Dance

Events listing

The Main Ingredient Silent Disco

July 14-29, 2018

Dance to the beat of your own drum at The Main Ingredient Silent Disco, with your choice of three channels of music spun by some of Toronto’s best DJs on wireless headphones.

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Sock Hop 50s & 60s Flashback

July 19, 2018

Toronto All-Star Big Band revives the spirit, style and sound of the Sock Hop, while Julie Epplett of West Coast Swing teaches accompanying steps and moves. Part of Dancing on the Pier.

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Havana Nights

July 26, 2018

Toronto-favourite ensemble Changui Havana set the stage with live music by the waterfront, while members of Baila Boogaloo Dance Company guide you through classical Latin dance moves. Part of Dancing on the Pier.

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Exiled at Night

July 28, 2018

Experience a multi-sensory late-night party extravaganza taking over the entire Artport building for one night only.

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Latin Fusion

August 2, 2018

Celebrate the rhythms of Latin America with twelve-piece Cuban group Changui Havana and dance instructor Meagan Hesham! Part of Dancing on the Pier.

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The Rat Pack

August 9, 2018

Inspired by the 60s Rat Pack – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford – Toronto All-Star Big Band revives rhythmic jazz and bossa nova beats, while Swing Toronto teaches the accompanying moves. Part of Dancing on the Pier.

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Fatoumata Kouyate & Mabinty Sylla – Guinè

August 10, 2018

This talented balafonist, singer, percussionist, and founder of Groupe Djéliguinet et ses Enfants is descended from a live of griots, and member of the National Theatre Troupe of Guinea and Amazones Women Drummers.

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Africa All-Stars

August 11, 2018

This star-studded collective unites the talents of JUNO award-winning musicians, each an expert in their individual style and together promising to keep attendees dancing non-stop.

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The Black Stars

August 11, 2018

The Black Stars is a coalition of afro-influenced dancers, combing styles such as Azonto, Kuduro and Ndom, under the visionary direction of Esie Mensah, one of the top dancers and choreographers in Canada.

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Ladies of Swing

August 16, 2018

Swing and sway to live music with views of the waterfront! Toronto All-Star Big Band and Niagara Lindy Hop celebrate the legendary lady swing singers from the 1920s to the 1950s. Part of Dancing on the Pier.

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Mexico, Cielito Lindo Fest 2018 presents Folkloric Ballet of Universidad Veracruzana in Para Bailar La Bamba, roots of Veracruz

August 18, 2018

The Folkloric Ballet of Universidad Veracruzana is a Mexican dance company that has achieved worldwide fame with the unique style they have been developing over four decades. Now you can enjoy this show in Toronto for the first time!

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Music of the Latin Caribbean Islands

August 23, 2018

Journey through Puerto Rico, Cuba and Dominican Republic with the tropical tunes of Changui Havana, and learn new moves with “Salsa Guru” Frank Bishun on our open-air dance floor. Part of Dancing on the Pier.

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