Mark your calendars and get ready for the sequel

We are thrilled to announce that Australia’s premier event for Bal-cats and Shag-cats is BACK in 2017!

Two popular college dances from the jazz age — Balboa and Collegiate Shag — are the stars of a weekend jam-packed full of swingin' goodness.

Melbourne, Friday 10th - Monday 13th of March 2017


  • An instructor line-up of the highest caliber: six top international and four Australian instructors, sharing their expertise and joy for the dances with you.
  • An extended, three-day workshop schedule, catering to beginners all the way through to masters, allowing you to choose your own journey of dance style and suitable challenge level.
  • Four nights of social dancing, with two amazing live bands and the finest DJs that will make you wish the night would never end.
  • A festival where all cats are welcome to come and mingle, meet old and make new friends, and join the celebration of Balboa and Shag.

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