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Dancing in the Square

Dancing in the SquareA celebration of dance and rhythm from around the Commonwealth

Bust a move, Commonwealth-style!

If you've ever longed to break out into a Bollywood routine, hankered to have a go at a haka, or tried out a few Riverdance moves in front of your bedroom mirror, Dancing in the Square is for you! Federation Square will become the biggest dance floor in town when the stars of Festival Melbourne2006 demonstrate their traditional dances. With a dance from a different Commonwealth country featured each weeknight, this is your chance to learn the moves direct from the masters themselves. It's great fun, it's suitable for all ages, and it's all free! No reservations required.

  • 16 March Contemporary Australian Indigenous Islander dancing with the NAISDA Dance College
  • 17 March Irish dancing (especially for St Patrick's Day) with the O’Connor School of Irish Dance
  • 20 March a Fijian meke with Fijian superstars Black Rose
  • 21 March a riotous interactive percussion and movement performance led by New Zealand's Strike, with a small army of local percussionists
  • 22 March a real Maori haka with New Zealand's haka champions, Te Matarae I Orehu
  • 23 March high spirited African dancing with the Kusun Ensemble from Ghana
  • 24 March Indian dancing, Bollywood-style, with DJ Richie and Rhythm & Spice
Date: 16 - 17 March & 20 - 24 March
Time: 6pm - 7pm
Location: Federation Square Stage
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