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Spaces for Street Dance – Report Launch

Tuesday 5 March, 6 to 8 PM, Redfern Oval Community Room

The Spaces for Street Dance research and feasibility study was a year-long research on the diverse styles and cultures of Sydney’s street dance community, led by Dr Rachael Gunn (Macquarie University) and Feras Shaheen, in partnership with Critical Path and supported by City of Sydney.

The project is culminating with the Report which will be launched on Tuesday 5 March, 6pm at the Redfern Oval Community Room. You are very welcome to attend, please register here

For any enquiries or if you have an issue with registration, please contact Ira: [email protected]



Drawing on qualitative and quantitative research, this project provides important insight into the demographics and make-up of Sydney’s diverse street dance community. It foregrounds the voices of dancers in sharing their experiences of dancing in public space, revealing not only the positive impact on community-building, wellbeing, and artistic development, but also issues with abuse and harassment.


The overarching goal of the project is to develop a deeper understanding of street dance community practices, to provide a way forward for improved use of city spaces, to develop stronger relationships between arts and business, and to highlight the valuable contribution of street dance to the cultural fabric of the City of Sydney.


This report brings together our research over the past year on the diverse styles and cultures of Sydney’s street dance community. This research has included a survey, focus group, and interviews, and has drawn on the expertise of our amazing Knowledge Circle (Poppin Jack, Red Lady Bruiser, Shazam, Eliam Royalness, Amelia Duong, Sammy the Free).


Please join us in celebrating the launch of this important milestone. We will be sharing the report with you while having light refreshments and solid conversations.


Dr Rachael Gunn and Feras Shaheen

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