Dance4Dignity with a free Nia dance class at Cleveland

A NIA dance class will be held at Cleveland on June 2 in support of Share the Dignity's Dance4Dignity campaign.

JOIN A CLASS: Nia is a transformational movement and lifestyle practice, inspired by the martial arts, dance and healing.

JOIN A CLASS: Nia is a transformational movement and lifestyle practice, inspired by the martial arts, dance and healing.

Inspired by the martial arts, dance and healing, Nia is a transformational movement and lifestyle practice.

Nia instructors across the country will donate a dance class on the first weekend in June to raise money and awareness of issues faced by women and girls experiencing homelessness, domestic violence and period poverty.

Instructor Oriana Mac Giolla Ri is calling on Redlanders to kick off their shoes and register to attend a class as part of the initiative.

Tickets for the classes are $20 each.

Share the Dignity founder Rochelle Courtenay said she hoped the event would see women coming together to show solidarity and support for those in the community who are experiencing period poverty.

"Every night 48,000 women face the indignity of not having somewhere safe to lay their heads," Ms Courtenay said.

"We want to see 48,000 pairs of feet on the dance floor, dancing to bring these women the basic dignity of access to sanitary items when they need them."

Share the Dignity has distributed more than 1.7 million sanitary items since 2015. The organisation expected demand for services to be even higher this year.

"So many women, every month, have to forfeit sanitary products because they cannot afford them," Ms Courtenay said.

"Many mothers have to choose between buying tampons and feeding their children.

"Girls miss out on school simply because families cannot afford to buy the basics of necessities."

The Redlands class will be held on Sunday, June 2 from 2pm to 3pm at the Redlands Memorial Hall, 46 Smith Street, Clveland.

See more of what's on in the Redlands here.