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"Nobody invented dance. It is deep in the heart of every culture throughout history; Dance is part of the pulse of humanity.”
Sir Ken Robinson

What is Open Floor Dance?

Open Floor is a resource based movement practice where we explore new ways of moving and responding with intention and purpose. Through dance we learn to understand our habits and patterns for deeper insight and self awareness. The more we embody different responses in our movements, the more resources we can call on to help us move through life with flexibility, resilience and ease.

For more information about Open Floor International:

Classes & Workshops

Dance In The Valley - Warburton, Victoria
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Put DANCE on your calendar on the SECOND Saturday of the month in the heart of beautiful Yarra Valley!

TIME: 7pm - 8.30pm

DATES: Classes ON HOLD over winter

ADDRESS: The 'Arts Centre Warburton’ 
3409 Warburton Hwy, Warburton VIC 3799

INVESTMENT: $20 / $25

ABOUT 'Dance In The Valley'

Join us for this inspiring monthly Open Floor Dance class w/ Jo Woods. Now more than ever before, we need spaces that help to support our hearts, minds, spirits, and bodies. Spaces to unravel, to share, to move, and to release.

Utilising Open Floor movement resources we practice the universal language of dance and mindfulness for self discovery, connection and healing.

Dance In The Hills - Sassafras, Victoria
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Join our Hills Tribe the last Thursday of each month, for an inspiring, community DANCE!

TIME: 7pm - 8.30pm

DATES: Here (last Thurs of month)

ADDRESS: 'Ferny Creek Recreation Reserve Hall'
Cnr Clarkmont & Hilton Rds, Sassafras

INVESTMENT: $20 / $25

ABOUT 'Dance In The Hills'

Dance In The Hills is a collective of Conscious Dancers exploring Movement as Medicine.
Led by Jo Woods - Open Floor teacher and located in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. DITH has been running since 2014 and offers an opportunity to connect authentically with our embodied selves, the spirit of the land, and a nourishing, supportive community. Each class includes lightly facilitated movement explorations to help support you with a deepening awareness of what it means to be a fully embodied human being.

Dance In The Wild - Community Dance Festival - Victoria
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A weekend of dancing on common ground… 
Join us for this incredibly special Community Dance Festival for people of all ages and stages.


DATES: 8-11th March, 2024 (4 days!)

WHERE: Gilwell Park Scout Camp, Gembrook VIC
TICKETS: Early Bird $220 (limited tickets)
Conc $250 / Waged $290 / Kids $25 (5-17) 


ABOUT 'Dance In The Wild' 2024

After the success of DITW ‘23, Artful Awareness are so excited to invite you to join us all again! 

Together we will gather on Wurundjeri bush-land to celebrate our dancing community and the special inter-connectedness we share. Consider this an opportunity to immerse yourself in the grounding medicine of good music, nourishing food, camping, morning yoga, nature play, re-wilding, and of course a weekend of DANCING! 

We warmly invite you, your friends & family to share in the richness of embodiment, the heartbeat of the land, and the vibrant spirit of a community of like-minded humxns. 

No prior movement experience required | Curious & Respectful minds encouraged
LGBTQIA+ safe space | Disability access available | Drop-ins and newcomers welcomed!


Please note all of our classes are Drug & Alcohol-free spaces. Artful Awareness reserves the right to deny admittance to any person(s) intoxicated or not behaving in a respectful manner.

Both DITV & DITH take place on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay our respect to elders past, present, and emerging for their ongoing custodianship of the sacred lands and waterways of their country, whose sovereignty was never ceded.

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