Dance REVOLT is a full day dance conference open to students in grades 8-12 + College and University students.
Date: November 15, 2023
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: The Second Student Centre, 3rd floor, York University (map)
Cost: $45/student (Includes Table Talk, 3 Workshops, Masterclass, and T-shirt)
An Immersive Educational Experience
A day dedicated to exploring the rich educational opportunities within the world of dance. Open to students in grades 8-12, as well as college and university students, this conference offers a unique blend of dance education, cultural exploration, and creative expression that aligns seamlessly with the Ontario Dance Curriculum.
Choreography, History, and Culture of Hip Hop and Dancehall
- “Dance Revolt” dives deep into the heart of two dynamic dance forms, Hip Hop and Dancehall. These styles are more than just dance; they are living expressions of culture and history.
Conference Outcomes and Benefits:
Cultural Awareness: Through workshops and discussions, students will gain a deeper understanding of the cultural roots and social contexts of Hip Hop and Dancehall, aligning with the curriculum’s emphasis on cultural appreciation.
Choreographic Skills: Workshops led by experienced instructors will enhance students’ choreographic abilities, allowing them to create and interpret dance pieces with confidence.
Historical Context: Students will explore the historical evolution of dance, connecting the dots between past and present dance forms, aligning with curriculum guidelines on historical understanding.
Creative Expression: “Dance Revolt” encourages students to express themselves creatively, fostering self-discovery and self-expression, which is a core aspect of the Ontario Dance Curriculum.
Networking and Community: The conference provides a platform for students to build relationships with fellow dancers, instructors, and the broader dance community, promoting collaboration and a sense of belonging.
Dance Revolt isn’t just a conference; it’s an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in dance, history, and culture. Our experienced instructors will guide them through an enriching journey of creativity, self-expression, and appreciation for diverse dance forms. Join us on November 15th for a high-energy, fun-learning environment that aligns perfectly with the Ontario Dance Curriculum.
Creating lasting relationships, cherished memories, and inspiring moments is what our objective. Together, we’ll dance, learn, and celebrate the vibrant world of dance and its cultural significance. Don’t miss this extraordinary event that promises to be an unforgettable experience for all!
News and Updates
The conference is open to students in grades 8-12 + College and University Students. Limited spaces are open to the public to account for youth not in the school systems.
*Youth ages 13-21 years old.
The conference has a max capacity of 200 students. Students are divided into 4 groups of 50 students each divided by skill level.
Registrations are 100% refundable if cancelled within 10 days. Otherwise a 50% refund is applied. Registrations cancelled after the last date to register are not refundable.
Schools and community organizations will be sent an invoice and payments processed through accounts payable or cheque.
All other registrations are required to pay online with credit card or debit visa.
The Second Student Centre
17 Library Lane.
Dance Revolt 2023! Gratitude to 10 schools and 225 students who made it unforgettable. Instructors, including Mark Samuels, Tabby Rockstar, and Tatiana Parker, seamlessly intertwined the event with Ontario’s Dance Curriculum. Explore our recap to delve into the dance journey—artistic expression, technical finesse, identity exploration, community bonds, and the pulse of Dance REVOLT!
Dance Revolt isn’t just about dance; it’s a movement, a celebration of cultures, and an expression of pure joy. So, gear up, prepare to dance like nobody’s watching, and get ready for a dance revolution that you won’t forget.
The wait is over! We’re thrilled to announce that registration for Dance Revolt 2023 is now open once again. This conference serves as an invaluable extension of the classroom, empowering students to embrace diversity, nurture their creativity, and gain a profound appreciation for the art of dance.
With a rich history of cultural exploration, Dance Revolt has been a beacon for diversity in the world of dance education. From Hip Hop to Traditional African Dance, it’s not just about the moves; it’s about celebrating the rich tapestry of dance and fostering cultural exchange, understanding, and appreciation.