Flamenco is an art that evolves from within and this is essential to my method of teaching. Having gone through the experience of accessing a traditional form in a critical fashion, I identify key elements that are characteristic of the form like the compás (rhythm), but also share elements that resonate most in, and of me.
I teach choreographic structures, methods of technique, and stylistic approaches, giving emphasis to the practice of moving in measured sequences in partnership to musical accompaniment.
Flamenco is a transnational form and can contain a wide variation of both professional and nonprofessional dancers’ backgrounds, skills and ages. I encourage the space for each individual to experience the dance in their own way.
Since 1999, I have taught elementary through to advanced levels and maintained steady partnerships with a number of dance studios in Australia. As a guest teacher I have conducted workshops internationally in China, Taiwan, Canada, Germany, France and New Zealand, and continue to have a presence in Hong Kong and the UK.
More recent affiliations include: The Australian Ballet School – Summer School Vocational Program (Since 2012), and the original cast members of Strictly Ballroom ‘The Musical’ for the Australian production in 2014/15. I currently teach in Melbourne.
GENERAL CLASSES 2023
I will be travelling to Hong Kong and Europe for these next 6-weeks to teach and perform.
While I am away JINI LIM has kindly agreed to continue teaching in my place. Jini is an excellent teacher and will review most of the material, which I have mounted for class over the past few months.
I encourage you to attend as regularly as possible. I have put this in place because I would like us to work towards a recital in the studio towards the end of the year.
Please note the class times have changed. There is now an overlap where the next class will join 15-minutes of the previous level.
All payments can be made to Jini either on the day in cash or online. I have included Jini’s online banking details below.
100 Barkly Street, Fitzroy North
August 19 & 26 September 2, 9, 16 & 2 (6-weeks)
Beginners – Improvers
Saturday: 2.00 – 3.15pm
Saturday: 3.00 – 4.15pm
Saturday: 3.45 – 5.00pm
Available on request
$165 – complete payment upfront with 10% discount
Casual rate: $32 per lesson
Lessons are 1hr & 15 min in length
Fees can be paid online or in cash. For online banking:
Name: JINI LIM
BSB no: 306 453
Account no: 0820306
Classes at the casual rate must be paid on the day if not arranged electronically.
It is preferable students wear a hard, closed shoe with a solid heel (no trainers). Women can wear a ¾ length skirt and or leggings with a comfortable top and men, a loose slim trouser or sweat pant with a t-shirt.
It is strongly recommended students attend class regularly. The technique offered will support the choreographic content of each level.