05 Oct, 2014 Last updated: 22 Jul, 2015

Dance Republic was run by Big West Festival and supported by VicHealth's MOTION program to get Victorians moving through art.

VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter said VicHealth was excited to bring dance to the West as part of MOTION.

Through Dance Republic diverse communities came together and were inspired to participate in a fusion of intercultural and urban dance. Dance workshops culminated in performances at a number of festival events across the West. 

The project was a great success with over 55 dance workshops and 1300 people experiencing and getting active through cultural dance.

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