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.

CDA's National Conference, Creating a Culture of Success:  Getting Good Ideas off the Ground will take place September 28-29, 2015 at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre. Registration is now open!

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  • 2015 EPCitizen nominee: Kate Cornell


    Kate Cornell, Co-Chair of the Canadian Arts Coalition, nominated as Everyday Political Citizen at Samara Canada.  Nominations are open.  The shortlist will be announced on Oct. 19th – the day of the federal election.

    See the full list of nominees HERE

    The Everyday Political Citizen project celebrates positive political role models and builds a culture of positive politics in Canada. Conducted coast to coast to coast, the EPCitizen project aims to recognize the diversity of politics and democracy in Canada, crowd-sourcing hundreds of nominations for political citizens.

  • Call for Volunteers - CDA's National Conference

    01-Sep-2015 The Canadian Dance Assembly is looking for VOLUNTEERS for the 2015 National Conference
    Creating a Culture of Success: Getting good ideas off the ground

    View the full Flyer HERE for details.

    For more info: contact Laura Paduch
  • Community Hubs Report

    18-Aug-2015 The Premier’s Advisory Group on Community Hubs has published their report, Community Hubs in Ontario: A Strategic Framework and Action Plan. The report uses a flexible, community-driven definition of hubs and focuses on ways the province can support community planning, integrated service delivery, and the community infrastructure needed for a vibrant network of community hubs across the province. Further details are available here.
  • Executive Martin Bragg and the Alberta Ballet have parted ways

    12-Aug-2015 The dance company made the announcement in a news release.

    “These are pretty big shoes to fill,” said Alberta Ballet board chairwoman Dawn McDonald, who will serve as interim executive director while a search is conducted for a new executive director.

     “Marty did a fabulous job,” she said Sunday, “and we want to make sure we invest the time and energy needed to make sure we can fill this role properly.”

    When asked if the change in leadership was a long time coming, McDonald said “no, it wasn’t.

    “Of course, there’s always a lot of thought that goes into these things,” she said, “but the actual event was quite sudden — but in many minds, well thought out.

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Canadian Dance Assembly
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Tel: 1.416.515.8444
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