MamaDances Comes to Toronto

The hugely successfully Montréal parent and child dance program MamaDances is finally coming to Toronto.


A Celebration of Canadian Street Dance

Gadfly Awards announced.


Dance Mapped in Canada

After great anticipation, the Canada and Ontario arts councils launched an interactive map of dance in Canada on September 26.


And the Awards Go To...

Dora Mavor Moore Awards in Toronto and Drama Desk Awards in New York celebrate excellence in dance, theatre and opera.


Retirements of OAC’s Billyann Balay and MoMo’s Pamela Boyd

Billyann Balay of the Ontario Arts Council and Pamela Boyd, founder of MoMo Mixed Ability Dance Theatre, retire.


DUO presents the Toronto Training Calendar

The Dance Umbrella of Ontario, in partnership with the Toronto Dance Community Love-In, has released an on-going training calendar for emerging and professional dance artists.

Phase one of mapping study released

The dance section of the Canada Council for the Arts has released findings for Phase One of the Canada Dance Mapping Study.


26th Prix RIDEAU announced

This year, event coordinators welcomed nearly 1400 people to the twenty-sixth Prix RIDEAU, held in Québec from February 17th through 21st.


André Gingras, 1966-2013

After having battled colon cancer for several years, dance artist André Gingras died on February 17th at age forty-six, in Breda, The Netherlands.


The Healing Power of Art

Dancer, teacher, choreographer and expressive arts therapist Kathleen Rea has just published her first book, The Healing Dance:...


Fortier's 30 days of dancing in Paris

Montréal-based dance artist Paul-André Fortier recently wrapped up thirty days of performing his Solo 30x30 in Paris. Welco…

Canadians help celebrate Jacob's Pillow anniversary

This summer marks the eightieth anniversary of Jacob’s Pillow international dance festival. Every year thousands of people visit W…


Youth dance conference brings Ontario dancers together

With the goal of educating students and teachers alike about the value, scope and diversity of dance in Ontario, the Pulse Ontario…

Celebrating Canada as a dance nation

On April 19th the Canadian Dance Assembly launched the I love dance / J’aime la danse campaign. The event was held at Canada’s Nat…


Dance Communities Across Canada Celebrate Multiple Awards of Excellence

Montréal company Bouge de là received the Prix RIDEAU Touring Award for its work L’atelier/The Studio, during the…

New Works invites you to #sharedance with the world

New Works, the Vancouver-based arts organization that presents dance and also provides mentorship and management to a roster of cl…

Jay Rankin appointed ED of Dance Umbrella of Ontario

Jay Rankin, former executive director of Ballet BC, was recently appointed as the new executive director of the Dance Umbrella of …

Tune in Saturday afternoons for Evi-Dance

The Toronto-based Evi-Dance Sunday morning radio show is moving to a new spot on Saturday afternoons. As of Saturday, January 7th,…


Alexander Grant (1925-2011)

Alexander Grant, beloved dancer and former artistic director of The National Ballet of Canada, died in London on Friday, September…

Dance Matters. And now, it is official.

Toronto-based Tanya Crowder’s HOWDARESHE Productions has been the umbrella for a number of her creative collaborations. Among thes…

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