The Toronto Dance Community Love-In was founded in February of 2009 by independent dance artists Amanda Acorn and Eroca Nicols. Modeled after the “5 a 7” organized by the Regroupement Québécois de la Danse in Montreal, the Love-In began presenting monthly meetings with hopes to fill a gap that was missing in the Toronto dance community. In an effort to foster community and provide an informal gathering place for dance artists to network and discover dance events city-wide, the Love-In’s meetings focused on gathering artists from all stages of development for discourse, meeting, greeting and information sharing. It became a meeting place to plug your upcoming show or workshop, inspire, advocate and build bridges.
Shortly after, the Love-In began to organize contemporary technique workshops for the professional community. Tendus and triplets were not a requirement.
The Love-In's mandate throughout the years has been in response to the need of the community which inherently has shifted in 10 years.