Canadian Dance Goes Audio

Radio and Podcasts Take the Stage By Rachel Silver Maddock

Did you know that Canada produces a number of rich listening resources for dancers? Here are some Canadian dance audio highlights for you to tune into.


Lindsay Zier-Vogel Appointed Director of the Canadian Society for Dance Studies

The Canadian Society for Dance Studies announced on June 3 in an email to its members that Lindsay Zier-Vogel will replace Samantha Mehra Donaldson as director.


Announcing Awards

A round-up of recent Canadian dance awards.

Ottawa GreekFest Flash Mob

Get to the Greek! Summertime festivals all boast food and fun but no one hosts a dance party like this happy group of Mediterraneans at Ottawa GreekFest.

Sharing Dance Day 2016

Dancers from across the country have been hard at work learning this year’s Sharing Dance Day routine, and they’re just about ready to share the choreography with the masses.


#CanadaDances on International Dance Day 2016

A roundup of images from the Canadian dance community on International Dance Day.


Dance in the Federal Budget

After the 2016 federal budget was announced March 22, headlines across major arts organizations glowed with an absolute rarity. What will the long-term effects look like?

Project RAD's International Dance Day Message

Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli is the Canadian Dance Assembly’s National Youth Ambassador for Dance. Along with his organization, Project RAD, Patuelli imparts an International Dance Day message of inclusiveness.


2016 Dance Day Message

Since 2005, the Canadian Dance Assembly has issued a message on behalf of the dance community in Canada as part of International Dance Day on April 29. This year’s IDD Ambassador is Halifax-based dance artist and Mocean Dance Co-Artistic Director Susanne Chui.


Canadian Dance Decorated

Artistic Director Louis Robitaille of Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, Canadian Dance Assembly Executive Director Kate Cornell, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks’ Founder in Residence Vicki Adams Willis and more are celebrated for their contribution to Canadian dance.

Dancer's Kitchen

Grace's Black Bean and Mango Salad

By Grace Wells-Smith

Dancers need food that is easy to make and even easier to pack for long, active days. This salad provides protein, fresh vitamins and can be quickly thrown together. It makes a great, satisfying salad on the go.

Cold As Funk

Toronto hip hop dancer Miles Faber performs a popping freestyle.

Dancer's Kitchen

Sarah’s Pumpkin Chickpea Curry

By Sarah Fregeau

A filling vegetarian dish in a flavourful curry sauce – perfect for warming up and replenishing your body after a winter workout


The Invisible Injury

Two dancers discuss concussions in dance and the recognition, treatment, prevention and significance of this often misunderstood brain injury By Justine Comfort

Two dancers discuss the implications of concussions and the recognition, treatment, prevention and significance of this often misunderstood brain injury.


Performing Arts Exemptions Around Hiring Temporary Foreign Workers

The Canadian Dance Assembly recently shared with its membership that the Government of Canada has announced the creation of a new Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) exemption category for the performing arts disciplines of dance, opera, orchestra and live theatre. The exemption takes effect February 17.


New Year News

News and awards from Winnipeg’s School of Contemporary Dancers, Montreal’s O Vertigo, Dance Ontario’s Jacque Foesier Youth Dance Award, Compagnie Marie Chouinard and Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal.

Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation, choreographed by Mark Godden with original music composed by Christos Hatzis, was inspired by a story by Joseph Boyden about a young aboriginal woman, her multiple identities in the modern world and the trauma caused by violence against indigenous people


Keeping Pace with Artistic Innovation: The Canada Council Revamps its Funding Model

The Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) is transitioning to a radically restructured funding model, set to take effect in 2017.

Vancouver International Dance Festival

Vancouver International Dance Festival

Festival | Festival

Various National
February 28-19 mars 2016
Various Days and Times | Spectacles à différentes dates et heures

Student Reporter Project

Decisions, Decisions!

By Brianna Rennie

Every grade twelve student faces one simple question, ‘What next?’

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