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.

  • PuSh Festival 2016 19-Jan-2016

    VANCOUVER If you're going to be in Vancouver ( or heading ..

  • Chinook Series Festival Jan 27 - Feb 7 27-Jan-2016

    Art is Community. Art is Collaboration. Art is Commitment. Three companies, three festivals, one ..

  • 2016 on the MOVE conference in Montreal 05-Feb-2016

    MONTREAL on the MOVE is a dynamic career planning and networking conference designed specificall..

  • Vancouver International Dance Festival 16 28-Feb-2016


    • Finances and attendance of arts organizations


      Volume: 14

      Issue: 8

      (Art galleries / Artist-run centres / Presenters)

      In this issue: Four reports examining the situation of arts organizations, including Canadian statistics on art museums and galleries, artist-run centres, and performing arts presenters as well as an American report examining the sustainability of arts and culture organizations in select cities.

      Read more and download the article in PDF at:

    • Canada 150 Survey


      CDA would like to know your plans for 2017. Are you planning a Canada 150 special event? If so, please let us know so that we can include your project in our advocacy work.

      Answer the survey here:

    • Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Names New Executive Director: Pamela Tatge

      12-Jan-2016 January 12, 2016– (Becket, MA) Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival announces today that esteemed arts leader Pamela Tatge will join the organization as Executive Director in April of 2016. Following a record-breaking 2015 season, Jacob’s Pillow, a National Historic Landmark, National Medal of Arts recipient, and home to America's longest running dance festival, launched a national search for its next leader. For the past 16 years, Tatge has served as the Director of the Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, overseeing robust programming and acclaimed artistic initiatives for dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts. At Jacob’s Pillow, Tatge will set the artistic vision and strategic goals for all aspects of the organization, including Festival programming, education, preservation, audience engagement, residency programming and artist support, long-term planning, collaborative programming, fundraising, marketing, and more.

      Mark Leavitt, Jacob’s Pillow Board Chair, comments, “The Jacob's Pillow Board of Directors is thrilled to announce that Pamela Tatge will lead the Pillow into its next chapter of success and innovation. Pamela is a proven leader who has worked with a wide range of dance artists for decades. She has created innovative and collaborative dance programs that bring audiences and artists together and she has deep experience in development, arts administration, and leadership. Our Board Members are deeply impressed by her professional background, passion for dance, authenticity, and vision, in addition to her experience in combining education and the performing arts, which has great potential for our outstanding School. The Pillow is stronger than ever, and I know that Pamela will build on that success and take Jacob’s Pillow in exciting new directions while honoring our mission to present and support the very best in the world of dance.” 

      Continue reading HERE

    • Special CDA/CADA-ON Discount to RWB’s Going Home Star

      11-Jan-2016 Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet returns to Toronto with its highly acclaimed production, Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation, a unique ballet that represents the many stories, both told and untold, by survivors of the Indian Residential School system.
      Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation plays February 5 & 6, 2016, 7:30pm at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.

      BOOK NOW to access an exclusive access discount of 20% off regular priced tickets. Visit and use the code ANNIE

      View further show details HERE  

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