Register NOW to Audition on Jan 28th for ProArteDanza’s Summer Training Program (ages 12-19+)

 ProArteDanza’s 2018 Summer Training Program is a 4-week intensive in classical ballet and contemporary dance to be held July 30-August 25, 2018.  To register and for any questions regarding the audition and/or the program, email

ProArte Summer Training Program Auditions
Sunday, January 28th, 2018
The audition schedule is as follows:
Junior Aspirante
: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm (ages 12-14)
Aspirante: 1:00-3:30pm (ages 15-18)
Apprentice: 4:00-6:30pm (ages 19+)

Location:  National Ballet School, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto


Civic Theatres Toronto is co-presenting Open Art Surgery 2018 with Breakin’ Convention and KeepRockinYou at the Toronto Centre for the Arts this year.

It is FREE to participate  BUT – the application deadline is  Monday (Jan 22).

Led by Breakin’ Convention’s Artistic Director, Jonzi D, participants workshop ideas, before being allocated studio space to develop and create new work. Artists are given the time and space to be creative and unrestricted while Jonzi remains on hand to advise at all times. Participants will also take part in a range of theatrical workshops throughout the week.
The Open Art Surgery event, hosted by Jonzi at the end of the week, will feature each of the new works and the audience is invited to critique, provide feedback and ask questions to the artists involved.

The application is on the WEBSITE  Good Luck!

School of Toronto Dance Theatre’s Summer Intensive Registration is now open!

Registration for our Summer Intensive Programs is now open!

TDT’s Summer Intensives focus on strong technical training to help develop any motivated dancer.  They are excited to offer two full-time programs this July:

Pre-professional contemporary/modern program (ages 16+) – July 2 – 13, 2018
A perfect intensive for aspiring professional dancers looking to develop their strength and artistry, and to advance their technical and performance skills. Plus, an option to audition for the Professional Training Program on July 14, 2018.

Teen Intensive (ages 13-16) – July 23 – 27, 2018
A challenging program for young dancers with a keen interest in modern and contemporary dance – an exceptional opportunity to expand your skills and train with the best.

For more information go to the school website  or register online.   Early Bird discounts on fees are available for registrations received before May 15, 2018!  Questions? Give us a call at 416-967-6887 x 22 or reach out by email.

If international superstardom is on your to-do list for 2018, check this out!

Révolution, promise the producers, will be the biggest dance competition ever broadcast in Québec !

Whether you’re  a soloist, duo or group,  dancers of all ages in every style are encouraged to demonstrate their passion for dance and their willingness to work it in pursuit of an ultimate grand prize of 100 000$ !

Guided by three celebrated dance artists, competitors in every genre will strive to refine their performances to try and become Quebec’s dance favourite.

Révolution will be a celebration of dance in every form!  The competition goes to air in September, 2018, on TVA.

Revolution FB page

This Friday’s Dancing Opportunities!

Tanz Company Gervasi

It’s a new year!  Have you always wanted to work in Japan?  How about getting your undergrad degree in Europe?  A world of Dancing opportunities awaits.  To see the the full posting(s), just click on the link(s) below – and merde!

Audition Notice Ismailova Theatre of Dance

The Audition Workshop (TAW) with Scottish Dance Theatre Rehearsal Director Naomi Murray

SEAD Auditions 2018

Auditions For Bachelor In Dance Studies University Of Malta

The Wall Series at PAUL Studios Berlin Open Call

Bora Bora Residency Centre – Call for artists

Audition Notice Tanz Company Gervasi

The Eloquent Body Workshop In Barcelona

Audition Noism2 Apprenticeship Positions

Audition Nootice Noism1

Auditions ArtEZ Bachelor of Dance



Choreographic Marathon is a unique ultra-intensive professional development and exchange for new creation in ALL forms of movement arts for  both established and emerging movement artists (accessible and multi-lingual).

Supportive and rigorous, people get a lot done in 3 days. It includes 1 overnight, not kilometres but 26.2 +++ hours of studio time, performance, feedback, individual attention, group exchange, good food, and creative discovery.

Work within your own creative process and stretch the boundaries in an environment of rigorous support. Bring work or an idea from your genre of performance- material to test, twist, develop, cut, reflect, refashion, reason, rescue, refine. Move work forward. Share feedback and take it immediately back into the studio. Test your aesthetic principles. Build creative stamina. Hit the wall and find out what is at the other side. End by working in a way unlike how you’ve created or performed before.

ABOUT: Senior Mentor Maxine Heppner has been leading creative development platforms for over 40 years in Canada & internationally.  When faculty at Montreal’s Concordia University (1993-2000) she developed this approach to enable movement artists to create within a continuous flow of idea, execution & reflection leading to a deepening of process & creation. Co-Mentors are renowned artists Susan Lee, Jessica Runge, Takako Segawa, Michael Caldwell and specialists to support fundamentals relevant to the individual artists and group.

PROPOSE NOW for this season’s May 19, 20, 21, 2018 in Toronto, Canada.  PROPOSE ASAP as only 3-5 groups are accepted and the company assesses proposals as they come in.

More info at:   FB: Across Oceans Arts

CALL for CIRCUS SESSIONS 2018 by Femmes du Feu closes January 31st, 2018

What is Circus Sessions?
Circus Sessions (now in it’s 4th year) is a weeklong circus laboratory and think-tank that will offer a small group of contemporary circus artists the opportunity to work with internationally renowned circus artist/ instructor/ researcher, Marie-Andreé Robitaille in the beautiful space of The Harbourfront Centre Theatre.

Marie-Andreé Robitaille is a force in contemporary circus. She comes from an acrobatic and dance background and is now senior lecturer in circus, head of the bachelor of arts in circus at the School of Dance and Circus, DOCH parts of Stockholm University of the Arts UNIARTS (Sweden), and Artistic Director of Cirkus Perspektiv (Sweden). You can read more about her projects at

This initiative is open to all forms of circus practice.

This year Circus Sessions will be working with Alex Bulmer and Erin Ball to increase accessibility to a diverse range of artists.

Circus Sessions looks to encourage artists to engage in a creative dialogue that examines their evolving form, cultivates experimentation in performance, as well as networking, advocacy and audience development and engagement strategies.

Circus Sessions is free to all participants. Participants will be responsible for travel costs. We will do our best to help find accommodation.

Where & When?
Workshops and shows take place in The Harbourfront Centre Theatre (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Workshop takes place April 23-29, 2018 from 9:45am-6pm
Showing on Friday April 28th and Saturday 29th at 8pm

Process details CIRCUS SESSION 2018 
(Gynoïdes Project_ Bêta Test XI) 

The workshop dedicated to circus performers, will focus on the development of self awareness in the creation of imagineers and meanings in circus arts. The work-shop provide with an occasion for the participants to reflect, review, reshape and re-design their circus “act” from a norm-creative perspective.

We will explore tactics that aim to resist the restrictions and pressure generated by, for example, habits, norms, stereotypes, codes, assumptions of expectations, conformism, etc. To do so we will investigates our poetic gestures through concepts such as plurality, individuality, affinities, power and identity.

The workshop will be lead using participatory compositional methods including discussions, collective writings, physical and creative exercises, performances and feedback.

The work-shop aims for the emancipation of the circus artists and the development of the participant’s expression.

The workshop Human in Circus, welcome the participation of males, females and non-binary circus artists.

CALL TO ARTISTS DUSK DANCES 2018 – Deadline EXTENDED to Tuesday, January 9th – 11:59pm

photo by Susan Clairmont of the dancers from La Gigue en Souvenir in Hamilton

Dusk Dances’ 2018 Guest Curator Michael Caldwell is inviting applications for dance works, to be presented at the 24th annual Dusk Dances in Withrow Park, in Toronto, from August 6 -12, 2018.

DD is specifically looking for proposals for a remount/re-imagination/adaptation of an already existing work -or- the completion of a work already in process.  DD will not consider applications for commissions -or- new works not yet in development, at this time. Dusk Dances mostly presents dance works that are ten (10) minutes in length.

Dusk Dances is an outdoor dance festival that brings high quality contemporary and traditional dance to public parks. As dusk descends, a theatrical host leads the audience – which invariably includes children, dog walkers and local residents – to eclectic dance pieces that unfold in different areas of the park.

Choreographers from various backgrounds are invited to perform a ten (10)-minute piece inspired by the park’s natural environment. Audiences are invited on a pay-what-you-can basis to an innovative site-specific festival, which is not only an artistic event but a social and cultural one as well.

Applicants must:

– have recently presented three (3) choreographic works.
– be a professional dance artist, who is a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

*DD will not accept proposals from students currently enrolled in a post-secondary college, university or conservatory institution.


The International Ballet and Contemporary Dance Competition, Domenico Modugno , Lecce, Italy – March 16 -19, 2018

DUO received this call for applicants for a dance competition in Italy. Competitions are a dime a dozen, but the roster of teachers and judges was pretty stellar at this one, so we thought we would share. Hey, it’s a new year!  Why not dream big? Links on competition details and how to apply are at the bottom of this article.  The deadline for applications  is February 15th 2018.

“The International Ballet and Contemporary Dance Competition, Domenico Modugno, in Lecce, Italy is the first and the only event of this kind in the area. The 2018 Edition will be held in the beautiful baroque style city of Lecce at one of the most beautiful and culturally significant centres in Southern Italy, it aims is to promote, stimulate, and encourage young talents in the discipline of dance and choreography. The main purpose of the event is to create opportunities for the young dancers to “network”, to see and to be seen by their peers, teachers, school and company directors, and of course, the audiences. Connections made under such circumstances inevitably result in generous and even career-altering offers of scholarships and jobs.

Assessment of dancers cannot be complete without seeing them both on stage and in the studio. Thus, the Competition is designed to be a two-fold event comprised of a workshop and adjudicated stage performances.  Some of the most distinguished and influential individuals in the business of dance and dance education will serve as teachers and judges at our workshop and competition including:

·         Irina Zhelonkina – Professor of Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet

·         György Szakály – Rector of Hungarian Dance Academy, Hungary

·         Jan Broeckx – Ballet Academy of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich

·         Misha Tchoupakov – Rehearsal Director, Master Teacher, Judge at Youth America Grand Prix

·         Sawako Haruyama – Director PBK Ballet Competition Japan

·         Zsolt Tibor Elek – Vienna State Opera Ballet Academy

·         Eriberto Verardi – Artistic Director of Balleto di Verona Ballet School

·         Slauka Ladewig Señkowski – Ballet de Jalisco, Mexico

·         Kaygorodov Dmitry Evgenevich – Director of Kiev Choreographic College, Ukraine

·         Paola Scoppettuolo – Artistic Director of “Aleph” Contemporary Dance Company

·         Dino Verga – Accademia Nazionale di Danza, Italy

·         Rick Tjia – Cirque de Soleil

·         Alexander Mishutin – Artistic Director of International Ballet High School Tokyo

·         Akiko Takahashi – Director at Russia Classic Ballet Academy, Japan

·         Valentin Bartes – Artistic Director of ASD Arte Italia, International Choreographer

·         Ruby Coletta – Artistic Director of Cultural Association of Domenico Modugno

The International Ballet and Contemporary Dance Competition in Bari, Italy, is generously supported by the local organization, Cultural Association of Domenico Modugno. Its aim is to promote the importance of cultural development and cultural significance of the region.

The 4th International Ballet and Contemporary Dance Competition “Domenico Modugno” is scheduled to take place at Teatro Politeama Greco in Lecce between March 16-19, 2018. Meanwhile International Ballet Workshop will be held simultaneously with above Competition dates, followed by the awards ceremony and Gala performance on March 19, 2018.”


The Canada Council Art Bank seeks a curator for an exhibit on Contemporary Dance

Calling All Curators with an interest in Contemporary Dance!

The Canada Council Art Bank is seeking proposals from individuals to curate an exhibition of works from the Art Bank collection, in addition to material drawn from additional public collections including videos, photography, costumes and maquettes that focus on the dynamism, diversity and impact of contemporary dance in Canada.

The curator will have the opportunity to explore significant milestones in the evolution of contemporary dance and its impact on the broader arts sector.  The curator may also consider the future of Dance in Canada.

Curatorial Fee : $5000

How to Apply: Send proposal to Amy Jenkins, see info below.

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 (3pm EST)

For more information, please click on the request for proposals.

Please share this information throughout your networks.

Amy Jenkins
Canada Council Art Bank.