Everybody NOW! showcased The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair as part of the APAM 2016 Official Program.

“The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair is driven by a community engagement process and is site-specific, so for us, one of the great benefits of APAM was the time to have conversations and build relationships.This has lead to new creative developments across the country. We are currently in the midst of rolling out several community residencies across three states that will reach presentation in 2018 – 2019.”

Since APAM 2016 The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair has toured to:

  • Darebin, VIC: St Gabriel’s Hall,  11- 14 May 2016
  • Boroondara, VIC: Hawthorn Arts Centre, 20 -21 July 2016

Everybody NOW! was commissioned to create You Should Be Dancing for Brisbane Festival 2016:

  • Brisbane, QLD: Brisbane Festival. 3 – 11 September 2016


(APAM 2016 Showcase)

Inspired by the rise and fall of the social dance scene, The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair celebrates that the dance circuit is alive and ready to kick up the dust again.

A large scale, site-specific and completely participatory dance celebration, featuring local dance legends, a charming MC, light footed guest stars and live band with a heart stopping musical mash up.

Complete with supper, raffles, meat trays, love, high drama and heart-warming real stories, by the end of this show your dance card will be full!

Put on your dancing shoes and hit the floor for everything from the two-step to the twerk, tango to a cheeky cha cha, a waltz, swing step or free styling soul train grooves. The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair spans across generations and genres, connected by the knowledge that people love to dance.


Led by Ian Pidd, Kate McDonald and Bec Reid along with a cohort of talented collaborators, Everybody NOW! are a collective of performance makers and producers who create participatory and large-scale experiences that are celebratory and playful, propelled by passion and curiosity.

Everybody NOW! work with real stories and real people.

The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair is created by Everybody NOW!

For more information on Everybody NOW! or touring opportunities for The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair please contact:

Kate McDonald | Creative Producer

M: 0402 071 984 |  contact@inauguralannual.com

Website:  inauguralannual.com| www.everybodynow.com.au

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