Common People Dance Classes: now open!

Presented by Common People Dance Project

A glorious vomit-splash of sequins, spandex and glitter — the Common People Dance Classes are back at Horizon Festival for the second year running!

26 years ago Neridah Waters auditioned for her school Rock Eisteddfod and got rejected. To this day she carries the bitterness in her polyester puffed sleeves. She’s channelled her angst into Common People Dance Project, creating her own Rock Eisteddfod competition — but with adults! (and kids; and babies in carriers; actually, anyone).

After attaining cult-status in Brisbane — and after a HUGELY successful first year with the Horizon Festival Team — Neridah’s bringing her famous dance competition back to the Sunshine Coast. 

Just like last year, we’re forming two Sunshine Coast teams to battle it out at a Regional Competition during Horizon Festival 2022. From there, the Sunshine Coast rep team (the winner of the Horizon Festival dance battle) will then head to Brisbane Festival for the ‘Nationals’ — dancing off against the Gold Coast and Brisbane metro teams, to run an epic dance battle for the common people of South East Queensland.

people dancing

Why join the team?

It’s going to be awesome.
We’ll meet once a week for two terms.
There’ll be half time oranges.
There’ll be dress ups. 

Grab your crew, bring your mum, or come along solo. 

Secure your place

Common People Dance Eisteddfod Highlights


Date: Term 2: April 20th – June 22nd
Time: Wednesday nights, 6.30 – 7.30pm
Where: Maroochydore State School, 56-68 Primary School
Cost: Adults $150, Kids $75  (costume hire included in term fee)


Secure your place

Images: Barbara Lowing