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Montreal jam – November 18 and 19, 2017.

Warm-up with Scott Wells, open dance floor, good food, an evening of performances followed by a dance, with Montreal musicians, Thomas Carbou and Eric Breton.

This event is preceded by intensive classes with Scott Wells,
November 13 to 17, 2017. On Friday day, there is a research lab for advanced dancers, in the evening a performance followed by an open jam.

Register in advance by internet, it’s easy, you have till November 8 for the early-bird rates.



Dance Temple – Connection in Body & Sound – Toronto

Dance Temple – Connection in Body & Sound – Toronto

July 24 and July 31 from 7:30 to 9:30

Venue: The Dance Annex 527 Bloor St W, 2nd Floor

Evenings centered around, community, meditation, and the joy of dance.
All movement styles and body types are welcome to groove with us in this celebration of connection, through body, and sound! W’e looking foward to joining you on this venture into sweet sweet vibration.

DJ’d Warm up (Gary): 7:30pm-8:00pm (8:00pm opening circle)
DJ/Guide: 8:00pm-9:30pm (Gary and Pablo)
Sliding Scale: 12$-15$

-Barefoot dancing
-refrain from chatting while in the space
-no alchohol or non-prescription drugs
-please turn off cellphones

Vaughan – Ecstatic Dance by Soul Movement

Saturday July 22, 2017 from 7 – 11 PM

Dance Passion Studio
300 Trowers Road, Unit 6, Vaughan, Ontario L4L 5Z9

It is with great excitement that we invite you to the Grand Inauguration of ECSTATIC DANCE VAUGHAN by Soul Movement on Saturday July 22nd at 7 pm.

A regular event taking place every two months in the Vaughan area.
The Grand inauguration is FREE TO ALL on a first come first served basis, so be sure to register as soon as possible to secure your ticket ♥

Our intention for these events is to create a space in the Northern suburbs of Toronto where Community can come together and co-create in harmony a space of Healing, a space of Self-Expression through Dance, Yoga, Meditation and Sacred Ceremonies; a safe space free of judgement where we are all united as a soul family beyond the divisions of age, gender, class, creed or status.

Ecstatic Dance – or free form dance – is an invigorating mind body practice of uncensored spontaneous movement for people just like you who love to dance when no one’s watching. Just think of it as rockin’ out to your favorite tunes at home, only So. Much. More. Imagine recess – grownup style – as a group of friends drop inhibitions and let loose; animating the room into a dynamic and interactive playground engendering total freedom of expression. Going through the wave of movement and feelings of catharsis and release together generates a unifying experience for participants akin to tribe. People bond easily and effortlessly. Many newcomers find this to be their first authentic place of belonging in town.

The SoulMovement DJ’s will be hosting you on the dance floor with our signature mix of Shamanic Tribal House, Progressive, NuDisco, Native Indian, African and NewAge music 🎶

We are currently welcoming applications from Healers, Vendors, Artists and anyone in the Community to reach out to us via the Soul Movement inbox for collaboration opportunities.

Register here (Free event, requires registration for entry)

Outline of the event :

7:00 – Yoga by Annamaria Love
7:45 – Opening Circle, Intentions and Guided Meditatioin
8:15 – Ecstatic Dance Live DJ’d set
10:00 – Closing Meditation, Sharing Circle, Community networking
11:00 – Wrap up

July 2 – INTRO to Contact Improvisation Dance for Those Who are New

Sunday at 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

805 Dovercourt Rd., 3rd Floor, TorontoMtl_CI_070

Start dancing right away using fun, simple and safe activities moving in and out of physical contact. Join us to explore with movement, connect, and rediscover the intelligence of your body. No partner necessary. Class for adults.

Led by Henry Wai

Wear clothes you can comfortably move in and which don’t have things which could scratch (zippers, buttons, jewellery). Skirts and shorts not recommended. Bring a Water bottle.

To learn more about this dance or to see videos:

Cost: $10 (includes entry to 12:00 – 1:30 pm – All levels Open Dancing)


BiG Heart Dance Camp – June 20 to 25, 2017

We welcome you to experience embodying your full creative self in a safe, supportive and playful environment.

A wide array of dance, yoga, music, and other healing arts modalities are shared through playshops and evening events.

Honeywood, Ontario – Unicamp

Peterborough – Contact Improvisation Dance Class + Jam – 7 pm Tues. May 30

CI 10
Strengthen your body, open your mind, and fine tune your ability to listen and respond to each moment.
Create partner dances using fun and safe activities moving in and out of physical contact. Join us to connect and to rediscover the intelligence of your body.
This beginner friendly fundamentals class is suitable for all physical abilities – with or without dance experience. No partner necessary.
WHERE: Market Hall, 140 Charlotte St, Peterborough. Wheelchair accessible.
WHEN:       Registration 6:45 pm
            Class from 7:00-8:00 pm
            Open improvised dancing Jam from 8:00 – 9:30 pm
TEACHER: Henry Wai
PRICE: $15 class and jam; $10 jam only.
WHAT TO WEAR: Wear clothes you can comfortably move in and avoid things which could scratch (zippers, buttons, jewellery). Skirts and shorts not recommended. Bring a water bottle.

Contact Dance International Film Festival June 28 to July 2, 2017

Contact Dance International Film Festival
June 28 to July 2, 2017

16 Countries. 20 Cities. 2 Forests. 1 Subway Line. 143 Dancers. 39 Filmmakers. 5 Days. 3 Theatres.

The Contact Dance International Film Festival returns for its third season, June 28 to July 2, 2017. This festival, produced by REAson d’etre dance productions, celebrates films featuring momentum-based dance created by some of the top creators and dancers in the field of Contact Dance Improvisation. Five different screening programs will be presented alongside dance workshops, jams and parties!

The festival is a unique opportunity for both film and dance lovers to experience the joy, chaos and intimacy of human connection through physical movement. From the iconic Honest Ed’s in Toronto, to Helsinki’s Market Square to the New York Subway, dancers fly and bodies collide with force, grace and tenderness.

This year, the Festival is thrilled to bring Mayumu Minakawa and Tom Weksler to Toronto. Tom will be teaching his Movement Archery workshop. Mayumu Minakawa and Tom Weksler will be performing and teaching a contact improvisation workshop as well as presenting their film work.

Dancers Harriet Waghorn and Alexander Short, from Edifice Dance Theatre in the the UK will also be teaching their unique fusion of ballroom and contact improvisation.

Filmmaker and Parcon dancer Andrew Suseno will have you spinning and hanging off of Toronto city scapes in his outdoor parcon workshop.

Danish Filmmaker Javier Cardenete will also be attending the festival for the screening of his film Los Mundos Lisergicos and to teach a filmmaking workshop

This year, the festival is also excited to announce that 80% of its programming is in accessible spaces. There are two films on the program that showcase dancers using a wheelchair. Luke Anderson stars in the film Contact Dance Every Body by Olya Glotka. Luke dances using his wheelchair to gracefully lift his partner, Laura Storey in a tender dance. They intertwine their bodies and our hearts into a rocking lullaby to love. Eugene, an all-star athlete, stretches his physical and social limitations from his wheelchair in the documentary Intimate Dance: Journeys through Movement by Sanford Lewis.

There are also inclusive workshops and jams lead by an all abilities team of dance teachers including Luke Anderson, Laura Storey and Kathleen Rea.

Easy Read Grid Schedule

CDIFF Trailer

Tom Weksler Trialer

Box Office