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The Right Foot: A woman stands in the foreground and leads a dance workshop. Dancers are seen in the background.

The Right Foot workshops: Open for registration

DirtyFeet’s popular The Right Foot workshops are back this October and November. They are free contemporary dance workshops for young people aged 14 to 26 with and without disability. They are open to people from all backgrounds and experiences.

The program focuses on dance training including creative dance and technique, improving the health and wellbeing of participants, and is a confidence-building creative outlet.

Public outcome

The workshops have been held yearly since 2012. With the ongoing success of the program and the growing confidence and skills of participants, this year’s workshops will culminate in a performance at Riverside Theatres in Parramatta.

What are the details?

Dates: October 6, 13, 20, 27 and November 3, 10
Time: 10 am – 1.30 pm
Place: Studios 404, 404 Church Street (Corner of Ross Street), Parramatta, NSW
Access: Open to all levels of ability for those 14-26 years. Suitable for low to moderate support needs. The venue is accessible.
Cost: Free, with limited places. Registration is essential.

How can I register?

You can register for The Right Foot by visiting the DirtyFeet website right here.

More about DirtyFeet

Currently in their tenth year, DirtyFeet is a not-for-profit contemporary dance organisation based in Sydney. It supports independent dance artists and community engagement in the arts.

DirtyFeet is committed to the professional development of young dancers with and without disability, and is passionate about finding ways for professional artists to give back to the community.

More about The Right Foot

The Right Foot offers free contemporary dance workshops for young people with and without disability, providing a creative activity for those who may otherwise not have access to dance. The organisation believes in the positive impact that dance has on people’s lives – it is a creative way to improve health and fitness, encourage self-expression and build confidence.

From The Right Foot Program Manager

Melinda Tyquin says, “Each year we have a cohort of returning participants and have been progressively able to build and develop their contemporary dance technique and understanding of improvisational structures. We now want to give participants a performance setting to apply these skills, and see first-hand the impact theatrical elements make when creating movement.”

From The Right Foot Workshop Facilitator

Brianna Kell says similarly, “In past years there has been a unanimous desire from participants for a performative stage experience. It’s really exciting that we are able to take our workshops and give people the opportunity to perform. Offering people theatre experience and training will open new prospects and exciting opportunities for everyone involved.”

Wanting more?

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Image credit: Hayley Rose Photography

This page was first published on 25 September 2018.