Fall Nature Walks: Saturday October 13 Yoga Walk at Kilally Meadows

Take deep breaths of fresh air as we move and stretch our bodies and tune into the natural world. Find stillness both inside and out by combining walking and yoga in the forest setting. Our nature expert Nina Sampson will share her knowledge of the local environment and Bizz Varty will lead the yoga poses. We will use the landscape to modify movement to suit all participants. All ages and abilities welcome!

Meet at the Windermere and Adelaide entrance at 2:30 pm. This walk and yoga will take approximately 90 minutes.

Nature Walks Series with Nina Sampson & Bizz Varty

Next Nature Walk…
Thursday August 23, 7 pm – Springbank Park

Meet: Near the entrance to Storybook Gardens. Free parking available.
Terrain: All paved trails, accessible for wheels. Easy difficulty on flat ground, with some optional mild hills.
Trail stats:  Approximately 3 km  (approx 45 mins of walking)
Dogs: Well-behaved, low-stress dogs welcome. All pets must be on leash at all times
Kids: All ages welcome, at your own discretion
Walk will happen rain or shine, please dress appropriately for the weather.

Emerging Artists Performance tickets 30% OFF


Receive a 30% OFF when purchasing Emerging Artists tickets $18 online (currently) before event at Onstagedirect.com/londondancefestival. 
Use the discount code SHARON 

This offer is valid until Wednesday June 20th. Hurry! and get yours NOW.

2018 Festival dates

JUNE 29 to JULY 1, 2018

Friday June 29: Emerging Artists Performance
Location: Eldon House, 7 pm
Tickets: $18 online before the event or $20 at the gate. Get tickets here.
An exciting evening of dance works by emerging artists and special guests from London and beyond. This performance will take place on the beautiful lawns of Eldon House, and is our way of nurturing young choreographers in our city. Bring your own picnic blanket or lawn chair.

Saturday June 30: Community Movement Workshops (FREE to the public)
June 29, 10am – Inclusive Chair Yoga with Bizz Varty (location TBA)
June 29, 5:30pm – Eldon House: Contemporary Dance for Beginners with Julie Mytka
June 30, 4pm – Ivey Park: House Dance Workshop with Gadfly (pre-recorded)
June 30, 4:45pm – Ivey Park: Learn the Dance Mob with Sam & Katharine
June 30, 5:30pm – Ivey Park: Belly Dance Basics with Luna of Rising Moon

Saturday June 30: Community Showcase with Dance Mob Performance
Location: Ivey Park, 6 pm. Admission is by donation
Enjoy an outdoor performance by a selection of local artists of all ages, plus special guests and our annual Dance Mob.

Join our Dance Mob
The Dance Mob is a fun and easy dance created by local artists and performed by the community. No dance experience is required and all ages and abilities are welcome. You can learn the moves from the instructional video, or at one of our workshops. Then come down to our Community Showcase in Ivey Park on June 30 at 6pm and dance with us! More details coming soon.

Sunday July 1: Canada Day Celebration
Location: Eldon House, from 12-4pm
In partnership with Eldon House, we’re presenting acrobatic dance performances at the old-fashioned carnival event. Spotlight performance: Aerial Hoop by Tori Kuhn

2018 Call to Artists

Centre of Movement Arts Presents the 2018 London Dance Festival
Calling All Dance Artists!

The London Dance Festival is inviting all dance artists, whether amateur, emerging or established to participate and perform in the 2018 festival. The festival will take place in various locations in downtown London from June 29 to July 1. Learn more about the festival at londondancefestival.ca

This year the London Dance Festival is seeking a variety of submissions from performers, choreographers and workshop facilitators.  Preference is given to London and area artists, but we welcome submissions from across Canada and around the globe. Movement and music content must be appropriate for a family audience. DEADLINE: May 5, 2018

2018 Summer Submission Opportunities (see details below):

  • Emerging Artist Performers: Eldon House, Friday, June 29
  • Community Showcase: Ivey Park, Saturday June 30
  • Spotlight Series Performers: Various festival locations, June 29 to July 1
  • Movement and Dance Workshops: Various festival locations, June 29 to July 1

Apply Now!
Artists may apply for all opportunities for which they are eligible. To apply for any of the opportunities below, complete the online submission form available at https://goo.gl/forms/ApKXHzB7cVJyow9J2 include the following:

  1. Applicant biography and performance history (max 200 words).
  2. Description of proposed dance piece or workshop (max 150 words).
  3. Two to five high resolution photos of the work, artists, company, choreographer and/or teacher, to be used for promotion of festival events (will only be used if selected). Please include photographer and artist credits.
  4. Web link to performance or rehearsal footage for performers/choreographers, or teaching footage for workshop facilitators. (Please ensure web links are active and working). If video of the proposed piece/workshop is not available then similar work should be submitted.

DEADLINE: May 5, 2018

Click here to see 2018 Summer Submission Details.

Questions? Email us at info@londondancefestival.ca


Thanks to all for making the Spring Showcase possible

The Centre of Movement Arts and the London Dance Festival would like to thank all the artists, choreographers, dancers, companies, volunteers and audience members who participated in our Spring Showcase. Our show was an outstanding success and we could not have done it without you! The performances were inspired and our audience was captivated from beginning to end. Our volunteers went above and beyond to help the show run smoothly. A BIG round of applause and pat on the back to all who made the Spring Showcase possible. Thank you!

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