A fond farewell to Caroline Caire from DUO

Caroline in the heart of the DUO staff.

It’s with a catch in our  voices and a little tear in our eyes that we say good-bye to our colleague and friend, Caroline Caire today.

Caroline started at DUO on a three-month contract helping produce Dusk Dances. It quickly became apparent that she had great skills as a producer and was invited to join the team on permanent staff, where she has been for the past 2 years.

In her role as the Producing and Administrative Manager at DUO, Caroline’s services have been an invaluable asset to many of DUO’s clients. She has worked especially closely with Sylvie Bouchard on both Dusk Dances and  BoucharDanse. The growth of Dusk Dances in recent years is, in no small part, due to Caroline’s talent and efforts.

Caroline hails from France, and she and her husband are hoping to spend more time in Europe in the near future. As well, Caroline is setting off on a new professional adventure, training as a teacher of French as a second language (FSL) in the new year.

Thanks for everything Caroline!  DUO wishes you every success and happiness with your future endeavours.


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Applications for d:mic/fac 2019 now open!

“Chorus II” as part of the Desnoyers Series. Choreography by Sasha Kleinplatz. Dancers: Benjamin Kamino, Fred Wiper, Milan Panet-Gigon, Nathan Yaffe, Lael Stellick, Simon Portigal, and Radwan Moumneh. Photo by Sandra Lynn Bélanger.

dance: made in canada/ fait au canada (d:mic/fac) will be presenting both new and existing works by established, mid-career and emerging choreographers working in Canada, at the Betty Oliphant Theatre in Toronto August 14 – 18, 2019. Programming will be divided into two categories: Mainstage, curated by three artists from Canada’s dance community, including Artistic Director Yvonne Ng and What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG), a lottery-based platform. Choreographers may apply for both.

d:mic/fac will provide festival publicity, marketing, a production team (including Stage Manager and Lighting Director), venue and other support for applicants selected by the curators for presentation. Mainstage choreographers will receive a fee for their work, and WYSIWYG choreographers will receive an honorarium. Artists working in all genres and cultural aesthetics are encouraged to apply. Full guidelines and application available online HERE. Questions? Please e-mail info@princessproductions.ca.

Please feel free to pass this information along to anyone you know who may be interested in taking part in the Festival. Many thanks in advance!

d:mic/fac Festival dates: August 14 to 18, 2019

Deadline for submissions: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 11:59PM   Pacific Time


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Looking for festivals in Europe where you can screen your dance film? Wanna work on a dance/theatre production of SWEENEY TODD in New York? This week’s DANCING OPPORTUNITIES offer all this and more…

As always, click on the header to get to the full listing.  MERDE!  and have a great weekend.

New Short Dance Productions Wanted

SzólóDuó International Dance Festival 2018 (19th session) Open platform for short choreographical pieces.   You can apply with short solo (no longer than 6 minutes) or duo (no longer than 9 minutes) dance performances that haven’t been performed before. Video round: 2. December 2017 Where: Budapest, Hungary When: 10-14. January 2018…

Signatures Call for Commissions

Signatures is a platform that provides opportunities to nurtures and supports undiscovered talent, by working with emerging dancers and choreographers and enabling them to realise their creative potential. The participating artists are selected on the innovative strength of their concepts and their desire to succeed in the arts industry…

Break Dancers For Break the Tango Show Wanted

Break dancers for our show Break the Tango wanted! We are looking for a B-Boy cover position that is able to dance a team choreography, preferably already danced in a company before is a team player (an absolute must) has B-Boy knowledge and also knows power moves has good musicality and sense of rhythm dances…

Ork Kota Platform 2018 Call For One-Minute Dance Films

Ork_Kota_Platform_2018 call for one-minute dance films. Where: Budapest, Hungary When: 10-14. January 2018 Deadline for applications: 08. January 2018(Midnight) You can apply with one-minute dance films in the subject of Body_Dance_Picture The films can be recorded by mobile phone, camera or film camera. They can be experimental films, animations or anything else …


ANATOMIAE OCCULTII is looking for performers for future workshops and performances of our dance theatre production of ‘Sweeney Todd.’ Applicants must be skilled dancers and physical theatre performers who sing well. Where: Pearl Studios NYC, 500 8th Avenue, 12th Floor* New York, NY 10018 When: December 11th, 11-5pm Deadline for applications: December 8th To apply …

The World Is Sound Training Program

The World is Sound 3-week training program in Voice & Movement Performance with Irena Tomažin, Corinne Castelli, Alessio Castellacci. Where: Berlin, Germany When: Feb 12 – Mar 02, 2018 Deadline for applications: Dec 20, 2017 The World is Sound (TWIS) is a 3-week immersive program dedicated to the exploration of the human voice as medium…

Workshop The Body As A State Of Mind

The Body As A State Of Mind workshop consists of a technical class and improvisation. This workshop is for professionals. During 4 days, Sabine Molenaar will offer different tools of improvisation and composition which she uses in her own creation process. Mostly starting by using visualisation and breath to connect the mind and body and …

InDance™ Barcelona 2018

InDance™ Barcelona kicks-off with a dance Competition, Photography laboratory, Workshops and Gala night. The first ever of its kind within the heart of the city, InDance™ is a platform for everyone, no boundaries! If you are in dance and have talent you can perform on an InDance ™Barcelona stage. Where: Carrer del Rector Triadó, 5, 53. 08014 Barcelona…

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Indigenous Ways of Knowing Land and Culture: REDTalk at Berkeley Street Theatre today at 5:30 PM – FREE

REDTalk:  Indigenous Ways of Knowing Land & Culture

Guests: Sandra Laronde (Red Sky Performance), Cowboy Smithx (RED x Talks & Iiniistsi Treaty Arts Society), Gerald McMaster (OCAD University).

NOV 10 | 5:30-6:30PM

26 Berkeley Street, Toronto, ON

FREE EVENT preceding a 7pm performance of Red Sky’s Backbone. Ticket for the performance are available at the door or by calling: (416)368-3110 or at www.canadianstage.com


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Lua Shayenne gives an in-studio presentation of FRONTIERS tonight

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David Smith offers Reggaecise Teacher Training on December 3rd

David Smith,  is the creator of  Reggaecise®- the ‘Original Jamaican Caribbean Workout ‘– a high-impact aerobic workout experience, which combines Reggae music, dance, exercise and the carefree attitude of the Caribbean.

Smith and company have a Reggaecise® Instructor training session on Sunday, December 3.  If you’re interested in teaching a different kind of fitness class, this might be great for you.

If you just want to check out a class, Smith is offering a Workshop & Workout Event on Sunday, November 12.  This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to experience Reggaecise®, listen to some great Reggae tunes, and take in some live performances.

REGGAESICE™ Workshop & Workout Event
Sunday, November 12th, 2017
The Jamaican Canadian Association (995 Arrow Rd.)

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Masterclass 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM)
Doors Open: 2:30 PM

Fee: $15 In Advance + $1 PayPal Processing Fee

N.B. $20 At The Door

Sunday, December 3, 2017

If you are a fitness enthusiast, love to dance, or want to inspire others to get / stay fit, sign up to be a Certified Reggaecise® Instructor.

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Instructor Training:
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

• Dance experience or musicality in dance a requirement.

• Must be 18 years of age or older.

N.B. If you registered for the November 12, 2017 Reggaecise® Workshop then you are eligible for a credit towards this Reggaecise® Training that will be taking place on Sunday, December 3, 2017.

To register for either the teacher training course or the workshop, or for further information go to:  www.reggaecise.org

Want a chance to work in Montreal? CALL FOR PROJECTS: Le Switch


This new inter-city residency project will provide one Toronto-based artist a week long residency in Montreal and one Montreal-based artist a week long residency in Toronto. Curated by open calls generated by both Dancemakers Centre for Creation and the Centre de Creation O Vertigo, the objective of this initiative is to create stronger links between the two dance communities and to give opportunity to artists who do not already have networks in the host city. This program also aims to address the current lack of artistic collaboration between the 2 city centres and is significant as the only Montreal / Toronto residency exchange program for contemporary choreographic practice in Canada.


  • Mar 19-25 residency@ Dancemakers Toronto
  • April 9-15 residency @ CCOV Montreal


Artists of all experience levels -preference given to those who have little experience working or performing in the host city to which they will travel.


  • Travel and per diem and housing for a 7 day stay.
  • An artists fee of $1040 for the week.
  • Facilitated introductions to the respective communities (this could be in the form of showings, sharings, discussions, etc.).


Please send us the following items in one pdf document:

  • A 250 word artist’s statement.
  • 150-200 words on how you propose to use the space during the residency.
  • 150-200 words on why you wish to forge greater connections in the host city.
  • Relevant links to examples of your work.
  • An updated CV (3 page max).

Applications can be submitted in English or French.

Toronto based artists should submit to info@dancemakers.org

Montreal based artists should submit to: candidature@ccov.org

Deadline: Midnight on November 13, 2017

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TO Love- In | Inside the Music | Faizal Ddamba aka Mostrixx

“Inside the Music”
Faizal “Mostrixx” Ddamba

This class will involve exploring technical, complex, improvisational and physical movement vocabularies from African drum music to digital /experimental music and rhythms.

This workshop aims to develop the dancers’ musicality, creative mind, speed, control (determination) and decisions they make as their bodies become instruments during and after the workshop. The music in this session is very important. It will challenge, inspire, motivate you and surprise your body strength.

My style as a mover and a music manipulator has been inspired by mixing both my desire of making music and dance, through working on different levels of dance forms like contemporary, traditional African, Hip Hop, Breaking (b-boying), Afro fusion, popping and working with music and voice teacher’s likes of Charmaine Leblanc & Angelique Willkie.


October 16- 20th, 2017.
Monday– Friday 10am-12noon.
Dovercourt House, 1st Floor.
805 Dovercourt Road, TO.

Cost: Full week $75,  $16 in advance, $17 at the door.


Faizal Ddamba aka Mostrixx from UGANDA
Alongside Toronto Artists
8:00 pm | Saturday October 21, 2017

Dancemakers Studio- Theatre Studio 313
15 Case Goods Lane #301, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4
Tickets: $20.00
Buy Here

FREE Entry with Refreshments
DJs to be release soon
9:30pm – 1 am Baker Studio

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Toronto production company looking for dancers!

Toronto based film production company is looking for two dancers to take part in a music video for an American Hip Hop Group. This is a paid gig!

The all day shoot will take place on October 19, 2017

If interested, contact Julien at: J.dossantos@reelwolf.com

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Dance Ontario AGM is September 29, 2017 in Toronto

Dance Ontario Association’s Annual General Meeting:

Friday, September 29th, 2017
12:15 – 1pm
Celia Franca Centre
Canada’s National Ballet School,
400 Jarvis Street
Toronto, ON

M4Y 2G6

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