On Sunday, May 7th, Parks, Forestry and Recreation in partnership with the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts presents the 16th annual STOMP Urban Dance Competition/Showcase. STOMP is the largest youth initiative developed by Parks, Forestry and Recreation to foster an environment where youth are safe, celebrated and encouraged to showcase their artistic abilities.
Hundreds of talented youth will take the stage with creative performances that incorporate various styles of urban dance, such as step, b-boy, break, hip hop, Bollywood, dancehall, jazz and contemporary.
Get ready to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday as well as our diverse multiculturalism with this year's theme of Canada turning 150!
Registration is now open and will continue until Friday, January 20th, 2017. For more information on how to register please e-mail STOMP@toronto.ca
We will open STOMP 2017 with the singing of the National Anthem followed by speeches from dignitaries welcoming the dancers of our 16th annual celebration!
STOMP Urban Dance Competition/Showcase
Sunday May 7, 2017
Doors Open 12:30 PM | Show Starts 1 PM
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
1 Front St East, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2
Advanced ticket sales are now open via Ticketmaster and the Sony Centre Box Office. Ticket Price $5. Purchase Tickets.
Tickets will also be available at the following community centres:
- Don Montgomery CC - 2467 Eglinton Ave E
- Driftwood CRC - 4401 Jane St.
- Dennis R. Timbrell CRC - 29 St. Dennis Dr.
- Edithvale CC - 131 Finch Ave. West
- Ellesmere CC - 20 Canadian Rd.
- Elmbank CC - 10 Rampart Rd.
- Matty Eckler RC - 953 Gerrard St. E
- Milliken Park CRC - 4325 McCowan Rd.
- St. Lawrence CRC - 230 The Esplanade
Judging will be based on the following criteria:
- Costume (based on age and category)
- Originality (not a video copy)
- Level of choreography
- Use of stage
- Stage appearance (i.e. interacting with the audience)
- Music and performance blends
- Overall performance
- Use of theme
Youth Advisory Council
For more information on how youth can get involved in STOMP please contact email@example.com
STOMP Committee 2017
- Tod Debling (Supervisor Lead)
- Cas Wilson
- Tamasha Grant
- Marg Williamson (Admin)
- Jeff Thomas
- Christian Brown
- Fitzroy Thompson
- Roni Simic
- Pirgashini Gnanavel
- Jorge Kaneshalingam
- Stacey Unira
- Keith McFarlane
- Juliana Riffat
- Alicia Daley
- Lindsay Wagner
- Jody Gyivicsan
- Jelani Philbert
- Rowan Beckford
Event Day Staffing
- Hilary Jackett
- Eileen Alexander
- Geeta Wahab
- Josette Holness
Staff Dance Team Choreographer
- Sabrina Novello
Event Day Staffing
- Carol Nwoko
- Ernestine Dunkley
- Fitzroy Thompson
2016 STOMP Urban Dance Competition Winners
Thank you to all of those involved in the 2016 STOMP Urban Dance Competition/Showcase and congratulations to the 2016 competition winners!
First place: After School Special (North Kipling Community Centre)
Second: Baby All Stars (Chalkfarm Community Centre)
Third: Ritmo Caliente (Falstaff Community Centre)
First place: Clutch Queens (Warden Hilltop Community Centre)
Second: Red Velvet Group (Albion Boys and Girls Club)
Third: JJM Fusion (Thorncliffe Park)
First place: Mini Krew (K.I.D.S. Dance Studio, Woodbridge, ON)
Second: 6ix Boss Dancers (Driftwood Community Recreation Centre)
Third: AOS (Jane and Finch Boys and Girls Club)
First place: The Interns Krew (K.I.D.S. Dance Studio, Woodbridge, ON)
Second: The Royalties (Parkway Forest Community Centre) tied with Soul 90's Academy (Trinity Bellwoods)
Third: Take off (Stephen Leacock Community Recreation Centre)
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6ix Boss Dancers (Driftwood Community Centre)
For any questions or concerns please contact STOMP@toronto.ca