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Dance Beneath The Stars

*Wet Weather Notice*

We’re happy to confirm that despite earlier wet weather, Dance Beneath The Stars is proceeding as planned. We’ll continue to update you with any relevant information via the Facebook Event. 

Let the festive season begin with a dance party at HOME.

We’re laying down the dance floor, hanging the lights and shining the brass (band that is) to create a Dance Palais beneath the stars.

Inspired by the Gold Coast’s dance hall hey days, this will be a glorious night of music, dancing and entertainment that will have you shaking your jazz hands, fluttering your quick step and freestyling moves you didn’t even know you had!

Hosted by Everybody NOW’s Ian Pidd with guest artist and songstress Geraldine Quinn, and featuring the energizing 10 piece brass group Hot Potato Band, you’ll be twinkle toeing the night away alongside local ballroom and swing dancers with big band music and vintage footage from much loved bygone era. It’s a little vintage glam, a little Tina Sparkle and a little ‘all-on-the-floor’ freestyle dance party.

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts and Everybody NOW!

This event is part of the HOME series.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hot Potato Band

Hot Potato Band is a brass band like no other. Beginning as street performers the 10 piece band from Sydney Australia are passionate about re-igniting organic performance and acoustic instrumentation, breaking down the barriers between stage and audience, and composing engaging original music that leaves lasting impressions on people around the world.

Geraldine Quinn

Geraldine Quinn (Spicks and Specks, The Weekly With Charlie Pickering, Whovians) is an award-winning rock cabaret writer-performer who has toured Australia, New Zealand and the UK. She is a regular guest contributor to ABC 774 and is healthily enamoured of the work of Bowie (not at all obsessed).

About Everybody NOW!

Everybody NOW! are an Australian performance company with a vision To Move Communities, led by co-directors Ian Pidd, Bec Reid and Kate Baggerson.

They specialise in socially engaged, contemporary arts practice with a focus on dance and theatre projects, created with and for communities.

Everybody NOW’s current body of work (created between 2015 – 2018) is a trilogy of inter-generational, large-scale social dance projects that have awarded the company a dynamic, national reputation for a distinct, inclusive and joyful brand of participation.

Since founding in 2015 Everybody NOW! has collaborated with over 35,000 people in 70 communities across Australia, between the ages of 3 – 90.

They’ve worked in parks, community halls, arts centres, schools, aged care facilities, on big festival stages and in people’s homes around their kitchen table, lounge rooms and in garages in both regional and remote areas as well as city centres, attracting commissions from Australia’s Major Festivals including Brisbane Festival, Darwin Festival, Festival 2018 for the International Commonwealth Games Arts and Culture Program and Bleach* Festival.

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