It is time to don your best ‘80s gear, put on a thumping synthesiser backing track and step back into a time where Michael Douglas was a household name and perms were hip for an upcoming dance competition.
Stylised as the ultimate ’80s dance battle, dreams will be made and broken as dancers come together to compete in Pump Up The Heat, which is also a fundraiser for Bega’s Funhouse Studio.
Organiser Mica Lynnah said the decade was a great time for music, full of strong beats, the introduction of synthesisers as well as artists exploring freedom of expression and identity.
“I think beats in the ’80s hit a new level of irresistible. People connect with it because it is playful and cheesy, and ’80s dance moves are hilarious. And sometimes quite tricky,” she said.
She said there were lots of “classic hilarious” dance moves from the era, including The Sprinkler, Running Man, Roger Rabbit and Dancing in the Dark.
“But whole genres took off in the ’80s too, like vogueing, jazz ballet and break dancing,” Ms Lynnah said.
“There was a lot going on in the ’80s, enough to make people dance with a sense of wild abandon. And glamour.”
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There are many different categories competitors can register for.
This includes solo performers, groups, an endurance round where the last dancer standing is the winner, under 16 solo and group competitions and an under 18 endurance competition.
There will also be a back to the future round where you can set the time for an era of your choosing, freestyle for those with all the moves up their sleeves, a pro category for experienced and classically trained dancers, one for families, seniors, a wild card competition where anything goes and one where you can nominate a category that suits you.
There will be live DJs, food, a bar, pool table as well as fantastic fashion.
Pump Up The Heat is on Saturday, October 20 from 6pm until late at the Bega Country Club on Tarraganda Lane, Bega. It is child friendly until around 9pm.
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Audience members are welcome, with tickets $25/$10. Once registered competitors can enter free.
To book or register click here.
For more info contact Ms Lynnah on 0425 536 142.