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SAVE THE DATE! Our 2nd annual Youth and Teen Dance Day will take place June 3-4th! Read below for our tentative schedule.

Youth and Teen Dance Day – Preliminary Schedule

Youth and Teen Dance Day takes advantage of our Festival offerings. This wonderful training opportunity is for dancers ages 10 and up.
Cost: $50

Le Patin Libre Performance and Ice Skating Party
Friday, June 3, 8-10 pm, University of Guelph Ice Rink

Le Patin Libre, a contemporary ice-skating dance company, is focused on the uniquechoreographic potential of glide. In this show, they perform Vertical and Influences. Influences explores the influence of body language on personal relations, while individuals fight for their uniqueness within a group. Vertical is a daring choreographic essay where a joyful family of skaters invites the audience to witness the unique rhythms, speedy movements and huge choreographic interactions allowed by glide. Following the performance, join the company for an ice skating party!

Contemporary Dance on Skates workshop with Le Patin Libre
Saturday, June 4, 9:30-11 am, University of Guelph Ice Rink

Come onto the ice to learn some of the moves that Le Patin Libre uses in its innovativechoreography. Not sure about your skating abilities? No worries…students will be grouped by ability (novice skaters, comfortable skaters, trained figure skaters) so that everyone can participate! We recommend you bring your own ice skates, but some will be available here.

In the Park Performance
Saturday, June 4, Noon-1 pm, Exhibition Park

Check out four amazing dance works in beautiful Exhibition Park! Bring your lunch for a picnic.

Panel Discussion
Saturday, June 4, 1:30-2:30 pm, Guelph Youth Studios, 42 Quebec Street

Take part in an interactive conversation with some of our Festival artists. Find out what it’s like to be a professional dancer!
Please note, we will be arranging special rates at a Guelph hotel, as well as making student rate tickets available for our Saturday night On the Stage performance at the River Run Centre.

More details and complete registration information will be coming soon!

For more information, email [email protected] or call 519-780-2220.

Guelph Dance Partners with the Guelph Youth Dance Training Program

Movement, Expression, Technique, Discipline, Rigour, Experiences, Joy, Friendship
The Guelph Youth Dance Training Program and Guelph Youth Dance Company stress the importance of discipline, technique, and creative expression as well as the joy of contemporary dance. This is a dance program that promises thorough training as well as the opportunity for young people to discover their own unique language all supported by a healthy, positive learning environment. Visit for more info, or contact Contract at [email protected] or 519-803-8829.

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