ProArteDanza’s ASPIRANTE Summer Intensive Audition is Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

This Sunday, January 22, 2017 ProArte Danza holds auditions for ASPIRANTE,  their unique summer training intensive  for participants between the ages of 13 to 17.

The program takes place in Toronto from July 31st to August 26th, 2017.

ASPIRANTE provides young dancers with an opportunity to build training foundations with the guidance of professional teachers, choreographers and dancers with decades of  professional experience.

The program includes:
– 5.5.days per week of training for 4 weeks
– 5-6 hours of training per day
– A new choreographic creation
– study of  ProArteDanza’s repertoire
– ballet tutoring
– 1 dress rehearsal at the Fleck Theatre
– 3 shows at the Fleck Theatre
– all costumes and props
– Video footage of rehearsals and performance

Audition for ProArteDanza’s ASPIRANTE Summer Intensive (Ages 13-17)
Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 | 12noon – 4pm
The National Ballet School, Studio 5A – 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
12noon – 4pm at The National Ballet School, Studio 5A
To register, email:

Audition for Female Dancers – Compagnie Marie Chouinard

COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD, the internationally acclaimed dance company based in Montreal, is looking for high-calibre, professional female dancers with a strong stage presence.

To be considered for an audition please send your CV and a photo to before Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 5pm.
Date and time of audition:
Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 10:30am

Espace Marie Chouinard
4499, Esplanade Avenue
(corner of Mont-Royal Avenue)
The studio will open at 9:30am to allow time to warm up. Please note that the company will not offer class before the audition and you are responsible for your own warm-up.

COBA and Ballet Creole Hold NuDance Training Program Auditions on January 24th

Ballet Creole and COBA – Collective Of Black Artists have come together to offer DIVERSE dance training from an Africanist perspective. NuDanCE Training Program is an initiative combining the unique approaches of both companies in one of the most diverse and comprehensive training programs in Canada.

Applicants can send CV/resumes and any video links to  The companies are looking forward to sharing their unique approach to dance with those who love dance and seek further training.

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 8:30 PM at COBA Studios, 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON


For more information, CLICK HERE

The Deadline to Apply to the School of Toronto Dance Theatre’s Professional Training Program is January 20th

The deadline to apply to audition for The School of Toronto Dance Theatre full-time Professional Training Program is just two weeks away. Completed packages must be in by  January 20, 2017  with the auditions taking place on Sunday, February 5, 2017 in Toronto.

For the Regular Audition Application Form click  here
For the Video Audition Application Form click  here
Then submit the completed application package by mail or in person to: 

Andrea Roberts
Artistic Coordinator — Professional Programs
The School of Toronto Dance Theatre
80 Winchester Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M4X 1B2

Email before January 20, 2017 to

TDT is happy to respond to email questions about the application process. Contact:

For more information about the School of Toronto Dance Theatre and the Professional Training Program visit their website or download the TDT Admission-Guide 2017-18_

The audition date for prospective students wishing to begin the program in September 2017 is February 5, 2017 (application deadline – January 20, 2017)

For those wishing to audition  July 15, 2017  the application deadline – July 7, 2017.

The School of Toronto Dance Theatre
80 Winchester St., Toronto
Video auditions are available



Audition for London Contemporary Dance School’s undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in USA and Canada.

The School will be auditioning at the following venues in January 2017 for September 2017 entry:

Please submit your application prior to audition.

San Francisco

Saturday 21 January 2017

ODC Dance Commons
351 Shotwell Street
San Francisco
CA 94110-1324

Full audition for: BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance
Preliminary audition for: Postgraduate Diploma/Masters in Contemporary Dance (Developing Artistic Practice), Postgraduate Diploma/Masters in Contemporary Dance (Performance, EDge) – EDge full auditions only in New York and London.

New York

Sunday 29 January 2017

NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Dance
111 Second Ave
between East 6th and East 7th Streets
New York, N.Y. 10003

Full audition for: BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance, Postgraduate Diploma/Masters in Contemporary Dance (Performance, EDge)
Preliminary audition for: Postgraduate Diploma/Masters in Contemporary Dance (Developing Artistic Practice)


Saturday 4 February 2017

80 Winchester Street
Toronto, Ontario
M4X 1B2

Full audition for: BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance
Preliminary audition for: Postgraduate Diploma/Masters in Contemporary Dance (Developing Artistic Practice), Postgraduate Diploma/Masters in Contemporary Dance (Performance, EDge) – EDge full auditions only in New York and London.

Please note:

  • full audition means that an offer will be made based on the audition performance
  • preliminary auditions will be followed by a second stage e.g. submitting footage of work and a skype interview
  • where possible, we would encourage applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma/Masters in Contemporary Dance (Performance, EDge) to audition in New York


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CALL TO ARTISTS: Series 3 – Into the Fire

April 22 @ 8pm, 23 @ 4pm

Tech rehearsals: April 21 after 5pm

Venue: Pia Bouman School

Deadline January 27, 2017 at 11:59pm

Into the Fire series is a program suitable for all ages, showcasing emerging talent, artistic collaborations and the fusion of contemporary dance with other art forms. Any form of dance is encouraged so long as the work is an original choreography.

If selected you will receive an honourarium of $500, a video of each performance, full technical staff and marketing as well as a fantastic opportunity to show your work and meet other artists!

For more information and to apply:

For the 2017-2018 Season, Ballet BC is looking for the following:


Full-Time Artists: Ballet BC is seeking experienced female and male dancers interested in a diverse collaborative environment that focuses on the innovation and creation of contemporary dance. The artist should display strong classical training, have experience in contemporary dance and a passion for the creative process.

Apprentice Positions: Ballet BC is looking for talented, young male and female graduates who have completed a professional training program to join the Ballet BC Apprentice Program. The program will take place between July 2017 and June 2018 and will provide apprentices with a weekly honorarium.

Summer Dance Intensive: Looking for young, aspiring graduate students who have completed a professional training program to attend our International Summer Dance Intensive in collaboration with Arts Umbrella, August 7-25, 2017.

Audition Requirements: The audition will consist of ballet class and learning of company repertoire. Please bring CV and two photos (one headshot; one full-body dance). Women, please bring pointe shoes. Please check the Careers page at for the most up-to-date schedule and information. Online registration encouraged, drop-ins also welcome.


2017 Open Auditions: Eastern US/Canada

New York, NY: January 22, 2017

Registration: 9:00 am

Audition: 10:30 am

Location: Marymount Manhattan College

221 East 71st Street between Second and Third Avenue

Fee: $20 USD – Cash only and exact change.


Montréal, QC: April 9, 2017

Registration:  9:30 am 

Audition: 10:30 am

Location: L’École supérieure de ballet du Québec

4816, rue Rivard

Fee: $20 CAD – Cash only and exact change.

Auditions in Vancouver are by appointment only. For more information, please contact artisticadmin (at)

The Canada Council for the Arts seeks a Curator for a 60th Anniversary Exhibition

The Canada Council for the Arts is seeking proposals from individuals to curate a special exhibition, with an accompanying digital exhibition, to mark its 60th anniversary in the Âjagemô art space at 150 Elgin, Ottawa. This exceptional project will open September 2017 and run throughout the winter.

This is a unique opportunity for a curator to build an exhibition that will highlight and celebrate art and artists that the Canada Council funds.

The curator will be encouraged to innovate and look beyond the traditional art show, using different mediums to tell the stories of the role of the arts in the lives of Canadians. They are invited to explore the evolution of the Council’s funding, its impact on the arts sector, and consider the future of the arts in Canada and the role of the Council within it.

For more information, please click on the request for proposals:

Deadline for submissions:
Thursday, January 5 (5 pm EST).

The Canada Council supports, promotes and celebrates the work of Canadian artists and arts organizations.

Audition Notice


Lua Shayenne Dance Company is looking for culturally diverse company dancers for it 2016/17 season starting January 2017. The Company is looking for dancers who have a strong technical background in modern and/or contemporary and/or experience and natural proficiency in traditional African or Afro-based Dances. Singing an asset.

Must be available for daytime rehearsals. All shows are compensated. Project based rehearsals are all paid close to CADA rates. Email for more details.

Please send a resume, bio and headshot to:

Visit website for more information:

Call to Artists – Your Dance Fest


Your Dance Fest is a new festival looking to create stronger ties between dance artists and their audiences. The three day festival aims to provide artists  with information about what audiences want to see, and give audiences a better understanding of what dance is all about.

Your Dance Fest programming isn’t decided by artists, but by the audience. The festival has selected a team of people unfamiliar with dance, but excited to learn more. With the support of the artistic team, the jury comprised of audience members will  select the festival programming. By allowing community members to have a say in what they see,  Your Dance Fest hopes both audiences and participants will  learn more about the art form of dance.

You Dance Fest takes place in Toronto from August 25th-27th, 2017.  The festival  is open to work from all backgrounds and dance styles, as long as movement is the primary form of expression. They are interested in works which are engaging and accessible to audiences unfamiliar with dance, but also challenging and boundary-pushing, both physically and thematically.

Interested artists are asked to submit their application online by January 1st, 2017. Paper applications will not be accepted.

For more information about how to apply, please visit  the festival website: