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CIS Ontario Dance Fest 2019
Posted 01/28/2019 08:22AM

Grades 6-12

Thursday, February 21, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

York University

Faculty of Dance

4700 Keele Street

McLean Performance Studio

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Cost: $65 per student

The 10th annual CIS Ontario Dance Fest will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at York University in the dance studios and the McLean Performance Studio. This annual student event is designed for students, in Grades 6-12 at CIS Ontario member schools, who are keen to experience dance in a fun and non-competitive environment. No dance experience is necessary. All dance styles are welcome.

Dance Fest is thrilled to welcome back Intermediate-Advanced Hip-Hop teacher Shavar "Caution" Blackwood and Afro-Fusion teacher Shakeil Rollock, along with new instructors leading workshops in Contemporary, Samba, Powwow Indigenous Dance, Bollywood and Beginner Hip-Hop.

Download the Dance Workshop Descriptions to learn about the instructors and workshops before making your selections. All students will participate in 3 workshops.


9:00 a.m. Arrivals

9:15 a.m. Group Welcome

9:30 a.m. Workshop Session #1

10:30 a.m. BREAK

10:40 p.m. Workshop Session #2

11:40 p.m. BREAK

11:50 p.m. Workshop Session #3

12:50 p.m. LUNCH

1:30 p.m. School performance rehearsals (in studios)


3:30 –4:00 p.m. Dismissal

School Showcase Performances

Schools are invited to bring a short performance or two to share with their peers. Depending on the number of schools, space might be limited. This year, several of our guest dance teachers have been invited to provide feedback to the dances after the performances. Closer to the event, chaperones will be asked to complete a form to register their performances to assist in the advance planning of the showcase. Each school is required to bring their own music,( in digital format) and any props/costumes as required.


Students are asked to bring a bagged lunch. Access to a cafeteria space at York U will be available for purchasing drinks and snacks.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Kristina Udegbunam

Dance Fest Committee Chair

Sarah Craig

Executive Director

CIS Ontario


Please register each student individually by clicking HERE.

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