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In-Between: Adults Contemporary — Elena Osalde & Sara Di Segna

In-Between: Adults Contemporary Dance Class

In-Between is a friendly contemporary dance class welcoming adult dancers willing to keep dancing beyond their 30s. While regular classes with younger dancers might be intense, In-Between dancers have more energy to burn than what is required in senior classes.

At In-Between, Sara and Elena will take the class from a gentle warm-up to some interesting contemporary phrases using an eclectic mix of world music from different eras.

Whether you have danced before or returned to dance after decades, you’ll find a safe, playful and inspiring place to experience the joy of dancing again.

 

Sara Di Segna is a dance artist and educator originally from Rome. After graduating from the National Academy of Italy, Sara’s early career focused on Contemporary dance and improvisation technique. Having worked extensively in Europe she moved to Melbourne in 2014, where she became a founding member and dance curator of the independent theatre ensemble InHelvetica, which presented its major works as part of Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne Fringe Festivals and La Mama theatre.

Sara has worked independently as a dance performer in Melbourne and regional with many influential choreographers like Gulsen Ozer and Tamara Cubas. Former dancer with Blink Dance Theatre and Dancebourne Arts, she is currently part of the team at Ethnodanceology dance company, collaborator with Icastica Choreography and runs weekly Ballet, Contemporary and kinder ballet classes at Dance Factory and Michelle Rae School of Dance.

Elena Osalde is a Mexican–Australian choreographer whose performative background includes poetry, singing, ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary and creative dance. She has received training and mentorship from Claudia Mangiamele, Andy Howitt, Katrina Rank, Karen Malek, Paul Malek and Kalman Wharf. She holds a Certificate in Dance Teaching and a Creative Dance Teaching Diploma. Elena has undertaken professional development as a participant in the Sydney Dance Company Professional Intensive Program.

Elena has performed at the Arts Centre Playhouse, The National Library and in various community projects around Australia. She has presented her choreographic work in FedSquare, Kew Courthouse, Kew Renaissance Theatre, Dancehouse, The Art Gallery of Ballarat and The Hillscene Festival.

As a choreographer, Elena values thoughtful movement based on reflective work and encourages every dancer to find relevance in their movement vocabulary choices.


Dates
From 1 March 2023*
*Please note classes can be affected by Dancehouse programs; contact Elena or Sara for more information.

Day

Wednesdays

Time

6pm—7:30pm

Cost

$20 Casuals

Capacity

10

Accessibility

Classes are located in Skylab and are only accessible via two flights of stairs.
Safe for participants who are familiar with dancing on bare feet. There is floorwork included. Participants should let teachers know if they have any injuries or challenges before starting class.
The recommended attire is loose and stretchy shirts and pants. Socks and kneepads are recommended for some activities.
Strictly no jewelry in class.

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