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.


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.


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.

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