Great opportunities to view, create, perform, experiment & experience new ways of moving

Salamanca Moves is a new contemporary dance festival aimed at all ages and all abilities, taking place across the Salamanca Precinct, Moonah Arts Centre and surprise pop-ups. The Festival delivers an extensive program of free and ticketed dance performances, including the creation of new works and critically acclaimed productions. Dancers of all levels are invited to experiment, and get physical through a series of development dance workshops and performance opportunities led by national and international dance makers.

“Contemporary dance really is suitable for any BODY and every BODY. It’s an expression of who we are and what moves us, and it’s that philosophy that underpins the whole Festival”
– Kelly Drummond Cawthon, Festival Curator


Explore our exciting range of performances taking place across the Salamanca Precinct and around Hobart, by local and international performers.. More.

Get Your Dance On

A series of short workshops focusing on learning and making dance. Run by the Movers in Residence, and opened to movers and shakers of all ages and experiences who are ready to try out a few moves and have fun. All workshops are $5 each. Can’t decide which to choose? Buy a Get Your Dance On Festival Pass for only $37 which entitles you to entry to all sessions.. More.

Creative Intensives

The Festival’s extended workshop series that offers dancers the opportunity to work with leading national and international dance makers. Most workshops include preparation for a public performance at the conclusion of the course. More.

Mature Moves

Produced and presented by Tasmania Performs, Mature Moves is a three-day event celebrating mature dance, and challenging the conventions of aging through dance. Includes a program of performances featuring national and international artists, and workshops and panel conversations led by industry leaders. More.

Youth Dance Program

An opportunity for emerging choreographers from local high school and colleges to share their work and receive feedback from nationally and internationally acclaimed movers and dance teachers. More.


A series designed to teach movers and viewers to experience dance in unexpected places. This series is designed to inspire local community groups to create and present their own space activations. This series includes interactive and public pop-up performances within the Salamanca Precinct.  More.

In The Making

Dancers, dance makers community groups, and interdisciplinary performance makers will share their thoughts, experiments, ideas in motions, and creative blockages in a series of informal gatherings and conversations that explore how they make work, what works and what doesn’t. More.

Daily Dance

A daily class 10am-11:30am for those passionate about their dancing and interested in training and pursuing their craft. All workshops are $12 each. Can’t decide which to choose? Buy a Daily Dance Festival Pass for $60 which entitles you to entry to all sessions. More.

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