Sharing Dance Day 2016 was a great success! For the first time, 10 communities and over 7,000 people across Canada participated in the event. Together, the Sharing Dance community raised almost $11,000 to support the delivery of FREE, fun, accessible and healthy dance programs year-round for children and youth, seniors, and everyone in between.
Toronto’s event was held in Yonge-Dundas Square and saw 400 dancers of all ages and over 2,500 spectators come out to celebrate the joy of dance. The day featured fun activities, free public dance classes, and amazing performances by KasheDance, Gadfly, and Nimkii Osawamick from Kaha:wi Dance Theatre. The event culminated in an incredible performance by Juno-Award Winner Jully Black. Along with DJ Hypnotic, she accompanied the Sharing Dance Convergence Crew in their final performance of the Sweat of Your Brow routine.
The video below captures all of the energy and excitement of the Toronto event- check it out!
To see images from the other amazing events that took place across the country, please visit our Sharing Dance Day Gallery
NBS is already gearing up for Sharing Dance Day 2017, so stay tuned for more information about how your community can get involved. NBS’ goal is to have Canadians from coast to coast to coast dancing for Canada’s 150th birthday. Thank you to all of those who participated, activated and donated to Sharing Dance Day 2016 – we look forward to having existing and new communities join us for an epic nation-wide dance party in 2017!
For participants based in Toronto, the 2016 routine will be remounted as part of Fall for Dance North
, taking place October 5-7! Mark your calendars now more details will be available shortly on the Sharing Dance website.