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Celebrating to the rhythm of street dance

Festive! Vibrant! Electrifying!

In early September and on Labour Day weekend, the JOAT Festival international de street dance takes Montréal’s Quartier des spectacles by storm for a week of performances and activities for audiences of all ages.

Spearheaded by Handy Yacinthe, a pioneer of today’s popping dance community in Quebec and a prominent figure on the international street dance scene, the festival brings together more than 250 artists who immerse spectators in the world of street dance. The festival program includes high-level battles, breaking, hip hop, popping, krump, beatmakers, youth battles, introductory street dance workshops, master classes, and an exhibition. It’s an opportunity to discover the African-American dances that have become popular all over the world!

Festival activities


Improvising in real time, breaking, hip-hop and popping dancers from all over the world take turns challenging each other to daring creativity, following the rules of the JOAT game.

Breaking /  August 29, 2024
Hip Hop
/ August 30, 2024
/ September 1, 2024

Club Soda


And then, one day, there was Funk! Step back in time with a fiery dance concert, led by some of the biggest names in Dutch street dance.

The Ruggeds & Ghetto Funk Collective
August 31 and September 1, 2024

Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts


Battles - Breaking, hip hop, popping, krump, locking - performances in the windows, initiation activities, JOAT Kidz Battles, concerts, beatmaking, conferences, exhibitions, etc.

JOAT Festival international de street dance
From August 27 to September 2, 2024

Place des Arts Esplanade and indoors + Building 2-22.