ARTBEAT is all about providing a safe and supportive space for people of all abilities to just dance. There are no planned steps or moves, no choreography, no memorisation, no goals, no expected form, sequence or outcome. With continued practice you will notice an increased capacity for creative thinking as well as improved self esteem, coordination and fitness. Most importantly, you will discover freedom.
For information on classes in 2020, please contact us below.
Deb is an artist and dancer who passionately inspires expression through free-form dance. In the beautiful light filled dance studio, she creates a welcoming and fun environment where participants are able to tap into their inner-dancer with confidence and freedom.
Deb works with ARTBEAT's co-director Harriet Body to create a class that breaks free from the culture of instruction, and leaves students feeling invigorated, grounded and inspired.
Deb has been an artist since 2000, and moved into free-form dance in 2013. She has 17 years experience teaching contemporary art at Australia's top universities, and founded the Just Dance (Chippendale) school in 2015.
As a contemporary artist Deb has worked across photography, sculpture, performance and ceramics, but the creative outlet she finds the most rewarding is dance. Deb's passion to introduce free-form dance to the broader Sydney community, continues her ongoing commitment to include people of all abilities into the life-changing world of dance.
Harriet Body is an artist, educator, and arts worker who loves to dance! She is passionate about creating accessible and safe dance experiences for all students, supporting them to explore their own individualism to discover freedom through dance.
Harriet works with co-director Deb Mansfield to create dance experiences that encourage creativity and inspire mindfulness which contributes to overall well-being and a strong mind-body connection.
Harriet has practiced Iyengar and Vinyasa yoga for over ten years and has developed a dance practice over the past 3 years. She has six years experience in art-education program development for adults with disability and dementia, working in various public galleries as well as at the Museum of Contemporary Art and at Studio A. Harriet has practiced as an artist for over ten years, working in painting, textiles, ceramic and performance.