Victory Park was converted into an outdoor dance studio for the Castlemaine Big Dance on Sunday.
Big Dance project coordinator Chelsea Byrne said it was an inclusive dance festival where dancers of all abilities were able to participate.
“It’s an opportunity to bring the community together to celebrate dance, have a great time and get everyone outdoors and moving,” Ms Byrne said.
“Today emphasises that dance is for everyone no matter of age, background and ability.”
The dance performed at Big Dance was created by indigenous choreographer Frances Rings and New Zealand born Craig Bary, accompanied by an original score by Huey Benjamin.
“It’s a contemporary dance that has an indigenous influence,” Ms Byrne said.
The choreographed routine involved three separate groups of colour coded performers which converged together during the dance.
The dancers included a mixture of young and old, but all sharing one thing in common, their love of dancing.
“It’s so amazing to have the opportunity to learn a dance with indigenous influence on such a large-scale,” Ms Byrne said.
There were also other Big Dance events held simultaneously across Victoria at Federation Square and in Lilydale.
Big Dance 2018 was held in conjunction with International Dance Day.