Help disadvantaged young people find their voice
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Performance dates & times

On demand (subject to availability)

Running Time Duration: 60 to 90 minutes

Price range

ARTSCONNECT9 - $9 per student

Maximum capacity – 25 students

Contemporary dance is more than a style, it’s a culture. Rebellious, brave and free, it is about people; it empowers the individual and creates community.

For the curious, unfamiliar, nervous, excited, dubious, uncoordinated, creative, athletic, awkward and confident!

Chunky Move’s FRESH workshops are designed to introduce newcomers to dance, or dance students to a new area of study. Dancers are guided through their experience with support and encouragement to try new ways of moving, thinking and expressing themselves.

Students who are new to dance can choose between contemporary and funk workshops. Confident and/or experienced dance students may benefit from FRESH workshops tailored to develop skills in new areas, including improvisation, duo work, original movement invention, composition etc.

Chunky Move school workshops not only engage participants’ coordination, strength, flexibility, rhythm and memory, they also build confidence, resilience, creative thinking and collaborative skills.

Chunky Move’s teaching team is made up of professional dance artists currently working in the field as dancers, choreographers and directors. Each one specialises in specific areas of dance and has significant teaching experience across age and ability. Every member of the team is generous, supportive and professional and holds a current Working with Children Check.

Suitable for all levels, Chunky Move Dance Workshops are held at their purpose-built dance studios in the heart of Melbourne’s arts precinct.


Chunky Move is Victoria’s flagship contemporary dance company, with a reputation of producing a distinct yet unpredictable brand of genre-defying dance performance.

Through the creation of bold and challenging new works, Chunky Move attempts to redefine our audience’s perception of what contemporary dance is in the 21st Century. Our work is diverse in form and content encompassing productions for the stage, site specific, new-media and installation work and our audience has come to expect and appreciate the unexpected.



  • Clothing: Non-restrictive track style pants or tight leggings, t-shirt or sports top
  • Footwear: Contemporary dance workshops are performed in bare feet; funk workshops in sneakers.
  • It is recommended that students do not bring any unnecessary valuables with them to the workshop as Chunky Move cannot take any responsibility for personal items lost or left behind


  • Water Bottle - Filtered water is available, but please bring your own water bottle


Dance workshops are held at Chunky Move’s purpose-built dance studios, featuring sprung flooring, moveable mirrors and high-quality audio system. Located at 111 Sturt Street, Southbank, the studios are easily accessible by public transport.

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