Archived: Dance-O-Mat

Interactive Dancefloor in Aotea Square

Get your dancing shoes on and head to Aotea Square these school holidays to dance up a storm at Dance-O-Mat, the coolest interactive outdoor dance floor that’s free for everyone.

Movers and shakers will delight in the professional-standard sprung dance floor that comes alive when a personal music device is plugged in and loudspeakers, lights and a glitter ball switch on.

Beautifully designed as an urban space to bring people together via spontaneous dancing, and installed in time for NZ Dance Week, the Dance-O-Mat was originally developed in post-quake Christchurch to make use of the newly vacant spaces in the city. Since 2012, thousands of Cantabrians (and the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall!) have shimmied, strutted and shaken their stuff on the dancefloor, where no skill or experience is required. 




Contact details

Aotea Square
50 Mayoral Drive
Friday 21 April – Monday 8 May