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Chinese Square Dancing

Promoting active ageing
Learn the modern combination of dance and exercise that is a fun and visual spectacle for people of all ages.

Event details

Tuesday 5 March
10 - 11.30am
Eastern Avenue, the University of Sydney
Free event, no registration required

Photography byTobias Titz


With roots in ancient Chinese history, China’s plaza or square dancing has been developed over thousands of years. Due to its ease of participation, social and health benefits, it is said to have over 100 million practitioners worldwide and is practiced daily in key public spaces around the world.

In Australia, Square Dancing has been introduced by the Chinese community. It promotes active ageing, attracting elders from all backgrounds to take part and participate in civic life. It also promotes community building within our ever-growing urban environments. The dancers also encourage participation among young people, to promote multi-generational activity.

This event is part of our current Tin Sheds Gallery Exhibition, New Agency: Owning Your Future and Sydney Design Festival.  

Eastern Avenue