Scholarship Dance: Vancouver and Toronto

The dance training school for emerging artists Scholarship Dance is ready to set up shop in Toronto. Their successful Vancouver school has been runnin…


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…


Ken Roy (1963-2012)

On January 28th, 2012, Canada lost one of its premier contemporary dancers, Ken Roy, after a year-long battle with cancer. The for...

Tips for Teachers | Astuces pour professeurs

Performance/Audition Anxiety | L'anxiété de la présentation publique

By Katharine Harris, Canada's National Ballet School

Performances and evaluations are a natural part of a dancer's life and with them come the highs and lows of performing. | Le spectacle, l'évaluation, l'examen, la compétition et l'audition s'inscrivent naturellement dans la vie du danseur, et en découlent les hauts et les bas de la présentation publique.


Canada loses two early RAD members

In recent months, Canada has lost two of its earliest Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) members: Dorothy Cox Scruton died on October 22nd at age 100 and Alison Sutcliffe Brigden died on December 30th at age 102.

Tips for Teachers | Astuces pour professeurs

Taking a Winter Break | La relâche hivernale

By Katharine Harris, Canada's National Ballet School

The winter months are always challenging with their lack of sunlight and dreary cold weather and it can be hard to find motivation. | La motivation n'est pas toujours au rendez-vous pendant les longs mois d'hiver, sous le soleil timide et dans le froid pénétrant.


Candace Loubert (1947-2011)

Candace Loubert, co-founder of Les Ateliers de danse moderne de Montréal Inc. (LADMMI), died on October 28th, 2011. Loubert co-fou...

Canadian wins Dance Your PhD

Emma Ware, a biologist at Queen's University, is one of four winners of Dance Your PhD, an annual contest that asks researchers to...

Tips for Teachers | Astuces pour professeurs

Cold Weather Comfort and Safety | Confort et sécurité par temps froid

By Katharine Harris, Canada's National Ballet School

It's always a good idea to remind yourself and your students about the best way to prevent injuries and ensure healthy and safe dancing in the winter months.| C'est toujours une bonne idée de rappeler à vos élèves les meilleures façons de prévenir les blessures et de danser en santé et en sécurité au cours de l'hiver.

Men outnumber women in STDT's first-year class

For the first time in The The School of Toronto Dance Theatre's (STDT) history, there are more men than women in ...

Sonia Rodriguez co-authors children's book

Sonia Rodriguez, principal dancer at The National Ballet of Canada, and her husband Kurt Browning have co-written a new child...

Tips for Teachers | Astuces pour professeurs

The Importance of Pacing | La juste mesure

By Katharine Harris, Canada's National Ballet School

Whether your students have had a summer off or a summer spent in dance intensives, it's important to help them pace themselves as they return to regular training. | Que vos élèves aient pris congé ou suivi plusieurs ateliers intensifs de danse, il est important de les aider à retrouver un rythme sain dans leur formation régulière.

Yoné Kvietys (1924-2011)

Lithuanian-born Yoné Kvietys died on July 17th in Calgary. Laban-trained, she immigrated to Canada in 1948 and began working with …


Amelia Itcush (1945-2011)

Saskatchewan-born Amelia Itcush died on May 27th. A charter member of Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT), she performed in such seminal …

UNITY Charity: Empowering Youth

Check out this promo video for UNITY Charity, which recently held its annual festival July 7th through 10th. UNITY Charity is an arts-based alternative…


Moze Mossanen's The Dancemakers coming on DVD

Moze Mossanen’s 1988 film series The Dancemakers will be released on DVD on June 24th. Dance Collection Danse (DCD) …

Leica Hardy receives honorary doctorate

Dance educator and choreographer Leica Hardy received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Saint Mary's University last month d...

Red Sky's Sandra Laronde earns honorary degree

Sandra Laronde, founder and artistic director of Red Sky Performance, has been chosen to receive an honorary degree from Trent Uni…

Ryerson offers new course for professional dancers

Continuing its efforts to help professional dancers earn university credit, Ryerson University is currently offering a new course ...

Tips for Teachers | Astuces pour professeurs

The Teacher-Musician Relationship | La relation entre enseignant et musicien

By Katharine Harris, Canada's National Ballet School

Is one dance class better than another because it has a live musician? | Une classe de danse est-elle meilleure qu'une autre parce qu'un musicien joue live ?