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Project Acorn

Project Acorn is a four day radical community-building retreat located in Ottawa from July 11-14 for youth aged 16-24 from 2SLGBTQ+ identities, families, and communities. The program is a mixture of workshops, speakers, urban camp-like activities and magic that come together to create the most mind-opening and mind-blowing program possible. This program is a wonderful […]

Free Argentine Tango Class for Beginners

We’re holding a free tango class for beginners ahead of our upcoming Summer Session! Come and see what this beautiful dance is all about. Everyone is welcome. No partner necessary. No dance experience necessary. Let us know you’re coming by emailing PR@siempretango.ca. Wear indoor (clean!) shoes that are easier to slide in. If you have […]

Bloom: Dance Show

Bloom is a celebration of female sensuality through dance. Join this group of dancers as they embrace their sexuality and experiences as women through movement. Doors open at 6:30pm Tickets $20 online, $25 at the door (cash only). Part of proceeds to be donated to Planned Parenthood. “Being raised in a household that looked down […]

pass more dance

pass more dance is pleased to bring you this first edition of a showing of short contemporary dance works, both new and remounted. We will be showing an exciting variety of five short contemporary dance pieces. Our lovely dancers and choreographers are: Leah Archambault, Lois Chan, Elizabeth Emond-Stevenson, Sarah Hopkin, Mizuki Hoshino and Chelsea Passmore. […]

Broadway Workout – Orleans

5-6-7-8! Broadway Workout is a brand new dance-based fitness class for musical theater enthusiasts of any skill level. Learning choreography is great for mental and physical agility and is a ton of fun. Work on your choreography skills while working up a sweat to a popular Broadway song. Beginners welcome. No experience necessary. Arrive a […]

Fringe Review: raw footage

By Alex Katayama 40 minutes | Dance, Solo | PG When I was first assigned to review raw footage, the first thing I did was look up “contemporary dance” on Wikipedia and then desperately searched Youtube for “contemporary dance examples” — I figured a basic education couldn’t hurt. Then Friday night rolled around, I took my seat in […]

Fringe Review: ArborAmor

By Amanda Dookie  30 min | Comedy, Clown, Family | G Two cheerful, energetic mimes love to dance to the music of a quirky accordionist and all is happy in the world… until an unsuspecting tree comes to life with the music and shakes things up. Everything is said through music and dance in this funny little […]

“If you can breathe, you can dance”

This Friday and Saturday, the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) is presenting ROAR, a collection of three new dance pieces by Propeller Dance that challenge some common assumptions about dance. Since their founding in 2007, Propeller Dance has been striking back at conceptions of what it means for a body to be able, of the types of […]

Children’s Fest launches with a bang

She Who Must Be Obeyed (but rarely is) blogs about food, travel and homeschooling five kids at travellargefamily. On May 24, you’ll find her dispensing travel tips at the Westboro Brainery. The 31st installment of the fabulous Ottawa Children’s Festival is kicking off.  Back in the day when I only had three kids, we used to […]