Class to deliver modern dance tips

May 20, 2024 BY

Movement: Lyndel Quick has been a multidisciplinary artist, including in contemporary dance, for more than 20 years. Photo: SUPPLIED

AN upcoming workshop hosted by regional creative non-profit The BOP Arts Co-op is coming soon with the aim of teaching attendees the basics behind contemporary dance.

Taking place at Lethbridge Hall, the one-off session will be led by Inverleigh-based dance artist Lyndel Quick of Blink Dance Theatre.

“Lyndel’s a well-known artist in Geelong and surrounds,” The BOP Arts Co-Op director Samantha Thompson said. “This is offering something new and it won’t be for professional dancers but for people interested in movement and ways to express themselves physically.”

The introductory session will see attendees exploring phrase material, floorwork and improvisation.

Quick has operated out of her Geelong-based studio The Loft for 20 years through which she regularly runs dance classes and programs, as well as other artistic projects.


The BOP Arts Co-op is being supported with a $10,000 Creative Community grant from Golden Plains Shire with the aim of delivering about a dozen activities for 2024 including artist-run workshops.

Ms Thompson said the upcoming workshop is the first in an experimental program of offerings aimed at showcasing the region’s creatives.

“We’ve got another one in August I’m running called Creative Critters which is a textile workshop making monsters and creatures with reclaimed fabrics.

“Then there’ll be another one from a movement-based artist from Bannockburn which we’re getting the dates sorted on.

“It’s just a matter of finding the people here in this region that are offering something different and testing the waters with different ideas and in a contemporary lens because there’s already traditional arts offerings in the shire.

“The BOP is able to subsidise their payment too which is fantastic so no matter how many people attend, the artist is still supported and paid.”

The workshop will run from 3pm to 5pm on Sunday 2 June and is for attendees aged 16 and over.

Tickets are $20 for The BOP members and $25 for non-members.