Dancing on the Green

Every month, get your groove on at a series of free morning events hosted on the lawn at HOTA. Good vibes, fine tunes and the chance to dance. From swing to salsa, Bollywood to ballroom – each month will bring a new flavour with a complementing live band or DJ.

Gather your friends, get your heart pumping and hips moving by learning a new style of dance! For friends and families, left feet and professionals – all ages, shapes and experience are welcome.

Arrive an hour early to enjoy our free Yoga on the Green program.

Coming? Let us know.

Brazilian Rhythms

Sun 6 Oct, 9am

As the weather begins to heat up, so do the moves! Prepare to practice your samba and finesse your forro with dynamic instructor Jessica Diniz, taking you through a variety of styles including coco, maracatu, embolada and ciranda. Immerse yourself in the sounds of Brazil with Acoustic Roots group Som de Calçada (meaning sounds from the footpath) bringing their festive flavours of the street to the dance floor.

This event is programmed in collaboration with Folia’s Entertainment.

About the performers

Som de Calçada

Som de Calçada are a fresh, young collective of Brazilians (and an Aussie), living in Brisbane/ SE Queensland playing an acoustic mixture of old and new MPB (Música Popular Brasileira), Forro (a more tropical, folkloric sound originating from the poor north east of Brazil, which has a similar feel to reggae and popular with dancers) and samba (the most well-known rhythmic style). They use acoustic guitar, accordion and Brazilian percussion, plus guests on horns, flute, violin, harmonica and anyone else who we ask to play along.

Jessica Diniz

Jessica Diniz is a passionate dancer and teacher from Brazil who has been living in Australia for two years and loves sharing elements of her culture.

Currently living in Brisbane, she performs Brazilian styles with many local groups and teaches at Fortaleza dance Arts, under the guidance of Bebé, a renowned lambazouk artist. Jessica teaches Lambazouk, forró, samba, axé, funk among other rhythms.

Besides advocating her own culture, she believes in promoting women’s empowerment through dance and says that dancing is the medicine of the soul.

K-Pop Moves

Sun 3 Nov, 9am

K-Pop (Korean Pop) is taking the world by storm! Get ready to learn the moves of the best K-Pop scene dancers with IMISS from IMI DANCE Sydney. Whether you’re a K-Pop newbie or the most dedicated fan, IMISS will teach you the best new choreography K-Pop has to offer, accompanied by a live DJ set to some of your favourite K-Pop tunes.

All ages and abilities are welcome, from complete beginner to advanced K-Pop mover.

About IMISS

Start your month right by learning the best new K-POP dance choreographies with the one and only: IMISS.

IMISS is a JYP recruit & YouTube superstar. JYP Entertainment is behind some of the biggest names in K-Pop: Twice, GOT7, Stray Kids + many more!

Frequently Asked Questions

Eats & Drinks before, during or after?

We highly recommend booking at our Café.

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