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Get ready to move, groove, and feel the rhythm like never before at the Maitland Riverlights Groove Fusion Stage!

This dance and music stage is your passport to a world of soul-stirring beats, infectious melodies, and sensational performances. Brought to life by a dynamic fusion of dance styles and music, the Groove Fusion Stage is where innovation meets tradition.

Prepare to be dazzled by the incredible talents of our performers as they push the boundaries of rhythm and movement. Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or simply looking to enjoy the infectious energy of the crowd, this stage promises a night of unforgettable entertainment.

Located in The Levee, this stage will be emceed by Alex Morris and will see a range of fun and exciting performances and lessons delivered for audiences to participate in:

  • Mixed Mobs – Aboriginal Dance Lessons
  • Macedonian Dance Lessons
  • Capoirera Performance and lesson


2.00pm - 3.00pm Mixed Mobs Dance Group Join Emily and the Mixed Mob Dancers and learn some new dance moves.
3.00pm - 3.45pm Te Ukaipo Maori Club Newcastle Watch and enjoy a stage performance by the Te Ukaipo Maori Club of Newcastle.
4.00pm - 4.30pm Chance2dance performance Enjoy a fun and upbeat performance by students from an Inclusive Dance School for Kids Teens and Young Adults with Disabilities.
4.30pm - 5.30pm Čekor Macedonian Dance Company Through high energy performances and colourful costumes, Čekor's storytelling through the power of song and dance, captivates the audience with every beat of the drum and every step. Without a doubt, Čekor will step you into a world of Macedonian folkloric culture. Get involved in the dance workshop and learn about Macedonian music and dance.
5.30pm - 6.15pm Capoeira Aruanda Performance and Lesson Experience the Brazilian art form Capoeira with instructors Serenata and Quebra from Capoeira Aruanda!
6.30pm - 7.15pm Samba Frog This is a HIGH-ENERGY performance brought to you by the 15-piece band "SambaFrog". The show includes pumping percussion, horns, strings, songs and dance from Brazil and the Caribbean. SambaFrog, led by international man of music Jean Stora, is a multicultural, multi-diverse, multi-talented performing company with a passion for sharing the energy, excitement, and spectacle of Brazil's famous Carnavals. The drums get the party going, generating festive rhythms you can't help but move to.




See a range of local and national bands captivating audiences with a range of performances influenced from across the globe.

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Filled with vibrant and colourful cultural song and dance performances, a cultural fashion parade as well as the Citizenship Ceremony and Official Ceremony.



Dedicated food area featuring your favourite local and regional food trucks and stalls serving a range of delicious food inspired from around the world.



Learn about cultural traditions, language, art, cuisine, games and more importantly, each other!