Saturday January 12
Nature Walk at St. Julien Park
Take deep breaths of fresh air as we move and stretch our bodies and tune into the natural world. This gentle walk will explore how we can use nature to move more, how we can become more comfortable moving in nature, and why we might want to. Movement specialist Bizz Varty will talk about the mechanics of walking while nature expert Nina Sampson shares information about the natural landscape around us. All bodies welcome.
Meet at South end of St. Julien Street at 2:30 pm. This walk will be approximately 60 minutes.
Dress for the weather – see Nina’s tutorial on ‘How to Dress for a Winter Walk’
Accessibility: This walk will remain on paved & gravel trails and will be accessible for mobility devices, including strollers.
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.
Join our Dance Mob!
The Dance Mob (formerly known as the Flash 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 (embedded below), or at one of our workshops (listed below). Then come down to our Community Showcase in Ivey Park on June 30 at 6pm and dance with us!
2018 Dance Mob Workshop Tour
The Dance Mob choreographers Samantha Sendas & Katharine McCormack will be touring the city in June teaching the dance to Londoners of all ages. Want them to stop at your school, business, or organization?
Email us at LondonDanceFestival@gmail.com to book a FREE workshop. No experience required, all welcome.
More dates will be added to the schedule as they are confirmed
June 16, 12-1pm Sound in Motion (1444 Glenora Drive) OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
June 26, 6:15-7pm North London Dance Centre (1055 Sarnia Road) OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
June 30, 4:45pm Ivey Park (331 Thames St) OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – and your LAST CHANCE!
PERFORMANCE: June 30, 6pm Ivey Park
Learn the moves, then come dance with us in Ivey Park at 6pm on June 30!
Watch the 2017 Flash Mob, created by Greg Thane and Ken Pham. The rain didn’t dampen our enthusiasm!
Visit the Spring Showcase 2018 page for details
This page in currently under construction. To find out about our current programs, visit www.LondonDanceFestival.ca.