Scimm Dance Company

SCIMM Dance Company is a professional Melbourne based dance company specialising in a strong technical foundation fused with a commercial flare. Founded by industry professionals Tim Barnes and Scott Pokorny, SCIMM Dance Company is constantly moving forward with a strong, versatile and creative front.


Frequently asked questions

Where do you teach Open Classes?
We teach three Open Classes a week at The Space Dance & Arts Centre (Prahran), that are available for dancers aged 16+.

Tell me more about these Open Classes!

  • Wednesday 10:45am - 12:15pm Advanced Contemporary Technique Class ($12)

    • This class is for professional or pre-professional level dancers, as well as our Professional Company members. Class is challenging and fun, focusing on technical development and style.

  • Thursday 6:00pm - 7:30pm Intermediate Contemporary / Jazz Class ($19.50)

    • This class is for dancers with some dance experience already, who wish to develop and explore their contemporary / jazz dance abilities. If you're not sure how you'll go in the Advanced class, this is a great place to start!

  • Thursday 7:30pm - 8:30pm Beginner Contemporary / Jazz Class ($19.50)

    • This class is for beginners, or dancers who haven't done any contemporary dance before. More time is spent teaching and breaking down the content.

How do I pay for the Open Classes? Do I need to book in?
All classes are pay at the door at The Space and are casual classes - turn up as you please.

What is SCIMM's style?
SCIMM teaches and incorporates contemporary dance, drawing from technical contemporary elements fused with a commercial edge. SCIMM draws on ballet, jazz technique, floor work, improvisation and commercial dance to create a unique blend that is constantly evolving.

What are SCIMM's companies?
SCIMM has a youth company, Platforms, for dancers aged 13+, and a professional company, SCIMM Dance Professional, for professional advanced dancers aged 18+. Each company produces at least one season a year.

How do I get involved?
Both Platforms & SCIMM Dance Professional hold auditions at the start of each year. Platforms take approximately 35 dancers each year, and train and rehearse on Sunday's in the lead up to the performance season.

SCIMM Dance Professional company positions are filled on an as-need basis. Email your CV & showreel to If an opportunity to get involved comes up, we will be in touch!

How can I support SCIMM?
We're so grateful for your support! Come along to our performances, attend classes and show us some love on social. If you are interested in supporting us from a corporate or commercial, please get in touch by emailing us -

I want SCIMM to perform at our event / festival, is this possible?
Yes! We love creating work to be performed and shared with others. Get in touch so we can customise an amazing performance just for you -