THANK YOU for an Amazing 20th Annual Guelph Dance Festival!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Here it is to celebrating 20 years of dance in our community!

Thank you to all the amazing artists who shared with our community their artistry, commitment and kindness.

Thank you to audience members who have been showing up for the last 20 years and to those who first attended the Guelph Dance Festival this past weekend. Our studios, parks and theatres were filled by your joy and support.

Thank you to our co-founders, Catrina von Radecki and Janet Johnson, for their vision and perseverance.

Thank you to the Guelph Dance Board of Directors who continue to guide us through the whole process and who generously devote countless hours on the ground to ensuring the festival is a huge success every year.

Thank you to our staff for their dedication and hard work.

Thank you to the tech crews and lighting designer who did magic behind the scenes to make the performances magical for us. A very special thank you to Dorothy Fisher and Taras Cymbalisty, who have been with us since the very beginning.

Thank you to LIND design, who created our anniversary promotional material with such thought and care.

Thank you to Barking Dog Studios, who helped salvage many a latenight website error!

Thank you to Anne Monkhouse, bookkeeper extraordinaire, for keeping us straight.

Thank you to Dean Palmer Photography and Loess Media, for documenting our events.

Thank you to the many volunteers who did everything from handing out programs and collecting donations to serving beverages to loading up vans with tech equipment.

Thank you to our donors, whose financial contributions ensure we can keep paying fair artists fees, while covering the all the costs involved in the staffing, logistics and hospitality of the festival.

Thank you to our partners who keep believing in our work and enabling dance to reach more members of our community each year: Exhibition Park Neighbourhood Group, Guelph Fab 5, CanDance and Visit Guelph.

Thank you to our funders: Department of Canadian Heritage, Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council, City of Guelph, The Guelph Community Foundation and the Rotary Club of Guelph-Trillium.

Thank you to our many sponsors, who are all listed below, some of which have been with us for 20 years, like the Downtown Guelph Business Association or the brand new ones, like Balnar Management. With the help of media sponsors we were able to get the word out about all the amazing offerings of the 20th Annual Guelph Dance Festival. Of course, all of the sponsors contributed greatly in making our Festival the success it was.

To anyone we may have forgotten, THANK YOU! We highly value your support over the years, but the buzz of the festival weekend has our minds a little foggy this Monday afternoon…

Mark your calendars for the 21st annual Guelph Dance Festival, taking place the first weekend of June in 2019!

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