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Membership

Welcome! The Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA)’s members include over 100 organizations and 500 individuals, including everyone who contributes to making and sharing dance: artists, students, performers, choreographers, producers, managers, teachers, companies, collectives, service organizations, presenters, educational and training organizations , supporters, enthusiasts…and more.

Membership helps you stay informed, connected, and active in a large dance network across Canada to have your needs represented on a national level. Membership also offers direct member benefits and communications, to support your own practice and areas of interest through discounts, advocacy support, and sharing and learning. We connect dance communities, share knowledge, and monitor government policies to keep you regularly informed in your work.

Join CDA And Make a Difference for Dance

The Canadian Dance Assembly is the only national dance advocacy organization. We envision a positive future for dance and advocate for a healthy, sustainable environment for dance practice to grow and thrive.

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. Participate in building a positive future for dance today by activating your membership!

CDA’s annual membership runs July 1st to June 30th, and we accept new members all through the year

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INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP FORM

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ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIP FORM

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STAY INFORMED

We are an informed source about the current state of dance in Canada and keep our members appraised about the issues that impact our sector. We provide representation to policy-makers and promote a healthy and sustainable dance milieu. Through regular e-bulletins, Advocacy Alerts and news items, we help keep you in the know!

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GET CONNECTED

The Canadian Dance Assembly facilitates networking opportunities so that you remain closely connected with your colleagues. Through our national conferences and regional meetings we provide opportunity to connect the dance community from coast to coast. With the goal of building a cohesive and dynamic community, CDA facilitates networking, dialogue and exchange on topics relevant to all Canadian professional dance in its diversity.

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BE ACTIVE

Add your voice to the growing network of dance professionals and organizations from across the country. Participate in regional activities such as Arts Day on the Hill, International Dance Day & Culture Days. As we unite, collaborate, and celebrate together, we can make a difference for dance.

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Become a MEMBER today!

CDA’s agenda is driven by its members, participate in building a positive future for dance today by activating your membership. Please note that CDA’s annual membership renewal period runs from July 1st each year.

Complete one of the forms below to activate your membership and begin receiving one of the many membership benefits immediately.

MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA TO THE CANADIAN DANCE ASSEMBLY

For individuals:

Individual members may be dancers, choreographers, dance teachers, dance researchers and writers, designers, and dance professionals contributing to dance in a non-artistic capacity, including managers, producers, agents, arts administrators and archivists. Professionals working in all dance forms, genres and specializations are invited to become members. Individual membership rates range from $10 – $45.

For organizations:

Organizational members may be dance creation and performing companies, training institutes and educational institutions, as well as specialized dance or multidisciplinary presenting organizations and service and support organizations. Organizational rates start at $85, and are based on annual operating budgets.

Eligible organizations must be registered or incorporated non-profit organizations in Canada, and have a sustained level of activity. Additionally, dance creation and performing companies must have dance professionals who have completed their basic training as their artistic directors.

The Canadian Dance Assembly uses the Canada Council’s definition of a professional dancer which stipulates:

“Dance professionals include dancers, choreographers, dance teachers, dance writers, artistic directors, designers and accompanists, as well as professionals contributing to dance in a non-artistic capacity such as managers, producers, agents, arts administrators and archivists.”

You must also:

  • have specialized training in the artistic field (not necessarily in academic institutions)
  • be recognized as a professional by his or her peers (artists working in the same artistic tradition)
  • be committed to devoting more time to artistic activity, if possible financially
  • have a history of public presentation or publication.
Supporting Individual Membership:

Dance students, community artists, non-professional dancers and dance enthusiasts may become non-voting supporting members. $10

Supporting Organizational Membership:

Other supporting organizations that do not meet the criteria above may become non-voting supporting members. $60

Membership Photos Credits (left to right) 1. Cinematography​/Photographe​ : Dakota Wotton​ | ​D​ancers/Intreprétes : ​Pulga Muchochoma and Morgan-Paige Melbourne​ |​ ​Choreographer/Chorégraphe : ​Alyssa Martin​ | ​Choreography/Chorégraphie : Bin Chicken 2. Photographer​/Photographe​ : ​Chris Son | ​D​ancers/Intreprétes : ​Ikue Ueno |​ ​Choreography/Chorégraphie : Vancouver Street Dance Festival 3. Photographer​/Photographe​ : ​Andi McLeish | ​D​ancers/Intreprétes : ​Salome Nieto, Jeanette Kotowich, Tin Gamboa, Hailey McCloskey |​ ​Choreographer/Chorégraphe : ​Michelle Olson​ | ​Choreography/Chorégraphe : Gathering Light 4. Photographer​/Photographe​ : ​Saloome​ ​Motavas | ​D​ancers/Intreprétes : Arno Kamolika |​ ​Choreographer/Chorégraphe : ​Jai Govinda 5. Photographer/Photographe : Peter Gibson | Dancers/Intreprétes : Wade Laing | Choreography/Chorégraphie : Three Left Feet 6. Photographer​/Photographe​ : ​Tallulah Photography | ​D​ancers/Intreprétes : Ralph Escamillan (VanVogueJam) 7. Dancers/Intreprétes : Barbara Diablo | Photographer/Photographe : Valmedia 8. Photographer​/Photographe​ : ​Hamid Karimi | ​D​ancers/Intreprétes : Alison MacDonald, Virginia Castro Durán, Nancy Cardwell, Pamela Briz | ​Choreography/Chorégraphie : Impulso 9. Photographer/Photographe : JeremyMimnagh | Dancers/Intreprétes : Naishi Wang, Anna Finkel, Alana Elmer, Pulga Muchochoma, Luke Garwood, Sahara Morimoto and Lukas Malkowski | Choreographer/Chorégraphe : HeidiStrauss | Choreography/Chorégraphie : WLOT X 10. Photographer​/Photographe​ : ​Omer Yukseker | ​D​ancers/Intreprétes : Sylvain Bouchard, Geoffrey Dollar, Russell Winkelaar, Amelia Griffin, Liz Winkelaar, Cee Ancheta |​ ​Choreographer/Chorégraphe : ​Renata Soutter​ | ​Choreography/Chorégraphie : Flesh & Spokes 11. ​Photographer​/Photographe​ : ​Daniel crump | ​D​ancers/Intreprétes : ​Emilie Lewis, Yayoi Ban, and RWB Company |​ ​Choreography/Chorégraphie : Visions of Swan Lake 12. Photographer​/Photographe​ : ​Scott Reid | ​D​ancers/Intreprétes : Natasha Korney, Sabrina Comanescu |​ ​Choreographer/Chorégraphe : ​Renata Soutter​ | ​Choreography/Chorégraphie : Better Get Hit in Your Soul (Jan 2019​) | Musicians/Musiciens : Rubim de Toledo, Carsten Rubeling

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