Dance News

Subscribe to Dance News
Submit News

John Salalila makes note - "There is a lot going on in the next couple of weeks! Here is a summary of nearby swing dancing and jazz special events.

An announcement about our next monthly swing dance will be forthcoming.

Friday, March 22 - Swing Dance Party with Planet D Nonet at the DSO

Saturday, March 23 - 1940's Hollywood Canteen Fundraiser at the Canadian Historical Aircraft Association

Friday, March 29 - School of Creative Arts Jazz Cabaret"

The Canadian Arts Coalition (CAC) is pleased to see the government commit to a $16 million increase of the Canadian Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) over two years in the 2019 Federal Budget as well as an impressive amount of other increases for the sector. The CAC advocated for this targeted investment in the creative value chain at Arts Day on the Hill 2018.

Under the Respectful Workplaces in the Arts banner (, the Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) is pleased to release a training video on workplace harassment in the arts for employers – including Boards of Directors of not-for-profit organizations.

City Council passed its 2019 budget last evening, including a total increase to Economic Development and Culture's 2019 Operating Budget of $1.0 million, allocated as follows:

Congratulations and much love to Amy Hampton, Trevor and Charlie upon the arrival of little Henri on March 1.

Santee Smith, a renowned artist, dancer, choreographer and two-time McMaster graduate will be the university’s next Chancellor. The Senate today approved a unanimous recommendation from the selection committee tasked with nominating a candidate for this leadership role.

Our congratulations to Karen Kain on her 50th anniversary at the National Ballet of Canada and to Alysa Pires on being appointed Choreographic Associate.

CCDT Artistic Director, Deborah Lundmark and Managing Director, Michael deConinck Smith are delighted and proud to welcome

Natasha Poon Woo
as CCDT's new
Associate Artistic Director

Toronto to host one of the world’s most prestigious dance events,
the Genée International Ballet Competition
August 20-29, 2019