Welcome to The MOVES

About Us


The MOVES annual program and Festival offer great opportunities to view, create, perform, experiment & experience new ways of moving. The MOVES is a participatory all-in celebration of dance and community that challenges the dance status quo.


Curated by Kelly Drummond Cawthon, the inaugural MOVES festival was presented by Salamanca Arts Centre in 2016 and Moonah Arts Centre is thrilled to be the 2018 host. The  dance moves to the Great Eastern Drive in 2019-2020.


In 2018 the MOVES has featured school holiday programs and performances and a  September Festival celebration. Workshops and guest artist residencies will be happening across Tasmania in 2019, and the next Festival is scheduled for October 2020.

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30 August - 8 September 2018


The 2018 Festival was jam packed of classes  of all kinds for all levels of experiences. We had a daily Dance for Lunch class where you can come and try out anything from Flamenco to Burlesque. We had a hybrid moves series for the little more adventurous who want to try  things like freerunning, urban  or parcour. All classes are $5 each or you if you can't decide buy a series or Festival pass.


For those who wanted to be a part of making a performance?  Adam Wheeler from Tasdance worked with dancers to make a performance then perform it all on the same day. There was also  the Hybrid Elements Collective workshops where movers could train, create and perform across a week of workshops, creative sessions  and events.


Every night of the festival we had a performance  to see. Ranging from national and international artists presenting critically acclaimed works to emerging artists sharing work made only hours before, there was something for everyone.

The un-convention

2 days of workshops, conversations and performances  questioning and challenging our ideas of who can dance, who can make dance and what dance is all about. 

Join the Movers

Are you passionate about dance and want to see what happens behind the scenes of the MOVES- send us an email and join Vollywood - the team of movers that make the moves happen.

You Should Be Dancing

 You Should Be Dancing was our shiny, glitter studded, mega mix 2018 Festival wrap street party. We danced the night away with the ultimate dancing moves, bought to you by the dance legends of Moonah and performance collective Everybody NOW! 

Download your 2018 MOVES program

Need  a piece of paper in your hand or a digital  copy on your own device? Get it here...

MOVES 2018 Program (pdf)



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Where to find us

The MOVES 2018 is based at Moonah Arts Centre. Drop us an email or a call or better yet register to come to a class or event! In 2019 we will be moving north. Take the Great Eastern Drive along Tasmania's beautiful coasline and find us in Scamander.


Scamander, Tasmania, Australia

0467 661 170

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