Friday 27th April 2018

7pm Brazilian Carnivale Parade

We’re very excited that in conjunction with the Surfers Paradise Alliance and Council we will be running a Samba Parade for a Carnival-esque progression with live drums and our local Capoeira artists from our Hotel Ballroom, down the coastline of the beach and to the waterfront right outside Cavill Mall and under the iconic Surfers Paradise sign.

The Council are even temporarily blocking all traffic so that the Gold Coast’s most iconic strip so you can get the best view of this awesome event.

Who can watch?

It’s free for all general public to watch the parade.

Is it possible to take part in the parade?

Yes! All you need is a costume and a full pass for the Australian Dance Cup to become involved, plus that means you get all the extra benefits of watching all the professional shows and attending the full schedule of workshops for the weekend too!

7:30pm The OneCavill Samba Competition

We’re very excited that in conjunction with OneCavill Bar & Restaurant we’re running a Freestyle Samba competition with live Brazilian drummers.

Join us at the Marquee on the beach right near the Surfers Paradise sign, to watch these gorgeous ladies shimmy and shake their way to a cash prize of $450 for our winner.

Who can watch?

It’s free for all general public to watch the freestyle competition.

Is it possible to take part in the competition?

Yes! All you need is a costume and a full pass for the Australian Dance Cup to become involved, plus that means you get all the extra benefits of watching all the professional shows and attending the full schedule of workshops for the weekend too!

9:00pm Professional Exhibition Shows in the Mantra on View Ballroom

Every year we bring the best Latin Dancers from around Australia and the world to the Australian Dance Cup, and 2018 will be no exception.

To enjoy seeing these talented Artists live, join us for our ticketed event in the Ballroom of the Mantra on View from 9pm each night.

Don’t forget, you need one of the following tickets to gain access to the shows and parties inside the Ballroom:

  • Single night party pass ($40 pre-paid | $50 at the door)
  • 3 night party pass ($100 pre-paid | $120 at the door)
  • Full weekend pass ($250 until 24th February | $275 until 11th March | Full price $300)
10:00pm Latin parties until 2am

We’re blessed with an awesome venue that offers two beautiful social dance rooms on Level 2, both air conditioned and with a great dance floor, to have two dedicated dance spaces for our favourite styles:

  • Salsa & Bachata room
  • Zouk & Kizomba room

All your favourite DJ’s will be there, playing the latest in latin music from around the world, along with our fantastic artists who’ll be ready to party and dance the night away with you.

Saturday 28th April 2018

6pm Zouk Jack ‘n’ Jill competition

In conjunction with the Brazilian Zouk Dance Council, we will be featuring a Zouk Jack ‘n’ Jill competition in 2018. This is when dancers draw each others names out of a hat to get partnered up on the spot, and freestyle dance together to a song, alongside other couples.

Who can watch?

It’s free for all general public to watch the competition.

Is it possible to take part in the competition?

Yes! All you need is a Full or Competitors pass for the Australian Dance Cup to become involved, plus that means you get all the extra benefits of watching all the professional shows and attending the full schedule of workshops for the weekend too!

9:00pm Professional Exhibition Shows in the Mantra on View Ballroom

Every year we bring the best Latin Dancers from around Australia and the world to the Australian Dance Cup, and 2018 will be no exception.

To enjoy seeing these talented Artists live, join us for our ticketed event in the Ballroom of the Mantra on View from 9pm each night.

Don’t forget, you need one of the following tickets to gain access to the shows and parties inside the Ballroom:

  • Single night party pass ($40 pre-paid | $50 at the door)
  • 3 night party pass ($100 pre-paid | $120 at the door)
  • Full weekend pass ($250 until 24th February | $275 until 11th March | Full price $300)
10:00pm Latin parties until 2am

We’re blessed with an awesome venue that offers two beautiful social dance rooms on Level 2, both air conditioned and with a great dance floor, to have two dedicated dance spaces for our favourite styles:

  • Salsa & Bachata room
  • Zouk & Kizomba room

All your favourite DJ’s will be there, playing the latest in latin music from around the world, along with our fantastic artists who’ll be ready to party and dance the night away with you.