Call for Participation – Culture Days


Culture Days at the Library – Take Part in Culture Days at  Toronto Public Library

Culture Days 2016 | Sept. 30 | Oct. 1-2 | Application deadline | May 13, 2016

Over 5 years: 9,000 people have participated in 260 activities at the library branches on every corner of the city.


Toronto Public Library, the Neighbourhood Arts Network and Ontario Culture Days are pleased to announce the sixth year of Culture Days @ The Library. The program was created as a way to help artists and arts groups share their creative work with the public during Culture Days, a pan-Canadian celebration of arts and culture. For more information, visit in all artistic disciplines are encouraged as well as those that appeal to families and audiences of diverse ages. To be considered for a space, the arts activity must be free and interactive.

Toronto Public Library staff will review the applications, make their selections and contact activity organizers directly for any additional information they may require and to make arrangements. Library branches are providing free space but cannot provide any financial assistance, including funds for supplies or equipment. Participants do receive substantial administrative, marketing and promotional support for their activity via the joint efforts of Culture Days, Toronto Public Library and Neighbourhood Arts Network.


Breakdown – Open Casting Call



Open Casting Call – All Performing Arts disciplines | Tohu-Bohu Productions

Auditions | Montreal – Apr. 12-15, 2016 | Toronto – Apr. 21-22, 2016

Production Positions: Multiple projects | Performing Roles: Numerous

Union Contracts: UDA Governing body for productions and theatre/ADISQ | Length: Determined on the project (as of May 2016)

Skills and attributes:

  • Men and women (age 18-30)
  • Advanced level of 2 of the following: Acting, singing, dancing, animation, theatrical improvisation
  • Multilingualism (English, french) strong asset
  • Experience with youth and family animation an asset
  • Must feel challenged by the world of family entertainment

Please send your resume, photo, and demo to:

Deadline | Montreal – Apr. 11, 2016 | Toronto – Apr. 18, 2016


Tohu-Bohu Productions – Creates imagination through high quality entertainment products, mainly for children and families. On stage, on disk, and on television, their expertise shines across the world!

For the more information, please click here (casting document).


Workshop Series with Sashar Zarif

Spring 2016 – Workshop Series with the celebrated Sashar Zarif Dance Theatre
Sat. March 26 | 10:00am – 1:00pm 
Sat. April  30  | 10:00am – 1:00pm 
Artscape Youngplace | Centre for Indigenous Theatre | 180 Shaw St. Suite 209
$30 per class | $55 for both classes | Space is limited | Pre-registration required.

Sama, the Inquisitive Movement Practice

Explore body/movement, mind/thoughts, and emotion/sound as employed within the integrated dance practice of Sufi and Shamanic Traditions.

Participants will be instructed in vocal and physical patterns through repetition of song and dances featuring poetry, music, Zikir (Sufi Chanting), Sama (Sufi Ritualistic Dance), and Calligraphic movement meditation. “Sashar Zarif is a beautiful teacher, a master, yet humble and eager in his openness to all opportunities.” – Carol Anderson
Open to artists from all disciplines and all interested individuals. Please e-mail for more information, and to register.

Advertise with Dance Collection Danse


Advertising Opportunity with Dance Collection Danse! 

Have a summer program? An audition tour? An upcoming show? A registration deadline?

Reach Dance Collection Danse‘s dance-centric, and invested-in-dance audience through their For the Record monthly e-news or via

Rates start as low as $50.00!

Full Advertising Kit: DCDAdKitFeb2016sm

Toronto Dance Community – Spring Meet Up

Dance Community-March 15


Tuesday, March 15| 12 PM – 2 PM | Dancemakers Michael J. Baker Studio


The CDA is working with CADA-ON and TO Love-In to host a spring meet-up specifically tailored for dance artists of our community.
Some of the topics to be discussed include:
– Akram Khan’s controversial opinions of choreographers, and his tour to Canadian Stage
– Rihanna and Drake’s music video, “Work” and its call for professional dancers
– WSIB – what does it mean to an independent contractor?


If you would like to discuss a particular topic or issue, please let us know.
Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Laura Paduch at by  March 11th.
Join CDA | ACD: Toronto Professional Dance Community group on Facebook to continue discussions, share articles, news and references as well as inform each other of events and important happenings.

Propose Now – Choreographic Marathon

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PROPOSE NOW for this season’s CHOREOGRAPHIC MARATHON – Pro Exchange Creation Training 

May 21-23, 2016 | Toronto, Canada

This is a unique Ultra-intensive professional development and exchange for established and emerging Dance Artists in New creation in All forms of dance. Supportive and rigourous- 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. Mentored by Maxine Heppner with Susan Lee, Jessica Runge and Takako Segawa.

See past participants’ feedback, INFO and how to propose here

PROPOSE ASAP. Only 3-5 groups will be taken, and proposals are assessed as they come in.

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.