Dance Loop # School Holiday Programs


The Summer Dance Loop (SDL) is one day of workshops in ballet, hip hop, contemporary and, just for fun, hoola hoop spinning. For ages 7 & up, participants can choose to do single workshops or all 4. Classes will be divided into age/experience levels. Bring a friend and start 2018 with some dancing fun!

REGISTER HERE – Before 22nd of Dec 2017 for EARLY BIRD Prices. 


Class Schedule

Scout Hall                                   Guide Hall

10-11am Ballet 6-8yrs               10-11am Contemporary 11+yrs
11am-12pm Ballet 9-12yrs       13+yrs Contemporary Extension session/6-8yrs Morning tea and dance craft activities.
12-1:30pm Ballet 13+ yrs         12-1:15pm Contemporary 6-10yrs/11-13yrs Morning tea and dance film activities

until 2pm Lunch for All

2-3pm Hip Hop 9-11yrs                2-3:30pm Hula Hoops 7-10yrs (6-10yrs Hip Hop at 3pm)
3-4pm Hip Hop 6-8yrs                3:30-5pm Hula Hoops 9yrs+(the age groups will come and go as they need for Hip Hop)
4-5pm Hip Hop 11yrs+

All lunch and tea breaks will be supervised. BYO food and drink.


Ballet – A fun open class designed to support young dancers to improve their technique and allow their dance quality to shine through. Workshops will be delivered for three age/experience levels.

Contemporary –  These workshops will teach participants new ways to twist, tilt, jump and spin & as an added bonus….. participants will get an opportunity to learn new ways to make their own dance moves. Workshops will be divided into two age/experience levels.

Hip Hop – An energetic and fun class set to the latest age appropriate music! Three different age/experience levels available.

Hoola Hoop Spinning – Learn how to spin one or multiple hoops around your body and dance at the same time! A new skill that’s fun and energetic. Two age/experience levels available.


Gabrielle Davidson (ballet) brings together her experience as a dancer and her knowledge as a physio to help support young dancers to improve their technique and allow their dance quality to shine through. Following a successful 10 year ballet career in the Australian Ballet she retired to study physiotherapy and has continued to work with elite dancers at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, the Australian Ballet Company and the Australian Ballet School, as well as honing her craft in hospitals and private practice.

Ngioka Bunda Heath is an experienced teacher and perfomer! Ngioka completed her Advanced Diploma in the Performing Arts at the Aboriginal Centre of the Performing Arts in Queensland and then went on to complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) at the Victorian Collage of the Arts. She is the first Aboriginal Woman to graduate from this course. Ngioka has travelled overseas, dancing in Noumea, New Caledonia with Compine Maado, Banff in Canada as apart of the International Indigenous Dance Residency and took part in the the World Dance Allience in France. After graduating VCA, Ngioka accepted a traineeship with Bangarra Dance Theatre teaching in rural Victoria with their Youth Education Program called Rekindling and has been performing and teaching Hip Hop dance in Melbourne and remote communities all around Australia with the Indigenous Hip Hop Projects. She is very excited to be joining the Summer Dance Loop Team!

Ashlee Bye will be teaching our contemporary classes for the Summer Dance Loop. Her classes are playful and free flowing with a twist of creativity!
Ashlee is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and comes from a youth dance background, working with QL2 in Canberra firstly as a young participant and then as a professional artist. Ashlee has extensive teaching, choreography and performance experience in projects located, both in Australia and overseas. She currently collaboratively devises the ongoing dance program at Penleigh and Essendon Grammar and has delivered workshops to students all around the Melbourne metropolitan region with various performance outcomes. 

Kat will be teaching our hoola hoop classes. She is a contemporary dancer and circus artist from the Dandenong Ranges, Melbourne. She started dancing at age 4 and studied classical ballet until she was a teenager. Kat went on to major in Contemporary Dance at Deakin University and has been teaching and performing aerials, dance and hula hoops for years. Kat is a seasoned performer in Australia and Internationally she has previously traveled to New York and Java for dance work and here at home performs in theatres, bars and at festivals across Victoria

What to bring – Drink bottle, food for morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea, a hand towel and appropriate dance shoes for your workshop.

What to wear – Suggestions below: NB: (clothing that is too loose and baggy can be dangerous, so make sure you wear something that is easy to move in but fitted enough not to be tripped over or get caught on other bodies in the space)

Ballet – Leggings and a t-shirt (not too baggy) or tights and a leotard. Ballet shoes.

Contemporary – Tracksuit pants/leggings and a leotard or t-shirt (not too baggy). Please do not wear shorts or bike shorts only as you may do floor work and slides. Bare Feet.

Hip Hop – Same as contemporary but with runners.

Hoola Hoops – Same as ballet or contemporary.

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