We’re kicking off our Arts Program with Espy Moves, a series of dance classes inspired by routines from iconic music video clips held inside a legendary band room, The Gershwin Room.
The classes feature familiar moves made easy for everyone from beginners and beyond, in an inclusive and judgement free environment.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR – JAMES WELSBY
James Welsby is a producer, choreographer and performer with a decade of professional experience in contemporary dance and queer performance. He graduated from the VCA School of Dance in 2007 and in 2008 founded Phantom Limbs (winner “Best Dance” Melbourne Fringe 2013 and “Melbourne Festival Discovery Award”). He has performed for numerous companies (Taylor Mac, Finucane and Smith, BRIEFS,) and independent choreographers (Martin Del Amo, Luke George, and Cadi McCarthy).
As a choreographer, James has created work for Club Swizzle, Sisters Grimm, Zoe Coombs Marr, and Lucy Guerin Inc (Pieces for Small Spaces), and has created several full-length shows under his own name.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR – CHAFIA BROOKS
Chafia is a dance and movement facilitator and the creator of ‘Pop Icon’ dance classes. She began her love of dance as a member of the highly regarded QL2 Youth Dance Company, Canberra before completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) at the Queensland University of Technology.
Chafia has over 10 years of professional experience working in the dance industry as a performer, choreographer and teacher. As a contemporary dancer she has been involved in many projects for theatre, arts and music festivals, dance film and site-specific work both nationally and internationally.