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Guest Blog Post: Straighten up and dance right

“Keep doing what you’re doing.” They’re good words to be told when leaving the osteopath: No ‘but,’ no ‘however,’ just keep it up. When I started ballet as a raw beginner a little over two years ago, a key motivator was my posture. Sitting at a desk all day for …

Dancer Profile – Justine Rutherford

Name: Justine Rutherford Age: 37 When did you start doing ballet as an adult? Almost two years ago I started Adult Ballet classes at “The Loft”…I haven’t looked back since. Did you ever take lessons as a kid? I took Ballet lessons as a teenager. It sounds odd to start ballet so late but …

What to expect from a Barre Class

Barre classes are very popular these days although this is one fitness trend that is here to stay. Barre studios are popping up in every major city across the globe, along with a variety of DVDs you can do at home. While all Barre workouts differ slightly in structure, most …

Dancer Profile – Bethany Keats

Name: Bethany Keats Age: 28 Dance Style: Ballet When did you start doing ballet as an adult? I started as a beginner adult when I was 26, which was term 3, 2012.  Did you ever take lessons as a kid?  I never took formal ballet lessons as a kid. As a …

Adult ballet: injury risks and reality checks

When  I took up ballet as an adult and as a beginner there was a common protest from my friends: You’ll wreck your body. Ballet has developed a reputation, deserved or otherwise, of being an injury-prone activity. We accept this blindly without taking into account who is being injured and …

Guest Blog Post: The nouns and adjectives of Adult Ballet

  Ballerina baləˈriːnə A female ballet dancer. Origin: late 18th century: from Italian, feminine of ballerino ‘dancing master’, from ballare ‘to dance’, from late Latin. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, if you are a female who dances ballet you are a ballerina. Yet for so long I would protest when my boyfriend called …

Open Door Space Grants

                Open Door is a subsidised support initiative for independent dance & theatre artists and small local companies, emerging or professional. Artists need opportunities to take risks in developing new work and we are passionate about supporting our local talent to do just that. …

We are Hiring!

Would you like to teach in a specialist adult dance studio? The Loft is very excited about expanding classes this year and we are on the look out for passionate staff to join our team in Geelong. If you’re an experienced Ballet, Jazz, Funk or Contemporary Teacher,  OR you have a wonderful …

Bring on the Warm Yoga

  Very excited to have a fabulous new Yoga Instructor move in to the studio! Aleisha Victoria is now running 90 min Yoga sessions on Wednesday nights. Contact Aleisha for further info.  

Why Ballet is good for older dancers!

We receive lots of emails from those asking if it’s too late to start ballet. Are they too old? Too unfit? Many are concerned that they don’t fit the traditional ballet ideal.  We believe it’s never too late to start enjoying the benefits of this wonderful art form! Our dancers …