The Banff Centre – Creative Gestures


The Banff Centre – The Creative Gesture: An Intersection of Dance and Physical Theatre

Application Deadline | Feb. 24, 2016

Program Dates | Jul. 4 – Aug. 6, 2016;

  • Emerging Artists and Mid-Career Artists | Jul. 4 – Aug. 6, 2016
  • Choreographic Lab | Aug. 1 – 6, 2016

A unique residency that brings together mid-career dancers, emerging dance artists and choreographers with an international faculty to explore new thinking and forms in dance theatre, process and performance.

Faculty: Emily Molnar (Artistic Director), Stephan Laks, Fernando Melo, Tilman O’Donnell, Adi Salant, Jermaine Spivey and Michael Schumacher

Dancers and choreographers can apply to the stream of their choice (click following options for more information):

For more information about dance programs at The Banff Centre, please visit:

CORPUS Audition – Male Performers

CORPUS Dance Projects – World Tour Auditions
Audition | Tuesday, Feb. 16 | 1 PM to 6 PM

CORPUS, under artistic leadership of David Danzon, is embarking on a tour to Japan and the USA in April/May 2016, including performances at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre and Pittsburgh Children Festival.

We are looking for one male performer to join the team and perform the ram role in Les moutons – click here to read more about Les Moutons. 
For more information about the audition – click this Audition Call – CORPUS SUMMER 2016 link.
Interested candidates can send their CV and headshot to


Ages 8-13 | Sunday, February 28, 2016
Ages 14-20 | Sunday, March 06, 2016
Location: 509 DANCE, 509 Parliament Street (just north of Carlton)
Contact: Artistic Director, Deborah Lundmark:; 416-924-5657
Audition Prerequisite: a minimum of 3 years ballet and/or modern dance training

The audition will consist of one ballet class and one modern class, with repertoire and improvisation. No solos required.

Call Backs will be held either March 7, 2016 at 7pm or March 12, 2016 at 12:45pm

More Info:

CCDT is ” as slick and polished as its adult contemporaries…among the ranks of Toronto’s top dance companies”.    — Paula Citron, The Globe and Mail

CCDT is a Toronto youth repertory company of gifted next-generation artists who train, perform, and tour in the same manner as do their adult colleagues.

Auditioning dancers may be accepted into the CCDT Company or as a CCDT Company Apprentice, with full performance and touring responsibilities. Auditioning dancers may be accepted as a full company dancer or as a company apprentice.


1 Month Dance Opportunity in Namibia with OYO


Life Changing Dance Experience with OYO Namibia

Would you like to dance with the only dance company from Africa selected to be part of the Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival at Glasgow 2014, spend one month dancing in Namibia and work with an NGO that harnesses dance and other arts to engage, inform and empower young people to tackle social issues?

When: 25 July – 19 August 2016
Where: Windhoek, Namibia, South Africa
Who: We are seeking 6 outstanding, self-motivated and energetic dance students or graduates with a desire to experience dance in a development context, and have the skills to work creatively and to a tight deadline, are reliable performers, comfortable as role models, confident at building new relationships, and ready to adapt quickly to new people in a new culture.

On this Dance Experience with OYO, there will be 3 weeks of full-day rehearsals in Windhoek to exchange skills and create the new piece, immediately followed by performances.

For further details, costs, and to apply, please read the information document: Dance Experience with OYO Namibia 2016, or email , or call 00264 61 254 915 to speak with the Director. 

Please check out the website to learn more about the company:

You can also follow us on Facebook where you can meet interns from previous years.

Alberta Ballet II – Nationwide Audition Tour



Toronto | January 31 | 4:00-6:00 PM | National Ballet of Canada – 470 Queens Quay West

Calgary | February 7 | Alberta Ballet Company Studios – 141 18th Ave. SW

Vancouver | February 20 | 5:00-6:30 PM | Scotiabank Dance Centre – 677 Davies St.

Now recruiting for its third year, Alberta Ballet II provides the ideal bridging platform from aspiring student to professional dancer.


  • Alberta Ballet’s 2016 tour of The Nutcracker
  • Two other major, full length works, created by renowned choreographers Ben Stevenson and Edmund Stripe
  • Members of Alberta Ballet II are an integral part of Alberta Ballet’s Education and Outreach programs – and will tour and perform for over 20,000 Albertans throughout the season.

Led by Director Aram Manukyan this FREE, one-to-two year program for emerging artists launched in June 2014. Members are chosen through a competitive, Canada-wide audition tour.

For all the information, history and successes please visit the School of Alberta Ballet website.


Evolution Dance Toronto Audition

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Evolution Dance Theatre is holding a TORONTO AUDITION!

Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016

12:00-2:30 Middle Eastern (Belly dance, whirling, tribal and cultural/folklore)
2:30-4:30 Contemporary/ Jazz / Cultural
5:00-6:30 Hip Hop

Habeeba’s Dance Studio – 179 Dundas Street East, Toronto Ontario, M5A 1Z4 (Dundas & Jarvis)

Looking for skilled, motivated and technical male and female versatile dancers in a variety of genres for a “Middle Eastern Broadway Style” – Belly dance and folk dance, contemporary/jazz and hip-hop

Show to be performed in – September 22-25, 2016 (dance based with acted story line.)
In addition we are looking for Male and female Middle Eastern dancers of ethnic origins that understand the heritage and psychology of the culture for the ‘cultural dances’.

For details on casting, what to bring and benefits please click here.

Please register at in advance.

Porch View Dances 2016 – Call to Choreographers

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winner of the CDA “I love dance/j’aime la danse Community Award”
Best site-specific Dance, most moving choreography of 2012, exploring the very essence of what makes us human” (The Globe and Mail)
pure artistic gold”  (Alejandro Bustos, Apt 613)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday January 29, 2016
FESTIVAL DATES: July 13-17, 2016

View the submission information: 2016 PVD Choreographer Call

Porch View Dances is back!
Kaeja d’Dance welcomes residents and families of Seaton Village, situated between Dupont/Bloor and Bathurst/Christie, to partake in Porch View Dances 2016, a public-participatory community dance festival presented in partnership with St Alban’s Boys and Girls Club and a family of other supporters in mid-July 2016. Conceived by Karen Kaeja and developed with Allen Kaeja, Porch View Dances (PVD) has become a summer event that attracts spectators from across Ontario. In the manner of a guided neighbourhood tour, a tour guide leads audiences from house to house, through the streets, to witness the Porch View Dances. The tour culminates in an audience inclusive Flock Landing in Vermont Square Park.


Dancer-in-Residence (Fall 2016): Memorial University in partnership with Creative Gros Morne, and DanceNL

Paid Dance Residency | 6 weeks (Sept. – Dec. 2016) | Newfoundland
Submission deadline | Jan. 8, 2016

Please click here for all the info: Mem Dancer in Residence Call-2016


Open to: dance scholars and emerging and established dancers in any genre whose creative work demonstrates a high level of artistic achievement.

Two major components:

  1. To allow the artist time and resources to work on a central project which expands their practice or scholarly activity.
  2. To foster public engagement between Memorial University, the dance community of the province, and the wider public.

Three diverse locations: the St. John’s campus of Memorial University, the Grenfell Campus of Memorial (located on the west coast of Newfoundland, in Corner Brook), and in Gros Morne National Park.

Dancers/scholars wishing to be considered for the residency are asked to provide the following, no later than January 8, 2016:

1.) a letter of application which includes

a.) a statement of how the residence will contribute to the artistic/scholarly development of your own work
b.) a brief description of the core project(s), its goal(s) and how it relates to the three locations noted above (max. 750 words)

2.) a current CV (max. 3 pages)

3.) (Optional) support material in the form of photos (in jpg format, no more than 10), video of past work (no more than 8 minutes), and/or full reviews of recent work (no more than 4).

The residency provides a stipend (approx. $1650/week), an allowance for travel to, from, and within Newfoundland (max. $2500), accommodation in each location, and the possibility of allowance for other residency costs, such as studio rental, videography, photography, materials,etc.

Questions and applications should be sent only via email, and be addressed to:

AUDITION: The Chimera Project’s Company B


AUDITION: The Chimera Project’s Company B
November 15 | 10 AM – 12 PM

For all the information click here.

Company B is a mentorship program for 12 exceptional contemporary dance artists created by The Chimera Project and delivered in association with George Brown Dance.

Company B provides performance opportunities throughout the year in diverse settings. Each season after initial creation and repertoire building period, Company B performs approximately once every two weeks with performances venues ranging from small and non-traditional, to Harbourfront Centre theatre.

Location: Ballet Jorgen Canada, Studio A
George Brown College
Casa Loma Campus 160 Kendal Avenue, Near Room 126, Toronto
(Closest intersection Dupont / Spadina, 5 minute walk from Dupont Subway)


SummerWorks 2016 Call for Submissions!

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Call for Submissions: SummerWorks Performance Festival 2016

For 11 days each year, SummerWorks creates a platform for launching artists – locally, nationally, and internationally. Be a part of it in 2016 by applying in any of our 5 Series – Theatre, Dance, Live, Art, Music, and Special Presentations. NOTE: Deadlines have been moved to earlier in the year!

Deadlines: October 15 for Special Presentations, and November 15 for Theatre, Dance, Live Art, and Music.

Apply early and receive an early bird discount on your reading fee. Details here.