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Common Ground Dance Festival

Fri October 8th 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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One event on Sat October 9th 2021 at 1:00 pm

This is an in-person event!

TOES FOR DANCE presents the inaugural Common Ground Dance Festival, a free, outdoor, participatory celebration of movement and community, featuring COVID-19-safe, in-person dance programming in North York’s Lee Lifeson Art Park! Events will include community workshops that focus on creative improvisational movement for beginners, intermediate/advanced level workshops that bring together dance students and professional dance artists, site-specific performances in response to the park’s sculptures, mainstage performances, student performances, freestyle improv jams, and a community co-creation experiment. This festival has something for everyone! Whether you’re an experienced dancer or you have an unexplored curiosity for movement, let’s breath deeply, feel our bodies connected to the earth, and revel in the joys of expressing and dancing – together.

Schedule of events:

1:00-2:30pm Dancer/Dance Student Workshop

5:30-6:30pm Community Workshop (All Levels)

6:30pm Pop-up Performances

7:00pm Mainstage Performances

8:00pm Improv Jam Dance Party


How to participate:

Online ticket reservation will begin September 26th at the TOES FOR DANCE website. A limited number of walk-up tickets will also be available.


Please note: Toronto Arts Foundation is committed to the health and safety of our artists, audiences and residents of Toronto. Although we hope we can be in the park together this summer, at this time TOES FOR DANCE awaits final confirmation from the City of Toronto. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this event is subject to change, including postponement and/or cancellation, in accordance with provincial and municipal public health guidelines. For the most up-to-date information, please monitor our website for day-of changes to all events. For questions, please email


Fri October 8th 2021
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Rain or shine
Rain date
October 10, 2021
Bring your own seating (if desired), This is a standing / walking event
Is the event family friendly?
North York


Lee Lifeson Art Park
223 Gladys Allison Pl.
Toronto, Ontario M2M Canada
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