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April 4, 2017
City of Toronto offers media preview of STOMP urban dance competition and showcase
The City of Toronto invites members of the media to a sneak peek of the dress rehearsal for the STOMP urban dance competition and showcase, a competition for Toronto's youth dance teams, bands, vocalists, rappers and dub poets.

Date: Saturday, April 8
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• novice teams perform from 10:30 a.m. to noon
• beginner teams perform from noon to 2 p.m.
• intermediate teams perform from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
• advanced teams perform from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
• showcase performances take place throughout the day
Location: Driftwood Community Recreation Centre, 4401 Jane St. (Jane Street, North of Finch Avenue West)

The STOMP urban dance competition and showcase features 425 participants, ages six to 24, from Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation dance programs, private dance companies, community dance groups and showcase teams. Featured styles of dance include step, break, hip-hop, dancehall, Bollywood, jazz and contemporary.

The 2017 STOMP urban dance competition and showcase will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 7 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E.

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