16th Annual STOMP Urban Dance Competition/Showcase

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

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!

Event Details

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

Ticket Sales

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:

Judging Criteria

Judging will be based on the following criteria:


  • Choreography
  • Music
  • Costume (based on age and category)


  • Creativity
  • Originality (not a video copy)


  • Synchronization
  • Level of choreography
  • Rhythm
  • Use of stage


  • Originality
  • Clarity
  • Quality


  • Stage appearance (i.e. interacting with the audience)
  • Music and performance blends
  • Overall performance


  • Use of theme
  • Creativity
  • Originality

Youth Advisory Council

For more information on how youth can get involved in STOMP please contact

STOMP Committee 2017

  • Tod Debling (Supervisor Lead)
  • Cas Wilson
  • Tamasha Grant
  • Marg Williamson (Admin)
  • Marlon Greene
  • Zecko Jalloul
  • 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!


Stomp 2016 Novice Category Winners: After School Special (North Kipling Community Centre)

First place: After School Special (North Kipling Community Centre)
Second: Baby All Stars (Chalkfarm Community Centre)
Third: Ritmo Caliente (Falstaff Community Centre)


Stomp 2016 Beginner Category Winners: Clutch Queens (Warden Hilltop Community Centre)

First place: Clutch Queens (Warden Hilltop Community Centre)
Second: Red Velvet Group (Albion Boys and Girls Club)
Third: JJM Fusion (Thorncliffe Park)


Stomp 2016 Intermediate Category Winners: Mini Krew (K.I.D.S. Dance Studio, Woodbridge, ON)

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)


Stomp 2016 Advanced Category Winners: The Interns Krew (K.I.D.S. Dance Studio, Woodbridge, ON)

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)

Social Media Fan Favourite

Stomp 2016 Social Media Fan Favourite Category Winners: 6ix Boss Dancers

6ix Boss Dancers (Driftwood Community Centre)

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