Melbourne’s leading contemporary dance company offers a range of public dance classes in Contemporary. From complete beginner to advanced levels, all classes are taught by professional dancers currently working within the industry and provide a supportive and fun learning environment.

A great way to unwind, work out and improve flexibility and strength, Chunky Move public dance classes are taught in our purpose built, state-of-the-art dance studios, conveniently located in the heart of Melbourne’s arts precinct, a short stroll from the Melbourne CBD.

If you’ve never danced, it’s been a while, or you’re simply looking to step up to the next level within a professional environment, Chunky Move public dance classes have an option to cater for every dancer.

To participate in a class all you need to do is arrive on the day. There is no need to register beforehand. We recommend participants arrive 15-10 minutes before class to allow enough time to pay at reception.


Weekly Class Times

Classes are scheduled every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 6.30 to 8pm as well as Saturday mornings from 10 to 11.30am and 12pm to 1.30pm. To receive our monthly class timetable direct to your inbox, sign up here.

Exceptionally and for the months of April and May only, the schedule has been changed to:

Monday          Contemporary (Complete Beginner Series) – sold out
Tuesday          Contemporary (Intermediate)
Wednesday    Contemporary (Beginner)
Thursday        Contemporary (Complete Beginner Series) – sold out
Saturday         Contemporary (Beginner) / Contemporary (Intermediate)

Class Descriptions


Contemporary dance borrows from jazz, ballet, funk, social dance styles and many modern dance styles of the 20th century. Contemporary dance encourages natural, spontaneous movement and personal interpretation. It focuses on self-expression, awareness of space and body movement, use of body weight, efficiency of muscle use and safe body alignment. Classes start with a comprehensive warm-up and gradually build up to more elaborate dance routines.

Helpful Information

Beginner level: suitable for all participants with little to no prior experience.

Intermediate level: suitable for those with previous dance experience who are looking to further technical skills.

What to wear: non-restrictive track style pants or tight leggings, t-shirt or sports top.

Location: we are located on the corner of Sturt and Grant streets, next door to the Malthouse Theatre. Enter from the Malthouse side of the building. There is a buzzer on the wall to the left of the door.

Facilities: female and male change rooms/showers/toilets along the corridor upstairs. Special access change room, showers and toilets available.

Dance classes can involve risk of personal injury. While Chunky Move takes all reasonable care in the conduct of its classes; it accepts no responsibility for injury or loss caused during classes or whilst participants are at or near the dance studio. You are responsible for ensuring that you are physically and mentally fit for the class and during the class you must at all times take care of your own personal safety.