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The ThrowDown

UrbanArts presents the ‘ThrowDown’ Dance Convention– a 1-day annual urban dance platform aimed at promoting the importance of accessible and inclusive dance programs, highlighting the importance of physical literacy, offering new and exciting opportunities for growth and recognition to young performers, and encouraging community engagement through the vehicle of creative movement. Our 2019 theme is 'Healthy Living through Dance’.

Through our dance showcase & competition, workshops & masterclasses, artist chats, and awards, ThrowDown promotes the development of artistic and life skills for youth in a supportive community atmosphere. Because of the generous contributions from key partners and supporters, we are able to offer this dynamic dance platform 100% FREE for participants and attendees to experience.

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[The ThrowDown 2019]

CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS

Community Dance Competition & Showcase (2-5pm) is an opportunity for school & community dance programs, troupes, and local dance initiatives across the city to come together to showcase in a main event that includes expert judges, hosts, prizes and loads of fun!

Winning dance crew takes home $1000!

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ThrowDown Workshops Series provides the perfect opportunity to learn from and share experiences with leading dance artists from the Greater Toronto Area. RSVP NOW!

House of Hunniez Masterclass  10:30am – 11:15am

Location:          Rehearsal Hall 

 

FlowXS Masterclass  11:15am – 12:00pm

Location:          Rehearsal Hall

The ThrowDown Community Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in community dance programming:

  • ‘TrailBlazer’ Award celebrates an individual who has paved a way and made a lasting impact for the next generation of dancers
  • ‘Barrier Breaker’ Award acknowledges a dance initiative that has exemplified greater access, inclusion and excellence in programming
  • ‘Mover and Shaker’ Award recognises a youth dance leader who has inspired a movement in the dance sector

ThrowDown Artist Chats are informal, loosely moderated discussions between the artist(s), and a featured guest moderator centered around the creative process behind the artist’s work. This is a chance for our viewers, attendees and dancers to learn more about their craft, as well as the artist’s perspective on healthy living and offer tricks and tools you use to fuel the body for its increased energy demands. Each chat will be live streamed on our IGTV Channel as well as open to audience members in the Upper Gallery at the Toronto Centre for the Arts.

 

Rhino (Dancer/Toronto Krump Movement Curator/Instructor)  11:15am – 11:45am

Diamond Osoteo (Dancer/Creative/Event Coordinator/Graphic Designer) 12:15pm – 12:45pm

THE JUDGESQueen (Dancer/Choreographer/Teacher), Tabby ‘Rockstar’ (Dancer/Choreographer/Energy God), and Ella Avila (Dancer/Event Planner/Digital Designer/Founder of HER Creative Toronto) 1:25pm- 1:40 pm

The ThrowDown Marketplace offers an exceptional opportunity to demonstrate products or distribute promotional material and samples! Limited space available!  Get involved!

[Judge]

Ella Avila

[Judge]

Ella Avila

[Judge]

Tabby Rockstar

[Judge]

Tabby Rockstar

[Judge]

QUEEN

[Judge]

QUEEN

[Host]

Hannia Cheng

[Host]

Hannia Cheng

[Timetable]

Convention Schedule

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Located in the heart of the GTA, no other entertainment and arts facility is better positioned than the Toronto Centre for the Arts. It is easily accessible by major highways, arteries as well as the public transit system.

[ Toronto Centre for the Arts ]

Toronto Centre
for the Arts

5040 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 6R8

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