Castlemaine - Goods Shed - Free Big Dance Workshops

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Goods Shed

11 Kennedy St

Castlemaine, VIC 3450


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Big Dance is the largest free celebration of dance in the world and it's hitting Australia in 2018!

Presented by Ausdance Victoria, Big Dance is a free participatory dance festival, a celebration of dance for all ages and all levels of ability. Join thousands of people around Australia to perform the Big Dance, choreographed by acclaimed choreographers, Frances Rings and Craig Bary.

Workshops will be held at The Goods Shed in March and April to help you learn the Big Dance routine. These sessions are free and open to people of all ages and abilities. Register to secure your spot as spaces are limited.

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.

Workshop Session times:

21 March 2018 (Wed), 10:00am - 11:30am

22 April 2018 (Sun), 10:30am - 12:00noon *White and Black T-shirt groups

22 April 2018 (Sun), 2:00pm - 3:30pm *White and Red T-shirt groups

Please note: By registering for the workshop, 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!).

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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?

The Goods Shed is located next to Castlemaine Train Station.

1 minute walk form Castlemaine Train Station. Check Public Transport Victoria for train times

1,2,3,4,5,6 and Bendigo - Kyneton via Castlemaine and Taradale: Stop Castlemaine RSL. 7 minute walk along Mostyn to Kennedy St.

Free parking available in surrounding streets and at Castlemaine Railway Station

What can I bring into the event?

Wear comfortable clothes to move in and bring water to stay hydrated. Pack some snacks to munch on after the session. Bring lots of energy and enthusiasm, and get ready to learn the Big Dance!

How can I contact the organiser 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 at the door.

Do I have to attend all the workshops?

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. 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!

What if I can no longer make it for the event?

Due to limited spaces, we kindly ask that you only register if you are confident you can attend. We understand that at times, circumstances change unexpectedly. If you cannot attend and need to cancel your registration, please inform us at 24 hours before the event so that we can offer your spot to someone on the waiting list.

When and where is the Big Dance 2018 Main Event?

29th April (International Dance Day) 1pm - 4pm. The Big Dance being performed at 2:30pm

Official Events hosted by Ausdance Victoria: Melbourne - Federation Square / Castlemaine - Victory Park / Lilydale - Melba Park

Come along and dance the Big Dance with 1000s of others across the country!

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