The Voice of Canadian Dance

The 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.  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 community from coast to coast, building a cohesive and dynamic milieu.

CDA is offering a new pay-what-you-can membership fee option for 2020-2021. Join or renew online HERE

View Our Events Calendar

Be sure to check out the events calendar for the latest in conferences, festivals and professional development opportunities.

  • Annual General Meeting / Assemblée générale annuelle 17-Sep-2020

    Thursday, September 17th, 2020 | 2:00 PM EDT This year's AGM will be conducted via Zoom. ..

  • Supporting Your Dance Projects through OAC Grant Programs 30-Sep-2020

    Wednesday - Sep 30, 2020 4:00-5:30PM EDT Join the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), Canadian Danc..

    • dance Immersion welcomes Timea Wharton-Suri as New Program Director!


      The dance Immersion Team is thrilled to announce our newly appointed Program Director, Timea Wharton Suri.

      Timea is an arts executive, curator, and producer. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from York University, and a Master of Business Administration and Arts and Media Management Graduate Diploma from Schulich School of Business.

      Timea performed for several years with dance companies such as Ballet Creole and Ronald Taylor Dance before opening a dance/fitness studio – one of the first that now proliferate in urban centres.

      She has produced events for TO Live, Holla Jazz, Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Toronto Dance Theatre, the Remarkable Women Awards, and others. Timea worked for the Dancer Transition Resource Centre, TVOntario, and Toronto Arts Council (TAC), where she managed the dance and literary arts portfolios. At TAC, she worked with Canada’s largest communities of dancers and writers to administer a $2.5 million grants budget, was the architect of the What’s Your Story? And Toronto Lit Up programs, and co-developed the Long-Term Dance Projects, Cultural Leaders Lab, Performing Arts Facilities, and Animating Toronto Parks programs.

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    • Now Open: Rosa survey of workplace sexual harassment


      Hill Strategies is incredibly proud to be part of a new, groundbreaking survey that aims to make change in the arts community.

      The Rosa survey of workplace sexual harassment in the Canadian performing arts, film, and television industries is now open to respondents. The survey, called The Change You Want to See, was designed in partnership with our friends at Rosa, informed by Alix MacLean's expertise in sensitive and accessible question design, and led by Kelly Hill's extensive survey experience.

      Who is the survey for? Canadian union and non-union contract workers in the performing arts, film, and television industries. This includes (but isn’t limited to) performers, crew members, screenwriters, playwrights, choreographers, set / costume / production designers, cinematographers, directors, production and post-production workers, and arts administrators and managers.

      What about Canadians working outside of the country? Yes, please.

      What about students who are working toward a career in these industries? Yes, as long as you are 18 years of age and older.

      The survey will be available until October 23rd.

      Aftermetoo, the Canadian Women’s Foundation, and Hill Strategies Research have released the first-ever national survey on workplace sexual harassment in the Canadian performing arts, film, and television industries. The results of the Rosa survey will be used to advocate for change.

    • The Change You Want to See / Les changements que vous désirez voir


      Be Part of Changing the Performing Arts Industry 
      Take the Rosa Survey: The Change You Want to See

      Aftermetoo, the Canadian Women’s Foundation, and Hill Strategies have released the first-ever national bilingual survey on workplace sexual harassment in the Canadian performing arts, film, and television industry. We want to hear your story. Safer workplaces in the performing arts industry are possible. The results of the Rosa Survey will be used to advocate for change. Take the Rosa Survey between September 21st and October 23rd.


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      Répondez à l'enquête Rosa, Les changements que vous désirez voir

      Aftermetoo, la Fondation canadienne des femmes et Hill Stratégies ont publié la toute première enquête pancanadienne sur le harcèlement sexuel au travail dans les domaines des arts de la scène, du cinéma et de la télévision. Nous voulons entendre votre histoire. Des lieux de travail plus sécuritaires dans l'industrie du spectacle sont possibles. Les résultats de l'enquête Rosa serviront à plaider en faveur du changement. La participation à l'enquête Rosa vous est ouverte entre le 21 septembre et le 23 octobre.

    • Participate in #LightUpLive

      21-Sep-2020 September 22nd marks #LightUpLive. See how you can take part and read more about the initiative HERE. Using the social media hashtag #LightUpLive and #EclaironsLesScenes, the Day of Visibility recognizes artists and live arts workers across the country who continue to be profoundly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about how you can participate in Canada on CAPACOA's website HERE.

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    Canada Dance Map

    Canada Dance Map

    The Dance Across Canada interactive map has over 2,880 entries to date mapping dance activity from coast to coast to coast including dance troupes, venues, associations and leisure clubs/groups and continues to grow.

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    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