Dancehouse stands on what always was and always will be Aboriginal land. We pay our respects to the traditional owners of this land, the Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin Nation, to their Elders past and present, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.

Improvisation Exchange — Jacqui Maida and Collaborators

Improvisation Exchange

Jacqui Maida & Collaborators invite YOU to be a part of a 2 hour free-form durational improvisation.
Participants can choose to flow in and out of the constant improvisation, and are welcome to observe, dance, socialise, and enjoy the space. All are welcome, and no dance experience is required.
This event’s proceeds will go towards funding an upcoming project this coming March, and will go directly towards the artists involved in the project.
Pay as you feel, dance as you are.


Jacqui Maida Born and based in Naarm, Jacqui has been involved in dance since very early childhood, and sees it as an integral and significant part of their identity. Jacqui is a keen improviser, with a strong fascination in creative thinking, choreography, tangible movement tasks and structured improvisation. Recently Jacqui’s practise manifests in a blend of contemporary dance education, solo and group improvisations, writing about personal experience with dance, and regularly attending dance and movement presentations across Naarm. Currently in development is their improvisational framework titled The Lettuce, Book and the Lighting Desk.

17 February 2024





Pay as you feel




– Classes are located in Upstairs Studio and are only accessible via three flights of stairs.
– No dance experience is required
– A range of seating will be provided
– Participants can come and go as they please, and elect their amount of involvement
– Photography will occur for documentation purposes only
– In these spaces physical touch can often become involved but participants are encouraged to consent to this and are encouraged communicate their feelings/needs at any time, this is not to be assumed

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