Canada is a Dance Nation!

International Dance Day and National Dance Week By Nathalie Fave

“Dance has the rare and precious power to unite people of all ages, cultures and religions and has an intrinsic value to Canadian society.”

Canadian dance studies society adopts new name

The Canadian Society for Dance Studies/La Société canadienne d'études en danse (CSDS/SCDD) recently changed its name in order to b...

DTRC turns 25

Canada’s Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) is turning twenty-five years old, and the occasion is being commemorated with a ...

David Y.H. Lui (1944-2011)

Vancouver-based impresario and producer David Y.H. Lui died on September 15th, 2011. Lui had an extensive forty-year career in the…

The "Culture War" | La « guerre culturelle »

Tools for artists and arts lovers | Outils pour les artistes et les amoureux des arts By Louis Laberge Coté

“War” has been declared in Canada. | La « guerre » est déclarée au Canada.

CADA-ON unveils new health plan

Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists-Ontario Chapter (CADA-ON) recently announced the first phase of its new Arts Workers Health Ins…


Lata Pada receives pretigious award from India

SAMPRADAYA Dance Creations Artistic Director Lata Pada, C.M., was awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman by the President of India,…

An Ambitious Course

Master Plan for Dance in Québec By Philip Szporer

In a policy document spanning 134 pages, Le Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD) has launched its Master Plan for Professional Dance in Québec 2011-2021.


CADA-ON publishes professional standards for dance, version 3

The Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists-Ontario Chapter (CADA-ON) has published Version 3 of its Professional Standards for Dance (…

Feature: Stuck in the Middle

A Story About 14 Mid-Career Independent Dance Artists in Toronto By Shannon Litzenberger

In December 2009, a group of eight mid-career independent dance creators came together to discuss the challenges they were facing as artists living and working in Toronto and to explore new ways of working collaboratively.

Top 10 Conference Takeaways

Reflections on the CDA National Conference

Counting down …

Not Your Average Dance Conference

CDA National Conference Sept. 23-25, 2010 By Kate Cornell

It was no coincidence that the Canadian Dance Assembly’s (CDA) conference happened at the National Ballet School in Toronto during Culture Days.


Town hall on equity and diversity in the performing arts

Cultural Pluralism in Performing Arts Movement Ontario (CPPAMO) recently presented the town hall “Equity and Diversity in the Performing Arts.”

Five Ontario communties to receive artsVest grants

London, Chatham-Kent, Stratford/Perth County, Brantford and Dysart/Haliburton will benefit from artsVest funding in early 2010. Ni…

Thesis studying CADA-ON's PSD now available

A thesis titled “The Evolution of Professional Standards for Dance in Ontario: CADA-ON and the PSD” was recently completed by danc...

CDA seeks executive director

The Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) is currently looking for a full-time executive director. Since 2002, as a national service organ...

Dance NL founded

The creation of Dance NL, a sectoral dance association for Newfoundland and Labrador, was announced November 6th. The organization…

CDA executive director announces resignation

Shannon Litzenberger, executive director of the Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA), will be resigning from her position as of November …

The Weight of Words

The Second États généraux de la danse professionnelle du Québec By Marie Claire Forté

“The written word endures and is eventually accepted as authority,” proclaimed Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD) director Lorraine Hébert at the launch of the second États généraux de la danse professionnelle du Québec, a summit conference on professional dance in the province.

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