Toronto International Youth Dance Festival


Dance, Diversity, Together

Toronto International Youth Dance Festival is a multi-cultural celebration of culture and diversity through the art of dance. Started by the Canada International Dance Culture Association in 2014 in the heart of Toronto, it serves as a medium to promote, develop and exchange knowledge between all people of all backgrounds. More importantly, it is an opportunity for children to express themselves, while learning to be a part of this growing family that enriches us all. This is an inviting and welcoming environment, and our participants range anywhere from local groups to international participants from other countries! 

We encourage friends from all age groups and backgrounds to join this multi-genre dance fest where the competition comes second and the fun comes first!

Success From Last Year


2016 Summer was our best one yet. With more than 600 international and local youth dancers sharing the same platform, every group had their memorable moments. It was a milestone for the dance industry in Toronto as well as a major success for large scale youth-oriented events. It was amazing watching all these kids leaving their all on the stage and taking that first step to realize their dreams. Toronto mayor, John Tory, was deeply impressed and expressed willingness to provide even more support for the festival this year.

Bigger and Better

2017 will be the fourth year the Festival is held in downtown Toronto. This time in the famed Nathan Phillips Square in front of the City Hall, and we could not be more excited! With thousands of viewers watching in audience over the course of three days, young aspiring dancers from across the globe will once again unite on the same stage to share their love of dancing. They may look young but don't let their looks fool you. Many are on experienced teams led by professionals that have received various recognision and awards. And if you cannot make it to be part of the live audience, we got you covered! It will be broadcasted live across major media channels, as well.




This year's event is in partnership with SickKids. Part of our revenue will be donated to benefit the good deeds this amazing organization does on a daily basis.


Application Guideline

Registration Deadline:

Thursday - June 01, 2017 


Age Group: 6-25

Dance Type: All are welcomed

Dance Form: Solo, Duet, Trio and Group

Apply now using the button below! Please fill out the application form and send it to before the registration deadline.

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