Biography

I’m originally from Brazil and have always loved to dance. Ok, ok, ok, you must be thinking “oh, she is probably a great dancer because she is Brazilian” but please allow me to say that not all Brazilians are good dancers, that is a myth. It is true that culturally Brazilians like to dance and that is what I love, the joy of moving to music not necessarily the dancing technique. Therefore, when there is music around I’ll be the first to start moving. At weddings I feel like hurrying the bridal couple out of the dance floor so I can have a go (smilie face).

 

I feel that after a certain age people have this misconception that one is too old to dance and due to that there are no places to go to just enjoying moving. So, I always longed for a practice, a place that I could just move my body to music and feel the joy of moving to the rhythm of music apart from my kitchen (hahaha). My kitchen does offer a tremendous space for dancing, however, dancing with others (dancing in community) makes me feel much more energised.

 

When I discovered Nia in the beginning of 2017 I was so happy that what I was looking for existed, where one can dance and experience the joy of movement in a mindful way without judgment: “dance in your body’s way” is the Nia way. The feeling of sharing dancing with others in safe and joyful environment was the icing on the cake.

 

Back in Sydney however, there are not so many teachers particularly there were none in the Eastern and Inner City suburbs, so I though if I can’t find a teacher near me I’ll have to learn how to do it myself and perhaps teach.

 

In April/17, I did a couple of workshops on FreeDance and Move to Heal with the co-founder of Nia Debbie Rosas, which was an amazing experience and inspired me further. In August/17, I completed the Nia White Belt and I have just finished my first term teaching an evening-weekly class at Surry Hills Library. And I’m so excited to have now secured a second space at Glebe Town Hall where I’m hoping to attract more mums like me: drop off the kids at school and come join me for an hour of fun on Monday mornings.

 

Looking forward to dancing with you in Surry Hills and/or Glebe.

 

Contact: 0434 296 248 or sandyskd@me.com (Please check with me if class will be on as I run school term classes but sometimes I’m away to do further training)

 

Surry Hills:

When: Wednesdays

Time: 6:30 to 7:30pm

Where: Surry Hills Library (upstairs, Level 1)

405 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

 

Glebe:

When: Mondays

Time: 10:00 to 11:00 am

Where: Glebe Town Hall, Southern Hall on Level 1

160 St Johns Road, Glebe NSW 2037

 

Pricing and Details

Single class: $20

3 classes trial: $30 (valid for 1 term only)

Block of 5: $90 (valid for 2 terms)

Block of 9: $140 (valid for 2 terms)

Block of 10: $150 (valid for 2 terms)

Bring a friend for free

 

Current Classes

Location Class Type Time
Surry Hills Library, Crown Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia
Classic Nia 6:30 - 7:30pm Wednesday
Glebe Town Hall, Saint Johns Road, Glebe NSW, Australia
Classic Nia 10:00 - 11:00 am Monday

Surry Hills Library

Surry Hills Library, Crown Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia

For Nia feel free to wear any exercise or comfortable clothing that makes you feel good and free to move. Bring along a water bottle and a towel or yoga mat if you have one. Nia is designed to be practised barefoot. If there are physical reasons not to practise barefoot, soft sole shoes can be worn.

Classic Nia class is a sensory-based, cardio movement class to music that blends 52 moves with martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts – body, mind, emotion, and spirit. Open to all levels.

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Glebe Town Hall

Glebe Town Hall, Saint Johns Road, Glebe NSW, Australia

For Nia feel free to wear any exercise or comfortable clothing that makes you feel good and free to move. Bring along a water bottle and a towel or yoga mat if you have one. Nia is designed to be practised barefoot. If there are physical reasons not to practise barefoot, soft sole shoes can be worn.

Classic Nia class is a sensory-based, cardio movement class to music that blends 52 moves with martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts – body, mind, emotion, and spirit. Open to all levels.

The class takes place at Glebe Town Hall, Level 1 (room: Southern Hall), 160 St Johns Road, Glebe 

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