The Canadian Dance Assembly works with a number of service organizations to reinforce the dance milieu at a local level and augment membership across the country. Please note that the following membership agreements reflect individual membership agreements only.
A joint membership agreement with CADA-West was established in 2009 with a similar desire to connect local artists to a larger national network. CADA-West is a membership of dance artists working together to raise the professional standards within the dance employment sector. CADA-West represents these interests at political and community meetings at the municipal, provincial and national levels. They work with other dance service organizations across Canada to support already existing community services and identify new opportunities. CADA-West also serves as a resource for several Arts Councils for fees and rates within the dance arts milieu.
Individuals can add their CDA membership onto their Regional Arts Service Organization at a discounted rate. Dance Nova Scotia members may choose to opt-in to a CDA membership as they renew their yearly membership. Those individuals signing up through Dance NS receive a rate of $20 for dance artists and $30 for dance managers and administrators. Students may also join for a yearly fee of $10. Dance Nova Scotia is the umbrella service organization for all forms of dance in Nova Scotia. Their mandate is to encourage, promote and support dance as a cultural, educational, social, recreational and healthful activity for Nova Scotians of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.
Similar to the relationship with Dance Nova Scotia, Dance Saskatchewan members may choose to opt-in to a CDA membership as they renew their yearly membership. Those individuals signing up through Dance SK receive a rate of $20 for dance artists and $30 for dance managers and administrators. Students may also join for a yearly fee of $10. Dance Saskatchewan’s vision is to create a viable, unified organization which represents and advocates dance interest; to foster a respect and acceptance of dance which encourages free expression of cultural identity; and to establish a vibrant environment for dance which cultivates performance opportunities, stimulates employment, and celebrates heritage and cultural diversity.
The Canadian Dance Assembly is proud to have a partnership agreement with the Dance Current magazine, Canada’s national media source on dance. The Dance Current is a magazine that takes the reader inside the art and culture of Canadian dance. Regular issues include artist profiles, interviews, feature articles, opinions and critical commentary from people in the profession, plus a calendar of events that keeps readers informed about upcoming performances.