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!

View Our Events Calendar

Be sure to check out the events calendar for the latest in conferences, festivals and professional development opportunities.

  • Creating a Culture of Success: Getting Good Ideas Off the Ground 28-Sep-2015

    The Canadian dance sector has several companies and individuals that have thrived during time..

  • Fall for Dance North 29-Sep-2015

    Inspired by internationally acclaimed Fall for Dance™ festival, created in 2004 by New York Ci..

  • HDC’s 2015 Conference, [trans]Forming Dance 04-Oct-2015

    HDC’s 2015 Conference, [trans]Forming Dance October 4, 2015 The conference wil..

    • 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.

      Click here to continue reading.
    • ArtsVote Election Toolkit/Boîte à outils VotezArts

      11-Aug-2015 Are you ready for the election? The Coalition has got you covered! Voting is the first step and there’s much more that we can do together. You can use the following documents to help spread the word via social media, to your networks, and to political candidates:


       Êtes-vous prêt pour les élections? La Coalition a tout ce dont vous avez besoin! Voter est la première étape, mais nous pouvons en faire encore beaucoup plus ensemble. Vous pouvez utiliser les documents suivants pour vous aider à partager le mot via vos réseaux sociaux, vos réseaux de contacts et aux candidats politiques.

    Become a Member

    Becoming a member of CDA means having YOUR needs represented on a national level.

    Member Directory

    The Canadian Dance Assembly is pleased to offer a searchable online directory of its members. Use the search functions below to sort by standing council, city or province.

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