Carnival Dance Lesson

Dance for Youth in Grades 4+

February 1–28

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Taking a deeper look into what it means to be unapologetically Black

Join our School Visits Educator Shelley-Anne Castro for an engaging dance tutorial that explores the socio-cultural roots of Carnival Dances in Afro-Caribbean nations. Shelley will guide learners of all ages through a warm up and brief lesson on the role of dance as a form of social protest, and then get you moving by following along for a short dance combination!   


Artist: Shelley-Anne Castro 

A Toronto native, Shelley-Anne has been performing on various stages across the globe behind amazing artists in many live televised performances, including the Junos, Canadian Urban Music Awards and iHeart Radio Much Music Video Awards, and she has toured with top musicians and entertainers. Her passion for travel has led her to the cruise industry, traveling to over 150 different countries as a dancer and singer. She was hand chosen for three different inaugural seasons and promoted to fleet supervisor for Carnival Cruise Lines, managing casts and teaching choreography to industry talent, and she was featured in many of their advertising and promotional content. More recently, she can be found teaching children at Danceology and Barreworks here in Toronto.

“I have such great memories of attending Harbourfront as a child, so I’m grateful to be a part of this wonderful cultural organization and look forward to creating great memories within a new generation!” 

Carnival Dance Lesson

Dance for Youth in Grades 4+

February 1–28

Taking a deeper look into what it means to be unapologetically Black

In Partnership with

Citadel+Compagnie
Toronto International Festival of Authors