I Want To Dance With Somebody

Sydney Dance Company x The Festival of Place
23 January 2021

Join us from the comfort of your own back yard or loungeroom, together with friends known and unknown across the great state of New South Wales. I Want To Dance With Somebody is your turn to bust a move with Sydney Dance Company as part of The Festival of Place and Sydney Festival!


Saturday 23 January

11am (AEST)



After months inside and in celebration of the great outdoors, Sydney Dance Company wants to get you moving this summer. Whether you’re busting moves in a local park or strutting your stuff on a sheep station, gather your tribe – it’s time to dance in this virtual community dance party.

You can take part in the final online class this week; learn and practice the short and snappy dance routine with your friends and family across the globe.

Register now for the free class!

Wed 20 Jan, 4pm AEST

So you can practice in the park or on the promenade, here’s a video to keep you moving!

Then bring your best moves to the Zoom Party on Saturday 23 January, for an online dance-off! With live music on the day from Haiku Hands (“Australia’s most electrifying pop prospect”, NME), you can dance with not just somebody, but everybod

I Want To Dance With Somebody is created in partnership with The NSW Government and The Festival of Place and presented as part of Sydney Festival.

Find your own fresh-air inspiration in preparation, and watch the dancers of Sydney Dance Company take to the parks and streets of Sydney to dance in the five-part film series Dance Locale.

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

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Keep Australia dancing!

The love and support from our dance community is helping us to keep the Company moving forward during these challenging times. Cancelled performances and loss of ticket sales have had a huge impact on Sydney Dance Company this year.

Facing the biggest challenge in our five decades of defining contemporary dance in Australia, we are finding new ways to respond and to make work.

I Want To Dance With Somebody is for you, our audience, our community, our most important collaborator.

Now more than ever, if you are able, a gift of any size will truly have a transformational effect.

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