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BODS: Ballet for Older Dancers — Kim Vincs

BODS: Ballet for Older Dancers

Classes are based on the principles of ballet technique, taught using an inclusive and positive approach and informed by a contemporary dance sensibility. Exercises are aimed at developing strength, alignment, coordination and artistry, with benefits that are transferable to many other dance and creative movement contexts. This class supports the individuality of every dancer, providing tools to enable each dancer to grow their practice, and space to dance in a fun and safe environment. The class is open to dancers of all backgrounds, and is particularly relevant for older dancers and/or dancers returning after breaks or injuries.


Professor Kim Vincs is a dancer, choreographer and interactive media artist, and a leading Australian arts researcher with 8 ARC grants and 50+ industry partnerships across dance technology, motion capture, virtual and augmented reality, immersive and interactive media and creative robotics. She founded and co-directed two highly successful Art & Technology research centres, the Deakin Motion.Lab and Swinburne’s Centre for Transformative Media Technologies, and taught contemporary dance at Deakin University for many years, where she was Coordinator of the Dance program. Her ballet teaching is inspired by the work of Beth Hoge, Director of Danspace in Oakland. Kim integrates this work with her contemporary dance training in Cunningham, Limon, Hawkins, Bartenieff, LMA and Release techniques, along with her own 35-year practice as a dancer/choreographer. Currently, Kim has the great pleasure of dancing with Katrina Rank’s Fine Lines and Angelina Nicole’s Ballet for the Contemporary Dancer, and is a Senior Principal Research Fellow at Swinburne University. Kim has an MFA in Dance from Mills College, Oakland California and a PhD in dance from Deakin University.

3 July—27 November 2024*
*No classes 25 September—16 October 2024


3 July—28 Aug: 10am—11:30am
4 Sept—18 Sept: 1pm—2:30pm
23 Oct—27 Nov: 1pm—2:30pm

$15 Full
$10 Concession

Age/ability: Adults of any age and dance background are welcome.
Accessibility: Classes are held in Skylab studio. Skylab is upstairs and is only accessible via two flights of stairs.
Attire: Comfortable clothing suitable for dance. Soft ballet shoes recommended but not required.

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