2017 National Conference


(please note the registration deadline is October 11th. Now that is is past the deadline, please email ASAP if you would like to attend.)

October 19 and 20 - Calgary, Alberta

The Canadian Dance Assembly is pleased to host its next National Conference in Calgary from October 19-20 2017 at the Kahanoff Conference Centre. Taking place during the annual Fluid Fest (by Springboard Performance), participants will be able to take in an array of performances alongside conference sessions. The CDA is working in partnership with the Prairie provincial service organizations and multiple stakeholders in the Prairie community. The CDA is eager to listen to its colleagues in western Canada about the state of the sector.

We will also be gathering in the beautiful new DJD Dance Centre to raise our glasses and toast colleagues new and old. It will be a pivotal gathering for Prairie activists and equity leaders.

View Conference Schedule HERE

Conference subsidies available

The Alberta Dance Alliance wants to encourage professional dance artists from across the province to attend the 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

Support and Sponsorship Opportunities

Support our conference initiatives and highlight your organization by enhancing its profile within the Canadian dance community. Click here for our 2017 Conference Sponsorship opportunities.

Donate your Aeroplan miles! This year, the CDA has chosen two individuals to act as Ambassadors for our 2017 National Conference - Casimiro Nhussi and Zab Maboungou. These two powerful and inspiring dance artists are leaders in their communities, and will each bring a unique perspective to the discussions in Calgary. Click here to donate your miles. Note: donations of less than 1000 miles are processed by Aeroplan manually, therefore please contact the office at

We would like to thank those on our 2017 National Conference Committee: 

Ann Kipling Brown, Bobbi Westman, Carolyne Clare, Kelsey Acton, Troy Emery Twigg and Pam Tzeng.

Our 2017 Conference Sponsors:

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