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.
Be sure to check out the events calendar for the latest in conferences, festivals and professional development opportunities.
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Listen to our Kate Cornell and CDA's appointed ambassador Susanne Chui interviewed by Nicole Hamilton and Samara Thompson on the Turn Out show.
You can hear the podcast HERE!
Excerpts from the show:
"Today’s show is a celebration of International Day Day and we are asking, where do you dance?
Susanne Chui, the Artistic Director of Mocean Dance, dances in Halifax and she was chosen by the Canadian Dance Assembly to write this year’s Canadian message for International Dance Day. She joins Nicole Hamilton over the phone to talk about her message and its significance.
Kate Cornell, the Executive Director of the Canadian Dance Assembly, joins Samara Thompson in the studio tell fill us in on what’s going on across Canada on International Dance Day and to tell us where she find herself dancing."
Sharing Dance in the Classroom is a FREE suite of bilingual online resources for teachers, providing high-quality, creative, dance activities to increase physical activity, and mental and emotional well-being. You do not need dance experience to facilitate these classes! The materials are designed to be nationally relevant and meet the needs of dance curriculums across all provinces and territories. The resources are also cross-curricular – units focus on exploring language, science and geography through movement.
Bilingual resources for junior grades are now available. Sign up to access here. Resources for Primary and Intermediate levels will be available in 2017, along with supplementary support tools and modules appropriate for after-school programs, and other community settings.
Powered by Canada’s National Ballet School, the resources were created in partnership with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and Physical and Health Education Canada.
Download the PDF: French | English
Site-specific work, an open rehearsal, and a dinner performance all make up activities in Vancouver this International Dance Day.
Initiated in 1982 by UNESCO, International Dance Day happens every April 29 with events across Canada and around the world. The Canadian Dance Assembly publishes a national message, this year featuring Halifax-based dance artist Susanne Chui. One of Chui's Vancouver connections is that her company, Mocean Dance, premiered a new work by Vancouver choreographer Serge Bennathan last year.
Keep your eyes peeled for dance in unexpected locales on Friday. Here are a few to note.
Ce midi, le Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD), en duo avec l’École supérieure de ballet du Québec, donnait le coup d'envoi à la 5e édition de l’événement Québec Danse en dévoilant la Trace chorégraphique 2016. À l’image d’une révérence en grand format déployée aux abords de l’école sur la rue Rivard près de Gilford, cette Trace souligne le 50e anniversaire de cette institution fondée par Ludmilla Chiriaeff.
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