September News from CMA & LDF


September 2021

Greetings from the Centre of Movement Arts,

We are just ONE WEEK AWAY from the 2021 Festival and we couldn't be more excited (we've only been waiting 2 years, 2 months, 2 weeks and 3 days, but who's counting?)

As usual, we've got something for everyone: Dance Films, Volunteer Jobs, a Dance MobWorkshops, an Interactive Dance Map, and a LIVE Performance with Live Music. Read on for all the details, and stay tuned to our website and social media channels @ldndancefest so you don't miss a thing.

We'll see you very soon!

Bizz & the CMA/LDF team


Friday, September 17: Dance Mob Workshop & Performance
Location: Dundas Place (in front of Budweiser Gardens) from 5-6:30pm 

It's happening London! Our iconic dance mob is back for YOU to learn and show your talent. In this workshop you will learn a fun and easy dance while holding a pool noodle.


Saturday, September 18: Workshops & Dance Map

Location: Ivey Park, 331 Thames St. from 4-6pm

4-5pm Partner Dance with Clara Gharibo

This beginner friendly workshop is for anyone looking to give partner dancing a try through a relaxed and informal style of social dance. You and your partner will be taught a dance step by step with room for your own interpretation that feels best for you. Try something new and most importantly have fun! 

5-6pm Intro to Bellydance with Luna of Rising Moon – Live music by Light of the East Ensemble

Explore the ancient art of Bellydance. This workshop will focus on fundamentals including arm/hands movements, different kinds of shimmies and travelling steps. Luna suggests wearing comfortable workout clothes and a scarf of any kind around your hips if you have one. No shoes are required. Don't forget to bring water to stay hydrated especially after the shimmy practice! 

PLUS Check out our Interactive Dance Map all day Saturday! Watch our first-ever Dance Map be created live on Saturday morning by local visual artistsThen groove your way around the park following the map's movement suggestions.

Registration is required - register now!

Saturday, September 18: Live Performance 

Join us for an exciting, free, live dance event in Ivey Park at 6pm. Learn new moves in all-levels workshops, then see London's talented dance artists perform on nature's stage. Featuring dance performances by,

- La Compagnie de Danse

- Rising Moon Bellydance

- Los Aires Flamenco ensemble

 - Priyanka Topé

- Nicholas Noguera

- Kaitlin Torrance

- The Ukwehuwe Connection

- Kevin Clements

- Young Company of NLDC

and more!

This year registration is required, sign up hereAdmission is free, with suggested donation of $15. The London Dance Festival is brought to you by the Centre of Movement Arts, a non-profit celebrating dance and movement in the Forest City.

Registration is required - register now!

Note: Masks must be worn to enter the event site, but may be taken off once you are safely two meters from others in a designated audience or participant space.


Volunteers Needed

We're looking for volunteers to join our team this year. If you know someone that would like to see the behind scenes of a dance festival and loves helping out in the community, it's not too late to apply! Fill out the volunteerform here. All ages are welcome.

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 6:00pm to Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 6:00pm