Big Dance 2018


About Big Dance

Big Dance began in the UK in 2006. Since its inception it has spread internationally to cities and towns around the world, involving entire global communities, encouraging fun through dance. For every Big Dance event, an internationally renowned choreographer is chosen to create a 5-minute dance that has the versatility for the widest possible assortment of dancers, of all skill levels, to join in. The choreography is taught to dance teachers who go on to teach the dance to as many people as possible. It goes viral and rapidly evolves into the largest celebration of dance in the world. 

Big Dance is the largest free dance celebration in the world and it’s hitting Australia on International Dance Day (29 April 2018)!  Big Dance is open to dancers and non-dancers everyone of all ages, all abilities and all experiences. To get an idea of the event and to see the original choreography, go to the Big Dance website.

We invite you to learn the 2018 Big Dance choreographed by acclaimed Indigenous choreographer Frances Rings and New Zealand born Craig Bary.


Learn the dance from the Big Dance online tutorials.

Attending free Big Dance workshops with Tracks Dance. Public workshops to learn Big Dance are taking place throughout April, on Wednesday 18 & 25 and Thursday 19 & 26 - 5:30 - 7pm at the Live Darwin Hub (our pop-up studio) in the Smith Street Mall. We highly recommend that you attend a minimum of 2 rehearsals to learn the dance.


Big Dance Darwin is being held on Sunday April 29, Internation Dance Day. The performance will be on the top floor (level 6) of West Lane Car Park, Darwin CBD. Register to perform the Big Dance.

A Dress Rehearsal will be held on Saturday April 28 for all participants on site.


Company Partners

Tracks Inc is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; and is proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government.

Project Partners

Jacana Energy

Tracks 2018

Artistic Co-Directors: David McMicken and Tim Newth
Company Director: Adelaide Wood
Administrator: Jessica Mellor
Production Manager: Duane Preston
Dance Animateur: Kelly Beneforti
Bookkeeper: It Figures

Committee Members: Mary Durack (Chairperson), Glenn Bernardin (Treasurer), Michael Grant, David Taylor, Ken Conway, Venaska Cheliah. David McMicken, Tim Newth, Adelaide Wood (Ex-Officio Members)

Public Fund Trustees: Rev. Steve Orme, Dr Anita Toth, Ippei Okazaki

Patron: Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran AM, Administrator of the Northern Territory

Join the Big Dance

Big Dance is the largest celebration of dance in the world.

Public Workshops to learn Big Dance are taking place in Darwin CBD throughout April. We highly recommend that you attend a minimum of 2 rehearsals.

Wednesdays 18th & 25th April
Thursdays 19th & 26th April
5:30 - 7pm 

Live Darwin Hub
56 Smith Street Mall
Darwin City

Dress Rehearsals (for all participants)

Saturday April 28th 5.00 - 7pm
Sunday April 29th 5.00pm
West Lane Carpark, 6th floor (top floor)
Darwin City


Sunday April 29th
West Lane Carpark, 6th floor (top floor)
Darwin City

Register now for your free workshop

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