Friday, June 18 to
Sunday, June 20, 2010
in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Saskia Tomkins and Steafan Hannigan|
|Locations||Where to Stay and Eat|
|York University conference: English Country Dancing: Rooted in the Past, Dancing into the Future – June 17-18, 2010|
You won't want to miss Colin's second visit to Canada: a five-star event bringing together some of the most spectacular talent from Britain and the United States. This is a weekend packed with dances, workshops, master classes, demos and more, all performed to some of the hottest music around!
Friday Night Welcome Dance
Saturday morning advanced English workshop
Saturday afternoon workshops for all
Saturday night ball (all dances taught)
Sunday morning callers' workshop
England's Colin Hume is a world-renowned authority on English and American dance. He has called dances and conducted workshops in many countries, including the United States, England, Denmark, Holland and Germany. Colin is also the distinguished choreographer and composer of many volumes of well-loved dances and tunes.
Foxfire (Karen Axelrod and Daron Douglas) are known for the richness of their harmonies and improvisation. With a complex range of musical roots, their signature freshness and energy never fails to delight.
Saskia Tomkins and Steafan Hannigan
Saskia is an all-UK Irish music champion fiddler who also plays viola and nyckelharpa. Steafan plays winds, pipes, flute and just about everything else, and has worked with such luminaries as Loreena McKennit, Laurie Anderson and Uriah Heep.
Friday June 18th
Ready-to-serve foods only, please! We are not permitted to cook or heat food on the premises. For travellers: a buy-in option is available, $7 or $5 for students, in advance. However, there are many food shops and supermarkets in the neighbourhood for last-minute shopping.
|8 – 10.30||Evening dance with Foxfire|
|10.30 – 12.15||Advanced* English dance workshop – Colin Hume with Foxfire (* What is "Advanced"?)|
|1.15 – 2.45||Playford set dances for all – Colin Hume with Saskia Tomkins and Steafan Hannigan|
|3 – 4.30||Colin's Dances for all – Colin Hume with Saskia Tomkins and Steafan Hannigan|
|4.45 – 5.45||Waltz hour – Foxfire|
|8.00 – 11.00||
English Country Dance Ball – Colin Hume with Foxfire
This is not a historical-themed ball, but festive or evening attire is encouraged.
|12.00 – 1.30||Hands-on callers' master class for callers with some experience (Please note: bring a CD or ipod with your music. At Ralph Thornton Centre.) Dance angels dance for free!|
|1.30||Short lunch break|
|2.15 – 4.45||Farewell dance – Colin Hume with Foxfire - at St. Barnabas|
St. Barnabas Anglican Church hall, 361 Danforth Avenue (Friday and Saturday, Sunday dance)
St. Barnabas is located along the Danforth in one of Toronto's most vibrant neighbourhoods. The church is at the corner of Danforth and Hampton Avenues, near Chester subway station. The hall has an excellent sprung wood dance floor with great acoustics. Click for directions.
St. Barnabas hall has a strict shoe policy. Street shoes will NOT be permitted on the dance floor at any time. Please bring non-marking, preferably soft-soled dance shoes, with broad heels.
Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen Street East (Callers' workshop)
The Ralph Thornton Centre is 2 blocks east of Broadview Avenue, easily accessible by TTC. Google map of area.
Getting to Toronto
There are frequent flights from most major cities into Toronto's Pearson International airport. Toronto is also well-serviced by VIA Rail trains and Greyhound and Voyageur bus lines. Public transportation (the TTC) is available from the airport, train, and bus stations. Taxis, limos, GO, and Airport Express are also available from the airport.
Where to Stay and Eat
Toronto is a wonderful, safe, and clean city with many vibrant downtown neighbourhoods and an excellent public transit system. The subways run until about 1:30 am, and there are buses and streetcars that run 24 hours a day, so getting around is easy without a car, and quite convenient for many hotels and tourist attractions, as well as the venues.
PRICING FOR A WEEKEND WITH COLIN HUME AND FOXFIRE
Please note: this event is priced separately from the conference. Combination pricing is offered for those attending both (see below).
Friday, June 18th
Friday night welcome dance: $15 / $10 for students – plus a contribution of food to share for the potluck*
Saturday, June 19th
Saturday morning advanced workshop: $12 / $8 (not included in packages)
Saturday package (afternoon workshops, waltz, evening dance): $50 / $35 at the door, early-bird $45 / $30
Sunday callers' master class: $12 / $8 (not included in packages)
Full weekend package (not including master classes): $75 / $50 at the door, early-bird $65 / $45
Combination conference and dance weekend: early-bird only, $115 / $95
* Ready-to-serve foods only, please! We are not permitted to cook or heat food on the premises. For travellers: a buy-in option is available, $7 or $5 for students, in advance. However, there are many food shops and supermarkets in the neighbourhood for last-minute shopping.
** This is not a historical-themed event, but festive or evening attire is encouraged!
Currency converter: http://www.bankofcanada.ca/en/rates/converter.htmlRegistration form
Questions about the weekend?
For registration questions, write us at registrar AT torontoenglishdance DOT ca
Last updated June 12, 2010