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Saturday, July 25th, 2015
11am to 6pm
Simcoe Park, Niagara-on-the-Lake (Map)
Don’t forget your blanket or lawn chairs!
The Fiesta Stage is a new TD Niagara Jazz Festival initiative: a FREE stage for all ages located in Simcoe Park in historic Niagara-on-the-Lake.
The Fiesta stage allows the audience to not only listen, but also to participate actively in the festival. It’s a stage that combines the Niagara Etsy Market, live music, and dancing! Free of charge Swing and Latin dance lessons will be offered prior to select performances and a dance floor will be set as part of the landscape for those who want to dance the afternoon away!
The Fiesta Stage is made possible by the generous support of the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake (Discretionary Fund), the Niagara Region (Niagara Investment in Culture Program), and The Province of Ontario (TEMP-Tourism Event Marketing Program). The TD Niagara Jazz Festival would like to thank all three parties for their generous contributions!
|11:00 AM – 11:45 AM||Gail Davidson Trio|
|12:15 PM – 12:45 PM||Niagara String Band|
|1:15 PM – 2:00 PM||Khea Emmanuel Quartet & Lou Pomanti|
|2:00PM – 2:30PM||FREE Swing dance lesson the Niagara Lindy Hop Club|
|2:30 PM – 3:15 PM||Sherwood Swings|
|3:15PM – 3:45PM||1st FREE Latin dance lesson led by the Doris & Carlos from Dancefit Canada|
|3:45PM – 4:30PM||Tjaderama Tribute Band|
|4:30PM – 5:00||2nd FREE Latin dance lesson led by the Doris & Carlos from Dancefit Canada|
|5:00 PM – 6:00 PM||Latin Vintage Orchestra|
Light fare, Wine, and Beer served in the Mill St. Beer Garden and water from H2Only available to stay well hydrated!
The Niagara Lindy Hop Club
Join the Niagara Lindy Hop Club for a Lindy Hop dance lesson, the original swing dance! Swing dancing is joyful, free spirited and infectious. Fall in love with Lindy Hop, the original dance of the swing era. Sometimes known as Jitterbug, Lindy Hop evolved in the 1920’s and dominated dance halls throughout the Great Depression until World War II. It is an unabashedly joyful dance, with a solid, flowing style that closely reflects its music — from the late 20’s hot Jazz to the early 40’s Big Bands.=
The origins of Latin dance span far and wide from countries such as Cuba, Argentina, Colombia and more. Some select social Latin dances include salsa, bachata, cha-cha, mambo, Argentine tango and merengue. Join Doris and Carlos from Dance Fit Canada as they take you through some of these basic Latin steps.
At Dancefit Canada they believe in family, working together to encourage creativity, musicality and athleticism in each dancer. They look forward to working together and discovering new hidden talents as they challenge each dancer, igniting the imagination, and empowering the mind, body and soul. Through their recreational and competitive programming they pride themselves on quality training based on technique, hard work, and most importantly passion. Click HERE to register for Latin dance lessons at Dancefit Canada this Fall.