Yes, You Can Dance! 10.00 am to 11.30am Old Ambo Galleries, Thursday 25 October

Yes, You Can Dance! 10.00 am to 11.30am Old Ambo Galleries, Thursday 25 October

YES, YOU CAN DANCE! Seniors of the Sunshine Coast are invited to come along for a social morning to see, hear about and experience the joy of dance for older people. Be captivated and inspired by In A Different Space, a short film that celebrates and showcases Sunshine Coast seniors, aged 60-101 years, dancing their stories in places of significance to them. Hear from Gail Hewton, the film maker and local teacher of dance for older people who will speak briefly about the benefits of dance for older people and share some amazing stories of how dance has transformed the lives of many of her community participants. Seated or standing, prepare to put your best foot forward, kick your heels up and enjoy yourself as Gail leads you through a variety of dance styles and flavours to a broad range of familiar music, we’ll even make some new dance together – it’s about possibilities not limitations with an emphasis on what you can do not what you can’t, all in a safe, fun and supportive environment. Morning Tea will be provided. “In A Different Space is one of the most inspirational dance films I’ve seen in a long time. It combines beauty, humour, serenity and cheekiness in equal measure. Anyone who feels themselves growing older should watch this film.” Anna Leatherdale, Producer, People Dancing (UK) When: 10.00am-11.30am Thursday 25 October 2018 Venue: Gallery Space, The Old Ambulance Station, 80 Howard Street, Nambour Cost: A gold coin donation please Enquiries: Gail Hewton 0411 720 391 ripedance@gmail.com RSVP: Please rsvp by Monday 22 Oct to Ludmila – message to 0434 357 862 Image Credit:...
Flamenco dance classes continue with Chispita Flamenco

Flamenco dance classes continue with Chispita Flamenco

Chispita Flamenco, led by Jeda Palmer, continues to offer flamenco dance classes on the Sunshine Coast. Jeda Palmer has been dancing flamenco for 15 years, performing and teaching in Australia and India. Flamenco is the passionate song, music, and dance from southern Spain. Gypsies brought musical and dance styles that have strong Indian connections to Spain 500 years ago. Since then the ‘dance of the gypsies’ evolved to become a fiery, spirited, and vivacious art form. “Flamenco for me has become the voyage of a lifetime: the evocative metaphors of the natural world in the songs captivate me and the intricate guitar melodies have intertwined with my soul.” Flamenco dance classes with Chispita Flamenco offer flamenco dance basics for all levels at the Old Ambulance Station, interwoven with flamenco rhythms and music. “For me, dancing flamenco is a great joy! It connects me to the passionate and spirited world of Spanish music and rhythms, and keeps my body active.” A trademark of Jeda Palmer’s classes (in addition to her strong technical ability) is her enthusiasm, her encouraging approach, and her warm human connection.  “It gives me immense joy to share this passionate dance form with my wider community. Traditionally, flamenco happens at small community ‘fiestas’: it is natural to share it with others.” “Chispita Flamenco, meaning Little Spark Flamenco, is a flame that grows stronger over time…come and join the dance around the fire.” What? Flamenco dance classes Details? Flamenco dance basics for all levels, interwoven with flamenco rhythms and music When? 11 October to 15 November on Tuesday evenings from 6-7 pm Where? Black Box Theatre, Ambulance Center,...
Dance Workshops Tues 6 Sept

Dance Workshops Tues 6 Sept

Come down and participate in a combined warm up and choreography session that covers a range of different dance forms and skills on Tuesday 6 September 2016. These workshops are broken down in to a number of sessions which covers Verba, an inclusive dance form of Zumba and then moves through the umbrella of choreography which covers a number of different dance forms. These are all abilities workshops open to the general public and dance participants which allow for inclusion, diversity and community connection. So come see us in the Old Ambulance Station’s Black Box Theatre and join in, or watch some of our performers showcase their skills. FULL...
Flamenco Dance Classes

Flamenco Dance Classes

Come and join the dance around the fire… Flamenco dance lessons interwoven with flamenco rhythms, music, and song Chispita Flamenco, meaning Little Flamenco Spark, offers a vista into the spirit of flamenco Bio: My love for flamenco began by chance in India. It became the voyage of a lifetime. Crossing paths with a great dancer I was enraptured by her dignity, the drama of her dress and the fury of her flying feet. My love for the art form has grown over time and across continents, as the evocative metaphors of the natural world in the songs captivated me and the guitar melodies intertwined with my soul. Flamenco is a flame that grows stronger over time. To register your interest or for more information please contact Jeda Palmer E: chispitaflamenco@gmail.com P: 0431 416...