1Join LYDT’s performing arts classes and enjoy creative movement & creative ballet, hip hop, contemporary dance, drama, dance fitness & theatre work, for youth from 8yrs-25yrs.

Where: Mt Martha Community House, corner Dominion Rd & The Esplanade Mt Martha 3934

When: From Tuesday 31 January ongoing during state school terms

Costs/ Ticketing/ varies: for further information, email





Aspiring young dancers will get the chance to learn from one of Australia’s best hip-hop crews when Superhoodz rock the Frankston Arts Centre this January.

Four members of this young, vibrant and fresh dance crew, who reached the semi-finals of Australia’s Got Talent in 2012, will perform a half-hour show followed by a 30-minute interactive workshop for ages 5-16.

Where:  Frankston Arts Centre, 27-37 Davey Street, Frankston

When:  Tue 24th January 10.30am – 11.30am

Tickets:  $19.50

Box Office 9784 1060


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What:  Sticks & Stones Imprint Dance Co presents the premiere of Sticks and Stones. Raw, emotional and at times confronting we navigate through our performers’ real stories of heartache, survival and resilience in the best way we know how; through movement and creative collaboration.

Stop and take a moment to truly imagine what your action may cause in someone’s life. The repercussions of your words, actions or seemingly innocent indifference can be far greater than we ever imagined. Together we can make a difference. Together we can shift the way our future leaders think, behave and react. Be part of the movement and so NO WAY to bullying.

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Where: Cube 37

When: Saturday 17 September, 9.30pm & Sunday 18 September, 8.00pm

Tickets: Full $24, Concession $19


Bookings: Box Office 03 9784 1060

What:  Spring Clean RAWcollective are back with another wabi-sabi ‘masterpiece’ following on from last year’s much loved Brain Fog. Unexpected, hilarious and poignant, Spring Clean brings you breathtaking moments of drama amidst side-splitting laughs, occasional gems of debatable wisdom and emotive contemporary dance. Hold on tight, it’s going to be a bumpy, albeit delicious ride!
Spring CleanSpring Clean focuses on Rowena (Brigitte Jarvis), emerging from brain fog and other ensuing disasters, under the clock, desperate to spring clean her life and get her sh_t together! Nothing a good smudging and a green smoothie can’t fix! Even in her state? After everything….? With a unique mix of drama, comedy, dance, head stands and yoga, Spring Clean will dazzle and delight your senses and may well have you both laughing and crying with its twists and turns.

Where: Cube 37

When: Saturday 17 September, 8.00pm & Sunday 18 September, 6.30pm

Tickets: Full $25, Concession $20



FAC_logo- 2012 1What: Be taken on an extraordinary journey  as Gary Lang NT Dance Company’s presents excerpts from two contemporary classical works, commencing with Inspired that explores Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake music – Territory style.

Followed by Journey of the Soul from Mokuy, an intensely indigenous spiritual and cultural piece that explores traditional oral lore and storytelling blended through an intricate series of song and dance progressions.

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Larrakia man Gary Lang, will present a narration in between the two works providing insight into these intriguing and beautiful dance works.

Leave your preconceived ideas at the door, and be Inspired by some of the Top End’s finest dancers.

Where: Cube 37

When: Saturday 3 September, 7.30pm

Ticketing: Member $25, Full $30, Concession $27, U16 $16


Enquiries & Booking Contact: Box Office 03 9784 1060

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Inspired Dance Workshop

Dance workshop with Artistic Director, Gary Lang and company dancers.

The workshop begins with a physical stretch and strengthen warm-up as structured for each Company class.

Those attending this workshop will be treated to learning two different choreographed sections, one from each of the Company’s production repertoires being performed.

The first production repertoire segment ‘Inspired’ has been choreographed to an arrangement of one of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent compositions incorporating movements reflective of NT birdlife influenced by the Indigenous elements inherent in Gary’s works.

The second production repertoire segment ‘Journey of the Soul’ reflects a more earthy cultural content within the choreography.

Suits ages 14+, with some dance experience.

Where: Cube 37

When: Friday 2 September, 6.30pm – 8pm

Cost: All tickets $10


Enquiries:  Cube 37 03 9784 1896

Bookings: Box Office 03 9784 1060


What:  Celebrate yourself with Dance!  Women’s Dance Classes including Ballet Barre, Burlesque and classes for mums and seniors.

Where: Rosebud Memorial Hall, 994 Pt Nepean Road, Rosebud 3939

When: Wednesdays at 6:30pm & 7:30pm. Fridays at 10am & 11am.

Cost: $10-16 per class

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Contact: Lolly Belle – 0401 856 599



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What:  The surprising, stylish and sophisticated world of Jason Coleman’s “Razzle Dazzle” must close January 30th! Starring the consummate song and dance performer Wayne Scott Kermond alongside Australia’s favourite dancin’ man Jason Coleman! Our captivating, charismatic and charming cast will leave you dancing in the aisles! Final seats now on sale! Grab the hottest ticket in town while you can! MUST CLOSE! BOOK NOW!

When: Sunday to Tuesday 6.30 – 9pm

Where: Rye Foreshore

Tickets & Bookings: $49.50

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Danceabstract logoWhat: Learn Latin, Ballroom and Street Latin dance styles including rumba, cha, samba, jive, paso doble, waltz, vienesse waltz, quickstep, english tango, foxtrot, salsa, argentine tango, lindy hop … SOCIAL DANCE EVENTS are an opportunity to have fun with live music and dance socially often with performances

When: Tuesdays 5:45 – 6:45pm Social Latin @ Mount Martha

Where:  Mount Martha Community House, Cnr of Dominion Rd and Esplanade Rd

Tuesdays 6:45 -7:45pm Social Latin @ Mount Martha

Saturdays 10-11am Social Ballroom Red Hill

What: Samba Workshop with live drumming

When: Saturday 17 October from 11am – 12pm

Where: Red Hill Community Hall Mechanics Rd, Red Hill


Costs: First class free to subscribers to the website or $100 for eight classes or $15 casual (if spaces available) Social events are specific to event

Website information: 

Contact: Amanda on 0421 856 453 or 


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What:  LOCO Youth Dance Theatre is looking for enthusiastic arts minded young people from 15yrs-25yrs to be part of a collaborative project to be presented at the Anywhere Theatre Festival Frankston in August. 

Participants will have the opportunity to work with experienced dance and theatre makers from RAWcollective and Yellow Wheel during Terms 2 and 3, 2015 to make exciting new work.

When: Rehearsals take place on select Friday afternoons/evenings and Sundays.

Where: Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre.

Thanks to funding from The Australia Council through Frankston Arts Centre’s Make ‘n’ Move program, participation in this project is just $75 for registration, which includes LYDT apparel & insurance.

To apply please email Ru at ASAP as we start our rehearsal process on 1 MAY with another option to just join on Sundays from JUNE 28th.

LYDT is offering three options for participation in 2015 with two works to be presented in the Anywhere Theatre Festival Frankston on the weekend of August 21-23 2015.


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Polished and sophisticated’ Chris Boyd, The Australian

‘Wayne Scott Kermond..he’s magic in the role of Emcee’ Papabayj

‘An amazing show performed by a cast of beauties and handsome men’ Queenscliffe Herald

‘Double dose of delight’ The Leader

‘The hit show of the coast’ Herald Sun

 It’s here, it’s hot, it’s saucy and it is spectacular! Spiegelicious has been headlining at the Spiegeltent in Sorrento since mid December, wowing crowds with music, song, dance and laughter. World class entertainment has never been this intimate and filled with the glamour and nostalgia of this 95 year old Spiegeltent.

When: Easter break, from March 27 until April 11.

This special event is the dream of Three Palms owner James McPherson, who collaborated with Jason Coleman (So You Think You Can Dance/Ministry of Dance fame) to bring song, dance and circus excitement to the streets of Sorrento.

Already creating a buzz with leading critics, Spiegelicious brings together a mix of Cirque Du Soliel aerialists, seasoned professional dancers, and some of Australia’s leading talents. Wayne Scott Kermond gives a wildy entertaining performance as the show’s Emcee, Jude Perl mesmerises the crowd with her sultry vocals, the beautiful Catherine Hancock brings her chameleon show-stopping talent to the stage and Seann Miley Moore leaves the audience breathless and wanting more, more, more!

During the day the Spiegeltent is home to ‘Animalicious’, a fun-filled, rip-roaring journey through the animal kingdom that delights hearts young and old. With tap-dancing penguins, hip-hopping hippopotamus, rapping rhinos, very cool polar bears, harmonising monkeys, a spectacular flying rosella and even a foot-stomping elephant, this show is at once educational and a spectacle for the senses. If you’re lucky it might even snow.

The colourful costumes, thoughtful lighting and heart-pounding music for both shows ensure non-stop toe-tapping, clapping and belly laughs, with a delightful touch of audience participation that makes for a party that lingers long in the memory and the heart.

Tickets: Spiegelicious $79.50 and Animalicious $45.00

Where:  on sale at the Three Palms Box Office or via Ticketmaster 136 100



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LYDT are looking for enthusiastic arts minded young people from 15yrs-25yrs to work on a collaborative project with experienced dance and theatre makers from RAWcollective during Terms 2 and 3, 2015.

Sofia Grage-Moore (16yrs), Leah Ferguson (16yrs) and Georgia Rollings (23yrs) are three local young performers involved in an exciting new initiative called LYDT – Loco Youth Dance Theatre. LYDT is dedicated to making collaborative dance & theatre work.

LYDT was founded in 2014 by Mornington resident, Ru Atma, who has had a substantial career in contemporary dance in Europe and Australia, and is also the director of local dance theatre company, RAWcollective.  Atma said “I feel so grateful to have the support of Frankston Arts Centre through the Make ‘n’ Move program. There’s a great arts hub developing in Frankston and we are delighted to be part of it. We are really excited to build a youth performance company in the local area that encourages collaborative making and communication about youth issues.with young people that is relevant, thought provoking and engaging.”

Leah Ferguson, a 16 year old Year 12 student at Mt Eliza Secondary College said “Strong positives for me about being involved in LYDT are the enablement of me as a young person and student to create, move and dance in an expressive way and to be invested in the creation side of the work, an experience usually not available with other types of dance. I would strongly recommend other young people to be involved in LYDT, because it’s a community which supports creativity in young people, providing a great form of exercise and an alternative creative outlet”.

What: LYDT Audition Workshop

When: Friday March 20 from 5pm – 8.30pm

Where: Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre.

This is part of Frankston Arts Centre’s Make ‘n’ Move program, funded by the Australia Government through the Council for the Arts.  Participation in this project will be FREE with a small registration fee that covers LYDT apparel and insurance.

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If you thought of your life as a team, who would be your coach? Who is protecting your goals? Who is cheering you on? It is Grand Final Day in Melbourne. A man watches the match at home. He is flooded with memories. Of his team. Of his family. Of the histories he has lived through. And he is dreaming for the next generation, of those who will play on when he is gone. Outside, four teenagers are playing a game of their own. Their game has a round ball, and different rules. Their home ground is thousands of miles away. Sport, theatre, dance and music meet head-on in this uplifting new work from critically acclaimed Melbourne dance theatre company KAGE. Performed by professional dancers, actors and rising sports stars, TEAM OF LIFE honours both the great Australian game and the world game: Aussie Rules and football. Informed by workshops with young refugees and Indigenous youth, TEAM OF LIFE tells of their search for different kinds of freedom, dissolving the boundaries between sport, theatre and identity.

Conceived & Directed By Kate Denborough Music By Kelly Ryall And Kutcha Edwards

Photo credit: Jeff Busby

Where: Southern Peninsula Arts Centre 245 Eastbourne Road Rosebud

When: February 28th 1pm (70 minute running time)

Tickets $12: One parent FREE when accompanying TWO children (under 18). Show suitable for 11 year olds to adult.

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Website information:

Enquiries & Booking Contact: Anthea Mackenzie 5986 8204


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What: Regional Arts Victoria and the Southern Peninsula Arts Centre proudly present First Things First. 

There’s a first time for everything…

From one of Australia’s most innovative performing artists comes First Things First – a one man show of technically virtuosic dance and hilarious physical theatre that explores the art of ‘getting used to it’.

Do you remember your first day of school? The first time you rode a bike? Your first kiss? The first time is always memorable. But then you do it a second time, then a third. Suddenly, it’s second nature

Join award winning performer Joseph Simons as he explores the art of ‘getting used to it’ in this mind-blowing display of physicality with his signature charm and wit.

Following critically acclaimed seasons in Berlin and New York, Simons is thrilled to return home to perform First Things First for Australian audiences.

Don’t miss your chance to experience the physical comedy showman in action.

First things first: book now!

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Where:  Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, 245 Eastbourne Rd, Rosebud.

When: March 16th 2015 @ 7:30pm

Tickets: Full: $29:50, Conc/Grp 8+: $25:50

Bookings: or phone 5986 8204



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What:  In association with the upcoming performance of Blak Cabaret at Frankston Arts Centre, Kutcha Edwards and Nikki Ashby will deliver 2 free workshops at Cube 37 on October 25.

 SONGWRITING WORKSHOP WITH RENOWNED SIGNER / SONGWRITER KUTCHA EDWARDS – 2-4pm By telling the stories behind his songs Kutcha explains and demonstrates his own style of song writing. Processes such as developing lyrics, rhythm, verses, the chorus, an intro and outro will be demonstrated.

 ‘Each individual can have their own form of writing a song. I use my experiences and those of my family to write my songs. I explore a theme or a concept, write down words and thoughts and then ultimately create a rhythmic poem which are the lyrics for my songs and the continuing story that is my Songline.’

 For many years Kutcha was the lead singer in legendary Aboriginal band Blackfire who originally formed as a community fund raising band and who ended up touring extensively throughout Australia and internationally to China, Mexico and Japan. The band released two albums, A Time To Dream (1987) & Nightvision (1988) and supported Carlos Santana on an Australian wide tour. In 2001 Kutcha was awarded National Indigenous Person of the Year for his exceptional leadership in performance and education. In the same year he also received the Best Male Artist of the Year at the Deadly Vibes Awards.

Kutcha went solo in 2002 forming the Kutcha Edwards Band and has to date, recorded three albums, Cooinda (2002) and Hope (2007) and Blak & Blu (2012). Kutcha’s music follows the great Aboriginal tradition of story-telling through song, and taking audiences on a memorable journey through music and theatre. Launched as a playwright in 2007 with family tribute Songlines of a Mutti Mutti Man at the Melbourne Arts Centre, Kutcha subsequently toured both this production and its sequel yuyukatha.

HIP HOP DANCE WITH NIKKI ASHBY – 11am-1pm This fun workshop on Nikki’s powerful and funky Indigenous-influenced hip hop will begin with warm-up body isolations, and move on to creating and developing routines taught to participants, ending with a short showcase to other participants in the workshop. It will include a quick trip through hip hop history and foundational moves. Throughout, Nikki will explain her own background and cultural belongings, as well as give explanations of cultural movements. 

Both workshops for participants 13 years and over.

Blak Cabaret community workshops are supported by Frankston Arts Centre, VicHealth, Malthouse Theatre & Artistic Merit.

Where:  Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre (37 Davey St, Frankston)

When:  Saturday October 25 Hip Hop Dance with Nikki Ashby: 11am-1pm Songwriting with Kutcha Edwards: 2pm- 4 pm

Costs/ Ticketing: FREE but bookings essential on 9784 1896

Website information:

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Enquiries & Booking Contact:, 9784 1896


What: Contemporary dance, physical theatre, drama, cabaret and comedy collide in RAWcollective’s I Knew These People to create an exciting, colourful tapas of evocative live performance.

This site specific work promises to surprise, delight and intrigue, as a medley of separate, but somewhat interconnected stories draw you in and take you on a journey into the quirks of the human mind.

Audience members are invited to arrive early for a drink at the bar and will be guided to ‘different worlds’ within the ornate space at the Grand Hotel Lounge….mingling and mincing their way to the best vantage points.

I Knew These People is a sensory smorgasbord that has something for everyone!

Where: The Grand Lounge (upstairs) 499 Nepean Hwy, Frankston

When: 7.30pm Monday 1st September – Wednesday 3rd September 

Duration:  60mins | MA 15+ contains coarse language and adult themes

RAWcollective has relaunched on the Mornington Peninsula after a 5 year snooze – we are excited to share our home-grown wares with you! Please go to for more info about us



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What:  Chunky Move and Frankston Arts Centre are seeking expressions of interest from enthusiastic, energised young people aged between 16 – 24 years old to participate in a production of It Sounds Silly, created by Director/Choreographer Adam Wheeler.

This production will be rehearsed at Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre and performed in Frankston at an outdoor site specific location in late August.

Anyone aged between 16 and 24 years old is invited to attend a workshop to be run by Director/Choreographer Adam Wheeler

Where: Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre, Davey Street, Frankston

When: Sunday 20 July 2014 from 11am – 4pm.

 RSVP: Expressions of Interest close 5pm Wednesday 9 July 2014

Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 11 July 2014 and must attend the initial workshop on Sunday 20 July 2014.

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What: Be a part of an up coming physical theatre piece titled ‘The Amazing Women’s Collective,’ where high school aged females will work with older women from the community to complete activities to find the amazing in the opposite generation. Participants will be asked to complete simple movement based activities, along with the incorporation of spoken word and perform for an audience. Any special talents may be showcased!

Rehearsals are free to participants and the show will be ticketed.

Where: S.PAC (Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, Rosebud) 275 Eastbourne Road Rosebud (Rosebud Secondary college)

When: Thursdays 3.30 – 5.30 from March 6th until the end of June, excluding school holidays. The performances will be held on the 26th, 27th and 28th of June.

Enquiries & Booking Contact: Sarah

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What: A family friendly event.  Performances by Zazu, interactive drumming, dancing, Sudanese food 

Where: Hummingbird Eco Retreat, 183 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill

When: Saturday December 14 2013, 4pm – 8.30pm

Tickets: $40 Adult, One child free with each adult (extra child $5)

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