Dancing on the Square: Rhythms of Africa with Lua Shayenne

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Couple swing dancing wearing red and black attire.

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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African woman wearing a blue and red dress and sitting in a studio.

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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Bead art painting on a table with paints.

Bead Art Painting / Dot Art Inspired By Metis Beadwork

In this workshop, participants will learn about the beautiful, traditional floral beadwork of the Métis people through dot art/bead art painting. Participants will be encouraged to create their own work of art inspired by what they have learned or by something important to them.

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Tifa workshop

Skipping Down Memory Lane

Co-presented with the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA), kids can work with illustrator and children’s book author Carey Sookocheff to create their special remembering stone based on her excellent book, The Remembering Stone, a gentle story about loss and grief and how small everyday actions can connect us to those we love. Books will also […]

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Weaving

Woven Transformations Drop-in

Facilitated by Harbourfront Centre’s School Visits team, this art-making activity invites participants to explore using various new and recycled materials to create a weaving. How can we use colour and texture to create patterns? How do science, technology, engineering, arts and math play a role in weaving? Every little artist will be able to take […]

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abstract collage

Explorations In Collage Drop-in

Facilitated by Harbourfront Centre’s School Visits team, this art-making activity invites participants to explore using colour, shape and line to create a mixed media collage based on the colours, shapes and patterns they see in the world. Every little artist will be able to take their artwork home. School Visits is Harbourfront Centre’s hands-on, inquiry-based, […]

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quilted painting

Quilted Painting Drop-in

Families at the Power Kids tent can make unique textile collages, taking home one-of-a-kind artwork to cherish their May long weekend. Inspired by The Power Plant Gallery’s Summer 2024 season exhibiting artists June Clark and Terrence Gower, participants will explore collages, patterns and textures to craft their original pieces.

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by kids for kids

Created By Kids For Kids

Stop by the creation stations of the Created By Kids for Kids laboratory and contribute your ideas to making a kid-friendly theatre play. Led by professional actors and writers, families will participate in interactive creative stations, writing and character-building to help contribute to a special piece of theatre made by you and hundreds of other […]

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orange shirt drop in

Orange Shirt Craft Drop-in

Please join the Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre and participate in exciting craft activities! Kids and families can make an Orange Shirt Day craft in which we honour residential school Survivors, their families and their communities.

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Medicine wheel + beading drop-in

Medicine Wheel And Beading Drop-in

Please join the Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre and participate in exciting craft activities! Families can participate in a beading craft where they will learn about the Medicine Wheel, the health dimensions and the cycle of life.

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Yoga 4 kids

Yoga 4 Kids

Yoga 4 Kids is specifically developed to teach yoga and meditation to children of all abilities from ages 5-12. It is an integrated and holistic yoga program that combines postures, dynamic movements, singing, breathing techniques, meditation and deep relaxation with yoga activities that children enjoy. Join teacher Sherry LeBlanc outside for 45 minutes of yoga, […]

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Contemporary DAnce Masterclass

Contemporary Dance Masterclass

Share in a unique dance experience in this Torque Masterclass led by acclaimed dancer and choreographer Eric Gauthier. Participants will dive into the Gauthier Dance repertoire, working on a selection of inspiring sequences from world-famous choreographers, including some of Eric’s celebrated works. The aim: to create a moment and build a short, new piece of […]

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chapters and verses

Crafting Chapters And Verses

A Jamaican poetry workshop, inspired by the words and style of Jamaica’s beloved Mother of Culture, Miss Lou. Participants will read, translate, interpret and perform poetry written by Miss Lou to then create and perform their own poetry written in her trademark style. Facilitated by Maurice Gordon and Marsha Laylor. Presented by TD Bank Group […]

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Be a dj

Be A DJ

Ready to spin? Learn how to craft your unique sound on the tables with one of New York City’s best music producers and DJ’s, DJ Fleg. Fleg has shared the stage with artists Talib Kweli, Grandwizard Theodore, Crazy Legs, Rich Medina and many more. Aspiring DJs will learn the fundamental skills and how to pull from […]

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be a b-boy

Be A B-boy

Interact and learn from some of the world’s greatest breaking athletes! Start with the basics while safely increasing your confidence with the support of master breakers. This workshop is perfect for beginners and those looking to up their basic breaking skills, from classic toprock, downrock to power moves and freezes. Get ready to get down […]

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be a b-girl

Be A B-girl

Interact and learn from some of the world’s greatest female breaking athletes! Start with the basics while safely increasing your confidence with the support of master breakers. This workshop is perfect for beginners and those looking to up their basic breaking skills, from classic toprock, downrock to power moves and freezes. Get ready to get […]

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Contemporary Dance Masterclass

Contemporary Dance Masterclass

This workshop will explore the choreographic vocabulary of Fouad Boussouf’s Näss in the company of the choreographer Yanice Djae, who performs in the piece. You will experience the electrifying artistic direction that led to the creation of Näss, interacting within the group’s collective energy, pushing one’s limits and testing the body. 

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cooking with millets

Cooking With Millets

Experience an authentic Indian kitchen experience learning to cook and understand the nuances of the food, ingredients, techniques and spices used to create classic Indian recipes. Each cooking demonstration offers a one-hour demonstration led by guest chefs focusing on local and seasonal cooking. Areas covered will include the seasonality of ingredients, how to eat more […]

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Mid Day Masti

Mid-day Masti

An afternoon of dance and cultural celebration as Puja Amin and Sanskriti Arts presents Mid-day Masti, a vibrant two-hour dance program at Stage in the Park. Audiences will enjoy different dance styles like classical kathak and Bollywood and how each type showcases the rich traditions of Indian dance.   Post-performance, audiences can participate in an interactive […]

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Bollyx

BollyX

The Bollywood Workout. BollyX strives to bring together two very diverse regions by joining them and providing a fusion in the dance-fitness industry where East meets West. BollyX is a Bollywood-inspired cardio dance fitness class that will make you sweat and smile at the same time! So, come join Safa Jabrani at the Stage in […]

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National Ballet day 1

Sharing The Stage – Day 1

The National Ballet of Canada returns to Harbourfront Centre in August with Sharing the Stage, free outdoor performances on the Concert Stage as well as free dance classes and interactive conversations.  New This Year:  Reserved general admission seating is now sold out. An in-person Rush line with a limited number of Rush seats will be open […]

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National Ballet Day 2

Sharing The Stage – Day 2

The National Ballet of Canada returns to Harbourfront Centre in August with Sharing the Stage, free outdoor performances on the Concert Stage as well as free dance classes and interactive conversations.  New This Year:  Reserved general admission seating is now sold out. An in-person Rush line with a limited number of Rush seats will be open […]

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Carnival Characters Creations

Carnival Character Creations

Let’s get into the spirit of Caribbean Carnival with visual artist Karen Bell-Higgins, who takes you on a journey to create your carnival-themed clothespin character. Take a break from the heat and join Karen in the Main Loft as she shows you how to use both traditional and recyclable materials to make something unique to […]

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