Footscray is a suburb 5 km west of Melbourne
. Its local government area is the City of Maribyrnong.Footscray is characterised by a very diverse, multicultural central shopping area, which reflects the successive waves of immigration experienced by Melbourne, and by Footscray in particular. Once a centre for Italian and former Yugoslavian migrants, it is now a hub for Vietnamese, and increasingly, East African immigrants in Melbourne.Footscray is named after Foots Cray, on the River Cray in Kent, England
There are over 130 restaurants in Footscray, including; 30 Vietnamese, 20 Indian, 17 Chinese and several; African, Australian, Indonesian, Italian, Thai, Turkish and Japanese. Footscray also has one each of the following restaurants; Korean, Malaysian and Portuguese.Subway and Nandos are the only multi-national corporate foods in downtown Footscray.
Albright Performers dance studio is on Hyde St and has been running for over 70 years, it teaches all ages and levels. Classes are held in Classical Ballet, Jazz Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary dance, Tap Dance, Musical Theatre and Acrobatics. CSTD examinations and competitions.