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Music and arts groups at the Factory

The Factory is home to many of Casey’s diverse arts groups. From disability performing arts programs to dance, music tuition, theatre and music groups, there is something for everyone. Below you will find information for our current regular users. For further information on classes and memberships, please contact the groups individually.

(Please note: The City of Casey is not responsible for the content on the following website links as they are maintained by the groups independently).

School holiday activities

The school holidays offer a chance for hirers to add additional activities during the quieter weeks of the year. The Factory welcomes the opportunity to work with hirers in delivering holiday activity programs. Past activities have included: circus arts, photography, radio broadcasting, sound recording, choir, singing, dance, audio engineering, video production, cartooning etc.

We welcome you to come and run your own workshops during the holidays.

For further information visit the Youth Events webpage or contact The Factory during business hours on 5995 9520.

School band program

The Factory has a primary and secondary school band program that operates between 9.00 am and 3.30 pm Monday - Friday. Our program is located in the Loud Band Room and is ideally suited to artists working towards an end of term concert or VCE project. Our competitive rates include PA system, guitars and amplifiers and drum kit. Please note that this program is subject to room availability.

Pricing

Primary and secondary schools: $63.00 per 3-hour session (including amps and instruments).

Theatre

BATS Theatre Company

BATS was formed in 1989, and since then has aimed to produce a variety of quality shows for local audiences. BATS produces several theatrical performances each year including youth shows, as well as other dramas and comedies.

Email: info@batstheatre.org.au
Postal Address: PO Box 58, LPO Webb Street, Narre Warren, VIC, 3805
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Dance

Nsync Dance Academy

Nsync Dance Academy offers fun and Energetic Dance Classes for all ages, girls and boys, taught by experienced and qualified teachers in a relaxed and non-competitive environment. Styles include hip hop, ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, acrobatics, conditioning and more. Free trials are available for all classes.

Contact: Lauryn Jordan
Telephone: 0422860457
Email: nsyncdanceacademy@gmail.com
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J Step Dance

J Step Dance Performing Arts is a locally based talent school offering classes in dance, drama and singing. Classes are available for 3-year-olds right up to adults, catering to a range of levels. Dance classes on offer are hip hop, breakdance, jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, jazz-funk, acrobats and cheerleading.

Contact: Cheryl Robertson
Telephone: 0417 567 798
Email: jstepdance@gmail.com
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Postal Address: PO Box 4141, Narre Warren South VIC 3805

Andy’s Discobility

Andy Zammit has been a dancer and entertainer for nearly 20 years. He runs many dance classes around Melbourne each week. His program every Wednesday 10.00 am - 11.45 pm at The Factory in rehearsal Room 1. ‘Andy’s Discobility’ is a Rock ‘n’ Roll dance class, catering to people with a disability.

Contact: Andy Zammit
Telephone: 0409 611 651
Email: andyscatscorner@optusnet.com.au
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Speyside Highland Dancers

Speyside Highland Dancers are a group of traditional highland dancers who train for competition, exams, concerts and fun. We specialise in competitive dancing and are proud to have in our group many national and international championship titleholders. Dancers are trained in traditional highland as well as modern Celtic choreography. 

Beginner dancers are welcome from 4 years of age.

Contact: Cathy Rees, Teacher/Adjudicator SOBHD
Telephone: 5995 1275
Email: canadianroseco@hotmail.com

Bhangra Groove

Formerly The Groove Nation, Bhangra Groove is a unique dance company that teaches bhangra, one of the folk dances of North India from the State of Punjab. We also teach hip hop, house and Bollywood dance styles, mixing them up to bring out a fusion of all the styles. 

Contact: Priyanka Sharma
Telephone: 0450 299 394
Email: BhangraGrooveMelb@gmail.com
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Te Hononga O Nga Iwi (THONI – tee honey)

We are a Kapa haka group (Maori performing arts group) based in the south-east suburbs of Melbourne. We are united together purely for the passion we have for our culture! A majority of our members have never done Kapa haka before. We relish in teaching our Maori people (and others alike) who have never had the opportunity to live and learn about our culture. We have an adults group every Friday night in Cranbourne and a children’s group every fortnight in Dandenong.

Telephone: 0487 434 180
Email: tehononga@hotmail.com

Zumba Release with Penny

Hi guys and girls, come along to dance, exercise and just have fun!

Dance to a variety of Zumba rhythms, Bollywood and salsa.

The first class is free. Normal price $7 a class.

Email: akosuays736@gmail.com
Phone: 0413 610 112
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Bindaas Bollywood Dance Company

Bindaas Bollywood Dance Company specialises in presenting the art of Indian dance through classes and events. Classes are available for both children and adults seeking to improve their dance skills or simply maintain their fitness. To pay respect to the diverse Indian culture, classes will cover a vast range of choreography from the many sub-genres within Bollywood. Frequent performance opportunities are available.
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Dasmesh Sports Club

Dasmesh Sports Club is a multifaceted sports club that participates in soccer (u10, u17 and open), netball (u13, u17 and open), Cricket, dance and cultural events. We hold weekly Bhangra classes for kids from 5 pm on Sunday at The Factory. Bhangra is an energetic Punjabi folk dance.

If you would like to be a part of the Dasmesh Sports Club family, register online now.

Aries Dazzling Stars Bollywood Dance School

Our unique dance classes at The Factory Cranbourne suit all ages. We specialize in teaching a blend of Bollywood, Bhangra, Classical and semi-Classical dances. Throughout the year, we encourage our students to take part in:

  • Bollywood dance competitions
  • cultural shows
  • community events
  • many more activities

Bolly Zumba and fitness classes are also available.

Contact: Avani Mistry
Phone: 0430836752
Email: avanimistry2404@gmail.com

Private Vocal and Instrumental Tuition

In Session Studios

In Session Studios provides exceptional vocal, performance and music coaching for individuals aged 4 years – adult. Classes available: singing, piano, guitar, ukulele, choir AKA ‘The Ultimate Group Singing Class’, songwriting, harmonica, recorder and saxophone. All classes include performance coaching. Whether you are looking for a fun and enjoyable hobby or want to become a professional, our team of highly experienced, industry-qualified teachers are here to help! In Session Studios truly prides itself on our high standards and personal approach. With classes tailored to your individual needs, confidence in all aspects of your life is sure to develop. 

Contact: Elizabeth Wight-Virgona
Telephone: 0410 895 512
Email: info@insessionsstudios.com
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Vocal Performance School

Vocal Performance School provides vocal training for all ages and all vocal abilities. Lessons are individually catered to each student. A professional, friendly environment with teachers who are experts in the anatomy of the voice.

Contact: Louise Berkelmans
Telephone: 0412 172 260
Email: vocalperformanceschool@gmail.com
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Choirs

Cranbourne Chorale

The Cranbourne Chorale formed in 1991 and now rehearses every Wednesday at The Factory. They learn a wide range of repertoire and perform at many events throughout the year. New members are welcome.

Contact: Secretary – Jennie Toyne
Telephone: 5998 7485 or 0417 567 125
Postal Address: PO Box 569 Cranbourne 3977
Email: jennie.toyne@bigpond.com
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Bands

Cranbourne Lions Concert Band

The Cranbourne Lions Concert Band is a community-run, not-for-profit group that has been working to benefit the people of Cranbourne and its outlying suburbs since 1986. We have over 30 members from diverse backgrounds who come together every Tuesday night to not only expand their musical abilities but to also have fun.
The band enjoys playing at an assortment of community and municipal functions throughout the year. They plan and host events for the local community including the CLCB Concert Band Festival, Variety Concert and annual Musical Trivia Night.
They rehearse Tuesday evenings 8 pm to 10 pm and welcome new members of any age and experience.

Contact: President – Chantelle Riordan and Rhonda Craig
Telephone: 0425 730 990 (after hours)
Postal Address: Cranbourne Lions Concert Band, PO Box 271, Cranbourne VIC 3977
Email: enquiries@cranbournelionsconcertband.org.au
Cranbourne Lions Concert Band website

Other Performing and Arts Groups

Outlook

The Mudlarks Ceramics Group is run by Rob our creative genius and meets every Tuesday at 1 - 3:00 pm. We are a casual, social group who welcome all members of the community. If you would like to be part of this group please contact Sharon.

Contact: Sharon
Telephone: 0400 071 156
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