Your Chance to Dance…with the stars!

Celebrity choreographers heat up DANCE Pan American Style at Redpath Waterfront Festival

TORONTO, May 27, 2015 /CNW/ - The 2015 Redpath Waterfront Festival (RWF) June 19-21, 2015 is rolling out the red carpet for celebrity choreographers Jean Marc Généreux, Blake McGrath and Trevor Tordjman ("James" from the mega hit TV show The Next Step).

Blake McGrath says, "We know Toronto loves to dance and we can't wait to be with you for DANCE Pan American Style.  And anyone who attends my classes could win a spot at my VIP Dance Events Convention workshop this September!"

This is your chance, no matter what your age or ability, to dance with the stars as they strut their stuff on a panoramic floating stage in HTO Park East!  The first 200 participants will have a great view, special treats and lots of room to move in our prime area.

Whether you try a hip hop class with Trevor, salsa with Jean Marc or jazz it up with Blake, DANCE Pan American Style is sure to be a highlight of the three-day Festival. All classes are FREE to join, so why not give one a whirl?

All of the below classes take place in HTO Park East.


6:00 p.m.           

Queen's Quay Official Opening, featuring a ribbon cutting ceremony like no other, hosted by Waterfront Toronto at Simcoe WaveDeck

Jean Marc Généreux

6:30 – 7:15 p.m

Jean Marc teaches Swing, Foxtrot and Jive

7:15 – 8:45 p.m.

Public dancing with Swing Shift Big Band

9:00 p.m.

Grand Opening Show and Celebration

Celebrity dance performances by Blake McGrath and Trevor Tordjman (featuring some of The Next Step cast)

Alakazam, aka "The Human Knot" will leave you breathless

Dr. Draw, performing the exciting finale, brings together elements of classical violin, jazz-rock fusion, folk and pop topped off with pyrotechnics


Blake McGrath

12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Jazz/Contemporary dance workshop for ages 12 and under

2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Jazz/Contemporary dance workshop for ages 13 and over

4:30 to 5:00 pm.

Q&A with Blake

All participants in the prime area for Blake's classes qualify to win a spot at Blake's VIP Dance
Events Convention workshop this September at The Toronto International Centre.

The first 200 dance class participants get wristband access to the prime dance area, a special gift and a chance to win prizes from Blake, Jean Marc and Trevor.  Arrive 1 hour before class start times (RAIN OR SHINE) to secure your spot.

Jean Marc Généreux

6:00 to 6:45 p.m.         

Jean Marc teaches Latin dance (Salsa and Cha Cha)

7:00 to 10:00 p.m.         

Public dancing with live Latin band Café Cubano


Trevor Tordjman

12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

 Hip Hop dance workshop for ages 12 and under

2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

 Hip Hop dance workshop for ages 13 and over

4:40 to 5:15 p.m.

Trevor and some of The Next Step cast perform; Q&A afterwards

6:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Hip Hop/Break Dancing demos from "Private Dancers"

In the evenings, performances by Swing Shift Big Band and Café Cubano will keep the beat going so you can practice your new moves all weekend long!

For all DANCE Pan American Style details, visit

Other events at the Redpath Waterfront Festival (RWF) include; Party on the Promenade, presented by The Waterfront BIA -- 2km's of entertainment, food, drinks and activities along the waterfront. The fun kicks off with the Waterfront Community People's Parade and Grand Opening Show on Friday June 19. DockDogs® Championships, presented by PortsToronto, returns to Sherbourne Common and new this year is the Ultimutts Stunt Dog Show. The Toronto Wine & Spirit Festival and the Sweetness Pride Beach Party return to Sugar Beach. RWF showcases Toronto's revitalized waterfront and salutes the beginning of our long-awaited summer season all weekend.

General admission to the Festival is free and a detailed list of scheduling and program information is available on the Festival website

2015 Redpath Waterfront Festival partners include Redpath Sugar, The Waterfront BIA, PortsToronto, Purina PawsWay, RBC, Waterfront Toronto, CTV and the Toronto Star, among others. The Festival is proud to recognize Harbourfront Community Centre as its charity partner.

The Redpath Waterfront Festival, in partnership with The Waterfront BIA is an annual summer event providing on-land and on-water programming for people of all ages and interests, with the goal of promoting Toronto locally and internationally as a premiere waterfront destination. With music, food, nautical programs and entertainment, the Festival offers something for everyone to enjoy. Every three years, the event welcomes a fleet of majestic TALL SHIPS® to Toronto.

SOURCE Redpath Waterfront Festival

Image with caption: "Choreographer and dancer, Blake McGrath, will demonstrate his dance and teaching talent at the Redpath Waterfront Festival, June 19-21, as part of the DANCE Pan American Style program. Free admission. (Photo Credit: Blake McGrath) (CNW Group/Redpath Waterfront Festival)". Image available at:

Image with caption: "Sunday, June 21, noon until 6:00 pm, Redpath Waterfront Festival -- DANCE Pan American Style will showcase a master hip hop dance class with Trevor Tordjman, from the mega TV hit, The Next Step. Free admission. (Photo credit: Trevor Tordjman) (CNW Group/Redpath Waterfront Festival)". Image available at:

For further information: For information on the Redpath Waterfront Festival contact: Peggy Sheffield/Peggy Sheffield & Associates Inc., Office: 416 246 0474 Cell and text 416 822 8511,

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