Youth Events

Disco Dances presented by Iced Misto

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@ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Youth Events

Disco Dances presented by Iced Misto

Wednesdays, January 11 - February 1, 4 pm
Weston Family Learning Centre, Art Gallery of Ontario

Disco Dances are back! Learn two dances from the 1970s disco era: Hustle and Punking/Waacking. Come watch or compete at the 1v1 Punking/Waacking Battle on February 8

Hustle is a partner disco dance created by Puerto Rican teenagers in the South Bronx in the early 1970s . The music has common features of mambo, salsa and swing dance. The dance is designed to be dynamic and flashy, traditionally with a lead and a follow.

Punking/Waacking originated in the LGBTQ LA club scene and was popularized by Soul Train. Dancers express themselves by embodying a character while throwing sharp hand and arm movements, striking poses and using soulful footwork to move around the floor. The dance has a strong emphasis on musicality and interpretation of rhythm.

Iced Misto (of Funky Facilitators, T.O. Hustle Sessions, and 2U4U) is a DJ and street dancer based in Toronto. She has organized various street and club events across the city since 2014 and DJ’d since 2010. When it comes to DJing events, she selects music that brings out a dancer's soul and confidence, while also honouring their dance styles essence. Iced Misto is a huge supporter of the Canadian Street Dance scene. She creates Instagram Guides on where to battle and find parties that welcome street dancers to do their thing, and guides of major street dance events across Canada.

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