Dancing Ground Festival 2015
Dancing Ground is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to inspiring community through movement and dance. We run festivals with a few key ingredients: a diverse range of dance and movement workshops accessible to people at all levels of dance ability, nutritious food for every meal, talented like-minded facilitators, a beautiful bush setting, and a great attitude.
Dancing Ground is on again in Victoria in February 2015! The festival will kick off on the afternoon of Friday 20th and go until Monday morning, February 23rd. The lush festival site is a little over an hour’s drive from Melbourne in the Dandenong Ranges. Dancing Ground is drug and alcohol free, family friendly, and is run as a not for profit event.
Come and enjoy:
- A packed program of dance & movement workshops! Check out some of the past years dance workshops on offer here.
- Eight vegetarian meals (as organic as feasible), plus chai & treats
- Kids’ space & workshops
- Evening entertainment program. Details TBA.
- Family movie night
- Cabaret evening
- Camping in beautiful surrounds
Adults (Concession prices in parentheses. Concession ticket purchases require sending us a copy of your concession card valid at time of booking):
- Presale: $290 ($245)
- Gate Sales: $320 ($275) (if still available)
- Under 4: free
- Aged 4 – 9: $50
- Aged 10 – 15: $95
- Adults: $125 ($105) or $140 ($120) on the gate (if still available)
- Under 4: free
- Aged 4 – 9: $10
- Aged 10 – 15: $50
The ticket price includes camping with lots of flat ground and lush places to camp by the creek and amenities, including hot showers. Share accommodation is also available and must be booked in advance. The cost is $65 per bed for the duration of the festival (up to three nights). Please note that share accommodation limited. If accommodation required, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to booking to check availability.
Gilwell Park is a little over an hour’s drive from Melbourne. Take a look at the beautiful site, and get directions here.
What to bring?
You’ll need to bring your camping gear, unless you’re booking share accommodation (in which case bring sheets and bedding), a cushion to sit on, a yoga mat if you want to do yoga classes, cup, bowl, plate and cutlery, comfortable clothes to dance in, a water bottle, an open heart, and plenty of dancing spirit!
As a means of keeping ticket prices low, and also another opportunity to meet fabulous people at the festival, it is a condition of all those who purchase a ticket to Dancing Ground to contribute 2hrs of their time either during, directly prior or after the event. Full volunteer positions are also available, which entail contributing 12 hours work in exchange for a ticket. Please see our volunteer application form for more information and to apply.
The festival kicks off on Friday evening with dinner at 6pm, and the gates open at 3pm. Come early to set your tent up and have an afternoon swim before the action starts. You’ll be checked in at Registration when you arrive and be given a program for the weekend. If you want to arrive before 3pm, you’re welcome to join in with set up, just let us know beforehand by sending an email email@example.com.