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The Male Initiative

Founded in 2012 by Shavar Blackwood, The Male Initiative was born out of a desire to create a positive and supportive environment where male dance artists could develop their skills and receive mentorship from senior male dance professionals in the industry. Since its inception, the program has celebrated six successful seasons and mentored over 50 young male dancers from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds, dance disciplines, and local Toronto communities. The program provides weekly conditioning as well as a variety of guest instructors.

Dance Breaks with The Male Initiative


Dancers add some heat along the edge of Natrel Rink with pop-up, flash-mob inspired dance breaks throughout the day, and you can join along!

Male Initiative

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