MOVE IT – Live Online

Get off the couch and MOVE IT – Live Online! A dance, fitness fun class that beams out to the world from Bundjalung country at 9:30am AEST every Thursday morning.

MOVE IT – Live Online, is the love child and new initiative of Philip Channells (Creative Director / Producer) and Sean Campbell (Projects, Communication and Production Manager) from Dance Integrated Australia.  

Combatting against social exclusion, it’s an hour-long, post-disco, post-ballet, post-aerobics dance fitness fun class suitable for anyone of any age who wants to kick off the blues and exercise in the safety of their own homes, workplace or wherever they’re bunkered down during the current COVID-19 crisis.

Before our lives changed so considerably, the MOVE IT team delivered regular classes on a weekly basis in Byron Bay, Newrybar, Clunes, Repentance Creek and Lismore and they had just started a new class in Brunswick Heads for a week before all the venues had to shut down.

Photo: Kate Holmes Photography

It’s so much fun and ever so camp! Philip brings footy socks and sweat bands back into dance-at-home fashion. You don’t need much space actually. About the same as we’re socially distancing ourselves from other people. Margaret Robertson

Dancer: Carolyn Lloyd | Photo: Kate Holmes Photography

Three years ago we set out to transform the former Senior Citizens Hall into a vibrant, fun centre for the ‘Gentle Arts ‘. Luckily our path coincided with the charismatic, Philip Channells. Starting at Marvell Hall in Byron Bay, with a group of just 8, he quickly established a weekly class for energising dance / exercise, aptly called MOVE IT! Word of mouth filtered through the community creating a real buzz! Philip’s genius is his ability to bring together groups of diverse age and agility… all sharing the exercise with fun, creativity and togetherness! Carolyn Lloyd

The MOVE IT team are interested to see images of people dancing with their screens in the background. Post your photos and videos to their MOVE IT Dance Fitness Fun Facebook page or Instagram page.

How to get to the digital class:

It’s really easy. All you have to do is email: and request to join. Then he’ll send you a link which you can watch on your phone, tablet, lap top or sync to your TV.

COST: FREE for a limited time.

In the not too distant future the MOVE IT team are working on making available a suite of dance, stretch, Yoga and Pilates classes by subscription.

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Photo: Kate Holmes Photography