Your Dance Fest

Chosen by the community. Created by artists.

Aug 23-25, 2019
Wychwood Theatre, Artscape Wychwood Barns

Your Dance Fest is an event all about you, the dance watching experts. From programming through to presentation it is a collaboration between artists and the community.

 Dipa Talukder in  Kathak Tarana

Dipa Talukder in Kathak Tarana

How It Works

We assemble a team of artists who are passionate about connecting with the community and a team of community members who are interested in dance. Our artists review applications from dancers interested in presenting work at the festival to assure they meet our submission guidelines.

  • Our community members (community curators) are paired with one of our artists and they work together to review all viable submissions. 

  • We compile the feedback given to us by our community curators and see which submissions were most popular and why. Based off of the community curators’ feedback we make our final programming choices.

 Urban Dance Workshop 2018

Urban Dance Workshop 2018

What To Expect

  • live dance performances selected by our community curators

  • dance classes for all ages and abilities

  •  draws for free swag from our community sponsors

  • opportunities to meet and talk with our dance artists

Most importantly, a really fun time! Our primary goal is to bring people together so expect to meet and chat with lots of new faces. We encourage questions and feedback at all times because, as the name suggests, this is Your Dance Fest!

  Prim’R  by Marie-Denise Bettez

Prim’R by Marie-Denise Bettez

Call to Artists

Artists can apply to join us for Your Dance Fest 2019. Applications deadline:
October 25, 2018

“I just wanted to say thank you for organizing such a wonderful festival and for welcoming us to be a part of it! … What you’ve created is so unique and important for dance here in Toronto”

Miggy Esteban, 2018 choreographer

Festival Photographer: Aria Evans