It’s hoped hundreds of Macedon Ranges residents will unite at Hanging Rock to join in a mass dance performance next month.

Everyone in the shire – people of all ages and dance abilities – is invited to be part of the first ever flash mob at the iconic landmark to celebrate its place in the community.

The event, Too Many Mirandas, will also honour Joan Lindsay’s famous

Picnic at Hanging Rock – a story that has become part of the Rock’s folklore for 50 years.

Dressed as Lindsay’s lead character Miranda, participants will perform choreography by artists Asking for Trouble, to a musical score the pair has developed for the occasion.

The choreographers will run four community dance workshops and classes at 10 local schools in the lead-up to the mass performance on February 24.

But people can also just turn up and learn the dance on the day, says Macedon Ranges council cultural development leader Robyn Till.

“It’s more about the fun than getting the moves absolutely right,” Ms Till said.

Macedon Ranges council developed the idea for the community celebration, which is being funded by a $20,000 grant from Creative Victoria.

To register for dance workshops and the main event visit mrsc.vic.gov.au/toomanymirandas.