Adult Modern Classes with Meredith Thompson at CCDT

D’LYFE offers Caribbean Dance class for children and youth this fall

Dance Training Programs with Sashar Zarif begins in October

Well-regarded performer, choreographer and teacher Sashar Zarif is offering classes in Azerbaijani, Saghi Style of Dance, Movement Meditation/Sufi Rituals. Limited space is available, so if you want to check out these classes, be sure to register early.

Fall Sessions with Sashar Zarif
October and November
Sundays and/or Wednesdays
Address: 39 Glen Cameron Rd. # 1, Thornhill, Ontario, L3T 1P1
Tel: 647-330-1366

Facebook: Sashar Zarif Dance Theater / Twitter: @sasharzarif

DANCING OPPORTUNITIES this week include a chance to work with PINA BAUSH’s company…


Ever wanted to dance with Pina Baush’s company? Are you a gentleman of a certain age? DANCING OPPORTUNITIES could make your dreams come true…

As always, click on the header to get to the full listing.

Extras for Pina Pausch & Tanztheaterwuppertal ‘Victor’

Extras for Pina Pausch & Tanztheaterwuppertal ‘Victor’ needed. Where: deSingel Antwerp, Belgium When: 10 Dec – 17 Dec

An audition will be scheduled on 10th of Dec. Fifteen older gentlemen (preferably older than 65), dressed in dark colored clothing. (Costumes not provided) During the performance the gentlemen will take part in two small group dances.

Audition Notice Another Kind of Blue

For the national theatre tour “Flirt with Reality”, Another Kind of Blue is looking for experienced dancers (male and female). Where: The Hague, The Netherlands When: October 22nd 2017 Deadline for applications: October 6th Tour period: October 2018 – February 2019 Rehearsal period*: November 2017 – October 2018

Movement Immersion with Bruno Caverna

Movement Immersion with Bruno Caverna Where: Lalita Devi Escuela de Vida (Spain) When: 17th – 24th September 2017 TO WHOM regardless of field of provenance, the event is addressed to whoever is willing to dive into a week long experience aimed to enrich and widen own self-discovery path within a varied community of people…

Blue Cloud Scratch Open Call

Blue Cloud Scratch are seeking submissions from dance artists to present short works at our scratch night on Thursday 5 October. Pieces can be up to 15 minutes long and we prioritise new work and works-in-progress rather than completed pieces. Please note: we can only accept applications from UK residents Where: Blue Elephant Theatre, London.

AUDITIONS for the Intensive Course in Interpretation and Choreography VI

AUDITIONS for the Intensive Course in Interpretation and Choreography VI September 30th, at 11am – Lugar Instável, Oporto November – Jazzy Dance Studios, Lisbon.

6th No Borders Project

The No Borders project aims to bridge encounters between dance, music, photography, film, conceptual arts, philosophy and spirituality to create an environment for free expression and creation through dance. The collaborators-participants will focus on researching and reflecting on the subject matters of borders, identity and cross-cultural communication to identify, eliminate, and within such a collective.

Open Ballet Class ‘Rule of Three’

Open ballet class ‘Rule of Three’ Professional dancers are welcome to join the ballet classes that are organised as warming-up for the dancers of ‘Rule of Three’, a choreography by Jan Martens. The instructor is Anne-Lise Brevers (BE-USA), who has experience as a dancer for Cie Greffe and Romeo Castellucci.

Intensive Workshop with Frey Faust in Lithuania

Axis Syllabus 3 day intensive workshop with Frey Faust. Where: Vilnius, Lithuania Workshop location: Holiday Park ”Auksine Giria”situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Asvejos National Park. When: October 27-29, 2017 Deadline for applications: October 20th

The Audition Workshop with NDCWales Rehearsal Director Lee Johnston

TAW aims to help dancers​ prepare for the different aspects of the auditioning process. We do this by offering individual feedback, given to you by professionals in the field who will observe you in the workshops throughout the day. Here’s what we did at TAW with Sam Coren ex-dancer of Hofesh Shechter: TAW Mini Movie.

Auditions, Workshops and Clinics: this week’s DANCING OPPORTUNITIES

If you’re in New York City, the UK or Europe this fall (or are planning to be) here’s a great bunch of DANCING OPPORTUNITIES, including a workshop in Amsterdam this October, with a member of the Hofesh Schecter Company.  To get to the full listing, simply click on the  header.

Eleanor K – This House Is Full (Music Video)

The music video focuses around a Pina Bausch-inspired couple’s dance between a male dancer and Eleanor K.  You must be used to dancing with a partner and come from an either modern dance / contemporary / ballet background. References for this film are Pina Bausch and Merce Cunningham so please make sure this feels appropriate […]

Choreolab Europe’s Fall Lab 2017 in Basel

From 19 till 22 of October 2017 Choreolab Europe will facilitate a Fall lab intensive in Basel, where advanced and professional dancers, movers, dancing choreographers and dance students can participate. The Fall lab contains a.o. research labs, playgrounds and a lecture guided by different (guest) choreographers & collaborators: Lillian Stillwell, Pablo Sansalvador, Sandra Kramerová…

motion*s Dance Program Berlin

The motion*s Dance Program Berlin is a 9,5 months long intensive dance training. As a student you will be training in a vast variety of dance styles from ballet, modern and contemporary dance to urban dance forms. You will be able to deepen your knowledge of and practice your dance technique and …

Hofesh Shechter Repertory Workshop

Hofesh Shechter Company is one of the world’s leading dance companies. The choreographer’s dynamic movement style blending contemporary and urban dance is unique. This 4-day repertory workshop led by a dancer from the company will share repertory and process from Hofesh Shechter’s newest piece ‘Grand Finale’. Where: Henny Jurriëns Foundation, Chasséstraat 64, 10657JJ Amsterdam.

Audition Notice Nederlands Dans Theater 2

Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) will be auditioning for NDT 2. This audition remains reserved for dancers between the age of 17 and 21*, who have finished a complete classical ballet training and are interested in joining the Nederlands Dans Theater 2 company for the season 2017 – 2018. When: January 21, 2018.

Audition Notice Pink Mama Theatre

Pink Mama Theatre is looking for an experienced male dancer with acting skills, a strong personality and creative input. Where: Bern, Switzerland Deadline for applications: 10.09.2017 The project will take place in Bern, Switzerland from20.10.2017 to 22.12.2017. Performances will be in Switzerland and Poland. Further performances may occur. Personal auditions by arrangement.

Audition Notice Divadlo Studio Tanca

Divadlo Štúdio tanca/ Štúdio tanca dance theatre is looking for dancers/ male and female Where: Slovakia When: 16th of September 2017 at 11:00 Paid position- full time job. Please send your application to production@studiotanca.sklatest by the 8th of September 2017, CV and professional portfolio are necessary.

Tango Clinic & Musical/Lab for Male Dancers

Tango Clinic & Musical/Lab & for Male Dancers 4-10 September by the Cie El Sur Mundo Project Amsterdam, The Netherlands When: 4-10 September Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands Few places available for male dancers with Tango background for the week-module 4-10 september at BAU Studios Amsterdam.

Weekend Workshop With Luke Jessop

Weekend Workshop with Luke Jessop Starting with a focused warm-up class each day, this workshop concentrates on using our body as one in a very physical relationship with the floor. Creating structures and curves with the body to enable creative-acrobatics, flowing in and out of the floor.

ALIAS Dance Project presents: House Dance with Frankie J (New York) next week!

Frankie J wows the crowd

House Dance with Frankie J (New York)

Alias Dance Project is thrilled to be welcoming International House Dance master, Frankie J back to Toronto this summer!

Reserve your spot for all 5 of Frankie J’s classes throughout Alias Dance Project’s Summer Intensive workshop (that’s 7 hours of training!) for just $120+hst.

Only 5 full workshop spots available, email to reserve!
Monday August 28th: 12:30-2pm
Tuesday August 29th: 10-11:30am
Wednesday August 30th: 2:15-3:15pm
Thursday August 31st: 10am-11:30am
Friday September 1st: 10am-11:30am

$120 +hst  – $25 Drop-ins available on a  first-come-first-serve basis.

805 Dovercourt Road, Toronto, Ontario M6H 2X4

See Frankie J’s Facebook Event Page

Golden Autumn Arts Oasis is offering an International Arts Residency in Tuscany

Golden Autumn Arts Oasis an international residency for actors, directors, choreographers, and dancers located in Tuscany, Italy is open for applications with scholarships available for early applicants.  Scholarships cover a part of the program fee. The workshops are conducted in English.
October 25 – 30, 2017
Tuscany – Italy
Arts Oasis opens its doors again to performers from all continents!
For further information on the program, check out their website

In France or the U.K. this summer? Want to train in Italy this fall? We have some great Dancing Opportunities for you!

This week, another bumper crop of auditions, open calls for work and workshops, courtesy of DANCING OPPORTUNITIES.  As always, click on the header to get to the complete listing.

Audition Notice Company Wang Ramirez

Audition Call – 2018 Creation: We are Monchichi Choreography: Honji Wang & Sébastien Ramirez For its new creation “We are Monchichi”, Company Wang Ramirez seeks 1 female and 1 male dancers/performers, ideally based in Paris. Where: Paris, France. When: September 9th & 10th.  Deadline for applications: August 8th, 2017

Dancers Required for R&D – Sadler’s Wells London

Dancers Required for R&D – Sadler’s Wells, London Kate Prince, Artistic Director of ZooNation Dance Company (Into the Hoods, Some Like it Hip Hop, The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Groove On Down The Road) is looking for dancers for a research and development period for a new project with Sadler’s Wells.

Where: London, UK.  When: Thursday 17th August.  Deadline for applications: noon Friday 11th August

NOD I.C.D. Program – 2017/1 Torino Italy

NOD I.C.D. Program – 2017/1 is still accepting applications. The ICD Program provides teachers from major European and international companies,  exploring the most important, current contemporary repertoires like, Batsheva dance Company, Sharon Eyal, Hofesh Shechter, Crystal Pite, Emanuel Gat, Imbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollack, Idan Sharabi. Torino Italy 1st trimester from September 11 to December 22nd.

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 a 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: November 10th/11th  Deadline for application: August 15th

MOVING BODY Platform Video Screening Open Call

Through the MOVING BODY Platform Video Screening, we open a window for Bulgarian audiences to look into the work of dance artists around the world. In this registration desk, you can submit your application in response to the open call, to present your dance videos at MOVING BODY’17.  Where: Varna, Bulgaria  When: 21.08 – 03.09 2017  Deadline for applications: 23 August 2017

Audition Notice Howl Creative & Brink Dance Company

Howl Creative and Brink Dance Company are seeking a highly skilled contemporary dancer to join them in the creation of ‘Howl’ – a live performance and animation installation to be exhibited at Light Night Leeds 2017 and Lightwaves Festival, Salf. Where: Leeds, UK Dancers must be Leeds or Manchester based or live close to either city. Deadline for applications: Sunday 6 August 5PM

Everything Is Danceable Workshop Gabriella Maiorino

Everything is danceable. Dance, improvisation and research workshop with Gabriella Maiorino. The olive trees, the wind, the wonders, desires, the nihilism, the boredom, competition, the fruits, sex, illnesses, walls, warmth, friendship, relations, nightmares, alcohol, closeness, pleasure and loss. Things pass through us and shaping them is our wild game and our serious task. Where: Casina Settarte. Contrada La Chiusa, 72017 Ostuni,  Italy  When: From 18th to 22nd of August.  Deadline for application: August 17th

TOES foe DANCE is holding open classes at CCDT this week

Connect, listen, explore, groove. Join the Ignite! dancers in activating awareness, exploring the unknown and cultivating a sense of play.

Tuesday July 25 – w/ Kristen Carcone
Wednesday July 26 – w/ David Norsworthy
Thursday July 27 – w/ Kristen Carcone
Friday July 28 – w/ David Norsworthy

Open Classes
Tuesday July 25 to Friday July 28
509 Parliament Street, Toronto
$12 cash at-the-door

Workshop in Montreal with Marie Chouinard, October 14th and 15th

COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD  presents the Sixth Edition of the International Repertoire Workshop  ( in French/ en francais) of:
for professional dancers

New this year: the workshop will be held during a weekend in mid-October! After the performance of Le Cri du monde on September 26 and 27 at Danse Danse (Place des Arts, Montreal), COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD will offer a repertoire workshop based on this work, which represents an exhilarating technical challenge.

Created by Marie Chouinard in 2000, Le Cri du monde is a group work on the theme of bodily fragmentation. The performers throw themselves into an ecstatic dance, an organized chaos of forces and tensions, in which the entire architecture of the body is unceasingly constructed and deconstructed.

The physically demanding nature of this choreography, which engages the body to the limit of its abilities, urges dancers to express their animality and at the same time to exercise acutely honed technical performance skills.

This workshop is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the universe of Le Cri du monde, to learn the choreographic systems and to master the rigorous and instinctual language of COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD.

Teaching will be provided by the dancers from the COMPAGNIE who have performed Le Cri du monde.

Optional early bird classes (meditation, body awareness via breath and sound), led by Linda Rabin, will be held each morning before the classes begin.

Workshop: Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15, from 10 am to 5pm
Optional early bird classes: Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15, from 8:30 am to 9:45

4499, Esplanade Avenue, Montreal (QC) H2W 1T2

Please fill in scan and email the two documents below October 5, 2017 to:

Registration and Payment form

Rules and Conditions Forms

Workshop: $150 (taxes and registration fees included) no later than October 5, 2017 (cash, cheque or credit card).
Optional early bird classes: $15 each (taxes included) payable on site the same morning (cash).