Upwey - Burrinja Cultural Centre - Free Big Dance Workshops

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Burrinja Cultural Centre

351 Glenfern Rd

Upwey, VIC 3158


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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.

With support from Yarra Ranges Council and Burrinja Cultural Centre , workshops will be held 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.

For workshops catered to the younger ones, 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:

18 March 2018 (Sun), 11am - 12.30pm
18 March 2018 (Sun), 1.30pm - 3.00pm
11 April 2018 (Wed), 2.00pm - 3.30pm (ages 5 - 9) *Red T-shirt group choreography
17 April 2018 (Tues), 2.00pm - 3.30pm *Red T-shirt group choreography
19 April 2018 (Thurs), 10.00am - 11.30am *Black T-shirt group choreography
22 April 2018 (Sun), 11.00am - 12.30pm *White T-shirt group choreography
22 April 2018 (Sun), 1.30pm - 3.00pm *Red T-shirt group choreography

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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?

Burrinja is located approximately 50 minutes drive from Melbourne City, and is easily accessed via Burwood Highway. Melway Reference: Map 75 B12

Car parking is available in the Burrinja Car Park, which is situated off Matson Drive. Visitors to Burrinja are encouraged to consider Car Pooling when attending events and are asked to consider our neighbours when parking and leaving.


Catch a Belgrave line Train, and get off at Tecoma station. Cross the railway bridge, take the first right down Clifford Grove and turn left into Glenfern Road. Burrinja is on the right of the road on the corner of Matson Drive. This is about a 15 minute walk.

US Bus Lines operate Route 699 from Belgrave to Upwey. The timetable runs throughout the day Monday to Friday, and Saturday mornings. Contact US Bus Lines for details on 9752 1444.

What can I bring into the workshop?

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 workshop?

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 workshop so that we can offer your spot to someone on the waiting list.

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