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Dancing In The Park


Sat 10 Dec 2016, 1:00pm–11:00pm

Where: Crawford Reserve, Picton Street, Howick, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Ayshaylq

Bring your whole family and come dance with us in Crawford Reserve. Be a part of this amazing family-oriented day as we fill the reserve with live music, DJ's, creative performances, positive energy and connected people.

Watch your kids have fun in the designated kid's zone, eat some delicious food from the market area and enjoy a workshop or two. Share an afternoon and evening among fun-loving humans getting together and enjoying a love of music amidst the lush open space at Crawford Reserve.

Dancing in the Park events are family-friendly, drug and alcohol-free events put together by Emote Trust for the public to share. Come and have a go at Acro Yoga, play an instrument or two, meet people and share conversation with someone you've never met before. Spin poi, try out your latest dance moves and watch some amazing Fire Dancing once the sun sets. Simply come and be present with a bunch of cool people enjoying family friendly and community building free events this summer.

This is the first Dancing In The Park event in Howick but also marks 1 year since the regular monthly events began in Albert Park in the City.

What's Happening:
There is a space and music to dance and create throughout the afternoon and into the night from 1pm - 11pm. It doesn't matter whether you think you can dance or not, simply rock up and share the movement the music inspires in you. With 10 hours of music, performers and activities lined up, there is bound to be something that resonates with everyone.

The music, lights and dancing continues into the night, the fire dancer's environment. If you haven't seen what fire dancing is about, come check it out. If you have, have you ever wanted to give it a go?

Full music schedule to be announced.
- DJ Pieter Borgh
- DJ Anirvan Deva

Workshops/Things to Try:
- Poi/Staff Open Workshops
- ArtSpace
- AcroYoga
- Zumba

(If you would like to add a workshop to this lineup, or future events please email -

Kids Zone Activities:
- Face painting
- Lucky Dips
- Plant A Wish
- Colouring In and more

Special Workshop:
4:30pm - 6:30pm - Creative Poi Making Workshop - For $20 (which includes your materials) Michelle will help you make your own hand-crafted poi. This poi feel great to spin as you can make them to your own length, and pretty them up till your hearts' content.

Want some poi but feeling lazy? Don't worry, we've got you covered... Generic Sock Poi are available for purchase from Rory or the Rotunda for $20. Limited Stock available.

Donations gratefully accepted.

This is a free event for the public put together with a lot of love, support and goodwill of performers and helpers who love to share and connect. That being said, donations are gratefully accepted, so do keep an eye out for the white Emote Trust buckets on stage and around the rotunda, make a donation and help us keep this event going for all to share in the future.

For the fire dancers and those wanting to have a go and get stuck in having a really good burn, please bring a $10 contribution towards the cost of fuel.

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