The Royal Winnipeg Ballet Professional Program National Audition Tour comes to Winnipeg, Montreal, Windsor and Minneapolis this January



The RWB is dedicated to the development of  well-rounded versatile dancers, enabling them to fulfil their personal aspirations.

Students who participate in the 2017/18 Audition Tour are auditioning to gain acceptance into the Professional Division Summer Session (July 2018) in Winnipeg, which serves as the second audition phase to gain acceptance into Regular Session (September 2018 to June 2019).


Dusk Dances Call to Artists – deadline January 5, 2018

Dusk Dances’ 2018 Guest Curator Michael Caldwell is inviting applications for dance works, to be presented at Dusk Dances 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. They  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. 2018 will mark the 24th season of Dusk Dances, and will be programmed by Guest Curator, Michael Caldwell.

Applicants must:
  • have recently presented three (3) choreographic works;
  • be a professional dance artist, who is a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
*We will not accept proposals from students currently enrolled in a post-secondary college, university or conservatory institution.
Please provide the following information and support material:
  • contact information (name, address, phone, email, website);
  • a biography, which includes information about your choreographic experience (recent works, residencies, commissions, awards, etc.);
  • a one-paragraph piece description of the proposed work;
  • a short paragraph re: your previous experience with creating works in site-specific venues, highlighting any outdoor presentations;
  • a brief statement, describing your interest in adapting this proposed work for a 10-minute presentation in an outdoor setting, and how you will accomplish this;
  • an online link to a full-version of your proposed work.*

*If you are proposing an excerpt of a longer work, please submit the full-length video, and identify the section (s) that you plan to remount (include time code markers).

*If you are proposing a work that is not yet finished, please submit as much video documentation of movement development as possible.

*Please do not include additional video documentation for other choreographic works – we will only view video of your proposed work.

Dusk Dances provides:
    • a presentation fee;
    • travel/accommodation/per-diem for out-of-town artists only;
    • outside eye services from the Festival Director Sylvie Bouchard and the Guest Curator Michael Caldwell;
    • all logistics for the festival;
    • technical personnel and equipment (including microphones and sound systems);
    • marketing and publicity (posters, postcards, newsletters, social media, house programs, etc.).

Dusk Dances is an equal-opportunities employer. We encourage applications from all cultures and backgrounds, with specific attention to marginalized communities.

If you have any questions re: your submission, please email Michael Caldwell (Guest Curator) at Artists will only be contacted if the proposed work is being considered for presentation.

Deadline: Friday, January 5th – 11:59pm

Thank you for your interest in Dusk Dances!

The Stuttgart Ballet is holding auditions in Germany this February

Stuttgart Ballet‘s designated Artistic Director Tamas Detrich is holding an audition for dancers (female/male) for the 2018/19 season.

The company’s extremely diverse repertory ranges from classical, neoclassical and contemporary to new work. Each season includes major international tours.

Dancers should have a classical technique of the highest standard as well as training in contemporary dance and strong partnering skills.   Height requirements: Female: 165-171 cm / Male: 180-190 cm

Date: February 4, 2018
The audition is by invitation only.

Please send your CV (including age, height, weight) as well as recent photos (head shot and full body shot in classical ballet poses) and a link of your videos (ladies on pointe). Selected dancers will be invited to perform a classical variation which they have prepared in advance (please bring your music with you on a CD).

Please send all information to:
(Attachments should not be larger than 4MB; please do not send videos via email.)

To see the posting on the company website, click HERE

Auditions notices, open calls…this week has some exciting DANCING OPPORTUNITIES…

Luke Walker Company

Are you looking for some new opportunities in the new year?  Check out this week’s DANCING OPPORTUNITIES.  Click on the header to go through to the complete listing…

Audition Notice Kamea Dance Company

The Kamea Dance Company is auditioning for professional Male and Female Dancers for the 2018-20 season.Contracts from August 2018.  Where: Chasse Dance Studios, Chasséstraat 64, 1057 JJ Amsterdam, the Netherlands  When: Sunday, March 4th, at 9:30 -16:30  Deadline for applications: 25.02.2018

Open Call For Performances At The Akropoditi DanceFest 2018

Open call for performances at the Akropoditi DanceFest 2018 for July 2018 Where: Akropoditi DanceFest 2018, Syros, Greece When: 07 – 20 July 2018 Deadline for applications: Thursday, February 1st, 2018

AREA-Barcelona Workshop With Iker Arrue

The main goal of the weekend workshop is to introduce participants to the choreographic style and ways of working of Iker Arrue while familiarizing themselves with some of the repertoire Iker has created as director of Ai Do Project. Through specific choreographic phrases, the workshop will focus on limb awareness in relation to the body …

Dansteater Autentic Open Call

Are you a professional dancer, dance student or amateur dancer with good contemporary technique? The new “Dansteater Autentic” offers you the chance to be part of a company. In weekly rehearsals will we work with different themes and create together a dance performance. Creativity, improvisation and partner work are very important. Where: Alingsås, Västra Götaland…

Audition Notice Luke Murphy

Luke Murphy is seeking a range of Male and Female performers for projects throughout 2018 and 2019. Projects include replacements for international touring of The Dust We Raised, a new site-specific work for Cork Midsummer Festival and research weeks in Summer 2018 towards two new creations in 2019.

Seeking experienced professionals with strong physicality, presence and an affinity for theatrical work. All opportunities are paid + travel and accommodation if required. Where/When:  Dublin Feb 24th and 25th  NYC March 12th and 13th  Deadline for applications: Jan 31st, 2018

Workshop Improvisation Skills William Forsythe

Improvisation Skills W. Forsythe with Jone San Martín and Amancio González  Where: CreArt IDP International Dance Program, Balmes 129 Barcelona  When: 22nd to 26th of January / Schedule: 9 am to 13.30pm

Shooting Gallery Open Call

Open Call to Canadian artists for experimental dance and theatre works, between 5 and 15 mins in length.

Shooting Gallery, is a contemporary performance series open to all forms of dance, theatre and/or live art; works in progress and premieres. Created as an opportunity for new ideas, experimentation in movement and interdisciplinary performance, we are striving to create a platform in the Vancouver artistic community for adventurous and interesting work in a low tech studio theatre environment.  Where: The Dusty Flowshop, Vancouver, BC, Canada  When: March 23rd + 24th  Deadline for application: January 10th

Auditions Art Factory International Contemporary Dance Programme

Art Factory International  Contemporary Dance Programme  Artistic Director Brigel Gjoka

A.F.I IX is an international contemporary dance programme, lasting 8 months from October 2018 to May 2019 for a total of 960h.  The platform offers a knowledge-intensive training in different disciplines, providing each participant the opportunity to challenge themselves with daily lessons of classical and contemporary dance, choreographic composition and improvisation.

Audition Notice Maria Sartzetaki And Piet Van Dycke

Young makers Maria Sartzetaki and Piet Van Dycke, senior at the choreography department of Fontys Dance Academy, are working towards their graduation performance on the 23rd of May 2018:  We are looking for three performers (m/f).

School of Toronto Dance Theatre Professional Training Program applications are now open!

The School of Toronto Dance Theatre is one of Canada’s leading institutions for training and educating the next generation of dance artists. Their Professional Training Program (PTP) is a full-time, three-year post-secondary program that prepares young people for a career in dance.

TDT strives to provide a solid technical foundation for your artistry. At the School you will benefit from in-depth dance training which concentrates on studio work – you spend your days dancing! TDT students learn formative modern techniques from a faculty of renowned teachers and follow a well-rounded and challenging curriculum, with opportunities to create, collaborate, and perform. It’s a great opportunity to build life-long friendships and industry connections.  At the end of the program, you will be ready to become the artist you aspire to be!

PTP applications for September 2018 are now open. Apply to audition for the program today and take a major step towards creating your future in dance. Start  your journey at the School as  it celebrates 50 years of inspired dance training!

February 4, 2018 (application deadline: January 19, 2018)
July 14, 2018 (application deadline: July 6, 2018)

Auditions are held at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Video auditions are available for those unable to attend in person.

Please submit your application package before the deadline:
Regular audition application form
Video audition application form

For more information about the program, download our 2018/19 Admission Guide or email Andrea Roberts, Admissions and Records Manager.

“For 50 years, The School of Toronto Dance Theatre has been at the forefront of dance education – absolutely crucial to the vitality, profile, and evolution of contemporary dance in Toronto and across Canada. The graduates of the School are respected as some of the most accomplished teachers, coaches, interpreters, creators, artistic directors, and cultural leaders in the country.”
Peggy Baker, recipient of the Governor General’s Award, the Premier’s Award, the Order of Canada; School graduate (1974).

Want to apply to Springboard? Pre-registration begins January 2nd


THE PROJECT. A 3-week program that connects professional dancers with up & coming choreographers and some of today’s leading internationally renowned dance companies.

WHERE. Montréal, Québec (Canada)
WHEN. June 10 – 29, 2018
PREREGISTER. As of January 2, 2018 at:

QUESTIONS?  Contact:

A new Dance Revolution in Quebec!


Révolution, the biggest television dance competition in Quebec! Led by dance masters Jean Marc, Lydia Bouchard, and Steve Bolton, Audition requirements are posted on their Facebook page. Dates times and details about the auditions will also be posted via FB.

Small, big, young and old, solo, duet, troops, the competition is open to all. For the first time, Quebec dancers will be able to enjoy a huge platform and shine their talent with a new technology that will allow you to admire dance from every angle This link will take you to Révolution’s Facebook page.

MAYWORKS seeks submissions for the 2018 Festival


Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts is an annual multidisciplinary arts festival that celebrates working class cultures. As the longest-running labour arts festival in Canada, Mayworks continues to forge new links between artists and workers, encouraging art to inspire labour and labour to incite art.

In solidarity with shared struggles for decent wages and healthy working conditions, Mayworks 2017 centred on Art Against Precarity. For our 2018 Festival, as we celebrate the victories for workers secured by $15 and Fairness and Make It Fair campaigns, we anticipate the futures that could exist when labour and grassroots social movements work together for our collective liberation. We draw inspiration from the labour of movement building, not just as a political practice, but also a space for deep learning and radical experimentation.

Indebted to the work of revolutionary cultural movements including Afrofuturism and Indigenous Futurism, Mayworks welcomes submissions that take cues from our diverse histories to imagine the futures of work and culture from the perspectives of artists-as-workers and workers-as-artists.

For the 33rd Mayworks Festival taking place in May 2018, we invite submissions for art projects from all disciplines (visual art, film and video, digital media, music, dance, theatre, performance, and beyond) that travel in time, speculate and dream about what the future holds for workers.

Mayworks’ artistic vision commits to equitable programming that includes Indigenous people, Black people, people of colour, LGBTQ2 people, people with disabilities, and young people as audiences and artists. To that end, we highly encourage applicants from members of these equity-seeking groups.

For questions/concerns about the submission process and/or form, email

Submission form

Dancemakers offers two calls to artists: deadlines are December 15th & January 15th

Our friends and colleagues at Dancemakers have asked us to share two calls to artists they currently have on offer:  check them out!

First up is a call to artists for the second-ever Dancemakers’ Winter Residency , granting a week of space in either the Baker or the Theatre. This residency, the “Plug and Play”  is bare-bones and a great opportunity for some January rejuvenation. Is your new years’ resolution to make more dances?  Spend more time in the studio?  Roll around more?  This could be for you!

Next up is the call to artists for the Emerging Artist in Residence for 2018-2020. This exciting program is targeted at artists in their first few years of a choreographic practice, but with some experience under their belts – previous Emerging Artists in Residence have been Amanda Acorn, who finishes her tenure in June of 2018, and Alicia Grant, in residence from 2014-2016.

Artists applying to this program can be mid-career or established dancers new to a choreographic practice, or any choreographers who have had a minimum of two professional presentations of their work. For clarification or assistance please don’t hesitate to reach out – and if you’re not sure if a presentation of your work constitutes as “professional”, rest assured that Dancemakers will consider pretty much anything that was not a school show (that murky term means so many things in so many contexts).

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks holds Auditions for Company positions and their Professional training company


DJD employs 8-12 professional dancers annually on a 33-42 week contract. Contracts include health benefits, chiropractic, physiotherapy, and health club/yoga studio memberships. Dancers interested in auditioning for Company positions must be at least 20 years of age, have a passion for jazz dance, and jazz music, plus strong technique and great personal groove.


The Professional Training Program (PTP) at DJD offers 10-15 students an eight-month intensive training experience, dedicated to the development of skilled and knowledgeablejazz dance artists. The program runs Monday to Friday from September to May, with three hours of training each day. Dancers auditioning for the Professional Training Program must be at least 18 years of age, and interested in furthering their knowledge of jazz dance and the work of DJD.


Montreal, QC – Sunday, January 28
Studio Bizz- Mont Royal
551 Avenue D

Winnipeg, MB – Sunday, January 28
NAfro Dance
109 Pulford Street
*Interested dancers are required to attend the Master Class at NAfro from 12:00-1:15PM. Please register through Dance Manitoba
(registration opens December 1)

Toronto, ON – Monday, January 29
Dance Teq Centre
226 Queen St. West

Vancouver, B.C – Friday, February 9
Scotiabank Dance Centre
677 Davie St.

Victoria, B.C – Sunday, February 11
Raino Dance
715 Yates St.
*Interested dancers are required to attend the Master Class at Raino Dance from 1:00-2:30PM. Please register through Raino Dance  (registration opens December 1)

Calgary, AB – Saturday, March 10
DJD Dance Centre
111 12 Ave. SE

To register your intent to audition, please email Joanne Baker with the city where you are auditioning in the subject line. Please bring resume, head shot, and jazz shoes to the audition, no emailed resumes or head shots will be accepted.