BIG DANCE 2018 EVENT - Melbourne CBD - Federation Square

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The Square, Federation Square

Swanston St & Flinders St

Melbourne, VIC 3000


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This page is for INDIVIDUAL registration. If you are registering as a group, please use the GROUP REGISTRATION here.

Join the first Big Dance in Melbourne this 29 April (International Dance Day)!

Learn the Big Dance at one of our free Big Dance workshops all across Victoria in March and April, or learn it online from our free Big Dance tutorials with your family and friends. Once you've done that, join thousands of people around Australia as we perform the Big Dance together at Federation Square, Melbourne. Registration is ideal.

No prior dance experience is necessary to participate.
This is an inclusive event. If you require mobility assistance or an interpreter, please let us know.

If you have registered to participate in a Big Dance event when you signed up for the workshop, you do not need to register again. If you selected 'I don't know' in the workshop form or have not attended a workshop, please let us know if you are joining us on the day by registering on this page.

Big Dance is the largest free celebration of dance in the world. Presented by Ausdance Victoria, Big Dance is a free participatory dance festival, a celebration of dance for all ages and all levels of ability. Big Dance 2018 is choreographed by acclaimed choreographers, Frances Rings and Craig Bary.
Full schedule of the day will be released in March/April.

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Please note: By registering for the event, you will be automatically signed up to receive updates about Big Dance. Don't worry, you can always unsubscribe (we hope not - we promise, no spamming!).

FAQs -
if your question is not answered below, head over to the Big Dance Australia website.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Federation Square is located opposite Flinders Street station.


Train - Catch any train into the city and get off at Flinders Street station. Exit via St Kilda Road/Swanston St side. Federation Square is across the road from the station

Tram - All trams travelling South on Swanston Street stop in front of Federation Square

Street parking (please check signs) and indoor car park at Fed Square.
For people requiring mobility assistance, there is a drop-off point on Flinders St (school entrance of Fed Square).

For more details on accessibility at Federation Square, view here.

What can I bring into the event?

Wear either Red, Black, or White top (depending on which group's choreography you are doing). If it's a hot day, bring a change of clothes. Wear comfortable shoes as you will be dancing outdoors.

Remember to bring your water bottle and drink lots of water to stay hydrated. There will be a water-refill station.

Last but not the least, bring lots of energy and enthusiasm, and get ready to learn the Big Dance!

How can I contact the organiser (Big Dance) with any questions?

You can contact Ausdance Victoria at 03 9689 2055, or email

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We aim to be environmentally sustainable for our our events. You do not need to print your confirmation email. Just let us know your name upon arrival at the Registration Desk. We will send you more information closer to the date.

Do I have to attend all the workshops to participate in the event?

No, you don't have to attend all the workshops. You can attend one session and practice the routine at home using our Big Dance online tutorial on the website. If you can't attend any of the workhops, don't fret. Learn the Big Dance online.

We also encourage you to get your family and friends to join you, to practice the routine together and join the rest of Australia to do the Big Dance on 29 April!

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