join us at Pride!

Shadrack Jackman
Saturday June 27
3:15 – 4:00pm
TD Village Stage (Church and Wellesley)

Shi Wisdom and
Shadrack Jackman
Sunday June 28
6:00 – 7:00pm
North Stage (Church and Isabella)

Also Coming Up!
June 18 – 21: Allied Media Conference
Travelling to Detroit for the Allied Media Conference? Check out our workshop in the Creative Coping and Grieving Strategies Track!

June 19: Diverse Residents, One Community Celebration
5 – 10pm at Artscape Wynchwood Barns
Ravyn and Shadrack Jackman will be on at 6:45!

June 28: Pride Parade
2 – 5pm  on Yonge Street
Catch us on the Google Float! We will be performing 3 short sets. They have been really great about supporting local artists and invested in our autonomous self representation! yay!


End of Year Updates – RTD:2MI Fundraiser + Drop-in Classes break on Dec 20th!

We are happy to announce the start of our e-newsletters to keep you up to date on ILL NANA/DiverseCity Dance Company’s latest programs, projects, and performances.
Click here to subscribe!!

This December we have 2 very exciting projects on the go. We have started a fundraising campaign for our annual RTD:2 Month Intensive and we are continuing to offer our weekly drop in classes.

This Holiday Give the Gift of Dance to 10 LGBTTIQQ2S people and Inspire Communities!
Right To Dance: 2 Month Intensive, a revolutionary movement program that facilitates technique sharing and choreographic mentorship. Each year 10 participants go through the program and create their own solo performance piece performed at a local theatre.

We’ve done 3 cycles of the program thus far and to make the fourth cycle happen we’ll need $12,000. To do this we’re fundraising through an Indiegogo Campaign with awesome perks including handdrawn prints, choreography and in house or in studio sessions with ILL NANA/DCDC and past participants. We encourage you to check out the campaign at this link. Give, share and support generously!

Right to Dance: Free/PWYC Affirming Dance Drop-ins
Every Tuesday and Saturday you are welcome to join us at the 519 Church Street Community Centre for affirming dance classes for LGBTTIQQ2S people, people of colour, people with varying body types, class backgrounds, and abilities. Classes are running now until Dec 20, and start back again on Jan 10.

We believe dance is knowledge and it is meant to be shared and enjoyed by all. Everyone has the Right To Dance!☺♥☺♥
For more info check out our education section!


Thank you to everyone that came to share and learn movement with us during the MASFOS Conference and to all those who performed, volunteered, hosted, and came to support and witness the MASFOS Matinee and Evening Showcase.

We ARE BACK with Right to Dance Affirming Drop-In Classes this september!! We’ll be dancing it up every tuesday night and saturday afternoon at the 519 Church Street Community Centre starting saturday september 27th!!

For information on times and classes please check out our regularly updated facebook group

Can’t wait to see you there!

Support MASFOS 2014!!

Support MASFOS 2014 in fun and fashionable ways, supporting all of the amazing people and work that goes in to making this conference happen!!

Join ILL NANA/DCDC, in partnership with CreatiVenture Collective, for an inspiring evening of performance and celebration. This fundraiser will directly support ILL NANA/DCDC initiatives including: Right to Dance Drop-in and Intensive Programs; the Making a Stage For Our Stories Dance Conference; and ongoing Companycreation, production and performance.

The evening will include:
– Performances from ILL NANA/DCDC and guests
– Tours of the 519 space where ILL NANA/DCDC provides its Right To Dance education programming
– Conversations with community members and students who have been impacted by ILL NANA/DCDC
– Complimentary bar and hors d’oeuvres

*TICKETED FUNDRAISER – purchase tickets here:


Check out amazing local artist, lee hick’s wearable art “Dance” shirts in many styles and colours: which are a designed/printed version of the Rumi quote”DANCE when you’re broken open. Dance when you’ve torn the bandages off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you are perfectly free.”

*100% OF THE PROCEEDS OF ALL “DANCE” SHIRTS SOLD BEFORE AUGUST 17TH will go directly to ILL NANA/DCDC and all that is needed to make this conference happen in a way that is accessible for all.

See you next week!!