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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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About Us

About Us

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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CDA Annual General Meeting

Calling all CDA members for our AGM! We’ll be sharing our journey this past year and calls to action for the year ahead. Have your voice heard and share your desires for the future of dance in Canada.

The CDA Biennial Gathering

Holding Space, Holding Change

The Gathering is an occasion to identify and reflect on pertinent social, political and environmental movements of this dance generation. From September 16-23rd join us online for events focusing on  sustainability, sharing stories from the past, finding new ways to listen and learn from each other in the present, and dreaming about what we are bringing into the future of Canadian dance.

Advocacy News

  • 13 Oct 21

    Dance Sector Recommendations for the Employment Insurance Program Review

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  • 13 Oct 21

    Current Advocacy Activities

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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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Make a Difference for Dance

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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