2D14 Multicultural Dance – Hoppa Hey**

Tutor/Facilitator Sheffi Shapira & Marie Feigl & Naomi Gordon

When
Date: on/from Tue 17 Oct 2023 to end year
Frequency: Weekly
Class time: 11:30-1:00

Delivered F2F

Where
South Melbourne Community Centre

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This program offers the learning of folk dances from around the world. The sessions also include a short element of warm-up exercises & games to prepare for the dancing and to increase flexibility & stamina.  The goals of the program are to enhance strength, balance, coordination and memory.

Socialisation is another benefit from the joy of dancing.

The session will include dances and exercise, starting with easy dances, slowly progressing to more challenging dances.  It is anticipated that the group will build up a repertoire of accomplished dances in a varied & stimulating repertoire. The exercises are designed to increase stamina, flexibility, strength and balance, relevant to the dances taught.  .  There will be rest breaks during the session . Teaching is with a relaxed, fun approach & perfection is not expected.

REQUIREMENTS: No experience necessary; no partner needed; basic fitness required (relevant to age); comfortable clothing, allowing freedom of movement, eg jeans/slacks or skirt/dress, T-shirt and pullover, allowing to remove one layer when warmed up; comfortable supportive footwear eg joggers, “health” sandals with back-strap, both to be worn with cotton socks.  Bare feet are unacceptable for health and safety reasons..

TUTORS: Naomi (Noni) is an experienced Occupational Therapist (Past Senior Clinician in Gerontology).  She has used her Occupational Therapy training and extensive dance experience to choreograph and teach dance sessions, appropriate to skill levels, in hospital and community settings

Sheffi is a well-known, charismatic master of folk dance teaching. He holds a Graduate Diploma in Movement and Dance from the Department of Education, University of Melbourne, and co-delivered the Recreational Folk Dance Teaching Certificate from Ausdance Australia. Sheffi has many years of experience running creative and international folk dance programs for all ages and backgrounds.

Marie has had a life time of dancing since childhood. She holds a Graduate Diploma in Movement and Dance from the Department of Education, University of Melbourne and the Recreational Folk Dance Teaching Certificate from Ausdance Australia. Marie has had over thirty years of dance teaching experience and her greatest joy is to bring the joy of dance to others.

How to Enrol

On-line: after bookings have opened

On-line enrolments are preferred as this significantly reduces the amount of back-office work for our volunteers.

  • Login to the U3APP.org.au website.
  • Go to the Courses & Enrolling page.
  • Scroll down to find the course that you are interested in.
  • Does the course have spaces available?
    • Click on the course name to go to the booking page.
    • Click on “Book for this course or event”.
    • You will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.
  • OR is the course shown as FULL?
    • Click on WAITLIST.

Paper Enrolment Form: before bookings open for First Semester

  • Obtain a paper Enrolment Form either from the Office or by printing an online copy available here.
  • Complete the paper Enrolment Form and submit it to the Office.

The start date for acceptance of paper Enrolment Forms for first semester is published on the U3APP website and in the e-Bulletin. Enrolment Forms received before this date are treated as though they had been received on the start date (ie there is no advantage to be gained by submitting early). On the start date and thereafter, paper Enrolment Forms are numbered in order of receipt.  Paper Enrolment forms are processed by U3APP volunteers on the same day as on-line bookings.

If your enrolment is successful, you will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.

If your enrolment is unsuccessful,  you will receive an email telling you that you have been waitlisted.

Via the Office: after bookings have opened

  • Contact the office in person, or by email or phone.