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Canadian Dance Assembly

On the Pulse of Dance in Canada

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Canadian Dance Assembly

Together with our members, we are a thriving dance network spanning all of Canada.

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Canadian Dance Assembly

CDA’s aim is to steer our national dialogue on dance practices towards equity, access and belonging.

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CDA’s aim is to steer our national dialogue on dance practices towards equity, access and belonging. Through conferences, workshops, and gatherings, we work together—our members and national dance stakeholders—across the provinces and the territories to build a dynamic network of communities committed to dance in all its forms.

We are a people-powered platform connecting dance communities, sharing knowledge, and addressing government policies to keep you regularly informed.

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30 November 2022 Register here
Info Session on AFC's Reactivation Programme

Do you work in Dance, Theatre, or Comedy? The AFC Reactivation program could provide you with $2,500!

Join us for an info session to learn more about The AFC Reactivation Program. This event is presented in collaboration with the Canadian Dance Alliance. The info session will be approximately 45-60 minutes.

Thu Oct 6, 4-6pm & Thu Oct 27, 3-5pm EST

Conflict Resolution: Parts 1 & 2

Co-developed and facilitated by Kai Cheng Thom and Pam Tzeng

In this two-part workshop series, participants will gain the perspective and tools needed to enter, engage with, and exit conflict with greater confidence and ease. We will explore how conflict commonly develops in community and professional settings, with a specific focus on the Canadian dance context. The facilitators will also provide a simple framework for understanding how conflict impacts the body and the brain.  We will practice using body-based tools such as breathwork, movement, and visualization can support us to meet conflict with less anxiety, as well as strategies to approach conflict as an opportunity for personal and relationship growth. 

Breaking News!

Resilience Fund by Canadian Heritage

Last February, the Trudeau government announced the creation of the Canadian Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund managed by Canadian Heritage.

The Canadian Dance Assembly has received over $3 million from this fund to provide direct assistance of up to $2,500 to dancers in need of urgent support.

We are currently working on developing the criteria and terms of allocations. Stay tuned for updates.


Dance is all around us! And the Dance Map helps pinpoint the dance companies, venues, training and infrastructure that exists in support of #danceacrosscanada. The Dance Across Canada Interactive Map is the largest dance map in the world.


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