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Learn to dance and live life as a “tough chick”

Sarah Lim

Tue Apr 03 2012

demi sorono

LADIES, don’t miss the opportunity to learn, dance and live life as a “tough chick”.  Applications close this Friday, find out how you can take part.

Interested in learning life skills while grooving and showing off your moves? Then sign up to become part of Tough Chicks, a dance and life skills program for women aged between 13 and 25-years-old.

Organised by the City of Melbourne in conjunction with  Mayibuye (pronounced may-ee-boo-yeah), an organisation that uses performing arts to create educational opportunities for young people, and restore belief in them that they can change the world – Tough Chicks aims to empower young women and build their confidence through dancing and performing.

In addition to working with Mayibuye in the life-skills workshops, participants will also get to rub shoulders with special guest speaker, dancer and choreographer – Demi Sorono.

If you find the name familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen her on TV (Demi was one of the finalists in the Australian So You Think You Can Dance competition) not too long ago, and most recently, at the Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome.


Specialising in ‘B-boying’, otherwise known as breakdancing, and hip hop, Demi will also be coaching participants for a dance performance that will take place at the end of May.

The Tough Chicks program will take place over six days from mid-April to the end of May 2012, and participants aren’t required to have any prior dance experience.

Applications close 5pm this Friday April 6, 2012. To sign up or for more information, visit the Mayibuye website or email