That’s the question Theresa Walsh (a.k.a Tree) asked before she started the official ‘Dance Walk TO’. Theresa wasn’t the first to think of doing a Dance Walk in Toronto, but she certainly has kept it going.
The inspiration to start ‘Dance Walk TO’ was actually very simple. Tree saw the video of the original Dance Walk visionary and thought it was a cool idea. The idea resonated with Tree and she’s certainly no stranger to public dancing.
“I understand why people might think its [public dancing] uncomfortable, I grew up with dance and have a dance background” explained Tree when I spoke with her.
Incidentally, there was never supposed to be a second dance walk. It was a spontaneous idea sprouted by the video’s inspiration, but it was only supposed to be a onetime thing. Tree saw the benefit in a little bit of spontaneous Dance Walking and after the first Dance Walk created the Facebook Page, Twitter, and started planning for the next event. And, the rest as they say is history…well not quite.
Tree is going to be hosting the next Dance Walk this Saturday, at ‘Take a Walk on the Riverside’. It’s going to be a great day of fun and dance in Toronto’s most vibrant neighbourhood! Come out and join us—it’s not as scary as it seems!
And, sign-up for all of the walks below!
Dance Walk – (Oct 20 – noon; Mustard Seed 791 Queen St E)