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About Dance

The Dance Section supports Canadian, professional dance of many cultures through policies, programs and initiatives that foster the...

dance map

Interactive, searchable map of dance in Canada

The map pinpoints more than 2500 dance-related organizations in genres that include Asian, African, Aboriginal, European, Latin, classical, folk, contemporary, urban and more. The organizations include presenters, funders, festivals, companies and dance schools. This pioneering mapping microsite is an initiative of the Canada Dance Mapping Study.

Liliona Quarmyne, dancer, in <em>Listen Where I Walk,</em> 2012, choreography by Liliona Quarmyne. Photo: Cara Jones.

Artist Story


Dancer Liliona Quarmyne from Antigonish, NS, explores her ancestry through dance with dance artists from around the world…

Ame Henderson teaching in Slovania. Photo: Nada Zgank

#CCPrizes: Ame Henderson, reimagining dance

Ame Henderson is an associate artist with Public Recordings, a collaborative operation that conjoins artistic research, performance creation, learning, and publication. In 2014, Henderson was artist-in-residence at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) where her project rehearsal/performance...

Who assesses

Peer assessment

Find out how the Council makes its decisions.

News Release

Statement on the 2015 Federal Election

  Yesterday, the people of Canada elected a Liberal government. Congratulations to all who debated the issues and values that matter...

recipients / beneficiares

Past recipients

Here's a handy tool: a searchable database of past grant recipients and prize winners.

Artist Story

Mi Young Kim

“Doing a self-reflective dance piece means starting from the bottom with nothing but my own feelings and recollection as references.”