The Grand Get Down is a free workshop that's part of the Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival program.
The Grand Get Down is a free workshop that's part of the Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival program. Kate McDonald

Grandkids and grandparents get down at free dance workshop

GOT a groovy grandma? Or a fly-stepping five-year-old? This year's Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival has the perfect school holiday event for them to get down in style.

The Grand Get Down invites 5-8 year-olds along with their over 65-year-old grandparents or important elder in their life to hit the dance floor for a free, fun and joyful school holiday workshop for the young and eternally young at heart.

Local performance company Everybody NOW! will host the workshop from 1.30-3pm on Tuesday, April 16 at Burleigh RSL Hall as part of this year's Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival program.

Producer Kate Baggerson said grandkids and their grandparents could come along to shake and shuffle through decades of party anthems and get down in grand style.

"Have you ever heard the expression: "Shake it like yo' grandma taught you!"? Well it's time to shake it with grandma and grandpa," Ms Baggerson said.

"The workshop is accessible for all experience, bodies and mobility - all you need is enthusiasm to participate."

Everybody NOW! specialises in socially engaged, contemporary arts practice with a focus on performance-driven projects, created with and for communities.

As part of the 2019 Bleach* Festival program it is presenting a series of workshops for children and families.

To register your attendance, email info@everybodynow.com.au or find more details on the website at www.everybodynow.com.au

The workshop is a part of the community research for a new inter-generational project by Everybody NOW! supported by the City of Gold Coast.

Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival will see 132 incredible art experiences come to the region over 12 days from 17 - 28 April. Find more details at www.bleachfestival.com.au.


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