Introducing the DanceON Series

2021 is not a regular year for any of us. The pandemic has completely reshaped the landscape of dance in Ontario. As such, we’ve had to completely redefine the way we support the dance community. The DanceON Series is our way of doing just that.

Dance stops for nothing, because it can adapt to anything. While dance can no longer bring people together in person, we can still come together virtually to support dance.

The series will consist of monthly workshops, show and share sessions, and expert Q&A’s. Featuring voices from across the dance community, these events will be a place for our members to learn, connect, and most importantly: dance.

We know that we can’t bring back the dance world of the past until it’s safe to do so, but we hope the DanceON Series will bring back the physical, mental, and emotional benefits that come with being a part of the dance community.

So dance on, Ontario. We’re right here with you.

DANCEON: Show & Share

Meet the Show and Share Sessions. Our way of helping you continue to explore emerging talent, support local artists, and enjoy the thrill of dance.

Performers from across Ontario of all styles tune in to perform work in progress shows, and benefitting from both the feedback of the audience.

Miss the shows? We’ve got you covered.

October 28 , 2021: featuring the works I'm not in Love (KINAJ) and This Dress (Caroline Niklas-Gordon).


December 5, 2021:  featuring the works D Y S (Eilish Shin-Culhane) and Her (Irina Lerman).


DANCEON: Ask the Expert

Miss the immediacy and satisfaction of being able to work through challenges and questions with the dance experts you respect? We’re on it.

Introducing the DanceON Ask the Expert Q&A’s. Our way of helping connect your dance questions with the dance experts who can answer them.

Whether you’re trying to navigate the nuances of insurance, music rights, or funding opportunities – DanceON Q&A’s are there to ensure you don’t have to confront a remedy on your own.

Follow us on our social channels to stay informed on upcoming Q&A’s and how to submit a question to our featured experts.

Expert Sessions have included Taxes during COVID with Jennifer Wan and Considerations for Training at Home with Pivot Dancer. Read the last two post below:

Preparing for a Healthy Fall Dance Season

Written by Janet Sellery -  READ FULL BLOG POST HERE

Switching to virtual classes again? How to stay strong & pain-free while training at home

Written by Dinah Hampson and Geneviève Renaud - READ FULL BLOG POST HERE


DANCEON: Monthly Community Workshops

Miss being able to connect with your peers? Don’t worry. We do too.

Which is why we created a series of monthly workshops, covering topics spanning from Indigenous Education, to Dance Photography, to training sessions on converting your practice to online operation.

Being able to hear from and connect with other dancers is a vital growing and learning experience that the current landscape is depriving too many of our members of.

So if you find yourself missing all things dance: tune in. Check our social channels for the latest information about upcoming workshops and how to register. We can’t wait to see you there.

Past workshops: 

  • Indigenous Awareness 101 with Maria Montejo
  • Cashflow for Creatives with Jennifer Wan
  • Going Digital with Yasmina Ramzy
  • Mental Skills in Dance with Lauren Ritchie
  • Shimmy, Shake or Shudder? with Lisa Sandlos
  • Making a Dance Film with Olya Glotka
  • Dancing through Challenging Times with Janet Sellery
  • Duty to Report: Protecting Young Dancers in Ontario with Boost Child and Youth Advocacy Centre
  • Respectful Workplaces with the Respect Group -  Watch HERE!

Stay tuned for more workshops coming next year!


The DanceON Series is available to all Dance Ontario members. To become a member today and gain access to the full offerings of the series as well as a wide range of other benefits, visit our membership page.


The DanceON Series is generously funded the Ontario Trillium Foundation.