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DanceWeekend goes Digital in 2021

Call to Members - Come Dance With Us!


Dance Ontario invites our members to join us in a special digital film project, choreographed by Alysa Pires, filmed and performed by you!

All you need is a camera on your phone or laptop, and some space to move. Your living room or even backyard could make for a great backdrop!  

The participatory film will be premiered at Danceweekend’21 in the spring of 2021.

Participation includes: 

Happy Holidays !

Wishing everyone a safe and restful holiday. Our offices will be closed from December 24- January 4th, 2021. We look forward to dancing into 2021 with hope and inpiration!

Ontario is moving into a Provincewide Shutdown to stop the spread of COVID-19 on December 26, at 12:01 a.m.

Thanks for Joining us!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Dance Ontario Holiday Dance Party. We had a great hour of dancing and lots of great prizes were won!

Big thanks to our MC Alan Faigal and to our membership coordinator Julie McLachlan for organizing and hosting our ZOOM party.


Dance Ontario Holiday Dance Party




Dance Ontario invites our members and friends to join us for a family-friendly holiday dance party.
Friday, December 18th from 4 -5 pm.

CARFAC recently published the following alert letting artists know about a lack of clarity in terms of eligibility requirements for CERB/CRB that has caused some artists to be asked to repay amounts received.

Dance Ontario COVID-19 Response Meeting

The Dance Ontario COVID -19 Response Committee invites members to join us for a special meeting to share, discuss and explore ideas on the impact of COVID-19 on the dance sector. Our goal is to bring our membership together to share questions, worries and stories about the impacts of COVID -19 and how Dance Ontario can support the community. Please fill out the form below to register and submit topics or questions you would like to explore. Zoom link will sent prior to the meeting.

Please RSVP by Thursday December 3rd.

In Memorium: Patricia Beatty (1936-2020)⁣

The dance community is mourning the loss and remembering the legacy of Patricia (Trish) Beatty), one of Canada's most esteemed dance artists.

Dancer, choreographer, teacher and pioneer in developing and nurturing modern dance in Toronto and Canada, Patricia Beatty was a co-founder of Toronto Dance Theatre and the School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Her works and teaching have impacted generations of dance artists and creators and she was the recipient of the Dance Ontario Lifetime Achievement Award for her immense contribution to dance in the province.

Dance Ontario DanceWeekend is going digital in 2021! Our annual festival, which draws packed houses each year, will shift to showcasing our members and vibrant dance community in the online space in response the COVID-19 pandemic.