You’ll be able to dance up a storm when Brisbane City Council’s free Active Parks Dance program returns to South Bank this month.

The initiative, which is part of Brisbane City Council’s year-round Active Parks program, runs from Monday 25 July to Wednesday 17 August and is facilitated by qualified instructors from Brisbane’s best dance companies.

The three-week dance program will be held in The Piazza at South Bank and feature three popular styles of dance — ballroom, Latin dancing and hip hop.

Ballroom classes (Mondays, 5:30pm to 6:30pm) will teach the basics of foxtrot and tango; Latin dancing classes (Tuesdays, 5:30pm to 6:30pm) will be perfect for those interested in the fundamentals and basics of salsa, merengue and bachata; and hip hop dance classes (Wednesdays, 5:30pm to 6:30pm) will fuse dynamic movement with street-style dance basics.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk says the Active Parks program, which includes activities at more than 50 parks across Brisbane, encourages locals to lead an active and healthy lifestyle, while enjoying Brisbane’s public spaces.

“No previous dance experience is necessary, and you don’t need to have your own dance partner to give the classes a try,” Cr Quirk says.

“Active Parks is all about encouraging people to get outside and enjoy our world-class public spaces. As the home of Brisbane’s cultural precinct, South Bank Parklands is perfectly suited to host this year’s Active Parks Dance program.”

For more information about the program, head to visitsouthbank.com.au.