Are you in Montreal this year? Apply now to make Dance History as part of Le Super Mega Continental!


Rendezvous at Place des Festivals in September 2017 for Le Super Méga Continental, a gigantic contemporary line dance that will celebrate Montréal’s 375th anniversary in spectacular fashion! The latest offspring in Le Grand Continental® family, this somewhat crazy project features 375 amateur dancers who plunge body and soul into a huge dance extravaganza. In the heart of the Quartier des spectacles, don’t miss this rollicking festive event where the only thing that counts is the pleasure of dancing!

Best moments in dance 2012  The New Yorker, New York, 2013

“Two hundred people dance their hearts out. What’s not to like?” The Globe and Mail, Toronto, 2011

“A stroke of genius” The Gazette, Montreal, 2009

“An enormous wave of pleasure” Danser, Paris, 2009

Since the first presentation of Le Grand Continental® in 2009 during the Festival TransAmériques (FTA), the concept has gone on to tour extensively, from Mexico to South Korea, the U.S. and New Zealand. Some 2000 dancers participated in one or more of 13 editions, attracting close to 85,000 spectators.

Buoyed by success and growing demand, this latter-day square dance is now returning to the city where it all began, this time with brand new choreography. Performed by 375 local amateur dancers of all ages and backgrounds, Le Super Méga Continental will reflect the diversity of Montreal. After the performances, a huge dance party will take over Place des Festivals with Poirier at the turntables after the evening performances.

Le Super Méga Continental is an official event of Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations. This show is co-presented by Sylvain Émard Danse and the Festival TransAmériques.

Auditions will take place on February 28 and March 1 and 2.


 Super Cool video HERE!

The deadline to apply for the CAMINOS Festival 2017 is today!

Today, Monday February 13th is the final day to apply for CAMINOS,  a week of new performance proposals and works-in-progress from risk-taking artists working in theatre, dance and inter-disciplinary practices in Canada.

The festival is produced by Aluna Theatre in partnership with Native Earth Performing Arts.

In 2015, CAMINOS presented the work of over 80 emerging and established artists.

CAMINOS provides:
• 25 hours of rehearsal space at Aluna’s studio
• Tech support
• Venue lighting designer (if needed)
• Video documentation of your performance for your future use
• Modest artist fee (last festival it was $100 per artist)

To Apply:
Submit a 1-2 page proposal for new work in progress. If you have support material, feel free to share links: links are NOT required to apply.

Applications should be sent to by Monday February 13th, 2017.

The website for CAMINOS 2015 is still online and available for review at:

CAMINOS is currently seeking proposals from artists across Canada. The festival’s focus is on work from the Pan-American Diaspora and Indigenous Artists.

Deadline: Monday February 13
Visit the Aluna Theatre blog for full details.

Inamorata Dance Collective seeks performers for Toronto Fringe 2017

Inamorata Dance Collective is currently seeking dancers with acting experience, or actors with movement experience, for their multidisciplinary show in the Toronto Fringe Festival 2017.
The first phase of rehearsals will take place once a week through March and April, and twice a week through May and June. The performances will run July 5-13, 2017.
Auditions will be held at Gotta Dance (3581 Dundas St. Won Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 8pm-10pm. They will consist of several group exercises, a brief choreography to be taught and performed, and a “wild card” of the applicant’s choosing. This can include a song, monologue, poem, dance style that showcases your strength, portfolio, etc. Call backs will be held on Monday, February 27, 2017, from 7pm-9pm
Equality and diversity are factored into every casting decision at Inamorata. Submissions from artists of all genders, ethnicities, ages and abilities are encouraged.
For more information, or to register for your audition, please contact Sofí Gudiño with your CV and headshot at

PROARTEDANZA holds Company Auditions on Sunday, February 5th in Toronto


ProArteDanza is holding auditions this Sunday, February 5th, 2017 in Toronto.

ProArteDanza is a unique, visionary, contemporary dance company created to showcase the best choreographers and dancers in Ontario and Canada, from both ballet and contemporary dance backgrounds.

The Toronto-based company was co-founded in 2004 by renowned choreographer Roberto Campanella, an established dancer and former soloist with the National Ballet of Canada, Joanna Ivey, a former National Ballet of Canada dancer, and independent modern dancer, Robert Glumbek.

From their very first performance, ProArteDanza married the artistry of versatile dancers and choreographers to high production values. The company’s guiding mantra is Passion in Performance. Mixing generations, disciplines and artistic visions has allowed the company to build a new, cohesive and inclusive world for many dancers, and to develop audiences for both dance realms.

Through its iconoclastic fusion of diverse disciplines, ProArteDanza provides company artists with a platform on which to display a full range of both technical skills and artistic expression. Established dancers with ProArte have an opportunity to continue to share their artistry, while younger artists are uniquely challenged by the company’s style and repetoire.


Sunday, February 5th at CCDT
509 Parliament Street
(between Carlton and Winchester on the East side)
Registration: 2-2:30pm
Please bring CV and a headshot
For more information, email


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: