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May 13, 2010
STOMP urban dance competition and showcase photo op
Members of the media are invited to a special dress rehearsal photo opportunity featuring contestants for STOMP Urban Dance Competition/Showcase.

Date: Saturday, May 15

10 to 11 a.m. - Beginner teams
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Intermediate teams
1:30 to 2 p.m. - Advanced teams

Location: Wellesley Community Centre, 495 Sherbourne St.

Styles of dance include step, breaking, hip hop, dancehall, jazz and contemporary. The event will also highlight the city’s up-and-coming youth bands, vocalists, rappers and dub poets.

STOMP Urban Dance Competition/Showcase features 325 participants, age 6 to 24 years from Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation dance programs and external agencies: boys and girls clubs, private dance companies, community dance groups and professional teams. The actual event will take place on Saturday, May 29, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Exhibition Place, 210 Princes Blvd.

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Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media contact:
Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation media line, 416-560-8726,



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