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Dance in Melbourne


John Brack - Latin American Grand Final
John Brack Australia 1920–1999
Latin American Grand Final 1969 oil on canvas 167.5 x 205.0 cm
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased, 1981 © Helen Brack
Reproduced by permission

Free Salsa Classes
The Salsa Foundation offers free beginners salsa classes every week, Come for a drinks, meet new people, and learn to dance salsa. Dress comfortably and casual, call or SMS 0400 933 285 for venue details and to book your place. Numbers are limited! Bring a friend too - the more the merrier. (enter via the alleyway next to Hungry Jacks)

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Sunset Series 2017

The 2017 Sunset Series is a vibrant program consisting of a four-hour Saturday and Sunday program in Fitzroy Gardens held over two weekends in January.

Saturday evenings are traditionally focused on local bands and offer a relaxed vibe. Sunday evenings are dedicated to music and dance with a fun interactive workshop component.

  • Saturday 14 January
    Presented by Foreign Brothers and featuring Rat Child; Laneous; Alaariya; and The CoreTet.
  • Sunday 15 January
    Presented by Melbourne Salsa and featuring Juan Cretino; Melbourne Salsa workshop; Orchestra LA 45; and The Latin Dance Company.
  • Saturday 21 January
    Presented by MzRizk and featuring Neil Morris; Sista Selekta; MzRizk featuring Thando and Au Dray; a MzRizk DJ set; Silver Linings featuring Peril; and Fulton Street.
  • Sunday 22 January
    Presented by Amrita Hepi and with a welcome to country, smoke ceremony and dancers, also featuring Sovtrax; traditional dance workshop; Paul Gorrie DJ set; pop-culture workshop by Amrita; Sezzo Snot DJ set; and Deep Soulful Sweats.

In addition there will be food vans in attendance including Mr Burger, O Tuga Tastes of Portugal, Yo India and Sweet Forbidden Journey.

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