Lunchtime Dances

Esplanade de la Place des Arts From September 16 To 23, 2022

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Go outside on the Esplanade on your lunch break and dance among professional artists. Lunchtime dances features a series of five 45-minute free dance workshops, adapted to all levels and free. A public performance will conclude the series on September 23 at 12:30 pm.

Featured dance style: Bhangra—a festive Indian dance form originally performed by farmers to celebrate a good harvest. You’ll feel the same spirit of celebration and raw energy in this introductory lesson by Montreal’s official Bhangra group, Power Bhangra, led by Indian dance specialist Harshjot Nijher.

The L’Art en soi Festival features six festive “Soirées dansantes”—dance evenings—with introductory lessons on various styles of dance, live music, and DJs: samba, disco and waacking, Guinean dance, Bollywood, Latin dance, and country. Five “Midis dansés”—lunchtime dances—are also on the program to get you moving at midday! It’s a date, on the Esplanade at Place des Arts, from September 15 to 24!


  • Venue : Esplanade de la Place des Arts
  • Producer / Presenter : Place des Arts
  • In case of rain, the event will unfortunately be cancelled. We will provide an update as of 10 am on this web page and on the Facebook event page : See the event page
  • L'Art en soi Festival activities are made possible through the financial support of the : Place des Arts Fondation. Also, thank you to our digital partner, La Presse.
Plan your visit at the L'Art en soi Festival
Plan your visit at the L'Art en soi Festival

Food and beverage
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as snacks, are available on the Festival site to help boost your energy between spins on the dancefloor! There is also a water station where you can get refreshed. Bring a water bottle you can fill up on site!

Lockers are also available for storing your personal items. Please note that locks are not included.

Access to the site
The site can be accessed from both de Maisonneuve Boulevard and Sainte-Catherine Street. People with reduced mobility can use the entrance on de Maisonneuve.

A few seats are available; first come, first served.

Portable toilets are available on-site.

Security and prohibited items
To ensure a positive experience for everyone attending, folding chairs, parasols, or any other object that may impede foot traffic are not permitted on the site. Except for guide dogs and service dogs, please leave your pets at home!

Place des Arts reserves the right to prohibit any other item if it is deemed necessary to do so.

Please note that smoking is also forbidden on the site.

Act now to make sure you get a parking space! Show rate: $14


Going to the show
For the full address and directions from your location, visit the Contact us page.

The corridor from the Place-des-Arts metro station to our complex is partially open as the STM completes its work. However, for the moment, the corridor is not yet adapted for people with reduced mobility.

In case of rain
In case of rain, the event will unfortunately be cancelled. We will provide an update as of 2 pm on the cancelled event’s web page and on the Facebook event page.

Any other questions?
Feel free to contact the box office at 514 842-2112 / 1 888 842-2112. We will be delighted to answer your questions!

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