Muster, the boot scootin' community dance project bringing people together, is finalising their performance at group rehearsals before they showcase at Junction's Hometown festival in a few weeks time.
The Johnny Cash inspired all inclusive dance bonanza organised by Tasdance and Junction Arts Festival have spent months rehearsing to be prepared for Hometown.
Tasdance artistic director Adam Wheeler said it has been a joyous experience to see community members come together post the pandemic.
"The entire creative team from day dot have always wanted to create a very inclusive and collaborative experience," Mr Wheeler said.
"What people are going to see is a work that hasn't just been the choreographers making the steps but actually a process that allowed each and every single member to contribute to what this work looks like."
Muster is an around 12 minute performance that begins with four separate groups which come together towards the end of the dance.
IN OTHER NEWS:
The four groups have clocked around 80 hours of rehearsals over the past few months.
Performer Melanie Stone said it was great to meet new people and have a bit of fun while trying something she had never done before.
"It's been really nice, especially after lockdown and the year it has been," Ms Stone said.
The project has involved star choreographers Caitlin Comerford, Gabriel Comerford, Bec Jones and Rikki Mace.
Mr Comerford said he had been with Tasdance for about four-and-a-half years and felt privileged and lucky to be able to go ahead with the project in Tasmania after seeing the issues other states were having with COVID-19.
"A couple of weeks ago we had our second coming together of all four of the groups and seeing these 80 or 90 people, a lot of whom hadn't met ... it's all of a sudden a brand new community of people," Mr Comerford said.
"For me that's the real magic of projects like this."
"Particularly given coming out of COVID, this sense of creating something new and vibrant together."
Mr Comerford said Junction's link to Launceston and the end of winter created a sense of rejuvenation and rebirth.
Executive producer of Junction Arts Frith Mabin said she could not wait to see the performance come to life at the Hometown festival later this month and had enjoyed watching the cast's journey.
Muster can be enjoyed on November 27 at 7pm and November 28 at 12.45pm in Prince's Square. Festival tickets can be found at www.junctionarts.com.au but several performance times have already sold out.