly beginners Latin dance class at Showbiz Entertainment School in Niddrie Victoria.

Steve has been performing professionally for over ten years. Performing throughout Australia and Internationally Inc: Malaysia, London, Singapore, San Francisco and New Zealand. With his permanent dance partner Steve regularly competes' and is currently the Victorian Salsa Cabaret Champion.
He holds a Bachelors Degree in Dance and studied at the Conservatorium of Dance in Melbourne.

Kelly Ann Doll in her own right has experience and wealth of knowledge that is overwhelming. She currently is 6 times Rock N Roll & Swing Champion of Australia and constantly travels overseas performing solo work as well as with Steve in their powerful performances and teaching workshops and private lessons.
Kelly also teaches weekly beginners classes at Showbiz Entertainment in Niddrie and teaches on a regular basis at Fusion dance in Fitzroy, teaching Rock N Roll & Swing. Kelly also teaches privately at her home studio.
She has been dancing for over 19 years now.


Date: Sunday June 6, 11.30 - 6.45 pm

  • 1 Workshop $ 25
  • 2 Workshops $ 45
  • 3 Workshops $ 65
  • 4 Workshops $ 85

Book and pay before June 1 and receive all 4 workshops for $70

Where: Dancehouse 150 Princess Street Carlton North Sylvia Staehli Theatre
Steve on 0416 119 190 or email

Disclaimer: Bt attending this workshop you waive any responsibility taken by melbourne aerial dance company on injuries you may occur during and after the workshop. aerials should never be attempted without supervision until confident.