Connect  k Express  k Empower

Wala Connections offers a range of programs, workshops and events for all people with a focus on our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
We pride ourselves in our versatility and willingness to adapt and create needs based initiatives with creative expression, healing and wellbeing the focus of everything we do.
 
We welcome collaborations with individuals and organisations advocating for better health, education, cultural freedoms and futures for our people and invite you to contact us to discuss how we can support your
individual, community, school or workplace needs.

Cultural Dances For Events

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We combine our love of culture with traditional and contemporary styles of dance to our performances on any stage, big or small. 

We love supporting other First Nations talents, especially in the arts, health and education and currently dance with our sisters, electro/soul duo, The Merindas and are practitioners for The Wellbeing Connexion.

We have been honoured to perform at a variety of events including:

  • 2019 National NAIDOC Awards, Canberra

  • Perth Fest

  • Adelaide Fringe Festival

  • Groove in the Moo

  • The Long Walk Dreamtime Luncheon

  • ASHE Fest

  • Cathy Freeman Foundation 

  • VACCA State Conference, VACCA Community Events and Camps

  • Melbourne Youth Justice Precinct (Nation Dance)

  • Afro-Indigenous Zoom Party, Canada

  • The Long Walk, Little Long Walk Event

  • AFL X Game opener, Melbourne

  • Ngamai Meet Ups

  • Thank You Sister Event

  • Bush Fire Relief Fundraisers

  • Community Groups - Boorndawan Willam, Willum Waarain

  • Multiple Catholic, Independent and Public schools in Victoria

 

Wala dance is available to bring passion, culture and movement to your next event.

For more details, contact us here.

Workshops & Programs

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Youth & Women's Community Groups

Wala cater workshops and programs for community womens, youth and children's groups and events, offering creative and engaging ways to connect to self, culture and country and express and build confidence thorough movement.

 

We strive to create safe and inclusive spaces to explore and express through dance, language, song, spoken word, music and movement. 

Contact us to discuss how Wala can cater workshops for your community womens, youth or children’s groups needs.

Dance Movement Therapy

“Movement is a Universal Language communicated through the body. It is the first language.” – Maria Sangiorgi, Dance Movement Therapist

 

Dance Movement Therapy is the relational and therapeutic use of dance and movement to further the physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and cultural alignment of a person.

 

We know and believe in the ancient healing powers of dance and movement and have been studying the skills of delivering Dance Movement Therapy to broaden our dance movement session to people of all abilities. 

 

Wala Connections are excited to be delivering our first Dance Movement Therapy program to NDIS clients through Victoria’s Stolen Generations Services, Connecting Home, in March 2021.

Schools

For Students

Integrating culture and wellbeing practices into all young people's lives is an important part of what we do at Wala Connections. 

We offer a combination of movement, music and storytelling into an engaging and interactive learning experience for children of all ages.and staff and teachers.

If your school would like to bring Wala Workshops to your students please make an enquiry here.

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For Staff & Teachers

As the need increases for educators to be able to serve and strengthen our young people's health and wellbeing, so does the need for educators to be able to priorities and strengthen their own health and wellbeing.

Wala Connections cater workshops to connect, ground and educate staff and teachers in schools to replenish and inspire their own teaching and student's outcomes.

To bring the benefits of movement and mindfulness into your teachers wellbeing practices you can make an enquiring here.

Open Dance Sessions

 

Coming soon!

Wala Connections honours and respects all the traditional sacred lands of our

ancestors and the lands that we are visitors on.

We acknowledge all First Nations Peoples, Elders and their unceded connections

to the lands and waterways.

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Wala Connections,Dance & Wellbeing educators. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.