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.

Freedance — Street Dance Series

Presented by Dancehouse and Fed Square

Alec Pernes for Freedance. Photo by Mathew Lynn.
23 June —7 July 2021

Fed Square, The Atrium


– Classes are free
– To attend a class, simply register online or rock up
All attendees must turn up to register and class spots will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis
– Keep an eye out on our social media if it’s raining or if it’s too cold. Classes will be cancelled due to inclement weather

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Become a member

Put your dancing shoes on, grab a friend (or three), and head down to the Atrium for 3 weeks of energetic dance classes in the open air, led by local artists curated by Dancehouse. There’s three class styles to choose from litefeet, house and Jamaican Dancehall. So you can select what suits you the best! Classes are suitable for adult movers and beginners. and are of a beginner level. Please wear comfortable closed- toe shoes and loose-fitting clothing.

Your safety is our priority

We take your safety seriously and have put in place the following COVID safety measures to ensure you are able to feel free and have fun whilst dancing. 

  • The capacity of each session is to ensure social distancing and to comply with the government directions (please note: we will continue to adhere to government restrictions, and will notify you directly if this affects this program);
  • The workshop area will be demarcated for the event to ensure members of the public are aware and ensure social distancing;
  • You are encouraged to bring your own water bottle 
  • Markers and any other equipment will be thoroughly cleaned with disinfectant between each session.

About the classes

June 23 Litefeet — Arisa Herbert

Litefeet is a new street dance founded in New York City in the 2000s. Learn the Tone Wop and other foundations of this innovative footwork straight from the cyphers of Harlem. Led by Arisa Herbert, one of Melbourne’s leading street dance teachers, get to know the basics of this form and get lite. 

Jun 30 House — Alec Pernes

House Dance is a style of dance that originated in the late 70’s and early 80’s from underground clubs in Chicago and New York. The style was influenced by several types of movement, including Tap, African and Latin dance. House Dance is about freedom, improvisation and feeling the music. Get to jack, slide and groove with Alec Pernes. 

July 7 Jamaican Dancehall  — Cat Pwiti & Chuby Dice

Dancehall is both the adjective describing the place and the name of the culture lived by Jamaica’s underprivileged communities who find meaning, purpose, status and a means of survival through being part of the Dancehall fraternity, both past and present. Learn from this ever evolving culture with Dancehall juggernaut Chuby Dice and founder of Jungle City, Cat Pwiti. 

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