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May 21, 2009
Annual STOMP urban dance competition/showcase
City of Toronto representatives will join a group of talented youth as they take centre stage at the eighth annual STOMP Urban Dance Competition/Showcase. The event offers high-calibre performances that incorporate various styles of urban dance, such as step, b-boy, break, hip hop, dancehall, jazz and contemporary.

Special guest judge: Tré Armstrong, So You Think You Can Dance Canada

Date: Saturday, May 23
Time: 1 to 6 p.m.
Location: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Exhibition Place, 210 Princes Blvd.

STOMP Urban Dance Competition/ Showcase will feature more than 300 performers age six to 24 from Parks, Forestry and Recreation dance programs and other youth-serving agencies. It is one of many youth initiatives developed by Parks, Forestry and Recreation to foster an environment where youth are safe, celebrated and encouraged to showcase their artistic creativity.

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. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

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



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