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Dancehouse is Australia's premier centre for independent dance. Our role is threefold: to advance independent dance artists, to build dance audiences, and to develop the artform itself. With artists and audiences, we are co-creating a context for independent dance, in its diversity, to be accessed and appreciated. Together, we are nurturing dance making and dance thinking; we are building dance literacy and dance's legacy.

Current Events

Past Events

  • Sunday 30 May 2021
    A celebration of the Waacking culture and community in Melbourne over the last 8 years. The event includes tributes, showcases, freestyle performances and exciting battles. Burn City Waack 8 Year Anniversary is about celebrating the diverse Waacking community but also an invitation for everyone to join and be a part of it. Includes DJ Naru on the decks with judges from fellow Dancehousing members, Jam on Toast.
    Dancehouse - Sylvia Staehli Theatre
  • Between Sunday 30 May 2021 and Sunday 27 June 2021
    Now Pieces is a curated monthly platform for improvised performance, practice exchange, and building community. It names the here and now, responds to the immediate and the personal and meets the wider social, political, and atmospheric moment we share. Now Pieces was conceived and run by Kevin Jeynes (2019); paused with the world (2020); coordinated by Amaara Raheem (March - June 2021).
  • Sunday 27 June 2021
    Toast or Be Toasted vol.2 (TOBT) aims to bring together the street dance community in a celebration of dance through showcasing artists abilities by a traditional battle format. TOBT v.2 has a 1v1 Hip Hop category and 2v2 open styles category with a chosen judge for each category. In addition, there is a showcase from some of Melbourne’s leading Melbourne Hip Hop freestyle dancers.
    Dancehouse - Sylvia Staehli Theatre