22 Apr, 2014 Last updated: 08 Nov, 2018

From Thursday 1 May to Saturday 10 May 2014 Alice will take us down the rabbit hole, to a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and on a merry, creative adventure.

Fun and exciting times are a-foot and a-head, when The Alice Projectcomes to Latrobe City. From Thursday 1 May to Saturday 10 May Alice will take us down the rabbit hole, to a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and on a merry, creative adventure.

Latrobe City Council’s arts education officer, Eloisa Tripodi, said that the Alice Project was funded by VicHealth’s MOTION program in partnership with Ausdance Victoria and Latrobe City.

“This quirky project is inclusive, active, exciting, colourful and most of all fun. There are four main chapters designed to inspire movement, curiosity and creative thinking,” Ms Tripodi said.

VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter added: “The health benefits of taking part in dance are enormous. We know that taking part in arts activity is a great way to improve physical and mental health and wellbeing. Moving to great music provides us with a creative outlet, an immediate physical workout and is incredibly good fun. It’s also a great way to make new friends."

Down the Rabbit Hole in Latrobe City Libraries

You are invited to follow the white rabbit and discover the world of Alice – a world full of surprises! Ausdance Victoria will run free dance story time sessions for two to five-year-olds and their parents and carers along with games and activities based on Alice and her crazy adventures. Children will grow to monstrous proportions and shrink to the size of a pea, leap across the roof of toadstools and play croquet.

A Mad Hatters Tea Party!

With parties taking place in businesses and community groups across Latrobe City. You’ll be invited to pop on your hat, don your dancing shoes and bring your friends to Ausdance Victoria’s FREE hatter tea parties.

Follow the Footsteps

Footsteps for the Alice project will appear outside schools and libraries around Larobe City. Ausdance Victoria and volunteers will create an installation of footsteps. Appearing and disappearing on pavements, they will create a journey of 2,500 steps.

The Lobster Quadrille

Come along and learn the Lobster Quadrille and make a hat on Saturday 10 May at the Kay Street Gardens in Traralgon from 10am. Dress up and enjoy the fun! Connecting with local community festivals, participants will join a local brass band playing a cool bossa nova and dive into an ‘en masse’ infectious dance from Alice in Wonderland.

Ms Tripodi added that the adventures would begin on 1 May and everyone was invited.

“We hope that everyone can join in some of the events, if not all, and get moving, get creating and get smiling,” Ms Tripodi concluded.


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For general enquiries, contact Latrobe City Council on 1300 367 700.