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Fine Lines Foundations — Katrina Rank

Katrina Rank. Image by Stirling Rank.

Fine Lines Foundations

Fine Lines is a community of people who engage in contemporary dance practices that challenge, inspire and positively nourish them. Foundations is the entry point to all things Fine Lines, a unique philosophical and pedagogical approach to dance and dance making. Through technical contemporary movement practices and creative explorations dancers shed their dance expectations of the past, and learn to appreciate and luxuriate in their dancing body of today. Fine Lines Foundations is the first step in your journey to develop your capacity as a mature dancer and artist as dancers and as artist. Welcome to the gang.


Dr Katrina Rank  founded Fine Lines in 2013 and is its Artistic Director and lead teacher. A graduate of The Australian Ballet School, she performed with The Dancers’ Company, The Australian Ballet and The Victorian State Opera in Australia and Northern Ballet Theatre under the Direction of Christopher Gable in the UK. She holds a Bachelor of Education and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Contemporary Arts from Deakin University.

Katrina has created many live and digital choreographic works. Recent works include Artefact (2023), JOY (2022), Creature (2022), Firebird (2021), Bird (2021), The Archivists (2018), Stupendous (2018), Tales of the Pebbleverse (2017) and My Body is an Etching (2017). Her groundbreaking work, The Right (2019), was awarded the 2020 Australian Dance Award for Most Outstanding Achievement in Community Dance.

Katrina applies her extensive teaching and community development practice to programs across a wide range of contexts including arts and health, formal education – primary to tertiary, vocational training, multicultural arts and creative ageing. A multiple nominee for the Australian Dance Award ‘Services to Dance Education’ she received the long-contested award in 2018 in a big red dress.


Term 1:
30 January—26 March 2024 (No class 27 February)

Term 2:
16 April—25 June 2024

Term 3:

Term 4:

*Please note that Fine Lines terms run parallel to Victorian school terms mostly. Not all classes are at Dancehouse; contact Katrina Rank for more information.


Tuesdays 10am—11:30am


$15 per class, when attending the whole term (no refunds)

$20 Casual attendance




Classes are generally upstairs and are not wheelchair accessible. Suggestions for modification of class material or approaches is offered throughout class.

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