Dance-O-Mat

21 Apr - 8 May

Dance-O-Mat

Free

Aotea Square

Dance

Push play and boogie! 

Get your dancing shoes on and head to Aotea Square these school holidays to dance up a storm at Dance-O-Mat, the coolest interactive outdoor dance floor that’s FREE for everyone.

Movers and shakers will delight in the sprung dance floor that comes alive when a personal music device is plugged in, loudspeakers and lights switch on. 

Designed as an urban space to bring people together via spontaneous dancing, and installed in time for NZ Dance Week, the Dance-O-Mat was originally developed by Gap Filler in post-quake Christchurch to make use of the newly vacant spaces in the city and respond to the loss of place to dance. Since 2012, thousands of Cantabrians (and the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall!) have shimmied, strutted and shaken their stuff on the dancefloor, where no skill or experience is required.

Dance-O-Mat is an Auckland Live Experience. 

To learn more about the creation of Dance-O-Mat and Gap Filler please visit: gapfiller.org.nz

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Full Dance Programme 


Friday 21 April

SeniorsDANCE Company 

Rehearsal - 3pm - 4pm 

The Dance-O-Mat will not be available to the public whilst a rehearsal takes place. But you're welcome to come and watch! 

 

APO Young Achievers Jazz Combo, accompanied by the Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design - Movement Therapy Students

All welcome to join in this event - 5.30pm - 6.30pm

The Jazz Combo will play live music to dance to for anyone who wishes to join in. 

 

Fight the Fever - YouMeNZ 

Performance - 7pm - 8pm 

This work calls attention to the rheumatic fever prevention campaign in South Auckland.

 

 

Disco Flash Mob - Papaya Stories 

Rehearsal - 8pm - 9pm 

The Dance-O-Mat will not be available to the public whilst a rehearsal takes place. But you're welcome to come and watch! 

 

Saturday 22 April 

APO Young Achievers String Trio 

All welcome to join in this performance - 12pm - 1pm 

The String Trio will play live music to dance to for anyone who wishes to join in. 

 

Disco Flash Mob - Papaya Stories 

All welcome to join in this performance - 1pm - 2pm 

Get ready for a 70s dance explosion when the Disco Flash mob takes over the Dance-O-Mat!

 

DANZ Dance Week Launch  

Performances - 3pm - 4pm 

Dance Aotearoa New Zealand celebrate the launch of NZ Dance Week with an opening address from Parris Goebel and performances on the Dance-O-Mat. 

 

Gin Mill Swing & Swing Out Central

Dance class where all are welcome to join - 5pm - 7pm 

Showcasing lindy hop, Jazz, tap, ballroom and African dances from the Swing era of the 1920s, 30s and 40s. These fun, social dances are all about great music, a connection with a partner, and feeling good about life!

 

The Fold - Dance Club 

All welcome to join - 8pm - 10pm 

You’ve heard of book clubs? Well, the FOLD is a dance club – getting together on the Dance-O-Mat for an evening of pure dance fabulousness!

 

Tuesday 25 April 

Poppy Dance – SeniorsDANCE Company

An ANZAC Day commemoration - 1pm - 1.30pm 

Susan Jordan created the SeniorsDANCE Company to give older community dancers an opportunity to perform. Most are in their 70’s and welcome the challenge. Poppy Dance is a serious sombre dance that remembers the suffering and loss of war.

 

Wednesday 26 April 

Bike Ballet - SeniorsDANCE Company

Performance in Aotea Square - 12pm and 1pm

Bike Ballet is a zany and fun work, in which older community dancers explore riding in formations throughout Aotea Square. This short work will be performed on bicycles twice a day in the main part of Aotea Square.

 

POP Knot - New Zealand Dance Company 

Performance - 1.45pm - 2pm

The Highlight of POP 2017 – check out this new work from the NZ Dance Company which will travel across the city and culminate in Aotea Square.

 

Friday 28 April 

Psycholie a deux

Performance - 11am - 12pm & 12.20pm - 1pm

All welcome to join in with this dance duo.

 

Bike Ballet - SeniorsDANCE Company

Performance in Aotea Square - 12pm and 1pm

Bike Ballet is a zany and fun work, in which older community dancers explore riding in formations throughout Aotea Square. This short work will be performed on bicycles twice a day in the main part of Aotea Square.

 

K-Pop Dance Celebration 

All welcome to join in, 8pm - 10pm 

We're taking over the Dance-O-Mat in Aotea Square with a K-POP NIGHT. Come dance to all your favourite K-pop songs and watch our crew in action. Led by international choreographer Rina Chae (who's worked with BoA, Stephanie, SF9 and Monsta) and featuring Street Candee, this event is on for one night only.

 

Saturday 29 April

 

Bike Ballet - SeniorsDANCE Company

Performance in Aotea Square - 12pm and 1pm

Bike Ballet is a zany and fun work, in which older community dancers explore riding in formations throughout Aotea Square. This short work will be performed on bicycles twice a day in the main part of Aotea Square.

 

Gin Mill Swing & Swing Out Central

Dance class where all are welcome to join - 5pm - 7pm 

Showcasing lindy hop, Jazz, tap ballroom and African dances from the Swing era of the 1920s, 30s and 40s. These fun, social dances are all about great music, a connection with a partner, and feeling good about life!

 

Wednesday 3 April


​POP Fiesta

Performance in Aotea Square - part of POP projects 2017

Join in the drumming with this wild and wonderful pop up musical experience!

 

Saturday 6 May

Viva Dance
7-8pm - Public Latin dance lesson
8-11.30pm - DJ, dance performances and free style dancing

Come and join us for a fun night of Latin dancing outdoors in Aotea Square

 

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