Choose the right dance style & level for you
Exclusively for adults
Welcoming & supporting
No performance required
Flexible membership to suit your schedule
I was very excited to discover that MTL dance studio offers ballet classes for 50+. I joined a few weeks ago and love the way the classes are structured, the teacher’s dedication and overall a nice atmosphere. I already feel better in body and mind and planning to continue as long as I can.
Great teachers and a positive and unstressful atmosphere. They are accepting of all dancers, beginner or experienced, no matter what shape, size, age you are. Keep up the good work!
Absolutely LOVE move through life! A life-saver! Just move your body any way you can ! It’s all good!
Fantastic, inclusive dance company with a great innovative teacher at the helm. Price is comparable and fair given the range of classes and location offered. Recommend for anyone starting their dance journey or having danced for a while as it caters to all abilities. Teachers are kind, thoughtful in corrections and knowledgeable.
I’ve been dancing at Move Through Life for around 6-7 years now, and have in the last year started a trainee teacher position with the company. I have had such a lovely experience here. Every teacher is welcoming, knowledgeable, professional, and supportive. The emphasis is on your personal journey and a positive, fun time in class whilst challenging yourself. And as the director Jo says: if you have a body and dance, then you have a dancer’s body.
So happy to have found the Mature Dance group at Seacliff. Jo is an excellent instructor, easy to follow and with boundless knowledge about dance. One hour a week in the good company of other mature dancers is great fun, let alone the benefits of improved co-ordination, flexibility and fitness. The Facebook tutorials help with fine tuning if you miss something in class, or for getting up to speed when you join up first. After six weeks I really feel like I CAN dance forever.
If you love dancing at any age MTL is for you. No judgement at anytime. You’ll be made to feel welcome
I took my first ballet class (after many years of not dancing) at MTL nearly 2 yrs ago and immediately felt at home. I danced seriously as a teen but life happened and each time I returned to ballet as an adult I felt discouraged or judged so I never made a consistent effort to continue. This all changed once I was introduced to MTL where there is such a positive attitude on body image and abilities driven by the owner Jo McDonald. I love her classes (you can make it more or less challenging based on your experience) and the choreography is so beautiful! My complete joy for dance has returned and I’m a happier human to those around me. Could not more highly recommend a dance studio for adults!
What a gift you have given me in 2020 by putting together this live pre-beginner ballet class.
I will never be able to express how much I’ve enjoyed the class. I practice nearly every ay. What you may not know is that back in September I started practicing ballet by myself for two minutes per day. That was all I could commit to. Now, I’m doing 15 minutes per day and one or two times per week I do a full practice.
15 minutes is not much for most people but for me (with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome) it is A LOT, especially since I do it most days. I can’t wait to continue ‘going’ to ballet class in 2021.
You are such a loveable woman. You made me feel so welcomed in the group no matter my physical condition. You seem to e a very considerate and genuinely nice person and I wish/hope that we can actually meet one day.
Thank you so very much for bringing the ‘gift’ of dance back into my life. It’s my happy place. You have provided and enabled me to embrace an old love. I don’t think you will ever know what joy you bring to all of us through MTL.
Our extensive class program helps you to find a class in the dance style you like, and at the level that’s right for you.
Too many ‘adult dance classes’ try to squeeze adults of all levels into one class. We offer lots of classes so you won’t be bored dancing with beginners, or out of your depth with advanced dancers.
When you’re ready for more of a challenge, you can progress to the next level.
We also offer ‘mature’ dance classes which are popular with dancers aged over 50, so you can feel confident and comfortable at all stages of adulthood.
We know some people just want to come to class, and have no interest in performing, whereas others love performing.
If performing is your thing, there are a couple of ways you can perform with us.
1. Join one of our two performing companies
Company 1 was our original company, designed to give dancers who’d achieved a high level of dance skills and experience a performance outlet that went beyond a dance school concert and provided a considerable physical challenge.
Company 2 is our mature dance company, so-called not because it is less important, but because it was formed second. It is dedicated to dancers aged over 50 so they can continue to grow as dancers and artists.
2. Perform in a student showcase
We offer opportunities for our class students to perform, but without the level of commitment required for our companies.
3. Community performances
From time to time we invite our dancers (students and/or company members) to perform at community events.
Our online (and print) learning resources can help you dance even if you can’t make it to the studio. Or you can use these resources to practice at home and accelerate your progress.
Current online resources include:
Move Through Life Dance Studio offers dance classes to adults of all ages in ballet, contemporary, jazz and tap. We pride ourselves on offering you a place to indulge your love of dance, whether you’re a complete beginner, had a long break from dance, or danced all your life. Our classes have a broad mix of ages, and our philosophy is that you are never too old to dance, it is never too late to start, and you can dance forever!
If you have any questions, get in touch with Anne on 0408 240 772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org