East Side Dance Festival 2022 – We are back, and we are LIVE!

We wanna see YOU at the show!

12 Calgary schools will showcase both film and live dance performances that will take your breath away.

Grab your tickets now so you don’t miss out on the show of the year!

May 6th 2022 | 7pm | U of C Theatre

230 University Ct NW

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Check out our incredible ESDF 2022 workshop and special guest speakers!

Prior to the show, students at participating schools are given the opportunity to spend a full day immersed in amazing dance workshops and lectures. The following dance professionals are an integral part of our dancers experience here at East Side!


Amanda Okafor

Workshop: Afro-fusion

Ingrid Díaz Céspedes

Instructor for The School of Creative and Performing Arts of the University of Calgary.

Workshop: Latin

Joanne Baker

Member of the Decidedly Jazz Danceworks Organization.

Workshop: Jazz

Katherine Burrowes

Co-Artistic Director/Choreographer IllFX.

Workshop: Hip Hop

Kimberley Cooper

Artistic Director of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks.

Lecture: DJD Show & Talk back

Kelsie Vanstone

Dancer and Choreographer.

Lecture: Finding your place in the dance community

Masani St. Rose

West African and Caribbean dance Specialist.

Workshop: West African

Rocky Meija

Hip Hop artist and educator.

Workshop: Something From Nothing Lecture

Saxon Fraser

Artistic Director of Art-Terre, dancer & choreographer.

Workshop: Creating a Career Path in Dance

Caroline Fraser (aka -Lady-C)

Dancer, vocalist and songwriter.

Workshop: Street Dance

Edgar Reyes

Co-Artistic Director/Choreographer IllFX.

Workshop: Hip Hop

Jomari Samiley

Faculty member for illFX.

Workshop: Hip Hop

Kyrsten Blair

Freelance educator, performer, choreographer.

Workshop: Balinese

Lisa LaTouche

Dancer, Choreographer and Owner of Tap Phonics.

Workshop: Percussive Tap

Tara Wilson

Owner of Pulse Studios.

Workshop: Cultural Appropriation in Hip Hop Dance

Taylor Hunt

Dancer and advocate for all things health, wellness and fitness.

Workshop: Contemporary

Vishal Malpuria

Artistic Director of SPARQ PRODUCTIONS and International Bollywood Choreographer.

Workshop: Bollywood


Head over to Workshops 2022 to see WHO’S WHO and what’s being offered!
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