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The Loft
Dance and Yoga Studio

The Loft
Dance and Yoga Studio

Welcome

Welcome to The Loft… an embodied approach to dance and movement.

​At The Loft you are welcomed exactly as you are. Our mission is to offer an environment for students to feel good in their own skin and be warmly supported in their movement journey.

Our specialist adult studio offers classes in ballet, contemporary, yoga, pilates, barre, jazz, stretch and more, so you can always find something to suit your needs.

We believe that movement is an essential component for mental, physical and emotional health.

Classes

Contemporary

Artistic and expressive, this style aims to develop a deeper body awareness as well as foundational skills in contemporary dance technique. Class begins with a simple mobilisation warm up, leading towards more developed phrase material, with music ranging from ambient, pop, classical and electronic. A soulful class offering short movement sequences, floorwork and guided improvisation.

Ballet

A traditional classical ballet class incorporating warm up, barre exercises as well as centre practice in a relaxed environment. Develop correct technique, flexibility, grace, strength and posture. Our ballet classes aim to teach the fundamentals of dance technique. Enjoy an hour of grace in this beautiful class, catering for beginners to advanced students alike.

Barre

Barre (pronounced ‘bar’) this class combines simple ballet exercises, core strength work and dance specific stretching. A combination of Ballet, Pilates and fitness moves. No previous dance or ballet experience required. Barre is an upbeat class with great music; get ready to tone and stretch the entire body!

Yoga

Classes begin by gently warming the body, grounding and centering practices lead to more developed flow sequences and finish with stretching and meditation. Best suited to those with some previous experience, the class is moderately paced and focuses on breath, alignment and mindfulness. Learn simple techniques to calm the mind, strengthen the body and open the heart.

Jazz

A fun and upbeat class with classic Broadway Jazz skills and techniques. Classes progress through a thorough warm-up of isolations, short combinations, across the room travels and then culminate in a wonderful jazz routine, usually worked on over a few weeks. Suitable for beginners and those with more experience.

Stretch and Conditioning

Support your dance training with a conditioning class. This mat-based class combines gentle mobility exercises, strength-based training and moderate stretching to keep the body centered, strong and moving with ease. Props such as hand weights and pilates balls may also be used.  

Play – Improvisation

Play is a movement improvisation class where we practice cultivating presence and noticing our unfolding moment-to-moment experience. It’s about letting go of the everyday, being guided by our intuition and welcoming a playful approach as we explore movement, music & improvisation together. Through guided explorations, games and scores, we discover new pathways for embodied expression. No previous experience required.

Hip Hop

This energetic and urban dance style will introduce you to Hip Hop basics. The focus of the class is to build a solid foundation to learn popular dance moves and original choreography. Warm up includes isolations, simple combos and stretches and then we end with learning a fun routine. No previous experience required.

Mat Pilates

A low impact, safe and effective movement modality. Classes focus on core stability, strength, flexibility, strength and mobility, enabling you to move freely and strongly. Most exercises are done lying, kneeling or standing on the mat. Pilates also cultivates a mindful awareness which leads to better posture and confidence in your physicality.

Enrol

For over 20 years our beautiful movement studio has been located in Newtown, Geelong; perfectly situated between the Barwon River and the café precinct of Pakington Street. We believe in the value of a regular movement practice and the strength found in community. We look forward to welcoming you to our studio and sharing our unique holistic approach.

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Barre Teacher Training

Are you a yoga, pilates or dance teacher or fitness trainer wanting to broaden your teaching style and incorporate barre into your teaching repertoire? The Loft Barre Teacher Training is everything you need to teach barre classes that are engaging, effective and fun. We give you the tools to deliver classes with the necessary understanding of dance, yoga and pilates principles, techniques and teaching methodology.