Dance Up! Australia

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:

Term 21 – POLISH: Current
Dates: 2nd September – 11th November
Time: Weekly, Friday 10:00am – 11:30am
Location: SMRC, 39 Clow St, Dandenong

Term 22 – LATIN DANCE: Current
Dates: 19th September – 21st November
Time: Weekly, Monday 10:30am -12pm
Location: Hallam Rec Hall, 118 Frawley Rd, Hallam

Term 23 – BELLY DANCE: Current
Date: 4th October – 13th December
Time: Weekly, Tuesday 10:30am – 12pm
Location: Lynbrook Community Centre, 2 Harris St, Lynbrook

Term 24 – SAMOAN DANCE: Current
Date: 6th October – 8th December
Time: Weekly, Thursday 10:30am – 12pm
Location: SMRC, 39 Clow St, Dandenong

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.

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    Contact Person

    Angela N.

    Senior Programs & Community Engagement Coordinator
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