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Taking Flight Feather Fan Workshop in Canberra

  • Canberra Dance Theatre 1 Kingsley Street Canberra, ACT, 2601 Australia (map)

This fantastic feather fan workshop she has just toured around Europe!

Melbourne’s own Miss Maple Rose is gifted in the art of fan dancing and is coming to Canberra to share her skills with you.

Get ready to take flight with this workshop and we look at fan dancing from the perspective of two birds: Peacock and Swan.

In the peacock style of dancing, the fans are like a peacock’s tail. It’s is all about concealment, teasing, shapes and showing off. Many classic showgirls use this style, and their talent lies in the tease.

In the swan style of dancing, the fans are much more theatrical.The fans mimic the movements of wings and the performer’s talent lies in the technical movements they make.

This is a fairly advanced class where we’ll learn interesting tricks with the fans. However, it’s open to anyone willing to give it a go.

Bring along your own fans, otherwise you can loan a pair of smaller Chinese fans for the duration of the workshop

Workshop facilitated by #JazidaProductions ( in association with High Brow at the LoBrow on 22 July (

Earlier Event: July 22
High Brow at the LoBrow in Canberra
Later Event: August 4
The Martini Lounge