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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

Dancestry

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

Who assesses

Peer assessment

Find out how the Council makes its decisions.

News Release

Seven mid-career artists receive $15,000 each

“We honour their accomplishments to date and support their next steps in producing outstanding work and expanding the reach of Canadian creativity.”

recipients / beneficiares

Past recipients

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

Smith

Artist Story

Santee Smith: Here on Earth to dance

With the spiritual traditions of her Haudenosaunee heritage as a guiding force, Santee Smith embraces dance to express who she is. Born in...