Independent Dance Classes

Independent Dance Classes: Tues 10am–11:30am

Creative City of Sydney

IDC: Image by Clare Hawley


Now in its fifth 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.

Please drop in to a class on a Tuesday morning!

If you would like to teach or lead a session, please contact:

The Caretakers
Email: caretakers@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 2–4 weeks. If you are interested please drop us an email with potential dates; a short class description (max 50 words); and a short bio (max 100 words).

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

IDC 2018 is supported by Creative City Sydney, City of Sydney.

IDC Timetable

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

All proceeds go straight to the IDC SUSTAINABILITY KITTY!
*Click on the teacher to read more about them and their class.

2019 DATES:

30 Jul 2019: Lee Serle
6 Aug 2019: Jasmin Sheppard
13 Aug 2019: Jasmin Sheppard
20 Aug 2019: Jasmin Sheppard
27 Aug 2019: Jasmin Sheppard

IDC: Image by Clare Hawley

Images by Clare Hawley


Emily Amisano

Emily Amisano

In 2014 Emily created and performed the solo work between dog and wolf as part of IOU Dance 3. Other choreography includes yield (SDC 2012) and bending the map (SDC 2010), incursion (2004) and the last best girl (2006) for Expressions Dance Company. Emily collaborated with dancer Emma Strapps and video artist Tim Webster on if I am everywhere (2008).

In 2010 she received multiple Dance Australia critic’s choice nominations, and a Green Room award for her performance in Bonachela’s we unfold.

Emily was engaged as rehearsal director for Bangarra Dance Theatre for 2014–15.

Her teaching credits include; Sydney Dance Company, Studios and Pre-Professional year, Australian College of Physical Education, NAISDA, Ausdance NSW, Dancehouse Winter Intensive, Expressions Dance Company Intensive, Chunky Move, Ev and Bow, and McDonald College.

Class with Emily
Emily’s class will focus on exploring functional and gravitationally satisfying sequencing of the body. The class will work with imagery and myofascial awareness to activate the deep supporting structures, in order to fine-tune the articulate physical form.

Lee Serle

Lee Serle

Lee Serle is a choreographer and performer creating dances for the stage, site-specific, interactive and participatory performance, Installations, and intimate solo dances. His work has been showcased to an International audience in USA, France, Lebanon, Colombia and Australia, and has been commissioned to create new works for the Lyon Opera Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, Lucy Guerin Inc., Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Dancenorth, and the Victorian College of the Arts.

As a sought after performer Lee has collaborated with Trisha Brown Dance Company, Tere O’Connor Dance, Lucy Guerin Inc., Chunky Move (Gideon Obarzanek), Shelley Lasica, Antony Hamilton, Stephanie Lake, Byron Perry, and Colombian visual artist Mateo López.

Lee is a Rolex Arts Fellow (2010) and an Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Australia Fellow (2012).

Class with Lee
Lee's class begins with mapping the body and mobilising the joints to allow for efficient movement pathways with the application of weight and momentum. Following this we will focus on oppositional coordination exercises finding differing points of initiation and dynamic redirection in preparation for complex movement phrases.

Jasmin Sheppard

Jasmin Sheppard

Jasmin Sheppard is a contemporary dancer and choreographer of a multicultural background. She is A Tagalak and Kurtjar woman from the Gulf of Carpenteria in North Queensland, and also has Chinese and Irish on her Father’s side,and has Irish, Hungarian and Czech heritage from her mother’s side. Her choreography comments on social issues and historical events, highlighting the voice of Indigenous and other minorities.

Class with Jasmin
Jasmin leads a contemporary dance class embedded with an Indigenous perspective, from finding ways that dancers can connect with country to the carefully curated eclectic international Indigenous music tracks. Her class has a strong focus on technical control interwoven with release technique for ease of movement.

Photo by Kimberly Low @kimmakesphotos

Past Teachers include:

Anton, Brianna Kell, Brooke Stamp, Chimene Steele-Prior, Dean Walsh, Emily Amisano, Ivey Wawn, Lee Serle, Martin del Amo, Patricia Wood, Rhiannon Newton, Roz Wythes, Sara Black, Sue Healey.

Alexandra Knox, Anton, Brianna Kell, Brooke Stamp, Carlee Mellow, Carl Sciberras, Chimene Steele-Prior, Dean Walsh, Emily Amisano, Ivey Wawn, Martin del Amo, Matt Cornell, Miranda Wheen, Omer Backley-Astrachan, Paul Hickman, Rhiannon Newton and Sue Healey.

Bec Jones, Brooke Stamp, Carlee Mellow, Cloudia Elder, Daniela Zambrano Parra, Kristina Chan, Martin del Amo, Matt Cornell, Miranda Wheen, Nalina Wait, Narelle Benjamin, Paea Leach, Rhiannon Newton, Smadar Goshen, Thomas E. Kelly and Victoria Hunt. 

Amy Mauvan, Anton, Anya McKee, Brooke Stamp, Dean Walsh, Ella-Rose Trew, Fiona Malone, Ivey Wawn, Joel Edward Thomas, Josh Thomson, Laure Bachelot, Linda Luke, Marnie Palomares, Matt Cornell, Omer Backley-Astrachan, Patricia Wood, Rhiannon Newton and Sara Black.