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The Voice of Canadian Dance

The Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) is the voice of the professional dance sector in Canada and promotes a healthy, sustainable environment in which professional dance practice can grow and thrive.  CDA cultivates a strong national voice for Canadian professional dance and supports the development of resources for this field of artistic expression. Through conferences, workshops, and networking events we connect the dance community from coast to coast, building a cohesive and dynamic milieu.

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Be sure to check out the events calendar for the latest in conferences, festivals and professional development opportunities.

  • CDA AGM and 10th Anniversary Party 10-Sep-2014

    We look forward to celebrating with you! Join us September 10 at 4:30pm for our AGM, followed by a 1..

  • Dancer’s Studio West Presents the Annual Alberta Dance Festival 2014 September 11-13 and 18-20, 2014 11-Sep-2014

    For full details, visit http://www.dswlive.ca/ ..

  • Healthy Dancer Canada 7th Annual Conference: A Focus on Prevention and Wellness in Dance 14-Sep-2014

    Healthy Dancer Canada 7th Annual Conference: A Focus on Prevention and Wellness in Dance W..

  • Dancer’s Studio West Presents the Annual Alberta Dance Festival 2014 September 11-13 and 18-20, 2014 18-Sep-2014

    For full details, visit http://www.dswlive.ca/ (http://www.dswlive.ca/) ..

    • Dance Touring Grants / Aide à la tournée en danse

      27-Aug-2014 A reminder of the upcoming deadline for the Dance Touring Grants – National and Dance Touring Grants – International on October 1, 2014. No late applications will be accepted.  Applications and support material must be postmarked no later than the deadline. If the date falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day. Please note that no extension of the deadline will be granted.

      The guidelines and application forms are currently available on our website. All program modifications are in effect for the upcoming October 1 deadline. Please review the program guidelines carefully before completing. 

      Dance Touring Grants – National  http://canadacouncil.ca/dance/find-a-grant/grants/dance-touring-grants-national

      Dance Touring Grants – International http://canadacouncil.ca/dance/find-a-grant/grants/dance-touring-grants-international

      For more information, please contact 
      Rochelle Hum
      Program Officer, Dance Section
      Agente de programme, Service de la danse
       
      1-800-263-5588, ext. | poste 4501

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      Un rappel de la date limite du prochain concours Aide à la tournée nationale en danse et Aide à la tournée internationale en danse, le 1er octobre 2014.  Aucune demande en retard ne sera acceptée.  Les demandes, accompagnées des documents d’appui, doivent être oblitérées par la poste au plus tard à la date limite. Si une date limite tombe une fin de semaine ou un jour férié, elle est reportée au jour ouvrable suivant. Veuillez noter qu’aucun délai ne sera accordé. 

      Vous pouvez vous procurer les lignes directrices et les formulaires de demande sur notre site-web. Toutes les modifications sont en vigueur pour la date limite du 1er octobre. Prenez le temps de lire les lignes directrices attentivement avant de remplir votre demande. 

      Aide à la tournée nationale en danse
      http://conseildesarts.ca/danse/trouver-une-subvention/subventions/aide-a-la-tournee-nationale-en-danse

      Aide à la tournée internationale en danse
      http://conseildesarts.ca/danse/trouver-une-subvention/subventions/aide-a-la-tournee-internationale-en-danse

      Pour plus d’information, veuillez communiquer avec :

      Rochelle Hum
      Agente de programme, Service de la danse
      Program Officer, Dance Section
       
      1-800-263-5588, poste | ext. 4501

    • Annual General Meeting and 10 year anniversary - Call for Volunteers!

      21-Aug-2014

      The Canadian Dance Assembly is looking for volunteers to assist with our upcoming Annual General Meeting and 10 year anniversary celebration on Wednesday, September 10th.

      We are also looking for assistance the week of our AGM, on Monday September 8 and Tuesday September 9 at CDA headquarters - 15 Case Goods Lane, Studio 312 in the Distillery District (Case Goods building behind Balzac's café). Hours on these days are flexible. 

      On September 10th, we have two shifts available on location at The Citadel - 304 Parliament Street (just south of Dundas Street East). Volunteers can assist with our AGM from 2 - 5 pm and/or our 10 year anniversary celebration from 5:30 - 9pm. 

      Responsibilities will include: Set-up and take down for event, assistance at registration table, food preparation and clearing (to be provided by an external catering company), greeting guests, assisting hosts and CDA staff with overall event logistics. 

      This is a wonderful opportunity to network and establish connections within the dance community. We look forward to meeting, working and celebrating with you!

      For more information, or to sign up to volunteer please contact Laura Zasada at office@dancecanada.net or call 416-515-8444. Thank you!
    • Aboriginal and Culturally Diverse Dance Training / Formation en danse autochtone et de cultures diverses

      15-Aug-2014 Aboriginal and Culturally Diverse Dance Training 

      Upcoming deadline: September 15, 2014

      The Aboriginal and Culturally Diverse Dance Training program supports the development of customary/traditional and contemporary dance that reflects an Aboriginal, African, Caribbean, Asian, Arabic, Middle Eastern or Latin American cultural identity. 

      Dance training schools or dance collectives/companies whose mandate is to foster Aboriginal or culturally diverse expressions in dance may apply to this program. The program supports dance collectives/companies to conduct dance training classes to enhance the dance collective’s/company’s professional dancers’ movement qualities and techniques, and dance training schools to train students for a professional career in dance.

      For information about the program, see http://www.arts.on.ca/Page2325.aspx
      or contact Virginie Lesperance, Dance and Awards Program Assistant, 416-969-7416, toll free 1-800-387-0058 extension 7416, vlesperance@arts.on.ca.

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      Formation en danse autochtone et de cultures diverses

      Prochaine date limite : 15 septembre 2014

      Le programme Formation en danse autochtone et de cultures diverses appuie le développement de la danse coutumière/traditionnelle et contemporaine qui reflète l’identité culturelle autochtone, africaine, antillaise, asiatique, arabe, moyen-orientale et latino-américaine.

      Les écoles de formation en danse ou les collectifs/compagnies de danse dont le mandat est de favoriser les formes de danse autochtone et de la diversité culturelle peuvent faire une demande à ce programme. Le programme appuie les collectifs de danse/compagnies qui donnent des cours de formation en danse visant à améliorer la qualité et la technique du mouvement de leurs danseurs professionnels, ainsi que les écoles de formation en danse qui forment des étudiants en vue d’une carrière professionnelle en danse.

      Pour tout renseignement sur ce programme, consultez http://www.arts.on.ca/Page2326.aspx. ou 
      adressez-vous à Virginie Lesperance, adjointe bilingue des programmes, 416 969 7416, sans frais en Ontario 1 800 387 0058, poste 7416, vlesperance@arts.on.ca.

    • Recommendations for the 2015 Federal Budget / Recommandations pour le budget fédéral 2015

      01-Aug-2014 The Canadian Arts Coalition brings forth three recommendations for the development of the 2015 federal budget:

      1. Increase the Canada Council for the Arts’ Parliamentary appropriation by $35 million in 2015 with a long-term goal of reaching $300 million.

      2. Increase Canada’s presence on the world stage for 2017 by establishing a $25 million pilot program over three years at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development for Canada’s 150th birthday.

      3. Investigate new revenue models to support a comprehensive Canadian Cultural Digital Strategy that would enable the creation, dissemination and engagement of Canadian cultural content online.

      These recommendations were identified as priorities by 42 member associations during consultations held in April and May, 2014. The Canadian Arts Coalition would welcome the opportunity to appear before the Standing Committee on Finance during the pre-budget hearings.

      We encourage you to support and echo the Coalition’s recommendations in your own submissions, providing illustrations of their impact from your own artistic and geographic community.

      The deadline to make submissions is Wednesday, August 6th. For more information on how to make a submission, visit the Finance Committee website.

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      La Coalition canadienne des arts présente trois recommandations pour l'élaboration du budget fédéral 2015 :

      1. Augmenter le crédit parlementaire du Conseil des arts du Canada de 35 millions de dollars en 2015 en vue d’atteindre à long terme une enveloppe de 300 millions de dollars.

      2. Renforcer la présence du Canada sur la scène mondiale d’ici 2017 en établissant un programme pilote à hauteur de 25 millions de dollars sur trois ans sous l’égide du ministère des Affaires étrangères, du Commerce et du Développement, à l’occasion du 150e anniversaire du Canada.

      3. Explorer de nouveaux modèles de revenu pouvant soutenir une stratégie culturelle numérique globale qui favoriserait la création, la diffusion ainsi que la participation quant aux contenus culturels canadiens en ligne.

      Ces recommandations ont été déterminées comme étant prioritaires par 42 associations membres au cours des consultations tenues en avril et mai 2014. La Coalition canadienne des arts souhaite avoir la possibilité de les présenter devant le Comité permanent des finances au cours des consultations pré-budgétaires.

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    Case Goods Building #74
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