February 8, 2021

Community Groups

Currie Crescent Community Centre hosts many independently run businesses and community groups. These groups cater to a variety of interests including dance, sport, music, and social support.

Currie Crescent hosts a variety of extracurricular groups, including martial arts, ballet, and scouts.

Canberra Kenyukai
Saturdays from 10am, Waldock Hall
Canberra Kenyukai (sword friendship club) is open to students aged 6 to 17 yrs. Learn the basics of kendo, dojo safety and etiquette, holding a shinai (bamboo sword), footwork, and basic striking before progressing to more advanced techniques and eventually sparring and competitions. Cost is $80 per term.
Contact canberra.kenyukai@gmail.com for more information.

Action Tae-Kwon Do
Learn the art of Tae Kwon-Do with trained professionals who will help you develop personal confidence, fitness, strength & discipline.  Classes vary so check out the website for timetable schedule. Ph: 0414 898 888 actiontaekwondo.com.

French Scouts:  Éclaireurs de Canberra
Fortnightly Fridays, 4:15pm-5.45pm, Waldock Hall
Suitable for children who speak French. Contact – Philippe, eclaireurs.canberra@gmail.com

Tiny Tutus
Fridays, from 9am, Waldock Hall
Preschool Ballet classes for ages 1.5-5yrs. Families are welcome in class.  tinytutus.com


Whether it’s rock and roll bands, African drumming, or language and speaking opportunities, there is something for almost everyone!

Drum Effect
Wednesdays, 6pm – 8.30pm, Waldock Hall
Spreading the joy of West African drumming and dancing. www.drumeffect.com.au

U3A Music Makers
1st & 3rd Friday of each month, 1.30-4.00pm Waldock Hall
A friendly group of musicians practice gather fortnightly to play popular and show tunes from the 40s to the 90s era. To find out more head to www.u3acanberra.org.au

Toastmasters
Tuesdays, 6:40pm – 7:45pm, McMaster Lounge
Do you get nervous when you have to speak in public? Let Manuka Toastmasters help you find your voice. We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in a greater self-confidence and personal growth. manuka.toastm@gmail.com

French Scouts:  Éclaireurs de Canberra
Fortnightly Fridays, 4:15pm-5.45pm, Waldock Hall
Suitable for children who speak French. Contact – Philippe, eclaireurs.canberra@gmail.com


Strengthen and connect with your body through a variety of movement and dance, yoga, and exercise groups.

Canberra Embodied Dance Collective
Dance events for people who just want to dance! No choreographed lessons, no performances, no shows, just awesome playlists, loose facilitation, different facilitators, different spaces, magical dance journeys that can take you into your depths and back out again, leaving you re-energised with more confidence, freedom and lightness of being. For more information head to https://www.facebook.com/canberra.embodied.dance.collective/

Action Tae-Kwon Do
Learn the art of Tae Kwon-Do with trained professionals who will help you develop personal confidence, fitness, strength & discipline.  Classes vary so check out the website for timetable schedule. Ph: 0414 898 888 actiontaekwondo.com.

Somatic Dance
Thursdays, 4.30pm – 7.30pm, Waldock Hall
Somatic dance classes are specifically about techniques, where the primary focus is the dancer’s personal, physical experience, rather than the audience’s visual one.

Get Active! exercise class
Thursdays 11am – 12pm, Waldock Hall
Exercises to keep you supple and fit and to help with balance and core strength.  Suitable for all abilities. Cost $10 per session.  

Dru Yoga
Mondays 10am-11:30am, Waldock Hall
Yoga that is accessible to people of all ages and abilities, from chair yoga through to stronger practices of yoga.  druyoga.com, karen.ivkovic@gmail.com Ph: 0409 662 832


There are plenty of opportunities to improve your wellbeing, whether it be through counselling, or support groups

Counselling
A confidential counselling service is available at Canberra Baptist Church in the counselling room on Mondays and Tuesdays. The Counselling room is located behind the church and is private and quiet.  Sessions may be booked with Roz Namgyal via phone, text or email. Phone : 0434083347 Email: counsellingatcbc@gmail.com

Codependents Anonymous
Saturdays 4pm to 5pm in the Greening Room
CoDA is a support group for those wanting healthy relationship with both themselves and others.
https://www.codependentsanonymous.org.au/whatiscodependency

Al-Anon Family Group
Mon, from 7pm, Greening & Fellowship Room
Al-Anon members are people, just like you, who are worried about someone with a drinking problem.  Family members can learn from the experiences of others who have faced similar problems and share experiences to find effective ways to cope.  www.al-anon.org.au
Ph: 1300 252 666.

Other Alcoholics Anonymous Groups
Held in McMaster Lounge
If you believe you have trouble with your alcohol use, AA groups could be the answer for you.  AA will be glad to show you how they stopped drinking. Call them on 1300 222 222 or visit their website aacanberra.org for a list of meeting times