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Melbourne CBD - ArtPlay - Free Big Dance Workshops for Kids

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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.

In partnership with ArtPlay, workshops will be held in April to help you learn the Big Dance routine. These sessions are free and open to young people age 5+ and their family. Register to secure your spot as spaces are limited.

A parent/guardian of the minor needs to be present throughout the session.

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.

Session times:

11 April 2018, 1pm - 2pm *Black group choreography (ages 5 - 7 years)
11 April 2018, 2.30pm - 3.30pm *Black group choreography (ages 8 - 12 years)
22 April 2018, 1pm - 2pm *TBC (ages 5 - 7 years)
22 April 2018, 2.30pm - 3.30pm *TBC (ages 8 - 12 years)

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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!).

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?

ArtPlay is located next to the Yarra River and Federation Square, and is a five-minute walk from Flinders Street Station. Look out for the red brick building next to the playgroud.

From Flinders Street Station: cross over Swanston Street towards Federation Square and follow the river along Princes Walk until you see the playground on the left-hand side. ArtPlay is the red brick building next to the playground.

From Federation Square carpark: Take the lift or stairs down to the ground level and exit through the door facing out to the playground. Cross over the playground; ArtPlay is the red brick building next to it.

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 (or your child's) 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.

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