Ismailova Theatre of Dance is looking for female and male dancers/actors to perform for its new full-length dance/physical theatre production to be presented in August 2016

Saturday, July 23, 2016 | 12PM | Dufferin and Finch, Toronto, ON
Sunday, July 31, 2016 | 11AM | Dufferin and Finch, Toronto, ON
– This is a paid project
– Any dance and physical theatre background is welcome, but must be willing to learn different dance styles
– Registration required. Exact location of Audition/Call Backs/Casting Rehearsal will be provided once registered
– Must be committed, responsible and available to rehearse intensely between August 6th to August 22nd 2016

Email with your contact information and a resume or short artistic bio with a link to dance reel/class video/rehearsal video if available
SEPARATE CALL for dancers/actors 18 and under:
Email with subject title “JUNIOR AUDITIONS”

For more information, click HERE

ASPIRANTE: Video auditions due July 15th

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ASPIRANTE: ProArteDanza’s Summer Intensive (Ages 14-17) – Video auditions due July 15th

August 8th to September 3rd, 2016 | Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm | Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm | Cost: $1800 + HST

CCDT – 509 Parliament Street, Toronto

ASPIRANTE is a unique summer training intensive for participants between the ages of 14 to 17. The program provides young dancers with an opportunity to build training foundations with the guidance of professional teachers, choreographers and dancers who have decades of experience in the field.

Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm | Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm

Performance Dates:  September 1st, 2nd  and 3rd at 8pm at the Winchester Street Theatre

VIDEO AUDITIONS: due by 5:00pm on Friday, July 15th

Fill out the online application form (click HERE) and then you will be contacted about submitting your video audition.

See the website for more program details and click here to learn more.

Are you programming in a park this summer?

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Calling Toronto Arts Organizations!
If you’re programming in Toronto parks – take advantage of the Arts in the Parks marketing and promotion campaign:

  • Open to all Toronto events
  • No cost to participate

Arts in the Parks will be promoting events throughout the city in advertising, on billboards and social media. Add your event to the map.

Looking for information on park permits?

  • New in 2016, free permits are available to artists and organizations presenting smaller events: see here for details.
  • TAC funded organizations: call your grants officer to see if you qualify for a permit reimbursement.

For more information on Arts in the Parks, contact Jaclyn Rodrigues.

Transcendance Project Workshop

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Attention Dancers! : Interact | Explore | Transcend

June 26, 2016 | 4:30 – 9:30pm | Cost: $90

Extension Room – 30 Eastern Avenue | Toronto

An Evening of explorative movement and ideas to enhance performance in the advanced dancer. Dancers will work on how to perform in an interactive space, how to build and develop character work, partnering as well as repertoire. Dancers will participate in a structured improv at the end of the evening in which guests are welcome to attend in order to put their exploration into action.

Advanced and pre-professional dancers only 16+

Click here to sign up.

Please email for additional information.

Keaja d’Dance – Kokoro Dance Butoh Workshop



Kaeja d’Dance presents Kokoro Dance Butoh Workshop with Barbara Bourget and Jay Hirabayashi 

Sat. July 9, 2016 | 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM | Dovercourt House 3rd floor

This four-hour workshop is an introduction to Kokoro Dance’s approach to butoh training. Butoh is a Japanese dance aesthetic that began in the late 1950’s through the work of Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno. It is a radically different understanding of how meaning is derived from movement as it is grounded in the conviction that we each have our own original way of moving. Butoh is the search for your own movement expression. Common to most butoh practice is the use of imagery to motivate exploration of how your body uniquely responds to express meaning.

Info/Reg: T: 416-516-6030 E:

Pre-registration required. Limited enrolment. Apply to!

Rate: $40 for CADA members. $50+hst onwards.

U of Calgary Seeking Guest Artists


The University of Calgary is seeking VISITING GUEST ARTIST/Sessional Instructor!

JOB DESCRIPTION: The University of Calgary, School of Creative and Performing Arts, Division of Dance, invites applications for a Visiting Guest Artist in Contemporary Dance for Winter Term 2017.

The Division of Dance is seeking a visiting guest artist who will provide our students with a strong base in current Contemporary dance techniques, and who will also contribute significantly to the students’ national and international perspective on Contemporary dance.

This position requires a:

  • 14 week commitment from one guest artist: January 9 – April 12, 2017 OR
  • 7 week commitment each from 2 guest artists: January 9 – Feb 24, 2017 & February 27 – April 12, 2017

Non-Canadian applicants may only apply for the 14 week teaching option.

Responsibilities include teaching Contemporary dance, improvisation, and choreography to dance majors, teaching Contemporary dance to non-majors, and creating a new work or setting repertory on advanced dance majors. The candidate will also be expected to provide service to the Dance Division by mentoring and advising the students they teach.

For more information, and application details, please see attached PDF. The application should be mailed or emailed by June 30, 2016.

Websites: U of Calgary | School of Creative and Performing Arts

Call for Choreographers – National Ballet of Canada


The National Ballet Presents: Choreographic Workshop & Call for Choreographers

Applications due: June 3, 2016 | Full Information: 2016-17 Choreographic Workshop 

The National Ballet of Canada’s Choreographic Workshop provides choreographers with the opportunity to participate in a flexible creative process, working with dancers of the company, for works at all stages of development. Choreographers are able to share their process in an informal setting before a decision is made to develop the work for the stage.

The process will be facilitated by Robert Binet, Choreographic Associate at The National Ballet of Canada, Peggy Baker, Artistic Director of Peggy Baker Dance Projects and Laurence Lemieux, Co-Artistic Director of Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie. Choreographers will work, with support from the facilitators, to develop their creations over the course of the season and participate in peer feedback sessions and two informal in-studio showings.

The National Ballet of Canada seeks emerging local choreographers practicing in diverse disciplines to participate in our Choreographic Workshop, bringing new ways of moving, new ideas and inspiration to our dancers.

To apply, please send the following, in the body of an email (no attachments please) to by 5:00 pm on Friday, June 3, 2016:

  • A letter of intent – no more than 500 words – stating why you would like to participate and what idea(s) you would like to explore. Include an approximate number of dancers you envision working with.
  • A video (Vimeo or YouTube) of your past performance or choreographic work. Not to exceed five minutes.

A meeting with Choreographic Associate Robert Binet during the period of June 6—15, 2016 will be required for short-listed applicants. Applicants will be notified of results on or before June 20, 2016.

Please address questions to:

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IGNITE Summer Program Auditions


Audition for IGNITE: A Summer Program for Contemporary Dancers

June 5, 2016 | 1-4:30 pm | Fee:  $30 Audition fee (cash or cheque)

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre – 509 Parliament St. | Toronto

Video auditions due June 9.

IGNITE is an one week summer (July 24-29) program for contemporary dance artists.

For full program details please click here.

Dancers who would like to attend a live audition MUST send an Pre-Registration RSVP to indicating:
– Full Name and Phone Number
– If they are interested in being considered for the Emerging Artist Stream, the Professional Stream or both.

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).