Dance information resources: Additional resources

Associations and organizations

  • Alliance for Arts and Culture: Represents the interests of artists across the disciplines in BC Access to professional development and employment opportunities.
  • Canadian Alliance of Dancers/ West chapter (CADA/West): Non-profit organization for dance artists in Canada that works to raise professional standards in dance. Offers a variety of programs, outreach and resources.
  • Canadian Dance Assembly: National arts organization dedicated to serving the professional dance community in Canada.
  • CORD (Congress on Research in Dance): Provides opportunities for dance professionals to exchange ideas and resources through publications, conferences, and workshops.
  • The Dance Centre: Primary resource centre for the dance profession in British Columbia. Maintains a directory of internet resources on all aspects of dance.
  • Dance Films Association: Promotes excellence in dance on camera through its annual Dance on Camera Festival, publications, grants, and workshops. Maintains a list of dance film distributors and links to dance film festivals.
  • Society for Canadian Dance Studies: Encourages and promotes research and writing, and provides a forum for the discussion of issues and topics surrounding Canadian dance studies.

Government information

  • British Columbia Arts Council: Provides support for arts and culture in BC through public education, research and advocacy. Awards funds to organizations and individuals.
  • The Canada Council for the Arts: Awards grants for the creation, production and dissemination of works of dance. Funds the operating activities of professional organizations, artists' travel and professional development, tours, festivals and related events and initiatives. Maintains a performing arts directory with information on presenters, festivals and contacts.
  • Culture Canada: Performing Arts: Goverment-wide programs, services and funding.



  • Dance annual directory -- "The ultimate dance resource" produced by Dance magazine. Lists Canadian and US dancers, choreographers, associated professionals, and schools [print]
  • Directory of the arts (Canadian Conference of the Arts) -- Arts service organizations, federal and provincial cultural agencies and government departments related to arts [print]
  • Guide to Canadian arts grants -- Guide to government and private sources of financial assistance [print]
  • The BC dance directory -- Produced by The Dance Centre, lists BC-based artists, companies, presenters, festivals, schools, resources, suppliers and more [print]
  • Theatre sources dot com: A complete guide to online theatre and dance resources [print]


Latest dance news

  • CriticalDance Forum: Online forum for ballet, modern and performance dance.
  • Culture Kiosque: Dance: Critical coverage of arts and culture in Europe, North America and around the world. Includes reviews, photos, interviews.
  • Dance Art: Forums, blogs, and community generated content by and for dancers, teachers, and studio 
  • Dance-Tech: A digital community for innovation and experimentation of movement arts and collaborative creativity between local and global artists. Includes videos, images, interviews, blogs, and forums.
  • The Dance Current: Canadian dance magazine. Bi-monthly print and supplementary web component highlighting performance reviews and providing online resources for dancers.