TOES FOR DANCE is giving a workshop in London, Ontario tomorrow – September 9th

To launch their Fall workshop season, TOES will be teaching a one-day workshop at Jo Read Dance in London, Ontario this Saturday, September 9th. If you’re around, they’d love to have you join them.

Classes include: Body Mind Activation, Contemporary Technique, Improvisation and Creative Process.

Stay tuned for more workshop dates and locations!

What:  Workshop with TOES FOR DANCE

Date: Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Location: Jo Read Dance (1619 Wharncliffe Rd S, London, ON)

Schedule: 10am-12:30pm (Mini/Junior) or 1:30pm-6pm (Inter/Senior).

Faculty: David Norsworthy and Kristen Carcone (TOES FOR DANCE Co-Directors).

More InfoClick here to download the complete workshop package, including bios and a detailed schedule.

Cost: $60/dancer (Mini/Junior) or $125/dancer (Inter/Senior) including tax

Register/Inquire: (519) 652-8107 or

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Government of Ontario announces 20 million in additional funding to the Ontario Arts Council

Earlier this week, Premier Kathleen Wynne called a press conference to announce that the Ontario government is increasing support for the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) from $60 million last year to $80 million in 2020-21.

The intention of the additional funding is to further support the arts throughout Ontario, across a wide range of disciplines and activities, including arts education, community arts, dance, literature, media arts, music, theatre, visual arts, as well as Indigenous and Francophone arts. It will also support OAC’s priority groups, and allow it to provide across-the-board increases to high-performing arts organizations.

This investment aligns with the goals of Ontario’s Culture Strategy,  launched by the Wynne government in July 2016.

In her press release,  Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport stated, ” We know from our engagement on the Strategy that people in this province recognize the important contribution of the arts. A thriving arts sector is important to our quality of life and to the social well-being of our communities. It brings us together, helps us understand one another’s cultures and express what it means to be Ontarian.”


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FUTURESound Afterparty Saturday August 19th

Do you need to shake it up and shake it out after a long, hard week? Did that last d/mic:fac show  make you feel the need to move it?  Head down to Harbourfront for a late-night dance party, featuring the next generation of Canadian world-electro talent including the Toronto debut of live DJ duo AfrotroniX and their futuristic sensory universe, and Toronto’s own top trend-setting Bambii.

Opening sets by SHAKE THE LAKE DJ Competition finalists: Rhea and Tzeraa.

Sat, August 19
Brigantine Room
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West

Doors at 10:30pm. This is a 19+ licensed event.

Flamenco Bootcamp in Milton with Anjelica Scannura

The Toronto Dance Community Love-In presents PS: We Are All Here – Part II – July 13th and 14th @ Pia Bouman

Toronto’s most badass dance series, with a heart for experimentation presents a series of curated dance works from around the world and around the corner.

TCDLI transforms Parkdale treasure Pia Bouman Scotiabank Studio Theatre into an all-embracing love-nest for performance and party they promise will be chaotic, immersive, messy, pleasurable, lo-fi, inquisitive and supercilious.

CURATED BY THE LOVERS: Robyn Breen, Tina Fushell, Kate Nankervis

Pia Bouman Scotiabank Studio Theatre
6 Noble Street, Toronto, ON

July 13, 14
Performances 8:00pm
Doors: 7pm

July 13
Supriya Nayak. Marco Da Silva Ferriera. Elizabeth Chitty.

July 14
Lo bil. Justin DeLuna & Francesca Chudnoff. Brendan Jensen. Lexi Vajda.

JULY 14th

After-parties hosted by DJ CrystalWhispurr music by local DJ’s and space design by Mary-Dora Bloch-Hansen, and Francesca Chudnoff and video installation by The RUDE Collective.


Get Tickets: HERE




More Classes, Gigs and Management Jobs from DANCING OPPORTUNITIES


If you’re planning your next career move, here’s a few place you can go make it – like Paris!  Clicking on the headers takes you to the full post.

SUN OF SHADE Is Seeking A Tour Manager

The french emerging dance’s company SUN OF SHADE is seeking a tour manager for his last solo “SLAVE” and for the upcoming creation of the triptych (may 2018). This job is on a freelance basis and can be done from home. When : ASAP Deadline for applications the 25th of June 2017.

Information Soup Residency

Information Soup Residency for professional dance artists.  Theme: Being ready  Mission: Exchange and exploration Questions for research: How can we expand upon our experience of dance? How do we efficiently place ourselves and embrace the frequency of creativity? Where: Austria – Residency takes place in Ladendorf, a village 1 hour from Vienna.

Eight Month Residency Program To Learn Dance And Choreography

8-month residency program to learn dance & choreography Where: ArtTheater dB KOBE, Kobe, Japan When: from July 24th/Mon, 2017 to March 26th/Mon, 2018 Deadline for applications: June 26th (Wed), 2017 This program is designed to provide intensive dance studies and workshops (at our theater) to those who aspire to work vividly as a pro dancer.

ZeroPlus Summer Dance Intensive

ZeroPlus Contemporary Dance Workshop offers an intensive contemporary dance training program between 24 July and 4 August, 2017 consisting of the following classes: 24-28 July, 2017 (Monday to Friday, 5 days) 9.00-10.15 Waking the body (all levels) 10.30-12.00 Contact Improvisation (advanced) 24-27 July, 2017 (Monday to Thursday, 4 days) 17.30-18.45 Body Mind Dance (all levels)

Choreographic Summer Lab in Paris

For the first time ever, La Fabrique de la Danse is introducing a new kind of Summer Intensive in Paris. Tailored to the needs of international choreographers, it is designed to give all the tools needed to an artist who wants to have the knowledge to better prepare himself for his new project. Where: Paris.

Sommer Akademie 2017 Workshops

TanzFaktur Köln has the pleasure to invite professional and advanced dancers and movers to take part in the TanzFaktur Köln Summer Academy 2017. Where: TanzFaktur Köln, Germany When: 10th-23rd of July Provided with many international teachers from well-known contemporary dance companies and training practices, this two weeks full-day training offers a unique opportunity…

Signal Theatre’s BEARING opens at Luminato next week!

Canada’s residential school system is not in the past; its impact is woven throughout our country’s present. Until we face its legacy together, its long shadows will haunt and divide us. Bearing proposes that we address our history collectively and examines the Indigenous notion that time is circular—and that the trauma of the past is inextricably linked to the present.

The world premiere of dance-opera created by co-directors Michael Greyeyes (Plains Cree) and Yvette Nolan (Algonquin) and librettist Spy Denommé-Welch (Anishnaabe), Bearing features music performed live by the National Youth Orchestra with some of Toronto’s best professional classical musicians, a custom-built choir, and mezzo soprano Marion Newman (Kwagiulth and Stó:lo). Music by JS Bach, Vivier, and a commissioned work by Dénommé-Welch and Catherine Magowan is combined with percussion and electronics while the performers communicate through dance, music, and spoken word. It’s an ambitious, multi-faceted piece from Signal Theatre featuring some of the most talented and exciting artists of our times.

When the headlines speak of an Indigenous community in crisis, our national discourse demands that we remain present and that our conversations move us all forward into healing and recovery. Presented in a custom built theatre in the Canadian Opera Company complex on Front Street East, Bearing helps us take one step towards understanding.

Bearing opens next week as part of Luminato and is quickly selling out.  For tickets or further information go to the Luminato event page.

Toronto Art’s Council’s ANIMATING HISTORIC SITES Grants Program is now live

Staircase at Spadina House

Toronto Arts Council’s Animating Historic Sites grants program is now live. The grant guidelines, historic site tours and info sessions can be found online and the grant application is open. The heritage sites are Scarborough Museum, Spadina Museum, Gibson House Museum, Montgomery’s Inn, Todmorden Mills and Zion Schoolhouse, four of which are located outside the downtown core.

A general information session for interested parties will be held on June 19, 2 – 3:30pm at Toronto Arts Council with guest speakers from Museum and Heritage Services and Evergreen Brick Works. Please RSVP to attend this info session as capacity is limited.

Animating Historic Sites is a partnership with City of Toronto Museums and Heritage Services and with Evergreen Brick Works. The goals of the program are to serve as a catalyst for people to see and think about historic places differently, and to provide alternative methods of historic interpretation. This program positions historic sites as vital public spaces, where the past provides creative context for the future.

If you are considering applying to the program, or would like to arrange a tour of a specific site please contact the officer:  Erika Hennebury:

The deadline is July 17, 5pm.

CANADA-WIDE CALL TO ARTISTS from WINNIPEG’S CONTEMPORARY DANCERS – Artistic Residency and Commission Opportunity

Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers in AS THOUGH I HAD WINGS, choreographed by Brent Lott

OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS OF ALL DISCIPLINES: Request for expressions of interest

DEADLINE: 1 May 2017 at 4 pm

BUDGET: $50,000-$60,000 (includes artist fees, production costs, travel and accommodations)

ARTISTIC RESIDENCY OVERVIEW: WINNIPEG’S CONTEMPORARY DANCERS invites artists working in all disciplines to submit an Expression of Interest to be our Artist-in-Residence for 2017/18. This opportunity is open to individual artists or collaborative teams at any phase of their career, emerging or established.

The selected artist or artistic team (the ‘Artist) will research and create a new full-length performance work at Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers (WCD), to be premiered at the final show of our 2017/18 season. This is not a live-in residency. It is a two-phase residency hosted by Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers.

Phase 1 (research, creation) will take place in Winnipeg, Manitoba beginning in Fall 2017.
Phase 2 (rehearsals, production) will culminate in a presentation of the commissioned performance work in Spring 2018. Specific dates and number of weeks to be determined and agreed upon by Artist and WCD as required, with a work period spanning a maximum of 6 months. The total budget for this project will not exceed $60,000, and will be paid in instalments to the Artist over the span of the residency. The budget includes Artist/commission fees, production costs, dancer’s fees, accommodations and travel. Priority will be given to projects that fulfill WCD’s mandate.


Artists wishing to be considered for this residency are requested to submit the following:

  • A brief proposal (750 word maximum), outlining your vision for the creation and presentation of the proposed performance work, along with a draft timeline and schedule
  •  A one-page CV that focuses on activities of the last 5 years, demonstrating the Artist’s field of interest and creative direction
  • Support materials (video, audio, still images—see specifications below)2

WCD is looking for proposals that:

  •  Further the possibilities of performance work
  • Stimulate conversations between fellow artists and audiences
  •  Fulfill WCD’s mandate
  • Expand our view of dance and the performing arts moving forward


Established in 1964, WCD is the longest continuously running contemporary dance company in Canada. The power of contemporary dance is inherent in the fact that it requires presence, which has become increasingly important in contemporary culture. Contemporary dance thrives on exploration and crosspollination. It asks us to recognize and respond to the humanity in one other. At WCD we recognize that some of the most original and intriguing work being produced today results from artists collaborating and experimenting across conventional boundaries. Moving forward, we aim to expand our mandate and explore avenues for the future of contemporary dance and for performance work in general.


WCD strives to create a place on the local, national and international arts landscape to enable vital intersections, linkages and exchange among dance creators and interpreters, interdisciplinary artists, spectators and communities. Our values, programs and activities are based on respect for our history, the ongoing development of our artists and to our place in the community. We are an evolving, responsive arts system. We act as a springboard for the presentation of new and existing dance work. This fosters and advances artistic vitality and excellence in dance. We create, produce, mentor, present and promote professional contemporary dance with a view to championing and furthering the art form for artists and audiences alike. We aim to provide a forum for exploration, originality and invention.


  •  Artistic merit of the Artist and proposal
  • Conceptual clarity and vision of the proposal
  • Demonstrated ability of the Artist to produce performance work in a way that respects and challenges participating artists and audiences alike Priority will be given to projects that fulfill WCD’s mandate.


Round 1 Proposal deadline: 4 p.m. on 1 May 2017 The Board of WCD will select a short-list of applications for consideration by a selection committee. The selection committee comprises 3 senior artists from the Canadian artistic community, appointed by WCD’s Managing Artistic Director, Brent Lott.

Round 2 Deadline: 4 p.m. on 31 May 2017 Selected artists from Round 1 will be asked to submit a detailed project description, one-paragraph biographies for their creative team (if applicable) and a detailed budget (template will be provided). The successful Artist will be notified by mid-June 2017.


Please supply up to two samples of recently produced work (past 5 years) of the following support materials that best represent your recent work:

  • Up to 10 minutes of video and/or audio
  • Up to 15 still images
  • 1 sample of published material (book/publication) If you work in more than one artistic discipline, you may supply up to two of the above-noted samples, in each of your disciplines. Audiovisual specifications: Image files must be:
  • JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg) format
  • RGB colour mode
  • No larger than 1.5 MB

Audiovisual files must be:

  • Playable with VLC media player (consult  A maximum 60 FPS
  • A maximum resolution of 1080P (or frame size of 1920 x 1080)  No larger than 4 GB

PLEASE NOTE: Web links to media via Vimeo, YouTube, or website content are acceptable, as long as they correspond with the support material specifications. Artists are also welcome to submit hard copies of media on BD, DVD, CD, or USB key. Please send submissions to:

MOMENTUM DANCE presents ONEFIFTY at the Al Green Theatre, April 26 – 29

ONEFIFTY, MOMENTUM Dance‘s seventh annual production celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary. Using exclusively Canadian music, the dancers have choreographed pieces that explore and celebrate all that it means to be a part of our great country.

MDT has chosen to highlight the beauty that can come from change and the many ways Canadians work together to make our country better every day. ONEFIFTY showcases the boundless beauty in the geography and topography of our country and celebrates everything from our four seasons to our musical, athletic and artistic success stories. The dancers highlight one of the best parts of being Canadian: our growing acceptance, diversity and love of one another.

ONEFIFTY by Momentum Dance
April 26-29
8:00 PM nightly with an additional
2:00 PM matinee on Saturday, April 29th
The Al Green Theatre
215 Spadina ( at Bloor) in the JCC

For further information on the show click  HERE
Tickets are $15- $30 and are available  ONLINE or at the door.