Canada International Youth Dance Festival

Dance, Diversity, Together

Canada International Youth Dance Festival is a multi-cultural celebration of culture and diversity through the art of dance. Started by the Canada International Dance Culture Association in 2014 in the heart of Toronto, it serves as a medium to promote, develop and exchange knowledge between all people of all backgrounds. More importantly, it is an opportunity for children to express themselves while learning to be a part of this growing family that enriches us all. This is an inviting and welcoming environment, and our participants range anywhere from local groups to international participants from other countries! 

We encourage friends from all age groups and backgrounds to join this multi-genre dance fest where the competition comes second and the fun comes first!

Success From Last Year


In the past of years, with more than 600 international and local youth dancers sharing the same platform, every group had their memorable moments. It was a milestone for the dance industry in Toronto as well as a major success for large-scale youth-oriented events. It was amazing watching all these kids leaving their all on the stage and taking that first step to realize their dreams. Toronto mayor, John Tory, was deeply impressed and expressed willingness to provide even more support for the festival this year.

Virtual Edition 2020

This year we are bringing the festival online and around the world! With the ongoing health restrictions around public gatherings, we have decided to launch our first Virtual Canada International Youth Dance Festival! While we will not be able to celebrate the talent and creativity of our dancers in person this year, we are bringing the fun and celebration online! Previously, you had to be in Toronto to participate in our competition and programs. Now is your chance to experience Canada International Youth Dance Festival from the comfort of your own home around the world!


Open To Dancers From Around The World

We encourage anyone from any age group and any background to join us for our first virtual festival through our digital multi-cultural and multi-genre showcases, competitions, online dance development summit, and our mainstay event, the annual Canada International Youth Dance Festival where the competition comes second and the fun comes first!

If you have always wanted to participate, but were not able to travel to Canada, this is your year to join in on all the fun!

Application Guideline       


  • Age: 6-25

  • Dance Type: All are welcome

  • Dance Form: Solo, Duet, Trio and Group

Apply now using the button below! Please fill out the application form and send it to before the deadline!





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