June 23rd
McGregor Park

July 5th-8th
Strathcona Park

July 12th-15th
Rotary Park

July 19th-22nd
Head Lake Park

July 26th-28th
Neilson Park



July 31st - August 5th
Withrow Park

August 11th
Chalkfarm Park

August 16th-19th
Earlscourt Park

August 23rd - 26th
Arena Grounds

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A Word from the Festival Director

Set against the natural landscape of your neighbourhood park, Dusk Dances takes you from the highly physical, to the gently magical, and the charmingly fun. Your journey is accompanied by a host who leads you to selected dance pieces located in different areas throughout the park. Featuring some of Canada’s most innovative dancers and choreographers, and now in its 18th season, Dusk Dances continues to be a delight for audiences of all ages.”

Sylvie Bouchard, Festival Director



Dusk Dances rarely cancels a show in advance of the start time due to poor weather. All of our artists and volunteers are present at the park (even if it's pouring), and should the clouds part, the sun start to shine, and it's safe to perform, they are ready to go. An announcement is generally made at the park between 7pm and 7:30pm if the show has been cancelled.

A good rule of thumb to assess whether or not to attend a Dusk Dances performance when the weather looks bad: if it's raining where you are when you need to leave to come to the park, perhaps think about coming on a different night.

Catch-up Performances/Rain Matinees:
If Dusk Dances loses two or more performances to rain in one week, we will endeavour to have a catch-up performance on the Sunday of that week at 2pm, weather permitting. This performance would be in addition to the scheduled Sunday 7pm performance. If a catch-up performance looks likely, we will leave a message to this effect on the info-line 416.504.6429 x41, and we will also post an announcement about it on your park's web page.


Photo credits: Agincourt - Wayne Worden ; Ottawa - Gary Mulcahey ; Peterborough - Joseph Michael Photography ; Haliburton - Jim Bachalo ; Malvern - Joseph Michael Photography ; Toronto - Chris Randle ; Chalkfarm - Ömer K. Yükseker ; Davenport - Ömer K. Yükseker ; Flesherton - Jim Bachalo ; Blog - Gary Mulcahey.



Band starts at 7pm

Dances start at 7:30pm

Everyone is welcome. Pay-what-you-can.

Suggested donation $10.00 per person.



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Dusk Dances Inc.
410 Jarvis Street, Second Floor
Toronto, ON, M4Y 2G6


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