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Unwrapping Christmas - Swing under the Stars


Sat 21 Dec 2013, 8:00pm–11:00pm

Where: Aotea Square, Queen St, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Alex Ellis

Always wanted to give swing dancing a go? Swing Out Central are running a giant beginners swing lesson. So come and Swing Dance to your hearts content at Swing Under The Stars! Kick back and listen to the big band sounds of Tuxedo Swing playing all the classics from 1920s, 1930s and 1940’s big band era - a period when dancing was the most popular form of entertainment. Professional dancers will also be free styling to the sounds of the Tuxedo Swing big band and will finish the night off with a group performance. Swing Out Central is a Swing and Blues dance school in Auckland, specialising in swing style dances from the early 20th century.

8.00pm to 9.00pm - Swing lessons with Swing Out Central
9.00pm to 11.00pm - Swing Dancing with Tuxedo Swing also featuring demonstrations by Swing Out Central

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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