Move Makers at Highpoint

Move Makers at Highpoint
Tuesdays, fortnightly from 10 October—5 December 2023, 4:30pm—5:15pm
Event Information


Find us every second Tuesday from 10 October 2023 at Highpoint, 120-200 Rosamond Road Maribyrnong (View location & parking)

If your little ones are aged 7—12, they’re in for a treat! Learn various dance style with Afrobeats, Bollywood, and Hip Hop classes as well as African Drumming and Freestyle Rapping workshops at HighPoint, Maribyrnong.

Our professional teaching artists and dedicated workshop facilitator will take great care of your kids. So go ahead and enjoy some free time shopping while your kids rock the dance floor and make awesome beats!

Dance Workshop: Bollywood Dance
In Bollywood Dance you will learn the Happy Shoulders and other Bollywood dance moves! This class will introduce kids to the uplifting and joyous music of Bollywood. Shamita incorporates intercultural practices and cross disciplinary elements into her classes, in a fun and approachable way. She has taught dance workshops at the Art Center Melbourne, Footscray Community Arts, as well as dance and fitness classes across other Melbourne venues.

Dance Workshop: Afrobeats
Dagogo’s Afrobeats dance classes are renowned for being an up-tempo and fun experience. Dagogo will get kids feeling confident in their skin, while learning cultural elements from various West African musical styles. While these dance classes predominantly focus on the joy and creativity of movement, they also invite kids to develop their dance and co-ordination skills in an inclusive environment lead by an experienced, motivational and supportive instructor. Dagogo can get dancers of any ability up and moving and falling in love with Afrobeats!

Dance Workshop: Hip Hop
Maya’s Hip Hop dance workshop is high energy with a focus on learning hip-hop skills and building the confidence to dance freely. This is a safe dance space for all children to have fun, connect with their bodies, make friends and enjoy the freedom of DANCE!

Workshop: Write your own Rap
Join Raphael and his crew and create your own rap lyrics. Hip hop and rap are all about storytelling. In this workshop you will brainstorm ways to tell your own story, put some lyrics down and practice working with beats. With a professional rapper backing you up, and lots of encouragement from the crew, you will find your voice and your own story will be flowing in no time!

Workshop: African Drumming, Songs and Stories
In Fred’s drum and dance workshops kids are guided through learning drumming rhythms, songs, dance moves and stories. The focus is on how drumming and dance contribute to our joy! Rhythms taught originate from the many West Africa ethnic groups especially Ghana, with a blend of ancient and traditional grooves that are part of everyday ceremony, and customs across Ghana. Kid’s will love learning to drum through call and response techniques and hearing fun stories along the way!

Co-Presented by Footscray Community Arts and HighPoint

Date & Times

Tuesday 10 October 4:30 pm

Tuesday 5 December 5:15 pm



Meet the Artists
  • Dagogo Obogo
    Dagogo Obogo

    Born in Nigeria, instructor Dagogo Obogo’s talents have taken him all over the world, teaching and performing in more than 15 countries. He has received wide acclaim for his show stopping talents including 2 times Couples Dance Champion and Runner Up in the Let’s Dance West Africa. As an in-demand and accomplished choreographer, Dagogo has choreographed and taught dance creative development classes in more than 50 schools and choreographed productions made up of more than 1,000 people for various carnivals, events and shows. His work has featured in numerous musical productions.

  • Fred Nii Addo
    Fred Nii Addo

    Fred Nii Addo is a Ghanaian master dancer, drummer and musician based in Melbourne. He runs One Spirit Africa, a multicultural, Afro-fusion band offering high energy performances, original tunes, vibrant costumes and good vibes! In addition to performing in a highly successful band, Fred also delivers dance, drumming and musical workshops in schools and for kids, adults and community groups. His drumming workshops are both an individual learning experience and a communal experience of collaboration to achieve a thrilling rhythmic soundscape that elevates the energy of the group and leaves the students with a lasting impression of an exciting and authentic cultural experience.

  • Maya Hajizadeh
    Maya Hajizadeh

    Maya Hajizadeh was born in Iran and migrated to Australia in August 2013. She began her street dance journey in 2014 and has explored multiple genres such as house, dancehall, whacking and street jazz. Through her dance practice she discovered her passion for sharing and connecting with community. In 2016 she joined L2R Dance crew and was employed to facilitate L2R’s children’s program Panda Squad along with running the Hip Hop program at Western English Language School. Maya has also taught at Footscray Community Arts. Maya hopes to continue to create, share and inspire the next generations of dancers.

  • Raphel Recht
    Raphel Recht

    Raphel Recht was born in South Africa to European parents. He moved to Melbourne as a child, where he navigated life with Cystic Fibrosis, in and out of hospitals and moving between schools. It was Raphael’s passion for performing arts that helped him deal with these difficulties. In 1997, Raphael was given the opportunity to meet and perform with Michael Jackson on stage. This experience fuelled Raphael’s desire to use the adversities of his condition to help others who are in need. Today, Raphael is a musician, freelance photographer, filmmaker, creative director and health advocate. He has worked on multiple projects based in Australia, Japan, Iceland and Scotland. Raphael’s aspires to help others to use their personal experiences to tell the story they wish to share.

  • Shamita Siva
    Shamita Siva

    Shamita Siva is a multi-faceted performance artist and theatre maker specialised in movement. Shamita has trained at Stella Adler AoA Los Angeles, AAFTA, Brave Studios, and 16th Street. Recent theatre credits include The Marvellous Life of Carlo Gatti, Mara Korper, Let Men Tremble, Nosferatu and Crocodiles. On screen, she has won Best Supporting Actor awards in films Dashboard Dogs and Someone Else. Outside of acting, Shamita is a trained dancer and drag artist. She recently featured in and choreographed for Shimmery Couture’s sell out season of Burlesque Melbourne (Gasworks), and is a core member of professional Bollywood company Sapphire Dance.


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