The classes are on themes relating to Gypsy, Middle-Eastern and Silk-Road dance and improvisation - please get on my email list if you'd like regular updates or contact me to arrange something specially for you or your group. All classes are taught gently, encouraging efficient movement, using basic natural movement and alignment principles, gravity and imagery to help you move. Beginners and experienced dancers welcome.



Please get on email list or Dance-Explorer Facebook page for workshops for regular updates. 

You can also start your own class with a small group of people. 

mob: 0438 580 889
ah:  (03) 9444 8212 

int. mobile: 61438 580 889
int. home: 613 9444 8212

Tuesday night classes in Macleod 7pm to 8pm $20 - mixed genres - currently concentrating on Silk-Road dance.

WORKSHOP; SILK-ROAD ARMS. Sat 17th Oct 12.30 to 2.30pm at OMEDA SPRING FESTIVAL in Murrumbeena, $40, plus performance early evening in their Teacher's Gala performance.  This workshop will concentrate on flow through the whole body and arm movements - how to get the amazing lyrical softness possible in Silk-Road dance as well as the powerful statements that can be made with body language and arms.  Bookings; for workshop

Tablelands Folk Festival, Yungaburra, QLD. Sat 22nd Oct on Children's Dance Stage  - Silk-Road dance phrases and costume-making from recycled materials for the parade early evening. Anyone wanting to organise workshops afterwords while I'm on holidays in the area, get in touch with me.



with Marina Bistrin

Sunday 28th Sept, 2014 1.30 to 3.30pm

in Taradale, Central Victoria.

$30/ $20 conc

Dance-Explorer is a warm-up and movement exploration using elements of Middle-Eastern, Silk-Road, Gypsy & Flamenco dance. 

It's gentle, encouraging efficient movement, using body alignment, basic natural movement principles, gravity and imagery to inspire you to move.

The music is a journey in itself.

Beginners and experienced dancers welcome

At Taradale Primary School's music room.
The school's entrance is in Lyell St (number 2 to 30),Taradale, (between Elphinstone/Malmsbury rd & De La Beche St).   The Music Room is a prefab on the left and will have some colourful cloths draped over banister. Easy to find…

Bookings with Marina Bistrin

Mob 0438 580 889


Join Marina Bistrin for a gentle wake-up & stretch & flow & breathe to beautiful world music.
When we are feeling quite awake , we can play a bit with moving and bouncing & walking & generally energising ourselves - whatever works for you - let yourself be guided by the music and what your body needs for the day. Do as little or as much as you want and enjoy yourselves...

Bring your smiles and comfortable clothes, and layers are great so you can shed a bit as you get warm... Shoes not really necessary, socks or bare feet are great, so you can wake up your feet too.

2nd and 3rd November 2013

Enquiries:  Marina Bistrin

0438 580 889


Working with Middle Eastern, gypsy, flamenco and silk road dance.

Wednesday nights in Macleod... 7.00 to 8.00pm...  $20

Enquiries:  Marina Bistrin
0438 580 889

with Marina Bistrin

 Sunday 10th June 2012

10am to 12 noon.  $50

Explore the wonderful things you can do with a fringed shawl to the passionate flamenco music of the Spanish gypsies - from dramatic bull-fighter moves to flowing and sensual ones and group work that looks like the petals of a flower. Some shawls provided - you can also use heavier sarongs or veils. Moves can be adapted to Belly dance veil work.  Shoes not necessary.

At Greenhills Neighbourhood Centre, Greensborough, Community Drive (off St Helena Rd).  Walk around on the board-walk past the Kindergarden.
ph: 03 9435 9287


Monday 4th June 2012
Banyule Community Health Centre, Heidelberg West 

info Elishka - 9450 2023


Marina has done workshops at the neighbourhood houses below. 
Feel free to try and organise one of your own if you have a few people who are interested.

Daylesford Neighbourhood House
13 Camp St, Daylesford
Bookings: (03) 5348 3569 

Castlemaine Community House
27 Lyttleton St
5472 4842 24th

Creswick Learning Centre
19 Victoria St. Creswick
Bookings: 5345 2356

Clunes Neighbourhood House
69 Service St
5345 3486