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Rhythm and sound shake up Toronto’s waterfront
Dancing on the Pier starts June 28 at Harbourfront Centre

TORONTO, ON (May 22, 2012) – A hot summer’s night dance is sure to move experienced and novice dancers of all ages. Dancing on the Pier, a new wave of social interaction through dance, returns to Harbourfront Centre for its second summer season. From June 28 to Aug. 30, move to the rhythms and sounds from around the globe every Thursday evening starting at 7 p.m. Admission is FREE.

Dancing on the Pier on Harbourfront Centre’s boardwalk is the place to learn and discover the latest international dance trends. Attendees will flex their dance skills through salsa, cumbia, swing, line-dancing, two-step, cha cha and zouk.

Hosted by Martin Samuels, each week features sizzling movement and music from the best choreographers and social dance clubs, with music provided by the Dancing on the Pier house bands, Pablo Terry & Sol de Cuba and the Toronto All-Star Big Band.

Following the popular social dance phenomenon in Europe and the United States, Harbourfront Centre brings tradition-rich dances from Latin America, Cuba and Africa to Toronto. Dancing on the Pier is a premier event that shares and explores the customs of exotic countries with dance lovers from across the GTA.

For additional information and complete event listings, the public may visit or call the Information Hotline at 416-973-4000. Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay West in the heart of downtown Toronto’s waterfront.

Season-Long Events at Harbourfront Centre

Summer Music in the Garden presented by TD Bank Group (Most Thursdays, 7 p.m. & Sundays, 4 p.m., July-Sept.)
Free performances of classical and traditional music from around the world as Summer Music in the Garden enters its 13th season. Concerts take place in the Toronto Music Garden weather permitting; contact our info desk at 416-973-4000 for updates.

Dancing on the Pier (Thursdays, June 28-Aug. 30, 7-9 p.m.)
Join the Dancing on the Pier house band for social interaction and learning that explores global dance trends.

Free Flicks (Wednesdays, July 4-Aug. 29, approx 9 p.m.)
From classic film to cult comedy, we explore the journey of the underdog from zero to hero on the big screen, under the stars.

International Marketplace (Weekends, June 2-Sept. 3)
Shop the world every weekend, all summer long – from Indonesian textiles and Indigenous crafts to African artefacts, South American jewellery and far beyond.

World Café (Weekends, May 19-Sept. 3)
Our newly renovated World Café features a rotating selection of the best international cuisine at affordable prices.

Harbourfront Centre Street Stage, (Weekends from Victoria Day to Thanksgiving, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.)
Come and see some of the best street performers this city has to offer!

Canoe Rides on the Natrel® Pond (Weekends, May-Oct.)
Our famous canoe rides will be available at the Natrel® Pond all summer long! Take a break and enjoy a fun float beside our picturesque boardwalk. Cost: $4 for a 15-min canoe ride.

Harbourfront Centre is an innovative, non-profit cultural organization which provides internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture, education and recreation, in the heart of Toronto's downtown waterfront. Our 2012 Summer Festival Season explores the idea of “Crossroads,” which represent the junctures at which artists and members of various communities must make essential choices. For more information visit


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