VIC February 2013

Dancing Ground is on again in Victoria in February 2013! The festival will kick off on the afternoon of Friday 22nd and go until Monday morning, February 25th. 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 dance workshops on offer here.
  • Eight mostly organic vegetarian meals, plus chai & treats
  • Kids’ space & workshops
  • Evening entertainment program including internationally acclaimed dubFX.
  • Movie night
  • Cabaret evening
  • Camping in beautiful surrounds


Weekend Passes


  • Early bird: SOLD OUT
  • Presale: $220 – until 20/2/2012
  • Gate Sales: $260 (if not sold out)


  • Under 2: free
  • Aged 2 – 5: $30
  • Aged 6 – 15: $90

Book Weekend Passes here


Day Passes

  • Adults: $110 or $120 on the gate (if still available)
  • Under 2: free
  • Aged 2 – 5: $20
  • Aged 6 – 15: $50

Book Day Passes here



The ticket price includes camping with lots of flat ground and lush places to camp by the creek and amenities, including hot showers. Bunks are also available (in a shared bunk room) and must be booked in advance. The cost is $60 per bed for the duration of the festival (up to three nights). Please note that bunk bookings are limited. If you really require a bunk, please send an email  to 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 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 have now closed, but keep an eye out for the next festival.


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 by sending an email to


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