Happy Hour Dance Performance on Victoria Row

Score a patio seat, sit back, and enjoy a sneak peek of Island Steps, which will be playing at the Confederation Centre Amphitheatre this August. This high-energy dance show explores the fusion of traditional Island step with Caribbean and South American movement. Featuring a collaboration between Xclusiv Dance Crew and Encore step-dancing performance group.

Dance performance from 5:30 – 6:15 pm on Victoria Row.

Performances are FREE to watch and will be cancelled in the event of rain or bad conditions. Follow the Island Tides Facebook Page to stay up to date on rain locations and event cancellations.                                                   


Xclusiv Crew

Dance Group

Xclusiv Crew is a black-owned dance company based here in Charlottetown. The company was founded by Joe Dames in 2010 and has grown tremendously over the past decade. Joe’s wife, Dawn, became Co-Creative Director in 2018 and the two have been changing lives ever since. Since leaving the Bahamas together, Joe and Dawn have cemented themselves as vital members of the PEI community. Over the years, they have set the bar quite high for the dance community. They have partnered with multiple dance studios, clothing brands, and local organizations. They both have had the opportunity to write, direct, and choreograph together on the island; Moving in Color with Hurricanes Dance, Kings & Queens with Island Fringe Festival, Street Fusion & Island Vibe with The Charlottetown Festival, Canada Games Opening Ceremony, and recently, Project X. They specialize in Caribbean Movement & HipHop dance and have found a beautiful way of fusing other cultural styles together. With all of that, Joe and Dawn still manage to teach classes for multiple studios, work a 9-5, manage their own clothing brand, and care for their beautiful daughter, Dior. The older she gets, the more challenging it becomes to keep Xclusiv going, but they get it done, no matter what. They remain dedicated to elevating and diversifying the styles taught, practiced and performed on Prince Edward Island. Their goal is to continue to break stereotypes and pave the way for young artists like themselves.


Dance Group

Encore is a new performance group from PEI that puts the spotlight on island step dancing. Bethany Pineau, Juliette Roberts, Maddie Mossey, Libby Smith, and Maggie Burns are all award winning step dancers, instructors, and performers. These ladies had their debut performance alongside 6hearts at the 2023 Illumination Festival, and have since had successful performances at the Harbour Front Theatre and Confederation Centre of the Arts with maritime legends; Heather Rankin and The Barra MacNeils. Encore also recently had an outstanding debut launch show that showcased their talent and passion for dance this past March in Summerside. Get ready to clap, hoot, and holler as they wow the crowd with their percussive sounds, in sync rhythms, and electric energy!


Friday, June 21


5:30 pm ( 45 Min )


Victoria Row


146 Richmond St, Charlottetown