No August Nature Walk

PLEASE NOTE: We will be taking a break from Nature Walks beginning in August 2019 while we look for a sponsor to help keep the program going. Thank you for coming out to support our walks this year! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Nature Walk: Outdoor Play

Saturday July 13 – 10 AM at Gibbons Park

Photo by Gail McLellan Dukic

Reach, bend, squat, lunge and balance as we stroll through Gibbons Park. A fun outdoor workout and walk that will revive your child-like sense of wonder as we move in response to the natural landscape.


Meet at end of Victoria Street. Near Gibbons Park Montessori. 
Click here for a map.

Accessibility: This walk will happen in paved trails and will be suitable for mobility devices, including strollers. 

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

Help us raise money to:

  • Bring more dance to Festival stages in 2019
  • Deliver more Dance Mob and movement workshops to the community
  • Pay professional wages to professional artists

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).

CMA adds live music to Dance Nature Walks for the first time ever

Saturday April 13 @ 2:30-3:30pm

Dance Walk – Springbank Park

There’s no right or wrong way to dance walk, just get outside and groove, strut, shimmy and shake! For the first time ever we’re adding LIVE MUSIC by guitarist Michael Trudgen to inspire us as we stroll through Springbank Park. Bizz Varty will offer dance moves for you to try and outdoor enthusiast Nina Sampson will share information about the natural world around us! This walk will be approximately 60 minutes.

Meet by the seal statue near the gates to Storybook Gardens at 2:30 pm. Parking lot entrance is on Springbank Gate, on the North side of Commissioners Rd West.

Dress for the weather, this walk will happen rain, snow or shine. 

Accessibility: This walk will happen in paved trails and will be suitable for mobility devices, including strollers, weather permitting. 

Live music with Michael Trudgen. Photo by Chris Jenkins Photography

Michael Trudgen is a fingerstyle guitarist endorsed by Furch Guitars. He is based in London, Ontario.  He has two albums and can be found on popular music streaming sites!  His music is a fusion of jazz, folk, blues, and country. His performance on the Dance Walk is sponsored by the London Arts Council’s London Arts Live program.

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.

Dance at Western: Studies in Motion 2019

Studies in Motion
Presented by the Don Wright Faculty of Music

Sunday, March 3 at 2:00 p.m.
Paul Davenport Theatre (Talbot College, Western University)
$10 general admission ($15 at the door)

Western Music. Dance at Western. Studies in Motion 2017. Photo: Claus Andersen

This dance showcase of student compositions is a representation of the accomplishments of the students in the Dance Minor program at Western resulting from creative challenges explored in their dance courses. Space, time, energy and shape, the four basic elements of dance, emerge in unique movement solutions through the creative process.

 

Advance Tickets: $10 (general admission) ($15 cash only at the door)
Purchase tickets in advance online by March 1, in person or by phone at 519-672-8800 via The Grand Theatre Box Office. Tickets available for purchase at the door of PDT (cash only) after 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 3.

Event inquiries: musicevents@uwo.ca or 519-661-3767