teaching

Open classes 
Michael has over 15 years teaching experience in a range of dance styles with a specialisation in training upcoming professionals. Since 2011, he has taught a weekly Theatre Jazz class open to Advanced / Professional level dancers. This class consists of a short warm up and strengthen, before focusing on choreography for the remainder of the class. A new combination is taught every week with the aim being to challenge a dancers versatility and their ability to convey the intention / storytelling behind the steps. The choreography ranges in style from Classic Broadway/MGM jazz dance to anything from the ever evolving Contemporary Musical theatre world - a true reflection of the current industry requirements for working professional dancers / musical theatre performers.
CURRENT OPEN CLASS
TEACHING SCHEDULE
What: Advanced Theatre Jazz
When: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 7:30 - 9pm
Where: Circle Studios  - 36 St Edmonds Rd, Prahran VIC
For up to date class information follow @circle_studios on Instagram or visit  www.circlestudios.com.au
Short courses & masterclasses

Occasionally Michael teaches 6 session short courses for Singer/Actor/Movers looking to improve their dance ability as part of their own professional development. 

He also teaches Song and Dance masterclasses in partnership with voice coach Chris Nolan which breaks down the specific techniques and tools needed to combine the disciplines and successfully perform Song and Dance work. 

For up to date information on upcoming short courses and masterclasses follow Michael on Instagram and Facebook

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Michael Ralph teaching Theatre Jazz at Elevator Studios Melbourne
Michael Ralph teaching Song and Dance Masterclass with Chris Nolan at The Space Dance and Arts Centre Melbourne
training institutions 

Michael is a widely respected faculty member for many of Australia's top Performing Arts tertiary and university courses.  He is currently associated with the following training institutions:

Victoria College of the Arts (VCA), Western Australian Academy for the Performing Arts (WAAPA), Patrick Studios Australia, Ministry of Dance, Spectrum Dance, Transit Dance, Showfit/Centrestage, National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), Kelly Aykers Full-time, and The Space Dance and Arts Centre

If you choose to study at one of these places - it is likely you will be taught by Michael at some point in your training. 

If you're interested in having Michael come and teach at your training institution please get in contact.