About Dance Ontario


  • to develop a vibrant, diverse, inclusive and sustainable dance community reflecting all Ontarians.


  • To promote and support the advancement of all forms of dance in Canada, and in particular, dance in the Province of Ontario, and create a unified voice on regional and Canadian dance issues;

  • To serve the needs and interests of the Ontario regional dance community;

  • To aid in communication amongst the Ontario dance community, between it and other regional dance communities in Canada, and throughout the dance community worldwide;

  • To promote the development of performance facilities in Ontario;

  • To act as a producer of dance programs, and/or conferences, educational seminars etc



  • founded in 1976 as the regional arm of Dance In Canada Association (DICA), and incorporated not-for-profit in 1985. We are a membership-based association that has developed into a dynamic cross-section of all areas of the dance sector from internationally renowned companies to local dance clubs, technicians and agents. Dance Ontario is the province's umbrella dance organization and is central to the diverse sector's communications and networking systems. We provide management training, advice and industry information and interact with the general public on a daily basis promoting members' services and events. We advocate and are an active and thriving force in the dance community with over 700 members across Ontario including professional companies, independent dancers, choreographers and teachers, over 150 schools, as well as writers, administrators, technicians and other members of Ontario's dance industry.
    Dance Ontario has six (6) networks in regions across Ontario: Halton(HDN), Dufferin (DDN), London (LDA), Windsor (WDN), Sudbury (SDN) and The Soo/Algoma (S/ADN)


Dance Ontario Head Office is located  at 15 Case Goods Lane, Ste 304, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

We honour and acknowledge the ancestral caretakers of this land: the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Wendat and most recently the Mississauga of the New Credit First Nation who have a Treaty relationship with Canada. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in their community, on this territory. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future.

The Association is generously funded by




Thank you to our 2021 sponsors and partners

The Dance Current

Munter Westermann Arts & Media

Pivot Dancer

The Respect Group

Front Row Insurance

Loft Cycle Club

City Dance Corps

Salsa in Toronto Festival

Culture Shock Canada

Canadian National Academy of Dance Education


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