Beekah Abrahm

Dance with BK by R.I.T.E!

Fusing traditional East African dance moves and rhythms with modern concepts and high-energy hip hop grooves, this dance workshop will teach you to find rhythm in your body and mind to groove, slide, jump and shout! 

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Orkes Garasi

Blossoming Indonesia

Blossoming Indonesia is a showcase of traditional music, choreography and vocal performances. Featuring Legong, Topang and Tari Piring genre dance performances accompanied by traditional music, the two-part show is an event of dramatic and songful wonder, capturing the essence of Indonesian arts in the face of cultural evolution and history. 

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Sadaka

Sadaka

Sadaka (“to give”) was created by Nigerian dance educator, performer and choreographer Sani Abu Mohammed Allen of Ijovudu Dance International to invite divine deities to share their energy and blessings with us. Join master drummer Amadou Kienou and friends in a parade to the heart of Habari Africa. Everybody is welcome to drum, dance, clap […]

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izimba arts

IZimba Arts

Learn traditional and urban dances from Southern Africa with IZimba Arts in this high energy workshop for all ages. IZimba Arts thrives to use music and dance to share the beauty of Zimbabwean culture and traditions. 

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Ethio Azmari

Ethio Azmari

The Azmari are skilled at improvisation and play an important role in Ethiopian society, like the griots or praise singers of West Africa. Ethio Azmari features vocalist Sintayehu “Mimi” Zenebe, drummer Bereket Gebrekirstos, dancer Yordanos Behonegn Nuri, masenqo player and vocalist Abebe Fikade. 

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Children participating in bust a move dance class

Bust A Move Dance Workshop

Visitors of all abilities and all ages are invited to join a super fun drop-in dance workshop!  Bust a Move Dance (BAMD) is a leading dance company for children, teens and adults with disabilities. They work with students of all ages and abilities. Classes focus on using dance as a vehicle for social and emotional […]

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Ana Maria Lucaciu

winter guests masterclass

This class uses imagery, sensations, and various improvisation tasks, leading the participants to access their bodies’ fascinating articulation and imagination. The driving force behind the class is curiosity, wonder, active decision-making and listening, and the abandonment of judgment. There is no good, or bad, only the poetry of surprise and play concerning time, space, rhythm […]

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Afiwi Groove Dance

Afiwi Groove Dance

Come groove, affirm and express yourself through West African dance movements. Durham Region’s award-winning African Arts performing company that focuses on all African Diaspora’s artistic genres will teach you dance styles from all across Africa!

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Silent Disco

Silent Disco

Soca, dancehall, reggae, coming straight to your headphones all night long! Everyone else will be dancing, join in too! The Silent Disco is the anchor activity of AIRMOVES. It represents the first generation of events that utilized wireless headphones. Silent Disco migrates the standard party from the typical “club” sound system to non-traditional venues and […]

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a robot dance party

Robot Dance Party

Music. Robots. Bleeps and blorps – It’s a robot dance party! Step one: build your cardboard robot costume (all materials provided). Step two: hit the dance floor and show off your robot moves as world-renowned DJ Kid Koala spins a set of his favorite electro-vocoder tracks. Have fun at this not-to-be-missed robot event of the […]

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First fire dancers

All Nations Junior Drummers

Enjoy a performance by Toronto Council Fire’s All Nations Junior Drummers, a First Nations Pow Wow-influenced youth drum group created to bring empowerment and identity to youth. The youth come from many different nations and communities across Turtle Island, including Dakota, Ojibwe, Chippewa and Cree, with many singers of all ages teaching each other new […]

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Kalabante dancers performing

Won’Ma Africa

Won’Ma Africa is a virtuosic circus explosion accompanied by pulsating live music showcasing various African artists. A handful of daring acrobats, accompanied by their musicians, perform to the pulsating rhythm of the djembes of Guinea with their authentic and original choreography and acrobatics. With the melodious sound of the Kora, Yamoussa Bangoura transports us to […]

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Sakuramai dancers

Yosakoi Dance Demo

Be prepared to have some FUN during this lively Japanese Yosakoi-style dance performance and demo presented by Sakuramai Toronto. Feel the energy, watch, dance and come together. 

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Children participating in bust a move dance class

How it Feels to be Me

Kids of all abilities and ages are invited to join in our super fun drop-in dance class, How It Feels to be Me! Experience dance as a powerful vehicle to unleash your spirit and encourage independence, confidence, resilience and empowerment, whatever your ability. Originally from Australia, Bust a Move Dance is a leading dance company […]

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Bollywood dancers

Bollywood Dance Demo

After their resounding success in 2019, Broken Dance is back at JUNIOR this year with their infectious Bollywood-style dance demo. Join in the fun of watching and learning a few moves from this company that fuses South Asian and Western styles, and that was a finalist on Canada’s Got Talent. 

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Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo

Dance Masterclass

Explore different styles, perspectives, and the meanings behind First Nations’ dances with Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo. Taking inspiration from cultural perspectives and practices, we will combine the past, present and future to create an understanding of this land through dance. Participants should have a minimum of 2 years dance/movement experience.  

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Morphs

DanceWorks presents Morphs, by Montreal’s Lina Cruz / Fila 13 Productions. An insatiable movement storyteller, Cruz creates a surprising world of mischievous dreamweavers. The Morphs are fairy-tale chefs, who cook up mischievous cuisine, drawing us into their world of illusion. Composing strange snippets of dreams, these creatures await the arrival of their sleepy clients. Multiple games, […]

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Anne Plamondon

Contemporary Dance Masterclass

Tapping into the RUBBERBAND Method to which she actively contributed, Plamondon offers exercises that strengthen dexterity and precision of movement on all axes, decision-making and the use of rhythmic variations. By learning the principles of the method, dancers will be ready to engage the floor with authority and finesse. An emphasis will also be placed […]

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The New Embassy

BLACK MAGIC / BLACK POWER

Inspired by Toronto’s renowned, historic Bohemian Embassy, meet a new generation of artists inspiring Canada’s ever-evolving literary scene at The New Embassy: a digital mini-series of spoken word, poetry, prose, theatrical readings, music and dance.  Consider disabled, Deaf and Mad futures through a riveting set of performances by Black artists. Curated by Syrus Marcus Ware, […]

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Kathleen Rea teaching a class

Every Body Can Dance

In this one-hour workshop, participants will be introduced to dance practices in which dancers relate to each other through movement and mutual consent. Through dance, relationships are developed through four key pillars:  Following  Being with a partner  Copying or transposing a partner’s action   Finding inspiration between each other  Our stories will begin to live […]

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Keren Pardis

Contemporary Dance Masterclass

This masterclass will introduce the participants to the work and artistic world of Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar through learning materials from L-E-V repertoire. The class is intended for intermediate dancers and choreographers with 2+ years of dance and movement training.  Registration is first-come, first-served to a maximum of 24 participants. All participants will be required to sign […]

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Participants of The New Embassy

Beautiful Journeys

Inspired by Toronto’s renowned, historic Bohemian Embassy, meet a new generation of artists inspiring Canada’s ever-evolving literary scene at The New Embassy: a digital mini-series of spoken word, poetry, prose, theatrical readings, music and dance. Award-winning author, performer and queer healer Kai Cheng Thom brings ritual-performance, spoken word and movement together for a transformative mosaic of introspective […]

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Tessel artistic creative featuring intertwined hands

TESSEL

A national initiative conceptualized by Dora-nominated choreographer and creator Esie Mensah (Shades, A Revolution of Love), TESSEL explores the complexities of movement and voice as a form of resilience – and to achieve truth and honesty in sharing its participants’ lived experience as Black dance artists. TESSEL premiered across the country on the one-year anniversary of Blackout […]

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Esie Mensah in TESSEL

TESSEL: A Community Conversation

TESSEL is a national initiative conceptualized by Dora-nominated choreographer and dancemaker Esie Mensah, featuring the stories of 14 pioneering Black artists from across Canada, exploring the complexities of diverse movement and voice as a form of resilience.  This gathering is a way to continue the conversation by asking ourselves what has changed. From June 1st, […]

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