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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.

Alison Robson, performer, in <em>A Way In</em>, 2011, choreography by Natasha Torres-Garner. Photo: Leif Norman.

Artist Story

Distorted Dance

Read about the Winnipeg dancer who put a creative twist on the broken telephone game. The result: a coast-to-coast online dance project.

Julie Lebel, dance artist, Vancouver. Photo : Elisha Clement

Blog Post

Julie Lebel: Dialogues on public engagement

"Public engagement means making a connection. The question then is how to increase the points of connection between individuals and art experiences."

Who assesses

Peer assessment

Find out how the Council makes its decisions.

Arnold Choi and Joanthan Chan

News Release

Musical Instrument Bank winners featured in free Chamberfest concert

Join the Canada Council for the Arts and Chamberfest on Monday, July 28 at noon for a free concert with Musical Instrument Bank winners Jonathan Chan and Arnold Choi.

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...