Our latest Dames workshop is now officially open for enrolments!

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This workshop will introduce participants to the world of Butoh dance- theatre.   Butoh is a powerfully expressive movement form of immense value to all performing artists for its ability to engage the imagination and awaken the body. This 3 hour workshop is suitable for performers, actors & directors or anyone wishing to unlock the potential and poetry of the body. This is an introductory workshop – no prior experience of Butoh is necessary.

The workshop will be led by acclaimed physical theatre performer and Butoh teacher Helen Smith. After several years performing Butoh with Zen Zen Zo, Helen studied and performed with Butoh masters in Tokyo. Now based in Melbourne, Helen creates her own site specific movement based works and performs with Yumi Umiumare in Dasshoku Shake. She has recently completed her MA at Monash University researching Transformation in Butoh and works as a guest teacher at both VCA and Monash.

Workshop: 1pm – 4.00 pm, Sunday  November 16th, 2014

Open Talk:  4.15 pm – 5.00pm

Where: Women’s Circus, The Drill Hall, 395 Barkly St, Footscray 3012

Cost: $65 General;  $55 Women’s Circus members, students, concession cards

Enrol here.


TERM 4 Bookings are Open for Enrolment

Click here for timetable information and online enrolment. 

The Women’s Circus provides an opportunity for women to train in circus and performance arts in a supportive and rigorous environment. As the largest women-only training space in Victoria, our programs are specifically designed to suit women of all ages and levels of skill.

We are thrilled to announce the addition of 3 new classes to our Term 4 Program:

  • States of Play: from the Neutral body to the Red Nose – a performance-based class taught by Women’s Circus Artistic Director, Steph Kehoe. More details on our Class Descriptions & Prerequisites Page.
  • German Wheel – Emily Ryan returns from the international touring circuit to teach German Wheel – suitable for beginners and more experienced wheelers.
  • AcroFIT (Auslan Interpreted) – we are excited to offer AcroFIT as an Auslan  interpreted course. Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing participants encouraged to enrol.




Roll up, roll up – Women’s Circus needs you! Can you hula hoop? 
Because the Women’s Circus is running a hula-hoop-a-thon! Wanna have fun and raise some money for the Women’s Circus? We are planning a community fundraising event Louise Merise Photographyto take place during the December skill share on Saturday December 14.
The idea will be to have your friends/family/colleagues sponsor you to do as many minutes of the hoop as you can. We will have “official timers” on deck to tally the number of minutes you hoop on the day. Maybe we can even break a Guinness book of records record? Sponsorship forms can be found on the website (insert link here), on the members board at the Drill Hall or via your trainers. Grab one soon and start practicing those hoop moves!


Download our Hula Pledge Form.