The BAZAAR- Taking it Back to the 80’s


Bazaar Toronto

It’s already here…Today (Tues. May 26,2009) is the last day for advance tickets!!! $15 advance tickets. 

ABA ENT is excited! Performers are excited! We know you’re excited and we’ll see you tomorrow!!!

ABA Entertainment

“Taking it Back to the 80s”

A night filled with showcases by some of Canada’s best dancers and choreographers. Come enjoy a flashback to the 80s through way of movement, in dance forms such as Contemporary, Funk, Bboying, Hiphop, Fusions and more…

Pieces by:
Lineen Duong
Diana Viselli
Hawk Gurlz
Tiara Ling 
Travis Knights
AIM(Shameka Blake)
Natalie Nesterenko
Shavaar Blackwood
Linda Garneau
Apolonia Velasquez
Ofilio Coto Portillo
Jeff Wong
Mathew Cuff
Minerva Mohabir
Faye Rauw
and more…

w/Musical Guests
Chad Pollett

Come and enjoy this display of art in motion. Dance, as it was meant to be!

Wednesday May 27, 2009
Opera House
735 Queen Street East
Doors open @ 9:30pm
Show time @ 10:30pm

DJ Court Jester will be spinning before and AFTER the show!!!!!

Advance tickets: $15
Doors: $20
19+ event (ID required)

For more info please contact


OIP Dance Studios
190 Richmond Ave (side entrance) 2nd Floor
After 4pm

Annex Dance Academy
942 Bathurst St
Tues-Friday between 4-9pm

FRIDAY NIGHT: Tap Dance Meets Latin Percussion

samba squad show

The percussive energy of latin drumming and tap dance rhythms collide!

I’ll be joining SAMBA SQUAD this Friday May 22 at Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, to celebrate the squad’s 10 year anniversary.  Led by master percussionist Rick Lazar, this group is a non-stop powerhouse of energizing samba, salsa, funk, cuban and more rhythms.

My tap shoes will play with the latin percussion, and I’m excited to share the stage with aka Subliminal, Canada’s finest and only Soul-hop emcee, beat boxer and more. 

We’ll be celebrating with Samba Squad though a blend of scatting, tap dancing, beat boxing and all round musical fun. Support! Bring a friend! Show starts at 10 pm, and there’s a whole roster of other talented artists performing in the show.

Visit the Samba Squad website for info, and make sure to bring yo’ dancin’ shoes!

– Shawn B

King West Dance Anyone?

king street

So, what do you think about the King West neighbourhood in Toronto? Do you live there, or know anyone that does?

I ask because I’m thinking of building a new studio out there. But I’m not too familiar with the area. I know it’s trendy, has a rapidly growing population and is relatively close to club district. But that’s about it.

If I decide to put my dance home out there, I’m thinking Bathurst and King. Do you like that area? What’s there to eat? Do people’s bikes get stolen? How is parking?

I’m looking for some quick and honest feedback please, add your comment to this post…

Shawn B