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Dance Halls
Brisbane Festival and the Queensland Government present

Dance Halls

Calling all local community stars!

Are you ready to learn new skills or shine on stage?

Brisbane Festival is bringing dance, movement and music to community centres with a free workshop and performance program, Dance Halls, by Finucane and Smith.

From line dancers, to drag divas, Chinese opera lovers to deadly country singers, whether you are 8 or 88, whether you sing in the shower or on the stage, whether you get around in a wheelchair or on roller skates, everyone is welcome.

If you have an act, sign up and show up for rehearsals before show day. If you don't, come to a creative workshop and work with our world-class artists to put something amazing together with a chance to shine on stage!

#Workshops

Flex those creative muscles and learn a new skill with free workshops in your community. Workshops run for 8 weeks, from Jul-Sep.

Sing Sing Sing

Sing Sing Sing

📅 Thursdays 14 Jul - 25 Aug
🕐 10-11:30am

In choir workshops with Yani Mills, at Sherwood Uniting Church Hall.

West End Songs

West End Songs

📅 Fridays 22 Jul - 2 Sep
🕐 1-3:00pm

With First Nations artist Jessie Lloyd, at the Croquet Club South Brisbane.

Dance Workshops

Dance Workshops

📅 Fridays 29 Jul - 9 Sep
🕐 10-11:30am

Move and groove it with Yenenesh Nigusse, at St David's Neighbourhood Centre, Coopers Plains.

DJ and Music Production

DJ and Music Production

📅 Thursdays 21 Jul - 1 Sep
🕐 3:30-5pm

With Rekon Youth Foundation, at HUB Neighbourhood Centre Inala.

Dance Your Heart Out

Dance Your Heart Out

📅 Wednesdays 3 Aug - 21 Sep
🕐 10-11am

With community dance champion, Neridah Waters, at The Community Place, Stafford.

Hip-Hop Workshops

Hip-Hop Workshops

📅 Mondays 1 Aug - 12 Sep
🕐 4-5pm

With Elements Collective, at YMCA Cannon Hill Community Centre.

Circus, Dance & Performance Skills

Circus, Dance & Performance Skills

📅 Wednesdays 20 Jul - 7 Sep
🕐 3:30-5pm

Find your hidden talent with Casus Creations, at Elorac Place Community Centre.

Creative Costume Workshop

Creative Costume Workshop

📅 Thursdays 4 Aug - 15 Sep
🕐 4-6pm

LGBTIQ+ and allies, design your look and find your inner creative with Sophiaan Subhan and Ehud Joseph at Art from the Margins, Fortitude Valley.


#Perform

Shine on stage 💃

We know every community is chock full of superstars, of all ages, shapes and sizes, cultures and passions and we want you!

Come and join us — there are solo spots, and group numbers and singalongs, anyone who wants to be part of it, will be.


#See a show

Dance Halls celebrates the beauty of our community under twinkling lights, velvet drapes, satin table seating...and disco fever!

A whole-of community performance like no other.


#Partners

1 - Queensland Government
ABC Radio Brisbane
Festival Donors

Dance Halls is proudly supported by the Queensland Government.

This project is supported through the Giving Program by Carolyn Vincent – Ubuntu Foundation.

Brisbane Festival expresses deep respect to and acknowledges the First People of this Country.