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Rhythm Lives: Honouring The Legacy Of Ethel Bruneau

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Convergence

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Restorative Culture

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Salsa Night

To the music of Marta Elena’s band, join us for an unforgettable evening of dance that spans the vibrant beats of Latin America. The show begins with the fiery passion of salsa, where every step tells a story of love and longing. Next, be swept away by the exhilarating adaptation of a cha cha cha […]

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Paradise Soul Day Party

Paradise Soul is a day party presented by LIT (Lagos in TO) to celebrate the dynamic Caribana weekend on the waterfront with Island Soul. Featuring a lineup of DJs and MCs, dance the day away, swaying to the melodies and rhythms of dancehall, Soca, and afrobeats in this Caribbean rave-style set-up. LIT is committed to […]

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Interactive Hip Hop Workshops And Exhibits

Take in street art and DJing, then come watch excellent beatbox and street dance artists perform before you learn some moves of your own and find your style in their interactive workshops. 

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Breakin’ The Cycle: Open-Styles Battle

Toronto’s top Street Dancers compete one-on-one for the open-styles breaking battle to win prizes and the top spot on the podium.

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Breakin’ The Cycle: Breaking Battle

 Join us on the floor as Toronto’s best b-boys and b-girls go head-to-head in an epic three vs. three showdown to compete for a place in the final battle to win cash prizes (and mad respect!) 

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Tap With Ripple Effect 

Join Ripple Effect, a dynamic tap dance group renowned for its electrifying performances, for an unforgettable dance performance demonstration and workshop experience. Watch as their synchronized footwork and rhythmic beats create an explosion of energy on stage, showcasing tap dance’s rich history and vibrant culture. Following the performance demonstration, dive deeper into the art form […]

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Contemporary With Hanna Kiel 

Join us as we present an excerpt of BODY, Hanna Kiel’s latest dance creation and performed by Human Body Expression. BODY brings together a talented ensemble of dancers, each bringing their own life stories, movement backgrounds and physical wisdom to the stage. Their past, present and future are woven into the fabric of their movement, […]

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Rhythms Of Africa With Lua Shayenne

The evening starts with Lua Shayenne Dance Company’s (LSDC) riveting show, Journey to the Motherland, which takes audiences on an immersive journey through Africa. With traditional songs, dances and live percussion, LSDC’s talented artists bring to life the experiences of market women in Ghana, sing the praises of the brave fishermen of the Kasai River […]

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Bollywood With Broken Dance 

Join us for a spellbinding dance demo that promises to transport you to the heart of Bollywood’s pulsating rhythms and dazzling spectacle. Marvel at the group’s seamless fusion of traditional Indian dance styles with contemporary flair as they take you on a captivating journey through many South Asian dance styles.  And the excitement continues! Delve […]

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Arising

Experience Irish dance through a modern lens in Arising, a groundbreaking performance from the Canadian Irish Dance Company. Celebrating culture and artistic exploration, Arising presents new interpretations of Irish dance with an entirely Canadian soundtrack. Choreography by Ciaran Plummer, Michaela Fernandes, Michelle Pion & Camille Slaght. Dancers: Meaghan Kilmartin, Kylie Paliani, Patrick Grant, Rachel Mintz, […]

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Odawa Wiingushk 

This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather. See you next week! This unique showcase brings together Lindy Kinoshameg (Odawa Nation), Leslie Mccue (Michi Saagiig Nation) and Jillian Sutherland (Cree Nation). The evening starts the Fancy Shawl dance. This dance expression highlights the speed and endurance of women, symbolizing a departure from stationary dances to expressive movement. The Prairie Chicken […]

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Swing Dance Class

This 45-minute intro to swing dancing explores the partnered dance originally founded in Harlem, New York City in the late 1920s — the Lindy Hop! Learn the basic patterns and movements of the dance form, either solo or with a partner (partners are rotated throughout the duration of the class). After the class, stay for […]

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The Breaking Draft

Hosted by Breaking Canada, the Breaking Draft invites top breakers from across North America to come to Toronto and compete in a partner battle to win the title of “Canada’s Top Crew.”  Participating competitors will first participate in the Preliminaries earlier in the day, moving to the Final Battles later that evening. Prepare to be […]

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West African Dance Workshop

Join professional dancer, choreographer and instructor, Mabinty Sylla, in a fun and challenging workshop on West African dance, for people of all experiences and skill levels!  Then catch her performance with Okavango African Orchestra on the Concert Stage at 6pm. 

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Patchwork

“PATCHWORK” is a dance show that brings life to the tapestry woven from the diverse threads of human experiences. Each piece represents a curator’s introspection on identity and the influences that shape them. Through choreography and storylines, the dancers become vessels for these personal narratives, seamlessly stitching together tales of love, loss, resilience, and transformation. […]

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AEDC Year-End Recital Showcase

Artistic Edge Dance Company is proud to present our 13th annual year-end recital showcase. Please join us as we celebrate the hard work and talent our recreational and competitive teams have to offer. It is a show you do not want to miss!

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BAM Dance Demo

Bust A Move! Dance Demo

BAMDance is an international organization running dance classes for kids, teens and adults with disabilities. This dance workshop is a fun and inclusive event for people with disabilities so they feel safe and have fun. No experience is necessary. Open to everyone!

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Bollywood Dance demo

Bollywood Dance

Taking the audience through classical dance forms from Bharatnatyam and Kathak to folk dances like Bhangra, Toronto’s Broken Dance Entertainment is the leading Bollywood dance company in Canada, most well-known for their stint as finalists on Canada’s Got Talent. Specializing in all forms of South Asian dance styles, the company innovates in their live performances by […]

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Yassama And The Beaded Calabash 

Created especially for young children, Yassama and the Beaded Calabash is the story of a young girl who, with the help of the old Baobab tree, saves her village from drought and delivers a powerful lesson about the importance of respecting and honouring Mother Earth.   Rooted in African oral tradition, acclaimed artist Lua Shayenne invites […]

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Make Me Dance

Make Me Dance

An immersive and fast-paced live dance show that encourages the audience to actively participate in the performance to share in the magical world of creativity.  Igniting children’s imaginations, Make Me Dance is an immersive dance theatre production by Norwegian company Panta Rei Danseteater. With raw energy and enthusiasm, three dancers, backed by a musician, bound across […]

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BENCHED

Witness the magic in this playful performance of breaking and contemporary dance from Denmark’s Uppercut Dance Theater. Using supersized benches as their launch pad, five dancers throw themselves around a long, black bench in a performance about how we can find our place in the world when life wants to throw us on the bench and out […]

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