Dance Matters – Call to Artists


Dance Matters – Call to Artists

Call to Artists for Series 1 – A Woman’s Work | Oct. 22, 2016 – 8 PM | Oct. 23, 2016 – 4 PM

The A Woman’s Work series explores topics related to women’s rights and roles in society, women’s individual stories related to their heritage, culture or experiences and issues related to gender.

Deadline for application | June 3, 2016 | 11:59 PM

To apply please send the following via email to by the deadline (no exceptions).

This opportunity is available to artists who, at minimum, have completed a professional training program, or equivalent, and professional choreographers as defined by The Canadian Artist Code.

For all the information please click here.

CASTING – Evolution Dance Theatre

Evolution Dance Theatre is casting male dancers for their production in September 2016. (For details: click here, and follow the menu to “Casting” under “Next Show”)

SUPPORTING ROLE| Matthew | Male 22+
– African/Dark complexion
-Excellent dancing skills in jazz/contemporary, partnering (African dance a definite asset)
-Excellent acting skills.
-Must be at least 5.9 in height.

IN ADDITION | Male dancers with technical skills; ballet and or contemporary (who would be interested in dancing cultural dance as well).

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