Independent Dance Classes




Now in its third year, IDC is run as a co-operative, by artists for artists and is supported by ReadyMade Works. Taught by industry professionals it has been formed from a desire and passion to have a regular open space to take class, train, share practice and to connect with an independent dance network in a supportive environment.

Contact: Patricia Wood
Email: patricia@readymadeworks.com.au

Sydney IDC (Independent Dance Classes) offers weekly classes located conveniently at the ReadyMade Studio in Ultimo.

Classes run every Tuesday so there are lots of opportunities to teach as well! The teaching roster will rotate every 1–2 weeks and we welcome young artists to lead a class. If you are interested please drop us an email with potential dates; a short class description (max 100 words); and a short bio (max 100 words).

Come and connect at IDC with independent dance makers and teachers.

IDC Timetable April–June 2017

Time: 10am–11:30am
When: Tuesday mornings
Cost: $10 per class

All proceeds go straight to the guest teacher!


2 May 2017: Alexandra Knox
9 May 2017: Victoria Hunt
16 May 2017: Victoria Hunt
23 May 2017: Victoria Hunt
30 May 2017: Victoria Hunt
6 June 2017: Sue Healy
13 June 2017: Sue Healy
20 June 2017: Chimene Steele-Prior



Alexandra Knox

Alexandra Knox

  • Class with Alexandra

    Through different improvisation exercises alone and in trios we will focus on the physical work, the space around us and between us. We will practise using our physical intelligence in order to deal with internal and external information.
  • About

    Alexandra Knox is a dancer, choreographer and Pilates instructor originally from Canberra. She started her dance training at age four in "Corte de Flora" for the Floriade flower festival in Canberra by Australian Choreographer Meryl Tankard.

    Since completing a Bachelor in Arts in Dance in 2006, she has worked with Meryl Tankard; Balletlab with Artistic Director Phillip Adams for "Origami"; Onepoint617 with Artistic Director Katrina Lazaroff; Tanz Atelier Wien with Sebastien Prantl; and Australian Dance Theatre with dancer Lina Limosani on "A Delicate Situation".

    Alexandra has also received several grants through Arts South Australia to further pursue her own work. In 2014, she presented her solo work "Animus' at the World Dance Alliance, Angers France where she presented a paper and performed with Melbourne Director/composer Cy Gorman.

    Recently Alexandra taught the Pre Professional Year at Sydney Dance Company. Since 2013 Alexandra has taught regular classes at Australian Dance Theatre, Leigh Warren and Dancers and for the Royal Academy of Dance Autumn School in Canberra.

Victoria Hunt

Victoria Hunt

  • Class with Victoria

    In this workshop, Victoria Hunt will introduce:

    MB: (mind/body, muscle/bone) a rhythmic work-out that develops strength, co-ordination, spatial awareness and grounding.

    Manipulations: a series of precise exercises on being moved by others which can then lead into one's own movement research.

    Image and Sensitivity Work: a variety of techniques to sharpen physical and sensorial presence and apply this to deep embodied Image Work and creative movement.
  • About

    Victoria is an award winning dancer, choreographer, performer and a founding member of the BODYWEATHER dance company De Quincey Co. and has performed in over 40 works with the company since 1999. Her work is supported by her strong tribal affiliations to traditional Maori culture. She works, teaches and performs locally and internationally. Her major award winning solo Copper Promises: Hinemihi Haka toured UK and Canada in 2013/15, and the most recent major work Tangi Wai... the cry of water was nominated for several awards including Australian Dance Award and Helpmann Award in 2015 and performed at LIVEWORKS and DANCE MASSIVE Festivals.

Sue Healey

Sue Healy

  • Class with Sue

    Sue Healey’s technique class offers the dancer ways to explore movement with ease and efficiency, while building strength and clarity.

    Attention is given to musicality, improvised and choreographic structures.
  • About

    Sue Healey is a choreographer and filmmaker, and one of Australia’s foremost independent dance-makers.

    Experimenting with form and perception, Healey creates dance for diverse spaces and contexts: theatres, galleries and the camera. Her work has toured to Asia, USA, UK and throughout Australia and New Zealand.

    Healey received the prestigious Creative Fellowship in 2014 from the Australia Council for Arts, and was made an Honorary Fellow of the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne 2015.

    Her films are widely acclaimed and have won awards including; 5 Australian Dance Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Dance on Film/New Media and Independent Dance, Winner Reeldance Australia and Il Coreografo Elettronico, Napolidanza, Italy. She has created 7 major films with cinematographer Judd Overton, her key film collaborator.

    Sue is filming and creating On View: Asia, produced by West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, to become a major performance installation in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan in 2017/18 and 2019.


Chimene Steele-Prior

Chimene Steele-Prior

  • Class with Chimene

    Countertechnique® provides tools for body and mind to deal with the demanding dance practice of the 21st century. It is a movement system to help the dancer think about the dancing body, focusing on the process of incorporating information into action. Countertechnique® was created and developed by Dutch choreographer, dancer and teacher Anouk van Dijk, currently artistic director of Australian dance company Chunky Move.
  • About

    Chimene is a Melbourne-based Performer, Choreographer and Teacher. She studied at NZSD (Diploma of Dance Performance) and at WAAPA as a member of LINK Dance Company (Bachelor of Performing Arts).

    Chimene’s choreographic work spans film, installation and live performance and has been presented in galleries, nightclubs, shopfronts and performance venues. Her last work IN FORMATION II was nominated for a Green Room Award for Concept and Realisation in 2015.

    Chimene has worked with artists including Restless Sleepers (UK)/Nat Cursio Co, Sheridan Lang, Shaun McLeod, Shian Law, Melissa Jones, Rob McCredie, Geoffrey Watson and Luke George/Rebecca Reid. She has worked extensively with Opera Australia since 2011.