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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.

 The Canadian Dance Assembly is pleased to host its next conference in Calgary. Registration is now open! Click for further conference details and descriptions.
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Be sure to check out the events calendar for the latest in conferences, festivals and professional development opportunities.

  • Fluid Fest 2017 18-Oct-2017

    October 18th-28th, 2017 Location: Various venues in Calgary, AB BE MOVED. BE CUR..

  • Canadian Dance Assembly National Conference 2017 / Conférence nationale 2017 19-Oct-2017

    October 19 and 20 - Calgary, AB The Canadian Dance Assembly is pleased to host its next N..

  • Moving Inspirations Dance Festival 02-Nov-2017

    Photo credit: Leif Norman NAfro Dance Productions presents: Moving Inspirations Dan..

    • Special discount for CDA members to TUDS festival!

      15-Oct-2017

      TUDS Urban Dance Culture Festival is happening on October 28-29!

      Special discount for Canadian Dance Assembly members: use promo code CDA and get tickets 15% OFF!

      Get your tickets NOW

      Powered by Gadfly, TUDS Festival equals: Injecting Artistry, Athleticism, & Authenticity into your system and celebrating Urban Dance Culture with:
      - SXS All-Styles Battles
      - Workshops & debate
      - Theatrical dance shows
      - Hip Hop choreo crew competition
      - The Gadfly Awards 

      TUDS Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObBS1QiSUIA 
      TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/tuds-urban-dance-festival-viii-tickets-37770324056 

      More details at www.tuds.ca 

      Venue: Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON, M5A 2B7
      Contact: tuds@gadfly.ca

    • CAC’s Trade and Innovation Recommendations Recognized in Vision for a Creative Canada | Les recommandations de la Coalition sur le commerce et l’innovation trouvent place dans la vision pour un Canada créatif

      09-Oct-2017

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      The Canadian Arts Coalition commends the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly, for having undertaken a monumental policy review and for delivering an equally ambitious vision. This policy review, although not stipulated in the Minister’s mandate letter, was long awaited and sorely needed. Within today’s exhaustive vision, the Coalition welcomes two announcements that will be particularly beneficial to the arts sector. Read more
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      La Coalition canadienne des arts félicite la ministre du Patrimoine canadien, Mélanie Joly, pour avoir entrepris un examen d’une grande envergure et pour la vision également ambitieuse qu’elle nous a présentée le 28 septembre 2017. Cette révision, qui ne figurait pourtant pas dans la lettre de mandat de la ministre, était attendue et nécessaire.Parmi ce long énoncé de vision, la Coalition accueille favorablement deux annonces qui s’avéreront particulièrement bénéfiques pour le secteur des arts. Lisez plus

    • Alberta Dance Alliance offers financial support for conference From Land to Stage | L'Alberta Dance Alliance assiste les artistes à la conférence De la terre à la scène

      29-Sep-2017

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      The Alberta Dance Alliance wants to encourage professional dance artists from across the province to attend From Land to Stage: the CDA National Conference. ADA will cover your conference fee of $75.00 and support up to $300 towards your hotel cost and travel, with receipts. Please send in a short description of your desire to attend the conference.  Limited funding available on a first come basis first serve basis and based on your letter of request.  Expressions of interest may be sent to info@abdancealliance.ab.ca

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      L'Alberta Dance Alliance, souhaitant encourager les artistes professionnels de la danse de partout en province à assister à la conférence nationale de l'ACD : De la terre à la scène, réglera leurs frais d'inscription de 75 $ et leur fournira une subvention de 300 $ pour les frais de déplacement et d'hébergement, sur présentation de reçus.  Veuillez nous faire parvenir un court texte pour expliquer les raisons pour lesquelles vous souhaitez assister à la conférence.  Les subventions limitées seront accordées selon le principe du premier arrivé, premier servi, et en fonction de votre texte. Veuillez envoyer ce texte à l'adresse info@abdancealliance.ab.ca
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    • Call for Volunteers!

      27-Sep-2017

      The Canadian Dance Assembly is looking for VOLUNTEERS for our 2017 National Conference in Calgary.

      View the full flyer HERE for details.

      The benefits of volunteering?

      *Admission to CDA National Conference events
      *Meals included
      *CDA merch
      *Networking!

      This is a wonderful opportunity to network and establish connections within the Canadian dance community. We look forward to working with you at the conference!

      For more information or to sign up to volunteer contact Raelle Hunter at office@dancecanada.net or call 416-515-8444. Thank you!

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    Canadian Dance Assembly
    55 Mill Street, Suite 312
    Case Goods Building #74
    Toronto, ON M5A 3C4
    Canada
    Tel: 1.416.515.8444
    Fax: 1.416.515.9444