The 2011 Salsa on St. Clair, Canada’s largest Latino-themed festival, will take place Saturday July 9 from noon to 11pm and Sunday July 10 from noon to 9pm. Now in its seventh year, Salsa on St. Clair has attracted over 1.5 million salsa lovers to the streets of Toronto since its launch in 2005. Join in on this FREE family street party as midtown Toronto’s Hillcrest Village, between Winona Drive and Christie Street will be transformed into a showcase of pulsating music, passionate dancing, fiery foods, a Latin market, a children’s area and much more. And don’t miss the free open-air Zumba class that will kick off the event at the Main stage each day. Zumba is a Latin Dance and Rhythms fitness workout that that helps participants to be in shape while having fun.
Salsa on St. Clair Dance Hotspots
Several Toronto Salsa dance companies will be stationed at different “hotspots” throughout the festival, where they will be giving dance lessons and demonstrations all day starting at noon.
Dance Hotspot Schedule
- Steps Dance: near Rushton, Saturday and Sunday
- Latin Grooves: near Winona Drive, Saturday and Sunday
- Rythmic Fire : near Arlington, Saturday and Sunday
See the map below for the locations of these dance hotspots!
Dance Performances at Salsa on St. Clair Main Stage
As well as some prominent Latin bands including Alberto Alberto, Los Homeless Latin Show, Salsotika, Ricardo Barboza y su Tumbao, Tropicanada, Samba Squad, and Aché, several prominent Salsa dance companies will perform on the main stage between Greensides Avenue and Arlington Avenue. The dance performance schedule is as follows:
Saturday July 9, 2011
- 1:30-2:00pm pm, 5:30-6:00 pm Zumba Pa’ Ca (Ariam Del Real)
- 4:15-4:45 pm, 6:45-7:00 pm, 9:15-9:30 pm Steps Dance Studio (Jennifer Aucoin)
- 3:00-3:15 pm Latin Groove Productions (Oscar Naranjo)
Sunday July 10, 2011
- 1:00-1:30pm, Zumba Pa’ Ca
- 2:30-2:45 pm Latin Groove Productions (Oscar Naranjo)
- 3:45-4:00 pm 7:45-8:00 pm Steps Dance Studio (Jennifer Aucoin)
Salsa on St. Clair 2011 Location and Map
The Salsa on St. Clair Festival will take place on the street of St. Clair Avenue West between Christie Street and Winona Drive. This section of St. Clair Avenue will be closed to vehicles during the festival.
View Salsa on St. Clair 2011 Map in a larger map
The best way to access the festival is by TTC since there is very limited parking in areas close to the festival. Take the 512 street car west-bound from St. Clair or St. Clair West subway stations.
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Salsa on St. Clair Contact Information
For more information call TLN TV at (416) 744-8200.