About The Loft
Hey everyone, my name is Lyndel.
Our movement studio has been located in the historic woollen mill in Rutland Street, Newtown Geelong for 20 years, a thriving artistic hub along with galleries, cafes and creative industries.
When I returned home to Geelong in 2003 after studying dance full-time in Melbourne, I could not find a single adult ballet class to attend. Children and teen classes were not suitable options and I longed to find an adult dance community that offered sound technique training within a broader holistic framework. A place that values the person first and foremost, regardless of age, experience or size.
And so, I created The Loft and we began teaching adult ballet and contemporary classes.
Back then, the street was mostly empty warehouses. I loved the building, its architecture and its history (my grandmother used to work in the factory), and so with help from my husband, we set about renovating the studio. Starting with just a couple of classes, we now offer over 20 classes per week, exclusively for adult movers – ballet, contemporary, barre, jazz, yoga, pilates, repertoire, dance impro and stretch. Many of our students are returning to dance after an extended break, and many more are passionate beginners who have always dreamed about learning to dance.
The Loft philosophy is trauma-informed; we believe in the natural intelligence of the human body and movement as a catalyst for healing and transformation. Our amazing team of teachers are qualified and experienced and subscribes to the ethos that movement, community and connection are integral to health and wellbeing.
Our team would love to welcome you to The loft. Feel free to contact us or give us a call at any time if you have any questions or would like to arrange a visit.
Otherwise, just take the plunge, book a class, and we’ll see you at the studio soo
The Loft Founder & Director
The studio offers regular weekly dance and yoga classes as well as special events and workshops throughout the year. The Loft has a philosophy of supporting the development of dance and yoga in Geelong.
For 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.
Meet The Team
The Loft Studio has an experienced team of dance instructors across different dance styles.
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.
Residencies and Grants
Open Door is a subsidised support initiative for independent dance and theatre artists, aiming to foster the development of original works and support Geelong’s expanding professional dance and theatre community.
Launched in February 2007, Open Door is a studio grant and residency, providing time, space and creative support to individual artists or project based companies in the Geelong region.