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.

 Please take note that the Annual General Meeting for Members of the Canadian Dance Assembly will take place on Monday June 26, 2017 - 3:00pm. Click HERE for details
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Be sure to check out the events calendar for the latest in conferences, festivals and professional development opportunities.

  • Feats Festival of Dance 2017 26-Jun-2017

    Feats Festival of Dance 2017 - Unapologetic Dance June 26th to July 9th, 2017 Edmonton..

  • London Dance Festival 2017 30-Jun-2017

    June 30th to July 2nd, 2017 London, ON The London Dance Festival presents three interac..

  • Fuse Festival Halifax 01-Jul-2017

    The Fuse Festival is a new festival celebrating world dance and Canada's diversity. U..

  • Canada Dance Festival/ Festival Danse Canada 02-Jul-2017

    Canada Dance Festival July 2-16, 2017 Ottawa, ON The Canada Dance Festival, in partnersh..

    • School of Contemporary Dancers: International Exchange / School of Contemporary Dancers: Échange internationale

      15-Jun-2017 In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Canada, The Professional Program of The School of Contemporary Dancers is proud to collaborate with the Educafin Program of the State Government of Guanajuato for this special performance project. We are delighted to honour Canada’s highly-valued relationship with Mexico and celebrate this milestone anniversary on Canada Day, July 1, 2017 in Leon, Guanajuato.

      This performance presents the graduating emerging artists of The Professional Program of The School of Contemporary Dancers, including Leon resident, Ilse Torres Orozco, along with guest emerging contemporary dance artists from Leon.

      The following Canadian contemporary dance artistic directors have gifted choreographic works for this exciting project: Brent Lott: Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, Jolene Bailie: Gearshifting Performance Works, Gaile Petursson-Hiley: Mouvement/Winnipeg Dance Projects, Odette Heyn: Odette Heyn-Projects, Stephanie Ballard: Stephanie Ballard and Dancers, and Constance Cooke: SOS Dance.


      Pour célébrer le 150e anniversaire du Canada, le programme professionnel de la School of Contemporary Dancers est fière de collaborer avec le Programme Educafin du gouvernement de l'état de Guanajuato pour ce projet prestations de danse. Nous sommes heureux d'honorer la relation importante du Canada avec le Mexique et de célébrer cet anniversaire jalon le jour de la fête du Canada, le 1er juillet 2017, à Leon, Guanajuato, Mexique. 

      Ce spectacle présentera les jeunes artistes émergents nouvellement diplômés du programme professionnel de la School of Contemporary Dancers, y inclus une résidente de Leon, Ilse Torres Orozco, accompagnés d'artistes émergents en danse modernes de Leon. 

      Les directeurs artistiques des troupes de danse contemporaine canadiennes suivant ont gracieusement offert leurs chorégraphies pour ce projet: Brent Lott: Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers, Jolene Bailie: Gearshifting Performance Works, Gaile Petursson-Hiley: Mouvement/ Winnipeg Dance Projects, Odette Heyn: Odette Heyn-Projects, Stephanie Ballard: Stephanie Ballard and Dancers, et Constance Cooke: SOS Dance.

    • UCalgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts Season Announcement


      Vibrant dance, drama, music, and interdisciplinary performances take the stage in 2017-18 

      The School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) at the University of Calgary has announced an exciting program of 20 dance, drama and music performances for the 2017-18 season.

      The season combines familiar discipline-specific programming with ambitious new interdisciplinary initiatives. The wide variety of productions, performances and presentations that make up the season showcases recognized international talent, key Canadian artists, and the school’s impressive roster of remarkable faculty, staff and students.

      “The School has evolved and matured since it was formed in 2013, and this is evident in this year’s programming,” says SCPA Director Bruce Barton. “There’s an increased clarity of focus, a new scale of ambition, and a strong emphasis on exploring the place and function of the arts in our current historical moment. The creative and performing arts have never been more relevant and important for contemporary societies, and the SCPA is exploring that role in so many ways this season.”


      Dance Series: including a special 3 week collaboration with visiting Polish artists for ProSeries
      Drama Series: welcoming Haysam Kadri of The Shakespeare Company to direct Mary Zimmerman’s stunning Metamorphoses
      Monday Night Jazz Series: with Toronto’s acclaimed Dueling Piano duo Eddie and Quincy Bullen 
      Faculty and Friends Concert Series: featuring The Double Hook, with original performances and compositions by SCPA faculty.

      Find the full listing of season events that run September to May HERE

    • Friday June 2: Nation's Biggest Dance Party to celebrate #Canada150 | la plus grande danse au pays pour célébrer le 150e anniversaire de la Confédération


      Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) will kick off its nationwide celebration for Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation beginning June 2 at Sharing Dance Day events – free to the public – taking place across the country.  Read the full release here.

      Le 2 juin, lors de la Journée Dansons Ensemble, l’École nationale de ballet du Canada (ÉNB) marquera le 150e anniversaire de la Confédération dans le cadre d’une célébration pancanadienne où toute la population pourra participer à des activités gratuites.Lisez l'annonce complet. 

    • News on International Taxation | Mise à jour au sujet de la fiscalité internationale


      International Taxation – There could be light at the end of the tunnel

      May 16, 2017 – After months of relentless efforts, the performing arts community is receiving positive messages from Members of Parliament and from the Canada Revenue Agency. Read the full report here from CAPACOA.

      Fiscalité internationale – Peut-être y a-t-il de la lumière au bout du tunnel

      16 mai 2017 – Après des mois d'efforts soutenus, la communauté des arts de la scène percevra enfin des signaux positifs tant de la part de députés que de l'Agence du revenu du Canada.
      Lisez le rapport complet de CAPACOA. 

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