Movement Zone is a unique, rural dance studio that has been leading the way in dance in Central Victoria for the past 20 years.
We are leading providers of urban dance, specialising in breakin, hip-hop, funk, groove-therapy, and contemporary fusion for people of all ages.
"Movement Zone aims to engage, empower, and ignite passion in people of all ages throughout Regional Victoria. Our vision is to invest in the community by supporting and encouraging inclusive participation through movement, movement therapy, fitness, and mentorship programs, while celebrating the diversity of our community.” Sarah (Sas) Cook, MZ Creative Director.
Sarah (Sas) Cook is an award winning dance professional with 25 years' experience in performing arts, choreography, community development, youth work and business. Sas has worked around Australia, choreographing and producing works for many youth organisations and Schools, impacting thousands of children. She has also choreographed various musicals and music videos and has worked with Indigenous young people, turning their dream time stories into choreographed works for their annual Croc Festivals in The Kimberley.
Sas is passionate about the healing and connecting power of dance and innovates regularly to add value to her work where she sees need. She created her dance school Movement Zone in 1999, XtremeInc Youth Projects in 2009 with expanded offerings for young people, including scooters, parkour, BMX, street art, music, djing, circus, and more recently an all ages, all abilities class Silver Tops Groove Therapy.
Sas and Movement Zone are a valued and strong contributor to the Mount Alexander Shire community where she prioritises strong community partnerships, working closely with local residents, business owners, community groups, schools, and local government. Sas, who has held youth work positions with the Mount Alexander Shire and the Macedon Ranges Shire, won the Parks Victoria Regional Achiever Award at the Regional Achievement and Community Awards in 2012 and was also a finalist in the Sally Issac Memorial Award.
In 2021 Movement Zone won two business Awards in:
Diploma of Dance Teaching & Management (Box Hill Tafe) & VCA
Certificate IV in Youth Work (Victoria University)
Certificate III & IV in Fitness (Box Hill & Bendigo Institute of TAFE)
Child Safe Teacher (Keeping Kids Safe in Dance)
Youth Mental Health - Live4Life (Macedon Ranges Council)
LGBTQIA+ training (Cobaw Health)
Current & up to date 1st Aid & CPR
Member of Dance Arts Alliance & Dance Australia
(2022) Currently studying Dance Movement Therapy with Dance Therapy New Zealand