Dance has incredible power to bring people together. Dance Together Project has several community partnerships to develop dance and movement programs that help people feel more connected – within themselves and to each other. Aside from our ongoing group workshops, we also run Dance Programs for Seniors and produce annual community dance events.
In June 2015 and 2018, as part of the annual Toronto Dundas West Fest, we organized a day of FREE beginner dance classes in front of Gayley’s Cafe. Classes featured local dance instructors of Tango, Forro, Salsa, Kizomba, Bachata, Merengue, Belly Dance and more! You are welcome to view the videos here.
In 2017-2018, we collaborated with Vital Steps to develop a movement program for learners with vision impairments. The initiative focused on rhythmic movement and partnering techniques in Merengue, Bachata, Salsa, Swing and Waltz. The program ran at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.
In the summer of 2019, in collaboration with Toronto-based artist Kate Nankervis and Arts in the Parks, we are producing the first annual Dance Together Festival in Amos Waits Park in Mimico. This will be a three-day event featuring dance workshops by local artists, live music and open dancing. The festival is free and open to all ages, levels and abilities.