VDF HAS A UNIQUE PROGRAM JUST FOR DANCERS AGED 3-6!
CALLING ALL LITTLE MOVERS!
Children dance before they even learn to walk...
That's why we think its important to nurture that natural instinct and allow them to explore all kinds of movement.
“The festival has always offered classes for children aged eight and up, so younger siblings just bopped on the side lines, but we wanted to give the little ones a moment to shine and develop a love of dance for themselves,” says VDF Director and Mum of a Mini Dancer, Deborah Searle.
In 2023 we held 4 Mini Movers Classes on Sat 15 April delivered by internationally renowned specialists in pre school dance education from around the world including -
Baby Ballet (UK)
Acrobatic Arts (Canada)
Rambert Grades (UK)
and Twinkle Star Dance (US)
All Mini Movers tickets include access to all Mini Classes and Dance Market access.
BOOK YOUR MINI MOVERS PASS FOR ACCESS TO ALL CLASSES - FOR JUST $20!!!
PARKING & TRANSPORT
Melbourne Showgrounds is only 7kms from Melbourne CBD, and 15 minutes from Melbourne Airport located on Epsom Road in Ascot Vale. In addition to car parking on site for up to 2,000 vehicles, Melbourne Showgrounds is also well serviced by public transport, including trams, buses and trains. Our allocated car parking is at Gate 2 on Langs Rd.
Pedestrian access is Gate 1A.
Arriving by Bus
Bus No. 472 (Williamstown to Moonee Ponds) stops along Langs Road.
Bus No. 404 (Footscray to Moonee Ponds) stops on the corner of Epsom and Ascot Vale Roads.
Arriving by Tram
Route 57 tram (West Maribyrnong to Elizabeth Street, City), stops at stop 32 (Showgrounds Village Shopping Centre on Epsom Road).
Arriving by Train
Melbourne Showgrounds has its own train station that operates for selected events only. Special event train details will be made available on the event calendar when required.
DANCE MARKET & EXPO
The famous VDF DANCE MARKET returns in 2023 - Australia's largest dance market.
Enjoy food trucks, a DJ, and the latest and greatest in dance fashion, costumes, footwear, accessories, services, and dance teacher and studio owner resources.
Make time to visit our Festival Partners and learn more about how they can help you with your dance journey.