Dance party co-hosts Pablo Salas and Bex Deva. Photo: Jonty Dine.

City poised to dance


The world’s largest silent disco comes to town this weekend as hundreds are set to get their groove on through the streets of Nelson.

World Dance Day will take place in over 40 countries and 96 cities around the world in a celebration to unite humanity.

Dance party co-host Bex Deva says dance serves as a universal unifier.

“It’s more important now than ever to that we remember our similarities rather than our differences.”

She says dance is the perfect medium to bring people of all backgrounds together.

“It gives a sense of joy and connection.”

The silent, roving dance party will commence at the bottom of Trafalgar St at midday on Saturday before boogying its way to the Nelson Market, the Nelson i-Site and finishing back where it began.

Dancers will use an app to sync the music with those around the world.

Those that registered early enough were able to have their say in the playlist.

Bex says the songs are multigenerational varying from classics to contemporary such as ‘Footloose’, and ‘Ice-Ice Baby’.

She says you do not have to possess the dance ability of Justin Timberlake or Lady Gaga to get up and groove.