Dancing is a part of Australian culture, even if you just like to sit and tap your feet and watch the merriment unfold. Dancing is joyful fun and pure entertainment! Imagine a wedding reception without a dance floor!
From the golden era of Hollywood and musicals and stars like Singing in the Rain and Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers, to modern classics like Dirty Dancing, Footloose and Australia’s own Strictly Ballroom, we love to tap our toes and feel good.
From the dances in your local hall, to discos and night clubs and festivals, we Aussies love to move our bodies to our favourite music and songs.
So no matter if you are just a toe tapper or like to fully partake and move your body to the beat of the music, The Augural Annual Dance Affair is the perfect event for you!
Part theatre performance, with an open invitation to get up and show your moves if you want to, this is an all ages event that immerses everyone in an evening of dance from classics of yesteryear to the best of today’s moves and styles, with running emcee commentary to make you laugh along the way with an emphasis on the role dancing has played in all our lives!
Created with and for the local greater Toowoomba community, The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair is a celebration of Toowoomba’s dance culture and how dance features in our local history, featuring a cracking live band lead by local multi award-winning musician Sue Ray, a charming emcee and heart-warming real stories from local community legends.
Light footed guest stars from local dance groups will keep you on your toes (literally!) including; the incredibly graceful competition ballroom couples from Dance Connection, a rocking performance from Just Rock Toowoomba, Boot scooting babes from Toowoomba Line Dancing, Rich Virsa Bhangra, an internet breaking display of the future of dance from Mayhem Dance, Radiance Dance Academy and Highland Dancing and a lively representation from Toowoomba’s social hot spot – the Toowoomba Senior Citizens Centre.
Magically recreating the feel and atmosphere from the best hall dances of yesteryear, there will be a light supper and of course prizes including a traditional meat tray, plus a Belle of the Ball award so get out your best threads and get ready to shine at this spectacular night of entertainment cleverly blending the feel and fun of dancing from the ages, for all ages.
And baby, you are allowed to sit in the corner but trust us, your feet will be tapping!
The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair Empire Theatres May 13 and 14!
The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair is a project by Everybody NOW! Presented by Empire Theatre, with support by Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, provided through Regional Arts Australia, administered in Queensland by Flying Arts Alliance.
Everybody NOW! by is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy, the City of Gold Coast and Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.
Empire Cardholder $32.00
Groups 6+ $32.00
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