Travel Art Dance Company runs regular classes and workshops for adults and children. Subject to availability around the company’s own performing schedule, TADC also conducts workshops for performing artists, schools, dance schools and community groups. Please contact us for more information.



Do you have a small person in your life you want to dance with? Our adult and toddler classes are designed for parents/carers/relatives/friends and toddlers (walking to 3.5 years). Classes are built around a different theme each week. Each class makes use of direction, music and selected props to facilitate physical exploration, engagement, creativity, connection and cooperation in a shared dance experience for adults and children. Taught by Artistic Director Meah Velik-Lord.



Sunday mornings Feb 10 – Mar 31, 2019
9:30-10:15 AM (walking to 2 years)
10:45-11:45 AM (2 to 3.5 years)


Level 1 studio, 73 Grattan St Carlton


Eight-week series: $160 total.
We know life with little ones can be unpredictable! For this series we only ask for commitment to 5 classes up front ($100), but if it turns out you have a smooth 8 weeks and can attend every class (which of course we hope you can!), the balance for any remaining classes is due at the end of the series.


For more information or to register your interest, please contact Meah at or 0418 567334.



Suitable for beginners as well as more experienced dancers, these classes incorporate elements of solo, small group and ensemble work, and make use of music and props to broaden, challenge and extend the individual’s creativity and vocabulary of physical expression. Classes have a strong focus on aesthetic as well as physical exploration, and are designed for anyone wanting to develop and refine their own movement style or broaden their experience with movement-based improvisation.

The Monday night series is designed primarily for those with some prior dance/movement experience (yes, minimal experience is fine, and yes, a long time ago is also fine!). Or you have never danced before you would still be very welcome – please just contact Meah beforehand to discuss.

Monday evening classes will be starting back in April 2019, Stay tuned!



The Movement in Music: Making the most of music selection for creative, artistic and therapeutic movement practices.

This two-day workshop is designed for dancers, dance teachers, dance movement therapists, students, or anyone else interested in:
– Exploring the potential in a wider range of music to enhance and deepen the movement experience
– Making use of music to help achieve artistic, therapeutic or educational goals
– Learning to utilise music with intention to support movement for all ages.

The workshop will draw on the experiences gained by both teachers over more than 30 years working in the Mangala Studios approach to creative dance (established by Dorotea Mangiamele in 1970). It will also cover how music choices can be effectively tailored to support and sustain movement across a range of different settings and contexts.


Sat 19 and Sun 20 Jan 2019, 10am-5pm


Dancehouse, 150 Princes St North Carlton (Melbourne, Victoria).


$330 full/$290 conc (early bird $295/$260 by Dec 14)


For more information please contact Peter Hockey (, 0425 762960) or Meah Velik-Lord (, 0418 567334)


Peter Hockey is a creative dance, yoga and tai chi educator for adults and children at Mangala Studios, Melbourne, Australia. He has taught creative dance classes continuously for over 40 years to age groups spanning three to ninety year olds and is a yoga teacher trainer (IYTA). Peter lectures at tertiary level presenting creative dance to pre-service educators at various universities in Australia and is co-creator of the Mangala Creative Dance Teachers’ Training Course. He choreographs for community arts events and has directed an original yearly dance performance with school age children at Mangala, now in its 36th year of production.

Meah Velik-Lord is the Artistic Director of Travel Art Dance Company and has been teaching, choreographing and performing with the group since 2003. Meah holds a Diploma in Teaching Creative Dance from Mangala Studios of Yoga and Creative Dance, where she has been dancing herself since early childhood, and is currently completing a Diploma in Dance Movement Therapy with Dance Therapy NZ. Meah has also trained in movement improvisation, gymnastics, acrobatics and contemporary dance. In addition to the performing group, Meah runs Travel Art Dance Company’s program of public classes and workshops, and works as a freelance choreographer for a diverse range of independent works.