FRESH announces their GTA Summer Intensives for dancers aged 8 – 20

Fresh Dance Intensive is offering fun-filled open workshops for dancers aged 8 – 20 with classes in Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Improvisation and more …

The Fresh Approach is educational and inspirational!  Fresh emphasizes transferable skills that apply both in the studio and everyday life: risk-taking, awareness, focus, responsibility, communication, and teamwork.

Fresh Dance Intensive Summer Workshops

SCARBOROUGH August 9 – 12
at Dance Fusion

OTTAWA August 15 – 18
at Leeming DanceWorks

GEORGETOWN August 22 – 25
at Center Stage School of the Arts

To inquire or register, please contact the host studio directly through links on the Fresh website

Alias Dance Project SUMMER INTENSIVE 2017 Early Bird Deadline extended to April 20th

Alias Dance Project invites interested members of the community to join them for their 3rd Annual Summer Dance Intensive.
Three international guest artists, one Montreal guest, and a handful of our favourite Toronto gems will share their knowledge with the participants this summer. Each of these artists has a shared approach to their dance that is athletic, dynamic, impulsive, and clear.

The participating artists include: Mate Meszaros (Hungary), Laida Aldaz Arrieta (Spain), Frankie J (UK), Mecdy Jean-Pierre ‘Venom’ (Montreal), Lauren Cook (Toronto), Troy Feldman (Toronto): Elke Schroeder (Toronto), Jasmyn Fyffe (Toronto), Rosh Amendra (Toronto) and Nick Robinson (Toronto)

This is the full SCHEDULE for the intensive. A preview video featuring the instructors may be found  HERE

Two Week Intensive Workshop:
2 Weeks of Training (56 hours)
Creation (24 Hours)
With Mate Meszaros (Hungary) or Laida Aldaz Arrieta (Spain).
Free 2 vs 2 Experimental Battle & Party Admission
(co-hosted by Lost is Found)
Regular price (after April 20th): 799 + HST

Two Week Workshop, Training Only:
2 Weeks of Training (56 hours)
575 + HST

One Week Workshop, Training Only:
1 Week of Training (28 hours)
400 + HST

Two Weeks, Creation Only:
24 Hours of Creation
400 + HST
Work in the studio in creation with a small group of artists, led by guest

August 21st- September 2nd, 2017.
Mondays- Fridays @ Dovercourt House
Saturdays @ The Citadel

Fill out the Registration Form here
2) Email with your completed registration form, CV and Headshot attached to the email.
3) Once your submission is received and reviewed, you will be asked to pay the deposit. If you are not able to pay the 50% deposit up front, please contact us at to discuss individualized payment plan. 



RITOMO Flamenco offer an INTRODUCTION TO FLAMENCO beginning TONIGHT, April 13, 2017

Have you always wanted to learn flamenco but felt too intimidated?  Here’s a great opportunity for an absolute beginner to try this wonderful dance form.

The Scannuras  one of  Canada’s pre-eminent flamenco families, pursuing the art form with authenticity and excellence.

Artistic Directors Valerie and Anjelica Scannura share and pass on their passion for dance in group and private lessons held at their Liberty Village studio The School of Ritmo Flamenco.

Ritmo Flamenco has received international acclaim for their unique brand of flamenco with a troupe of dancers and musicians who have performed in concerts world-wide. Highlights of company tours include: The Malta International Arts Festival, Luminato, The Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival, The Zihuatanejo Guitar Festival in Mexico, The Just Strings Festival in Napa Valley, California, and, most recently, a concert in Amman, Jordan at the Odeon Theatre. The have performed to sold-out theatres at the Living Arts Centre, Harbourfront Centre and are looking forward to their 2017 season!

For further details, visit the company’s website at


Shayenne Productions presents a workshop series with the legendary FARA TOLNO

SHAYENNE PRODUCTIONS is very excited to present a series of workshops with West African dance and drum legend, FARA TOLNO.

Fara was born in Guinea, West Africa, and is now based in Colorado, US. He spent nine years as the lead drummer for Les Merveilles de Guinea (The Wonders of Guinea) under the tutelage of West Africa’s most influential director and choreographer, Kemoko Sano. Fara is the founder, director, and choreographer for Kissidugu, his percussion and dance theatre ensemble & Project Drum.   Fara has performed with Mamady Keita, Burning Spear, Neil Young, Sekouba Bambino, Otis Taylor, Joe Cocker, Youssou N’Dour, Salif Keita Habibe Koite, B.B. King, Oumou Sangare, & many more…

African Dance and drum like you’ve never experienced it before!
FARA TOLNO will share traditional African drum and dance from Guinea, West Africa.

2 30-4pm | Dance beginner level
4 30-6pm | Dance Int & Adv Levels
$20 | per workshop / CASH only

LOCATION: Ryerson University, Studio 2, 345 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON

AFP is Offering BURSARIES to attend their FUNDRAISING DAY

AFP Bursary Opportunities 

Fundraisers know that staying up-to-date on trends, contemplating new best practices and considering better ways to engage donors in causes are essential to professional success.

With the recent launch of AFP’s 2017 Fundraising Day,  the AFP wishes to give every professional fundraiser the opportunity to attend this year’s conference by sharing information about our bursary program. Bursaries are available to cover registration fees for fundraisers (both AFP members and non-members) who:

  • Might not be able to cover the costs themselves
  • Who work with registered charities with less than $1.5 million in fundraising revenue (excluding government/United Way funding)

Details on the AFP bursary program and application forms are available here.

Toronto Dance Community LOVE-IN presents MOVING VOICE/VOICE BODY with Gerry Trentham, March 27-31st

MOVING VOICE/VOICE BODY with Gerry Trentham (TO)

This workshop is designed to synthesize physical and vocal work to unearth a deeper presence and enliven the creative practice.

Vocal training can provide artists with a range of vocal choices from an audible natural voice to an embodied theatrical performance.

For twenty years, Gerry Trentham has researched the most effective way to transform the dancer presence into text and actor presence into movement. Whether used on stage or elsewhere, the training builds confidence in speech and helps unearth the artist’s voice, both practically and metaphorically.

Dancemakers Centre for Creation, Studio 313
March 27-31, 2017
$75/week or $15 to drop-in
Discount opportunity: $70 for whole week with pre-registration by emailing an e-transfer to before the 1st day!

For further information about the workshop, click here

This workshop is OPEN.
Informative for performers of all forms including art enthusiasts.

Dance Immersion presents Dramatugy with Funmi Adewole – March 10th and 11th at Artscape Youngplace

Join international practitioner Funmi Adewole, in an intensive 2 part session focussed on the development of choreographic voice. Enrolment is limited to eight choreographers.

About Funmi Adewole
Funmi Adewole is a lecturer, performer, writer and dramaturge. She began her career in Nigeria as a freelance media practitioner, radio actress and performance poet. She moved into theatrical performance on relocating to England in 1994. Her performance credits include tours with Horse and Bamboo Mask and Puppetry Company, Adzido Pan-African Dance Ensemble, Ritual Arts, Banner Theatre and the Chomondeleys.

She has also worked as an arts project manager and was a chair of the Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (now part of One Dance UK).  Funmi holds a M.A in Post-colonial Studies and a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education. She is presently completing a PhD in Dance Studies at De Montfort University, Leicester and starting an Early Career Fellowship at the same university. She lectures in the areas of dance history, African dance aesthetics in theatrical dance practice and intercultural choreography, and Arts and Festivals.

1ST SESSION ~ Lecture
Crafting from Constellations: Diaspora dance and dramaturgy.
A lecture on the origins of dance dramaturgy.
Friday March 10, 2017 –
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Artscape Yongeplace:
180 Shaw Street, Delta Studios ( Shaw & Queen)

2ND SESSION ~ Workshop
This workshop incorporates group discussion, movement and composition tasks.
Limit of 8 Choregraphers
Saturday March 11, 2017
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
The Dance Annex
527 Bloor Street West, 2nd floor (Bathurst & Bloor)

Choreographers who wish to participate in this hands on workshop MUST SENT to

  • name, email address, and contact number.
  • a short paragraph describing specific challenges you would like to address
  • a clip of work up to 10 minutes illustrating the area in question

2 sessions: $60.00
Lecture: $20.00
Workshop: $50.00
Payment to be made onsite  by cash or email transfer to:

RUN THE FLEX, a six week hip-hop training program begins March 18 at Dance Teq

Geared towards beginner adult dancers, RUN THE FLEX is a new 6-week hip hop training program for those who want to excel, have fun, and sweat it out, led by choreographer Aaron Aquino-Annobil (The Underground Dance Centre, The Male Initiative).

The program RUN THE FLEX offers
– 2 hours of training per week.
– an opportunity to learn old school party grooves, today’s hottest dance moves and choreography.
– enhance your  musicality and performance.
– exclusive end of session concept video.
– personalized feedback
– enhanced confidence as a dancer!
Space is limited. Register by email:
PLEASE NOTE: The program is designed for adult dancers with 0-2 years of experience.

Auditions for ProArte Danza’s Summer Apprentice Program are this Sunday, February 26th




ProArteDanza’s APPRENTICE Program is a unique summer training intensive (July 31st to August 26th) for pre-professional dancers (ages 18+).

The program includes:
– 5.5.days per week of training for 4 weeks
– 5-6 hours of training per day
– A new choreographic creation
– Learning ProArteDanza’s repertoire
– Ballet tutoring
– 1 dress rehearsal at the Fleck Theatre
– 3 shows at the Fleck Theatre
– All costumes and props
– Video footage of rehearsals and performance

To be considered for an audition please email

Breakaway Entertainment Presents a Broadway Jazz Master Class Series on January 15th

Breakaway Entertainment is offering a Broadway Jazz and Musical TheatreMaster Class Series featuring Broadway’s Nikki Snelson. Snelson originated the role of Brooke Wyndam in Legally Blonde.  She will be joined by Broadway luminaries Ben Cameron and Eric Stretch.

The Broadway Jazz and Musical Theatre Master Class takes place on Sunday January 15th 2017 from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM, at Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, 509 Parliament Street, between Carlton and Winchester Streets.

The workshop registration fee  is $75 for three classes.

A $30 individual class rate available via email:

For more information email or visit their website or Facebook event page.

Registration for the full set of classes may be booked via eventbrite.