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Unwrapping Christmas - Ballroom under the Stars

Unwrapping Christmas - Ballroom under the Stars

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  • Fri 20 Dec ’13, 8:00pm – 11:00pm


Aotea Square, Queen St, Auckland CBD


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Ballroom under the Stars is a dance spectacular not to be missed featuring lessons and demonstrations from Candy Lane's professional dancers and live music from the Queen City Big Band. Even if you have never tried ballroom before, come down, give it a whirl and practice your twirl.
The Queen City Big Band is Auckland’s premier Big Band, comprising of some of Auckland’s finest musicians and vocalists. Playing a huge repertoire of fantastic music from the great swing era to funk, rock and jazz, this band is one not to be missed.

8.00pm to 9.00pm - Ballroom lessons with the Candy Lane Dancing with the Stars dancers
9.00pm to 11.00pm - Ballroom dancing with music by Queen City Big Band also featuring demonstrations by Candy Lane Dancing with the Stars dancers.

Dance the night away at Bandstand Under the Stars on Friday and Saturday evenings. Learn some new moves or show off the ones you already have. Each weekend evening, whether it’s Salsa, Swing, a Celtic Ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) or classic Ballroom, come and get your groove on with a live band. Bring your friends and family or take the chance to meet someone new, everyone is welcome no matter what your ability and it’s free to join in. There will be dance instructors on hand to show everyone the moves as well as plenty of room to freestyle, or just listen to the music. Grab a drink, a bite to eat and dance the night away in Aotea Square.

We even have stylists on site to help you glam up your hair and makeup in the style of the night.

Get amongst Summer and celebrate Christmas in Aotea Square

The Edge presents Unwrapping Christmas 2013 with Bandstand Under the Stars, Concrete Theatre, Live at Lunch and Christmas Markets.

Unwrapping Christmas returns to Aotea Square for a second year this December, with theatre, live music, and dancing as we celebrate all that is vibrant and exciting about a Southern Hemisphere Christmas. Unwrapping Christmas will put a spring in your step with its unique blend of free cultural and community experiences and entertainment for all Aucklanders over two weeks, in the lead up to Christmas.

Unwrapping Christmas is all about celebrating Auckland, Christmas and those lazy hazy summer days. Join the dancing, the music, and performance In Aotea Square, it’s all for you.

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