B.Arts presents Brazilian Dance at a festival near you! (some of it’s free!)

B. Arts is a Toronto-based not-for-profit organization that supports, connects and promotes the work of community dance artists and companies in Canada whose work reflects the Brazilian culture.

B.Arts has connected several local dance professionals and schools to three different festivals this Spring! Check out their dance performances, and classes locations below.

Brazil Pavillion – Capoeira, Samba, Forró and other dance styles performances, classes, and activities on stage and in the pavilion. Come visit us at our booth. Th pavillion website is:  www.carassauga.com/pavilion/brazil

June 3rd to 4th – LULAWORLD 2017 – The event starts on June 1st, and the Saturday and Sunday will be filled with amazing Forró bands and dance classes. June 3rd @ the DUNDAS FEST outdoor stage Website: www.lulaworld.ca

Also, as part of the LulaWorld 2017, B. Arts invites you to the ALL ABOUT FORRO WORKSHOP. Learn the diversity of the Brazilian dance style Forró with a fun team of Toronto-based instructors and our guest teacher from Montreal. A comprehensive overview of 4 styles for all levels of dancers!

For more information visit: www.b-arts.ca or  visit their facebook event page

Camp Tech Workshops through TAPA

Camp Tech offers half- and full-day in-person workshops for adults who want to learn web and digital skills.  Their spring line up is full of new workshops and locations!

Camp Tech  offers TAPA Members 25% off all Toronto area workshops! Just enter the discount code TAPA when checking out.

Toronto Community Dance Love-In presents Enquiring Under Forms: A workshop with Francesca Pedulla June 19-23, 2017

Francesca Pedulla (ITA) is interested in dialogues.. successful ones, unfinished or failed ones.

In framing the workshop she says, ” The complexity of the body in motion is a challenging and a stimulating research opportunity, revealing many questions…How does our individual anatomy define/influence our experience? How do we adapt to external conditions? How do we share the moment? How  do we tune into ourselves? How do we dance together? During the classes I will employ theoretical and practical input, discussion, individual and group games and improvisation, and some dancing together….”

Dance artist, independent researcher and curator, dance teacher, Francesca holds a masters in History of Theatre and Performing Arts, and a diploma as professor of African Dance Expression – FEIDA Bordeaux. She is certified to teach the Axis Syllabus. Since 1998, she spends several months a year living in Benin, whose culture has been a profound influence.


Enquiring Under Forms 
with Francesca Pedulla (ITA)
June 19-23, 2017
10:00 am-12 noon
AT: Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw, Toronto
Costs: $75/week or $15 to drop-in

This workshop is for Movers with a physical practice.  To register online for the workshop, click Here

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre presents SERIOUS GAMES at Harbourfront this weekend

Tonight, the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre opens a two night run of the final show in their 16-17 season, Serious Games at the Paula Fleck Theatre as part of Next Steps.

Launched in 1980, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre performs one of Canada’s most diverse repertoires by leading international choreographers.

The company has staged over one thousand performances from Barrie to Beijing including a run at  New York City’s storied Joyce Theater as part of  theInternational Dance Festival celebrating the José Limón Company’s 70th Anniversary, and represented Canada at the Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival in Glasgow, Scotland. Other highlights include appearances at Toronto’s Princess of Wales and Royal Alexandra Theatres, tours to Singapore, Malaysia and China, and five invitations to the Canada Dance Festival.

CCDT  presents Serious Games as part of the Next Steps Series at Harbourfront

Fri, May 26, 2017 and Sat, May 27, 2017 at 8pm

To purchase tickets call (416) 973 4000 or  to order online, click HERE

Want to Dance in London or Los Angeles? Audition Notices from DANCING OPPORTUNITIES

Audition Notice Jacob Jonas The Company

Jacob Jonas The Company is holding auditions! JJTC casts on a project-by-project basis. Performing Artists are cast on their suitability and individuality for the content of the project. Where: Los Angeles Ballet Center -11755 Exposition Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064 USA (enter through side door on Stoner Ave.) When: Sunday, June 4th at 2pm Deadline: June 4th.

Audition Notice Michael Clark Company

Michael Clark Company is seeking soloist level male and female dancers for their 2017 tour, which includes a two-week run at the Barbican, London and several European dates. Dancers should be highly skilled and classically trained. Dancers must be available for a freelance contract July-December (exact dates TBC), and have the legal right to work in the UK. Where: London, UK.  Deadline for applications: 12 June 2017

Bucharest International Dance Film Festival

Bucharest International Dance Film Festival invites directors, choreographers and artists to submit their dance films to the third edition of BIDFF. Where: Bucharest, Romania When: September 7th-10th, 2017 Deadline for applications: June 30th, 2017 The competition is open for short dance films (fiction, documentaries and animations) around the world, with a prize pool of 3000 euros. Deadline for applications: June 30th, 2017

Budge Summer Intensive 2017

The team Budge is really happy to announce the opening of the registrations for their new Budge Summer Intensive 2017 which will last from the 31th of July till the 5th of August in Geneva! We would like this summer intensive to be a great sunny moment to meet and share with the different choreographers who will be proposing their new creations next year. Deadline for registration: 25 July 2017

Audition and Workshop Announcements from Dancing Opportunities

Some recent call from DANCING OPPORTUNITIES:

Audition Notice AURA Dance Theatre

Male dancer required, AURA dance theatre, Kaunas.AURA dance theatre, based in Kaunas (Lithuania), is seeking a male dancer to join the company for the upcoming season from 15 th August 2017  until July 2018, with the possibility of prolonging the contract for the next season. Where: Kaunas, Lithuania Deadline for applications: June 2nd, 2017.

Dance in Extraordinary Places

In what ways can performance in non-arts contexts be inspiring and ground-breaking? This workshop will share innovative dance-led practice, collaborative working and the impacts of striving for high artistic standards in both process and product. Where: Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff, CF10 5AL When: Tuesday 27 June 2017, 11am – 5pm

Becoming an Image Working With Photographers for Dancers and Actors

Becoming an Image – working with photographers for dancers and actors. Becoming an image is a form of transition from movement to stillness, from imagination to memory. In this two-day workshop, participants will explore how to transform an action into an image using a method based on dialogue, exercises and process. The aim is to facilitate exchange between the participants and the different art form applied.

Audition Notice Emi Miyoshi / SHIBUI Kollektiv

Audition: 2 days Workshop (travel and accommodation will not be covered) For her new production A HOUSE, the Choreographer Emi Miyoshi / SHIBUI Kollektiv is looking for experienced female and male dancers who are open-minded, able to draw on their own experience while at the same time enjoying taking artistic risks. Freiburg, Germany, September 16-17th, 2017.

Rambert is looking for an ambitious artist to be our next Leverhulme Choreograhy Fellow. You will be someone who is establishing a choreography practice following a dancing career. You may be currently primarily working as a performer, or you may have stopped performing within the last two years. Where: Rambert, London, UK.   Deadline for applications:  12pm Monday 19 June 2017.

Tickets for the Sony Centres International Dance Collection now on sale!

Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal

The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts announces its second annual International Dance Collection, sponsored by BMO Financial Group.

Beginning this fall through to spring 2018, Toronto dance enthusiasts will enjoy performances by Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal who will bring their new and exclusive dance program, DANCE ME,  inspired by Montreal poet, artist and musician Leonard Cohen, to Toronto following its recent world premiere in Montreal; Mark Morris Dance Group from Brooklyn, New York returns to Toronto offering the Canadian premiere of PEPPERLAND in honour of the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’s groundbreaking album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band; and Sadler’s Wells’ award-winning production SUTRA choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, makes its Toronto debut featuring 19 Buddhist monks from the Shaolin Temple in China.

Dance Collection packages are available as of Monday, May 15 at 10am with special bundle pricing for multiple performances. Visit www.sonycentre.ca for details.


Register now for Dance Workshops with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet this Summer

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School offer four programs in July and August – something for dancers of all ages, levels and interests. Dance Intensive (ages 9-18), Adult Summer Dance (18+), and Teachers’ Summer Workshop (Professional Development) run in tandem to Summer Session, which serves as the second phase of auditions for the 2017-18 RWB School Professional Division Regular Session.

Whether you are looking for a program designed to build technique or something to keep you active this summer, the RWB School offers a range of classes in ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, tap, modern, hip hop and more! Residence offers a home away from home experience for students under the age of 18 and downtown Winnipeg has many hotels to choose from just a short distance off site.

The RWB School Artistic Faculty are excited to share their love of dance and dedication for teaching with young artists and educators from across the country this summer.

For more information please contact the school office at school@rwb.org or 204.957.3467.

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Femmes du Feu presents CIRCUS SESSIONS and REV at Harbourfront this weekend!

DUO clients, Femmes du Feu invite you to run away and join the circus this weekend, as they unveil the third iteration of their investigational circus laboratory, Circus Sessions. This year, the process is being mentored by Sean Gandini (UK) the co-artistic director of the fantastically avant-garde juggling group,  Gandini.

Circus Sessions is a week-long creative laboratory where 15 national and international contemporary circus artists work together under the guidance of a mentor. The result of this week long residency is a brand new creation, presented tonight and tomorrow at Harbourfront.

Since 2007, Femmes du Feu has been actively creating and presenting aerial circus works, researching innovative ways to combine their contemporary dance and choreographic backgrounds with their aerial circus skills.

As well this weekend, the company presents their most recent work, Rev, at HarbourKids: Circus 2017 on the Concert Stage, May 20–22.

Femmes du Feu
Circus Sessions 2017
Co-produced with Harbourfront Centre

Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
Fri, May 19, 2017 at 8pm
Sat, May 20, 2017 at 8pm

To order tickets, click HERE