The Folk Dance Spectacle

The 16th Latvian Song and Dance Festival in Canada will feature three dance performances: the Folk Dance Spectacle, the New Choreography Competition, and a concert by guest artists TDA Teiksma.
The Folk Dance Spectacle will feature both well-known dances beloved by the audience as well as new works created specifically for this Festival. “Svētku sēta”, choreographed by Andra Dzintara and Ariāna Ezera, which was awarded first prize and voted audience favourite at the 2019 Festival in Toronto is included in the program. Other notable dances include “Taču Jāņu deja” by Zigis Miezītis, “Salti vēji pūta” by Jānis Purviņš, which was written for the 2019 Festival in Toronto, and “Gosti” by Gunta Skuja, which was awarded first prize at the 2012 Festival in Milwaukee. The event will also feature children’s dances, dances for men and women, and historically significant dances from Latvia’s cultural past.

Register your group

Dance group leaders can register their groups for the Festival HERE. The deadline to register is December 31, 2023. To be added to the distribution list for dance program materials and info, please contact head of the dance committee at

The New Choreography Showcase

The New Choreography Showcase is an opportunity for choreographers to feature their new works. We are hoping for a varied program involving both experienced and first time choreographers. The Showcase regulations can be read HERE. Choreographers can submit their works to the Showcase HERE. The deadline to submit for participation is December 1, 2023. Please send any questions to