Dance Up! Australia

four samoan woman in bright pink traditional costume dancing

Dance Up! Australia

Dance Up! Australia promotes the sharing of culture through dance.


The Dance Up! Australia Program provides the opportunity to learn about and share different cultures, make new friends and enjoy benefits of movement and cultural dance.

Regular involvement in the Dance Up! Australia program helps participants stay socially active, maintain their fitness and stay healthy. Participation in dance classes will help you to learn more about a culture through their dance, what that dance means, how you learn it, and why it’s so special to that culture.

Dance Up! Australia is conducted in 10-week terms in order to learn a new cultural dance.

Current and upcoming Dance Up Australia! Programs:

Dates: From Tuesday 12th July, 2022
Time: Weekly, Tuesday, 10:00am – 11:30am
Location: Doveton Secondary College, 62 Tristania St, Doveton
Dance Style: Kandyan with Rashika from Vishver Rangayathanaya

Dates: From Friday 17th June, 2022
Time: Weekly, Friday, 11:15am – 12:15pm
Location: SMRC, 39 Clow St, Dandenong
Dance Style: Zumba with Mirella Fernandez

Dates: From Thursday 2nd of June, 2022
Time: Weekly, Thursday, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Location: Hallam Recreation Reserve Hall, 118-126 Frawley Rd, Hallam, 3803
Dance Style: Chinese Fan Dance

Classes are FREE and run online over Zoom and face-to-face simultaneously. Each dance class is open to all ages, all abilities, and all migrant cultures. After learning a cultural dance over 10 weeks, participants have an opportunity to perform their dance at a community event. Transport assistance and child-minding facilities can be provided where available.

Past terms have included the following types of dance:

  • Vietnamese
  • Egyptian Belly Dancing
  • Bollywood
  • Filipino
  • Chinese
  • Sri Lankan
  • Samoan
  • Latin
  • Line Dancing
  • Yoga
  • Zumba

The Dance Up! Australia program is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Health, Driving Social Inclusion through Sport and Physical Activity Grant Program.

    Expression of Interest

    Contact Person

    Angela N.

    Senior Programs & Community Engagement Coordinator

    P: (03) 9767 1900