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FAQ • FDFest Goldie Mill Ruins

Please read through the appropriate section of frequently asked questions below. If your question is not answered below, we’d love to hear from you, cheers.

  • Where does the event take place?
    The Goldie Mill Ruins is 100 Km west of Toronto in the city of Guelph.  The city of Guelph is perfectly centrally located in southern Ontario (between 45 minutes to 1.5 hour drive to most of the cities in Southern Ontario ~ Toronto, London, Hamilton, Collingwood).         
  • When can we arrive? When do we have to leave?

    The festival opens round 2:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, and closes at 9:00 pm the same day.

  • Will you post a downloadable event schedule?
    Yes, you can download it right here:   TBA
  • Do you offer work-trade or scholarships?
    Yes we do, through our program called DEEP.  Please send us a message and we can discuss what are requirements are needed to apply (FDComm Contact Form).
  • What types of vendors will be on hand?

    We will only have food vendors in this years festival.  

  • Will there be loud music late at night?
    Yes, from 2:00 pm, Saturday June 17th to 9:00 pm when the festival closes.
  • Can I smoke at FDFest?
    Yes, but please be mindful of those around you when choosing to smoke. We ask that you not smoke on the dance floor or in other crowded areas. Our site is frequently under fire restrictions, so please dispose of your ash and cigarette butts responsibly. We suggest using a small metal tin or another container to do so!
  • Is there anything else I should know?
    FDFest is a one-of-a-kind dance festival that brings together dance and the outdoors.  The connections we seek in nature and in one another start off every year in June.

    The FDComm has been hosting dance events on unique venues in Guelph, and the surrounding communities (Hamilton, Goderich, Elora).  We would like to thank our amazing dance community for showing up every summer to dance since 2004. See you soon on the dance floor!

  • What is the FDFest venue like?
    FDFest takes place at one of the beautiful grand river parks in Southern Ontario.
    The area offers exciting and unique camping and hiking options; water activities for those who love being in the water; 2 dance areas, one inside Goldie Mill Ruins, and the other outside the Mill

  • Will there be an information booth?
    Yes, this will be located  volunteer area

  • Where can I find the Lost & Found?
    The Lost & Found will be managed at our volunteer the area. Please visit this booth to search for your missing items. 

  • Will there be first aid on site?
    Yes, there will be scheduled volunteers to assist you throughout the weekend.

  • How much is water?
    We will be selling bottle water ($2.00) but we recommend you please bring your own reusable water bottles, thank you!

Welcome to FDFest 2023 at Goldie Mill Ruin. Event hours are as follows:

When: Saturday, June 17th, 2023 | from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Buy your tickets below!
Early bird tickets are available

Free (outside Goldie Mill dance space)

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm      Workshop #1
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm      Cuban Salsa w/ Julie & Rafa
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm      Casino Rueda w/ Tova & Tino
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm      enjoy the festival from outside the Mill

Paid (inside Goldie Mill Ruins  dance space)

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   –   Intro to Salsa w/ Cornell Mannings
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm   Bachata w/ Emily (the Underdog Dance Corp)
5:00 pm to 5:00 pm  –  Ladies Styling in Salsa w/ Rebecca Pollard 
5:00 pm to 5:30 pm  –  performances
•  The Underdog Dance Corp
• Mil Pasos Dance & Fitness
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm    –    Social Dancing to Live Music
                                                with Son De La Guayra (2 sets)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm    –    Social Dancing to DJ Music – DJ A.Rod

FDFest 2023 Artists
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