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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.

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Canadian Dance Assembly

The national representation of the thriving dance network across Canada.

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Canadian Dance Assembly

The Voice of Canadian Dance

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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 actors from coast to coast, working towards building a cohesive and dynamic community.

We connect dance communities, share knowledge, and monitor government policies to keep you regularly informed in your work.

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17 November 2021 Register Now!
Canadian Dance Assembly hosts with guests Global Public Affairs

Dance Townhall: After the Federal Election

Join us and the Global Public Affairs’ Cultural Industries team for a breakdown of the 2021 federal election results and what they mean for the dance sector.

1:00 pm
We're looking for a Financial and Administrative Manager

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We’re looking for someone to remotely join our small and humble team to support the financial and administrative needs. View the Financial and Administrative Manager job posting on our new Job Board. If this sounds like you, apply now! Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Karla Etienne at

Advocacy News

  • 23 Nov 21

    Zab Maboungou receives the 2021 Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award

    Zab Maboungou is the founding artistic director of Zab Maboungou / Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata, a Montréal-based contemporary dance company. A pioneer of dance in Canada, she is known for intensely physical, dynamic works that explore the capacity of movement to express what she calls “our situation in the world”.

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  • 23 Nov 21

    Steps for Preventing Sexual Assault at Relational Movement Based Events

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  • 10 Oct 21

    Dance Sector Recommendations for the Employment Insurance Program Review

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There are two photos. The left one is taken below the dancer and looks up at her gentle smile. She reaches over and looks to her extended hand. She wears a red and gold sari and gold adornments on her wrist, neck, ears and forehead. The right hand photo has a group of dancers together with lifted arms and wide open mouths as if they are roaring together. The centre dancer is in a wheel chair and the others gather around them on the floor and standing.
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The Canadian Dance Assembly is the only national dance advocacy organization. Joining CDA strengthens our dance ecology, and contributes your voice to our network. Every member adds momentum to our efforts. We unite, collaborate, and celebrate together to make a difference for dance.

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Becoming a member of CDA means having YOUR needs represented on a national level. Find out more about membership pricing, benefits and activities.

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