IŻFEN ma’ ŻfinMalta - Dance with us!



Explore movement with us in our May 2023: Mondays and Tuesdays, 18:30, ŻfinMalta Studios As part of ŻfinMalta 2022-23 season, Iżfen ma’ ŻfinMalta brings you a May bonus and a new guest expert to our series of community evening classes.

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IŻFEN ma’ ŻfinMalta - Dance with us!

Get your months moving with ŻfinMalta - no previous dance experience required!  

May Special:

Held on Monday and Tuesday evenings at 18:30 in May 2023, these fun and accessible classes address our fundamental human need to move.  

May Mondays:  

IŻFEN ma’ ŻfinMalta offers open ballet classes where participants are guided through the basics to develop skills, strength, confidence and creativity. Classes are led by ŻfinMalta’s Education & Outreach Artist, Martina Zammit. Bookings are to be made online in advance.  


ABOUT Martina 

Education & Outreach Artist Martina was born in Malta in 1987. She first danced with the Olivia Dow School of Russian Ballet in Malta, where she studied the Legat System. Martina completed three degrees at the University of Malta, beginning with a Bachelor degree in English and Archaeology, and followed by a Masters in English, Modern and Contemporary Literature and Criticism. She then undertook a Bachelor of Dance Studies, which is where she was introduced to contemporary dance. Martina joined ŻfinMalta as a company dancer in 2014, and since 2018 has been making the transition to the role of Education & Outreach Artist. 


May Tuesdays:  Somatic Dance 

‘Somatic Dance’ is Julienne’s offering for our Tuesday May series through the Laban Bartenieff Movement System.  

Each week will engage in a creative process of learning dance calling from each persons’ felt experience. This class invites you to become an explorer, to investigate how movement, breath, mindful sensing and touch, can help you explore dancing from within.   

We will introduce fundamentals for floorwork taking inspiration from concepts of the developmental movement patterns to support the development of dance technique, alongside improvisation and partner work to unleash the expressive dancer in you!  

These sessions will support the development of the skills, tools and confidence to dance and improvise with others while developing a curious, playful and reflective approach.  

Bring along some comfortable clothes and warm socks, some water and a towel. Expect to sweat, to laugh, to be challenged, to learn. It may be complicated. It will be fun. 

Bookings are to be made by contacting Julienne Schembri at: juschembri@gmail.com or via IG @juschembri   

ABOUT Julienne 

Julienne Schembri is an independent artist working in the community and practitioner. She has experience of performing in London, featuring as an ensemble in Wicked in the West End, and working on various projects from Community Dance to Film with artists like Rosemary Lee, Amit Lahav and Anthony Van Laast.  As a registered somatic movement educator, Julienne shares her practice locally across various communities; professional practice for ZfinMalta and Opening Doors Malta to community settings like residential care Homes with The Malta Dementia Society.  Her latest projects as a performer include ‘Automaniacs’ and ‘H20 Magnifico’ with a professional Mixed Ability Company for Ziguzajg Festival.  Independently, she created and performed in the inaugural Dance Festival Malta with the piece ‘UnCharted Origami’ with percussionist Benji Cachia and co-creates with Dance Beyond Borders where the main performative research explores how to create performances that delve into issues like Borders, Connection, Migration and Change.     

Classes are open to participants over 18 years of age who are open to exploring the idea of movement from scratch. Individuals from all backgrounds and all levels of fitness and flexibility are invited to participate. No previous experience of dance is expected.     

This is an ideal opportunity for those ready to make the leap into the dance world. Start the week fresh with ŻfinMalta and make dance a part of your Monday and Tuesday evening wind-down routine.  


Ejja Iżfen ma’ ŻfinMalta. Come dance with us!  

Important booking information:

Participation in ballet classes is through bookings online only. Bookings are not accepted at the door.  Classes will go ahead for a minimum of 4 participants per class. Bookings will close at noon every Monday and participants will receive notification of whether the class is on, based on the minimum number of registrations required. Class will be cancelled if numbers are below 4 people.   

 Participation in contemporary classes are to be made by contacting Julienne Schembri via email or IG 

Dates & time: 

Ballet with Martina Zammit - 8, 15, 22, 29 May 2023/ 18:30 

Somatic Dance, with Julienne Schembri – 9, 16, 23, 30 May 2023 / 18:30   

Location: ŻfinMalta Studios  

Check out our full class schedule for dates and times and further participation opportunities.  


Event Policy 

Please have a read through ŻfinMalta’s class policy before attending your first class. 

Further information on ZfinMalta’s Education & Participation programme can be found here or follow our updates on our social media channels. 

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