With the city in constant flux, the rhythmic waves of Lake Ontario remind us of the current within. The rivers of Toronto are like veins, carrying us to the waterfront–the heart of the city. Like dance, dynamic in nature, water whirls and churns, shifting its movement to surround each individual it encounters. Water and movement go hand in hand–each one nonexistent without the other–manifested in the rhythm of dance.
Let's explore dance, an essential language in understanding the unique roots that ground each person. Join us beside the water this summer and make your imprint on the shores of Lake Ontario.
From salsa and bachata to swing, join us in celebrating the long-standing legacy of dancing on the shores of Lake Ontario. Now in its fourth year, Dancing on the Pier is again bringing you hot live bands, inspiring dance instructors and movement you won't find anywhere else. Dance forms from all corners of the globe unite on the pier of Toronto’s waterfront. Bring the steps you know or come prepared to learn something completely new. A contagious energy—all experiences, all ages welcome.
— Bridget Love, Assistant Artistic Associate