Independent Dance Classes

Independent Dance Classes | Tues @ 10am

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:

24 Sep 2019: Emma Harrison
1 Oct 2019: Miranda Wheen
8 Oct 2019: Miranda Wheen
15 Oct 2019: Miranda Wheen
22 Oct 2019: Miranda Wheen

IDC: Image by Clare Hawley

Images by Clare Hawley


Emma Harrison

Emma Harrison

Emma is a performer and maker across a multitude of art forms. Primarily a contemporary dancer and maker with focus in performance improvisation, Emma’s practice has moved into multidisciplinary works merging dance, film and theatre. 2019 sees her work Milk Machines remounted for Bondi Feast, travelling to Perth as dance cinematographer for a Strut SEED residency and creating a new work MADONNA in Out of the Studio DirtyFeet.

Class with Emma
Emma’s classes focus on improvisation to unlock bodies, find release and explore the individual’s range of movement. Following that, through a series of more structured exercises you’ll get the brain and body moving, find sequential movement patterns, get sweaty and bust out to Cher.

Miranda Wheen

Miranda Wheen

Miranda is an independent dancer based in Sydney. She has collaborated with companies and choreographers throughout Australia and internationally, including; Marrugeku, Martin Del Amo, Stalker Theatre, Shaun Parker and Company, Mirramu Dance Company, Dance Makers Collective and Restless Dance Theatre, among others.

Class with Miranda
Contemporary class includes formal exercises to attend to basic body support systems, improvisation to stimulate curiosity and self directed practice, and extended phrases to encourage the dance to be danced. Maintaining an attention to performance throughout, class will foster an appreciation of discipline as a way of accessing greater, or clearer, possibilities.

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.