Tutor/Facilitator Sheffi Shapira & Marie Feigl & Naomi Gordon
Date: on/from Tue 31 Oct 2023 to end year
Class time: 11:30-1:00
South Melbourne Community Centre
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.