Watch: Emerging Artists

Check out the Emerging Artist performances! (click these links for the entire playlists)
July 2, 2017: Wolf Performance Hall, featuring Spotlight Artist Sharon B. Moore with Hilary Knee
June 29, 2018: Eldon House, featuring Spotlight Artist Breath in Mvmt.

Celebrate National Dance Week with the London Dance Festival

Watch videos of amazing dances from past performances

Donate to help us present more talented Emerging Choreographers to London this year – and earn great rewards!

Share our videos with your network and help us spread the word

Visit our home page or Youtube channel to see all our videos from past performances.




Watch, Donate, Share: LDF 2018 Community Showcase

Check out the LDF Community Showcase from June 30, 2018 at Ivey Park featuring Spotlight Artist Sound in Motion.

Celebrate National Dance Week with the London Dance Festival

Watch videos of amazing dances from past performances

Donate to help us bring more great dance to London this year – and earn great rewards!

Share our videos with your network and help us spread the word

Visit our home page or Youtube channel to see all our videos from past performances.

Watch, Donate, Share!

Celebrate National Dance Week 2019 from April 22-29 with the London Dance Festival presented by the Centre of Movement Arts

Watch videos of amazing dances from past performances
Donate to help us bring more great dance to London this year – and earn great rewards!
Share our videos with your network and help us spread the word

Visit our home page or Youtube channel to see all our videos from past performances.

Click here to donate now
Donor Rewards
$10+ Your name will be listed in our programs and website for one year
$25+ Festival Temporary tattoo
$50+ Festival poster signed by all participating artists
$100 Festival T-shirt
$150 Ticket to the Awaken Summer performance with VIP seating
(choose picnic blanket or chair)
$200 A personalized Dance Mob workshop for you and up to 20 friends*
$250+ All of the above!

You can pick up your rewards at all festival events or make arrangements to pick up at a local studio.
*Available in London area. Outside of London, skype lesson can be arranged.

Videos

2017 Spring Showcase March 10, 2017 at Wolf Performance Hall https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1tQ3T8fEFRLVbPLK5hP6gc5mWLfBOLOL

2017 Community Showcase June 30, 2017 at Ivey Park featuring Spotlight Artist Tentacle Tribe https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1tQ3T8fEFRLFhH8o25BHvfzNGp4FigWI

2017 Canada Day Celebration July 1, 2017 at Harris Park featuring Spotlight Artists Ill At Will & Breath in Mvmt. Presented in partnership with London Celebrates Canada https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1tQ3T8fEFRIqtZrfS2AnW5TwOLdaTTUe

2017 Emerging Artists July 2, 2017 at Wolf Performance Hall featuring Spotlight Artist Sharon B. Moore https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1tQ3T8fEFRI5Bly7m_2v3frBUaCwcrD5

2018 Spring Showcase March 24, 2018 at Ivey Park featuring PointeTango https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1tQ3T8fEFRJSD-PMpsoqEBUEyQGVQfat

2018 Emerging Artists June 29, 2018 at Eldon House featuring Spotlight Artist Breath in Mvmt.https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1tQ3T8fEFRJq_pOQfX79nljNN2VzDtRC

2018 Community Showcase June 30, 2018 at Ivey Park featuring Spotlight Artist Sound in Motion https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1tQ3T8fEFRL2eHReK-nmbO83mpqug4FA

2018 Canada Day Celebration July 1, 2018 featuring Spotlight Artists Tori Kuhn & Anahata Acro. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1tQ3T8fEFRIJpAHRP-_A7RgLCyo6s5tU



FAQs

  • Where does the money go?

The money goes directly to the Centre of Movement Arts, presenter of the London Dance Festival, and a registered non-profit (#1969121) that supports dance and movement in London. Money raised will be used to pay artists who perform in the festival and other performance events.

  • I don’t have a credit card or Paypal account, can I still donate?

Yes! We accept donations by cash, cheque, and e-transfer. Email us at info@londondancefestival.ca for more information.

  • Are there other ways to help?

Yes! You can support us by volunteering at festival events, by sharing our promotions on social media, become a sponsor, or donate in-kind goods and services. Email us at info@londondancefestival.ca for more information.

  • How can I participate in the festival?

You can apply to perform your dance work at the festival, participate in the Dance Mob workshops and performance, attend as an audience member, and more! Learn more on our website.

  • Will I get a tax receipt?

No. Unfortunately we are unable to provide tax receipts, as we are a non profit (but not a charity).

2019 Call to Emerging Artists

Calling All Emerging London Choreographers

Dancer: Tori Kuhn. Photo by Mark Spowart

The festival is seeking dances of 3 to 15 minutes by emerging artists in all styles. Choreographers ages 16 and up are welcome to apply. For the first time this year the Emerging performance will have a theme: “Awaken Summer”. Applicants will interpret this theme through their choreography, expressing their own ideas about awakening, emerging, growing, blooming, beginning, sunshine, heat, and all things summer.

PLEASE NOTE: This year the festival is especially interested in works with 3 or more dancers. We will be accepting a very limited number of solos and duets. Click here to apply.

Preference is given to London and area artists, but we welcome submissions from across Canada. Movement and music content must be appropriate for a family audience.

Questions? Email us at info@londondancefestival.ca

***APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, APRIL 29TH, 2019***

March 9: Dance Walk at St. Julien Park

Saturday March 9 @ 2:30-3:30pm

There’s no right or wrong way to dance walk. For this winter walk, we’ll add a little extra movement to keep us warm. Bizz Varty will offer the dance moves and outdoor enthusiast Nina Sampson will share information about the natural world around us. Join us, it’s FREE.

Meet at South end of St. Julien Street at 2:30 pm. Walk will be 60 minutes approximately.

Dress for the weather, this walk will happen rain, snow or shine. See Nina’s tutorial on layering up for a winter walk, below!

Accessibility: This walk may happen on snow-covered trails, so may not be suitable for mobility devices, including strollers. Please check for weather-related accessibility updates.

2019 Job Posting: Dance Mob Choreographers

Calling All Choreographers!

The London Dance Festival is inviting choreographers to apply for the job of Dance Mob Choreographer (formerly Flash Mob Choreographer) for the 2019 festival. The festival will take place in various locations in London from June 28th to June 30th.

We are seeking a team of two choreographers to create an engaging dance mob piece. The dance may be choreographed in any style that is accessible for participants of all ages and abilities. Most of the dance must be simple and easy to learn, but it may also include a small section of more advanced steps for experienced dancers. Performances will take place outdoors on a grass or concrete surface.

Choreographers will perform the dance with community members as part of the Community Showcase event. The choreographers will also tour the city starting in May and June 2019 to facilitate a series of workshops in which they’ll teach the dance in local studios, businesses, schools, and organizations.

Choreographers will be paid for the creation and performance of the dance, and the facilitation of workshops. Artists are welcome to apply as a team or individually. All applicants must be available for workshop bookings at various times throughout May and June 2019. (We respect that applicants may have other jobs and commitments and the selected artists’ schedules will be considered when booking workshops).

Preference will be given to London and area artists. Click here to apply.

Questions? Email us at info@londondancefestival.ca

***APPLICATION DEADLINE IS SUNDAY MARCH 31, 2019***

2019 Summer Festival Call to Professional Artists

Centre of Movement Arts Presents the 2019 London Dance Festival

Calling All Professional Dance Artists!

The festival will take place in various locations in London, Ontario from June 28 – June 30, 2019.  

The London Dance Festival is seeking submissions of dances of 10 to 30 minutes by established artists/companies, in any style. Artists will receive a performance fee.

Performances will be paired with other festival events.

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: MARCH 31, 2019

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/IMLn5eibsyNZieot1 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.

***APPLICATION DEADLINE IS SUNDAY MARCH 31, 2019***

Questions? Email us at info@londondancefestival.ca

Dance Walk Saturday December 8 @ 2:30-3:30pm

Saturday December 8 @ 2:30-3:30pm

Dance Walk – Killaly Meadows

There’s no right or wrong way to dance walk, just get outside and groove, strut, shimmy and shake! With live music, including holiday tunes, for inspiration, on this winter walk through Kilally Meadows we’ll add a little extra movement to keep us warm. Bizz Varty will offer dance moves for you to try and outdoor enthusiast Nina Sampson will share information about the natural world around us. Join us and jingle all the way!

Meet at Windermere and Adelaide entrance at 2:30 pm. This walk will be approximately 60 minutes.

Dress for the weather, this walk will happen rain, snow or shine. See Nina’s tutorial on layering up for a winter walk, below!

Accessibility: This walk may happen on snow-covered trails, so may not be suitable for mobility devices, including strollers. Please check for weather-related accessibility updates during the first weeks of December.

Learn more at www.centreofmovement.ca/nature-walks

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.