Guelph Lake: Sunday, Aug 12th

Guelph Lake Conservation Area

- Sunday, August 12th 2018 

Welcome to the FDFest at the Guelph Lake Conservation Area

This is the 4th year we are hosting FDFest in Guelph lake and we have a lot in store for you.  

New this year:  4 dance socials in Latin, rain or shine

1. Saturday Night - Latin social dancing
                                        - Belly Dance Hafla (party)
2. Sunday nights - Argentine Tango
                                      - Kizomba Groove


We will also have two dance areas (Dance Pavilion and the Dance tent).  You will get to enjoy dance workshops taught by local dance schools, and lots of social dancing in Music from around the world.

We also have  Kid's Cafe Area!  (link above on navigation bar) 

We have an amazing line up of instructors who will be attending and performances.  Below is the schedule for the day.  Please note, the event is FREE for everyone, though there are some details about the park that you should all be aware of.  Please click for more information.  


12:00 -       Festival Opens with music

1:00 -       Stretching    (Dance Tent)

1:45 -
        Nia Dance Workshop
                      w/    (Dance Pavilion)
1:45 -        Drumming Workshop   (Dance Tent) 

2:30 -
       Kizomba Dancing Workshop
                    w/   (Dance Pavilion)
2:30 -       Contact Improv Workshop
                    w/   (Dance Tent)

3:15 -      Liquid Lead Workshop
                   w/  (Dance Pavilion)
3:15 -     Flamenco Dance Workshop
                   w/  (Dance Tent)

4:15 -     Casino Rueda Workshop
                    w/   (Dance Pavilion) 
4:15 -     American Tribal Belly Dance Workshop 
                   w/   (Dance Tent)

5:15 -      FDFest dinner break
6:30 (ish) -   Performances

7:00 (ish) - Social Dancing to Argentine Tango, Ballroom, 
                        Swing, and more.  Dancing is opened to
                        everyone.  4 hours of dancing
                      Dance Tent  - Pure Kizomba Groove (party), 
                      4 hours of dancing

11:00  -  FDFest 2018 closes.  

Please donate, thank you

The FDFest is a free event open to everyone in the community.  We are able to do this through the generosity of our sponsors and the communities around us.  If you would like to support the festival, Please Click Here To Donate.  Thank you.  See you soon on the dance floor, cheers    
      - FDFest Committee


Confirmed Artists

- Ishra Blanco (Invoketress)
- Rob Valizan (Shades of Araby)
- Pat Gillies
- Clinton Collier (Ballroom Champion)
- Kata Szabo
- Janet Regan (Nia Dance)
- Robin Young (Jing Mo Kung Fu Club)
- Trevor Copp & Jeff Fox (Liquid Lead)
- Diana Greenlay

We would like to thank all the instructors who volunteered their time and passion to share with everyone, the volunteers who helped during the festival (special shout out to Bill Hutt and Martin Teeter), all the supporters who helped us raise money for our outdoor dance floor, all our sponsors, the instructors and all their students, the DJ's, our amazing committee members, Jennifer Redmond, Joy Sammy and Roblynn Hunnisett, and lastly all the dancers, promoters and enthusiasts of dance.  Without you, none of this would be possible.  Thank you all.  See you in the summer of 2017


A huge thanks to our 2018 partners!

Flying Dance Company Ontario Arts Council