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.
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
Adelaide Fringe Festival
Groove in the Moo
The Long Walk Dreamtime Luncheon
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.