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Wonders of Winterland: Dance+Circus at the Garden

December 8, 2023 @ 2:00 pm December 10, 2023 @ 2:00 pm

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind winter immersive experience at the Toronto Botanical Garden. This captivating full-length circus show features aerial silks, straps, trapeze, dance, and acrobatics. Extraordinary performances are brought to life by Toronto’s top aerial artists from Artists’ Play Dance and Circus Arts professional troupe, showcasing their remarkable skills and mesmerizing original acts. Guests will be transported to an enchanting winter garden, witnessing breathtaking displays of strength, grace, and artistry. Performances will take place indoors with general admission seating. Suitable for all ages.


  • Friday, December 8, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 9, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 10, 2 p.m.


  • General Admission: $40
  • TBG Members/Volunteers: $35
  • Child/Student (16 years of age + under): $20

For more information on group sales of over 10 tickets, please contact programsupport@torontobotanicalgarden.ca

This original show has been adapted especially for the Toronto Botanical Garden. Developed in partnership with Artists’ Play Dance + Circus Studio and AP Events led by Artistic Director Elizabeth Dawn Snell

Tickets will also be available at the door one hour before showtime.



Artists’ Play Dance and Circus Arts offer dance and circus classes in Leslieville and Riverdale. Dancers can enjoy recreational or competitive classes in beautiful professional studios. From the budding little dancer in mighty moves or creative movement to the aspiring performance artist in ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, tap, acro, circus and aerial silks. Artists’ Play School of Dance instills the love of dance and aerial arts with fun and safe training.

Founder and Artistic Director, Elizabeth Dawn Snell

A professional dancer, aerialist, choreographer, and instructor in Toronto, Elizabeth is the Artistic Director and founder of Artists’ Play School of Dance. Recently, Elizabeth has been featured as an aerialist with Hit & Run Dance Productions, Disney, La Rouge Entertainment, and Zero Gravity Circus.

Elizabeth was trained classically at the Brandon School of Dance, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and was mentored by Arnold Spohr. After training in Jazz, Modern, and Contemporary at JazzArt, Grant MacEwan, and the Banff Center of Fine Arts, she then went on to graduate from the George Brown Dance Diploma Program where she studied under Ballet Jorgen. She has been training with aerial mentors in and around Toronto. Elizabeth continues to educate herself as an instructor and performer through various professional development programs.

Elizabeth has toured England with Parahumans Dance Theatre, where she facilitated workshops for children in public schools. She has also worked for Arts for Children in public schools and was the dance instructor in the AFC Arts Adventure camp in 2007, besides creating and directing her own performing arts summer school. She has choreographed many musicals in high schools and created in-depth performances for her students to perform at community events such as public school fun fairs, the Riverside BIA’s events, and large-scale year-end performances for her own school.


December 8, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
December 10, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
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