The Highlands is known for the strength and creativity of its artistic community. Practitioners of all levels, from national icons to enthusiastic amateurs, come to the area for the cool air, natural beauty and lifestyle which combine to provide an inspirational environment in which to create. The region supports a vibrant Arts/Culture ethos that is reflcted in the wealth of events, performances, exhibitions and festivals that occur
through every season, all year. As a dedicated Arts & Culture site for the Southern Highlands, ARTSfie is both a teaser for the spectacular creative offerings of the region, and a calendar of events for various cultural happenings during the year. We trust that you enjoy what you see and look forward to meeting you here in the Southern Highlands.
The Southern Highlands Art Studio Trail is held every year in November. It is an opportunity for artists of all disciplines to open their studio doors and welcome visitors to explore their creative habitats. Exhibiting artists include full-time professionals as well as emerging artists across a range of media; painting (traditional and contemporary), ceramics, jewellery, woodwork, furniture, textiles, photography, garden sculpture and printmaking
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Want to learn how tap dance like Ginger Rogers or Fred Astaire?
Join our Beginner Tap Dance Classes for Adults! In this class, you will learn the foundations of tap technique. Improve your musicality and learn choreography to songs from famous musicals such as 42nd Street.
Classes are taught by award-winning choreographer Bonnie Curtis. This class is suited to people who have never taken a tap class or would like to refresh their tap dancing skills.
If you have access requirements or require a companion to attend, please contact us via email or phone Bonnie on .
What is Tap Dance?
Tap dance is a style of dance known for rhythm and musicality. Tap dancers where shoes fitted with metal plates that create sounds when the dancer strikes their foot on a hard surface, such as the floor. Made famous by Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Mr Bojangles and movie musicals from the 20th century.
CLASS INFORMATION Weekly on Mondays – Classes run in 6 week blocks where we learn a series of steps and a dance routine. Sept/Oct – Monday, September 23 to Monday, October 28, 2019 Nov/Dec – Monday, November 4 to Monday, December 9, 2019 Christmas Fun Classes – Monday, December 16 to Monday, December 23, 2019
Classes will resume January 2020. Date TBC.
Description: In this class, you will learn the foundations of tap technique. Improve your musicality and learn choreography to songs from famous musicals such as 42nd Street. This class is suited to people who have never taken a tap class or would like to refresh their tap-dancing skills.
P 1300 511 099
An amazing program to round out the 2020 Season, this concert welcomes back the brilliant young Australian violinist Grace Clifford with a debut for Selby & Friends by outstanding young Paris-based soprano Alexandra Flood and French horn player Nick Mooney, Principal of Flanders Symphony Orchestra. Artistic Director Kathryn Selby has created a program rich in song, melody, beauty and pathos with works by Schubert, Beethoven, the iconic American Eric Whitacre and Brahms gorgeous horn trio. This is a concert to relish and enjoy as we head towards the summer months and Christmas.
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Join us for a fun and engaging workshop where you will learn new ways focusing on alignment and core stability.
One hour of Progressing Ballet Technique to warm up your body and learn new ways of engaging your correct muscles. This is followed by a one-hour ballet class where you can put into practice your newfound skills.
This workshop will be a beginner class for adults where you will learn the basics of Progressing Ballet Technique and Ballet. This class will focus on developing correct use of muscles and technique. It is suitable for not only dancers but people who have had injuries or haven’t trained for a while. This class will help you strengthen your body in a safe, nurturing environment.
3-week summer Intensive: January 13 – January 27 6-week workshops resumes February 3 – March 9
Immerse yourself and explore the craft of contemporary dance. Express yourself in a fun and nurturing environment.
Learn: – Floor work – Coordination of the spine and limbs – Moving in and out of the floor safely – Creativity and artistry – Choreography from company repertoire
This class is suited to people who have never taken a contemporary dance class or would like to refresh and extend their existing skills.
This class is suitable for adults who have some tap dancing experience. This class extends upon the technique learnt in Beginner Tap.
*Save 10% by booking both Beginner Tap and Beginner Tap Extended together.
Classes are taught by award-winning choreographer Bonnie Curtis.
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Look beyond the fake tan in this heartwarming documentary by local film maker, Hilary Balmond, as three generations of women and girls reveal their vital connection to the Australian underground dance phenomenon of Physie.
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We present a family puppet show at Imagin Arta every Sunday at 11 am. Coming to Imagin Arta is opening a portal into your imagination with quality performances from internationally acclaimed puppetry artists. Shows are generally around 40 minutes long and there is plenty to see and do at Imagin Arta.
Come a bit early to enjoy a free tea or coffee and play with our wonderful collection of puppets.
View the exhibition puppets including Albert the Magic Pudding, engage with the unique automaton or browse the specialist puppetry library.
Here’s a recent entry to our visitors’ book: “Thank you very much for keeping alive beautiful entertainment that is using imagination, interaction, joy – all without a computer screen!! We’ll be back.”
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