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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.


Read the Canadian message authored by Roger Sinha and join in on the celebrations for International Dance Day 2017!
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Be sure to check out the events calendar for the latest in conferences, festivals and professional development opportunities.

  • 2017 Vancouver International Dance Festival 01-Mar-2017

    2017 Vancouver International Dance Festival (http://vidf.ca) When: March 1st - March 25th 2017 ..

  • New Funding Model Q&A Sessions / Séances sur le nouveau modèle de financement 03-Mar-2017

    Canada Council for the Arts invites you to New Funding Model Q&A Sessions Join ..

  • on the MOVE Winnipeg 2017 20-Mar-2017

    on the MOVE Winnipeg 2017 (http://dtrc.ca/english_services/content/on_the_move_-_winnipeg_2017) ..

  • Whirling Streams- Kalanidhi International Indian Dance Festival 28-Mar-2017

    Kalanidhi Fine Arts Canada presents their 2017 International Indian Dance Festival: Whirling St..

    • Summary of The Canada Dance Mapping Study | Sommaire de l’Étude cartographique de la danse au Canada

      17-Feb-2017 *la version française suivra

      The Canada Dance Mapping Study was a project by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council to identify, quantify and describe the ecology, economy and environment of dance in Canada. 

      Now completed, take a look at the three study outcomes - a Dance Wheel, an Interactive Map and a Survey of the Social Impacts of Dance Organizations in Canada. All three are available can be viewed in the Resources Section of our website. 

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      Le Conseil des arts du Canada et le Conseil des arts de l'Ontario a lancé l'Étude cartographique de la danse au Canada pour identifier, quantifier et décrire l'écologie, l'économie et l'environnement de la danse au Canada. 

      Maintenant terminé, jetez un oeil aux résultats de trois études - une Cercle de la danse, une Carte interactive, et un sondage national, Enquête sur l'impact social des organismes de danse au Canada. Tous les trois peuvent être consultés dans la section Ressources de notre site Web. 
    • Canada Council for the Arts - Annual Public Meeting | Le conseil des arts du Canada - L'assemblée publique annuelle

      10-Feb-2017 la version française suivra

      The Canada Council for the Arts held its annual public meeting on January 17, 2017. 

      Learn about Canada Council's work in the last year, and what lies ahead: 



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      L'assemblée publique annuelle du Conseil des Arts du Canada s'est déroulée le 17 janvier 2017.

      Apprenez-en davantage sur les réalisations du Conseil des arts du Canada au cours de la dernière année et sur ses plans d’avenir :

    • Earlybird tickets to Peggy Baker's Splitscreen

      30-Jan-2017 Tuesday, Jan 31st is your last chance to get $20 tickets for SplitScreen (Feb 21-26 at The Theatre Centre) when you use promo-code EARLY20. Tickets: http://bit.ly/2jx4pdg.  Catch a behind the scenes glimpse of the show here:



    • Backstage 360 with Shaw TV

      16-Jan-2017

      Tracy Koga of Shaw TV interviews interdisciplinary artist Freya Olafson and dance advocate Stephanie Ballard from Winnipeg.

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    Canadian Dance Assembly
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    Toronto, ON M5A 3C4
    Canada
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