Inaugural Annual Dance Affair

Part ‘theatre performance’/ part ‘get up and dance’, The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair premiered at Bleach Festival in March 2015 to sold out houses and much acclaim. The work is an all ages dance event that immerses everyone in an evening of old time and new time dance floor magic.

Inspired by the rise and fall of the social dance scene, from the 1920’s to today, Inaugural Annual celebrates that the dance circuit is alive and ready to kick up the dust again!

Each performance features local dance legends, a charming MC, light footed guest stars and a heart stopping musical mash up.

This is the night to put on your dancing shoes, your party frock or best clobber and hit the floor for everything from the two-step to the twerk, the tango to a cheeky cha cha, a waltz, swing step or free styling funky soul train groove.

Together with Key Collaborators Kate MacDonald and Bec Reid, The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair has been developed into a large scale and completely participatory community dance celebration. The work spans across generations and genres, connected by the knowledge that people love to dance together.

Directed by Ian Pidd

Creative Producer: Kate MacDonald

Choreographer: Bec Reid

Designer: Liz Woods

Musical Direction: Nick Lavers|/inaugural-annual