"Wu Tao Dance is a powerful dance meditation system that will calm your mind, energise and tone your body and bring you to a place where you can be free of stress and experience the stillness of your own being. We call it Deep Peace."
Wu Tao – the 'tai chi dance'Welcome to the home page of Wu Tao – the Dancing Way®. Wu Tao is a unique fusion of music, meditation and dance therapy training. It combines the healing power of music, the calming and rejuvenating power of meditation and the strengthening, energising power of dance in a single modality that is now practiced by thousands of people across Australia and around the world. Wu Tao is the best dance therapy course for those with restricted movement or different abilities, as the dances are simple, easy to follow and can be adapted to your individual needs. They are focused more on smooth, flowing movements and bodily control than visually striking movements; though full of grace and energy, Wu Tao dances won't see you leaping around and putting stress on muscles and joints. You can find out more about the dance itself here. We invite you to find your closest instructor or Wu Tao event, and experience the benefits for yourself.
Become a dance therapistAre you already in love with what Wu Tao has to offer? Are you interested in becoming a dance therapy instructor? Wu Tao – the Dancing Way® now offers limited opportunities to become accredited in Wu Tao dance therapy in Australia and internationally. You can find out more about what's involved here.
I have been using Chinese Herbal Medicine for over 20 years, as a practitioner and as a consumer, and I can honestly say, it is my ‘medicine’ of choice. If I have to take a pill, (and I am one of those people reluctant to... View Article
A life transforming dance event with Michelle Locke. Sydney – Saturday 18th October 1 – 5pm Melbourne – Saturday 25th October 1 – 5pm Come and learn specific tools to live your life in balance, flow and joy! Are you caught up in the ‘mundane’ aspects of... View Article
With a group whose ages ranged from 22 years to 44 years, it was hard to find a team building activity that would be suitable for all on both a mental and physical level. Wu Tao presented something new that the team had not tried and so would place all into a new space that was essential for breaking down interpersonal barriers. Wu Tao achieved all we hoped for and more in a team workshop environment. Every participant could do each dance and all felt they were not really exerting themselves too much, and it was FUN! The couple dance built trust levels and the expressive movements placed us all into a really creative space for tackling work challenges. Several participants are now converts to Wu Tao and I am sure we will be finding ourselves doing more Wu Tao in our own gym at work. Thanks Michelle – great program for a team that has grown from the experience.
I came to Wu Tao with no preconceptions or expectations and fell into a delightful interplay of light and shadow with my partner, myself, the room and everyone in it. The energy was infectious and totally natural. I felt alive, fresh and recharged…. All the cliches but more than that, full of laughter. My body loved it and I felt nourished, back in balance with myself and the world. I’ve practised all sorts of body disciplines and Wu Tao just shines for it’s joyful rush.
After 18 years of numbness in left hand & upper arm due to lymph node removal – I now have feeling back. I came to Wu Tao in an effort o free my spirit – this has worked – I feel Free. Favorite dance – fire. It empties the rubbish, cleanses me from my week and replenishes my spirit
I am less grumpy & I feel more relaxed after doing a Wu Tao class. My Favorite Dance is Wood. It is very relaxing & fun
Dear Michelle, I have had feedback from the staff who were present (at the Wu Tao Classes held by Karen Armstrong) and it is extremely good. Some of the residents enjoyed the classes immensely. T, one of our younger residents benefited greatly and it was a great comfort to him… The music and gentle repetitive body motions certainly had a calming effect on the residents as a whole. Karen, had a beautiful and gracious manner and the residents responded to her gentle and compassionate care and concern for them. Michelle I would appreciate your passing on our thanks to Karen.
I have better co-ordination. Favorite dance – Air dance. I love feeling free
I feel uplifted after every session… Favorite dance ‘Tao.Dance’ It flows very nicely – although I like all of them in my own way
Most of all , I trust Wu Tao…the concept of Chi has long been a part of my life. I have practiced Tai Chi. But I am also a fitness leader in Australia and I understand the subtlety of the stretches in the 5 dances and the soundness of Wu Tao as an exercise. I am awestruck at the brilliance of merging traditional eastern knowledge with contemporary western scientific findings and am further awed at its power. This approach is a blueprint for the 21st century Ive found what Ive been looking for and , increasingly Im allowing myself to be guided.
The Wu Tao class I attended with Ulla was absolutely wonderful! We are part of everything and today I woke up feeling so grateful. I’m so glad to have together two passions of my life, the chinese medicine and dance. Thanks Michelle. I haven’t met you yet but I already have a deep respect and love for who you are, because you brought to this world this magical life dance!!! I’ll definitely be doing the teacher training!!