About - Join Dance Ontario

Memberships Fees and Categories

Group - $80 (companies, studios, schools & association who work in the field of dance)

Individual - $40 (members who make their career in a dance profession)

Affiliate - $25 (those affiliated with an existing member group of Dance Ontario - not included in listings)

Associate - $25 (those interested in dance but who do not make dance their profession - not included in listings)

Student - $10 (those under 24 years of age and are attending school full time - not included in listings)

SOCAN - $90 (added to your individual membership fee) license under Tariff 19 (physical exercise and dance instruction)
This covers the use of recorded music for dance and fitness classes for 1 year wherever that individual is teaching. SOCAN licenses are valid from January 1 to December 31 each year.


Membership Benefits

  • Promotion of Member Performances and Events on the Web and through the Dance Ontario E-Newsletter
  • Referrals through our Hot Line and website for classes, professional schools and management/production services
  • Listing in Dance Directory and Directory on the Web
  • Opportunities for profile features on the Web Site
  • Opportunity to be commissioned for DanceWeekend
  • Opportunity to be showcased as part of the Dance Ontario Dance Weekend Opportunity to be invited to partner in some of Dance Ontario Activities
  • Access to Anti-Racism, Access Policy and Human Rights Policy Procedures
  • Access to enhanced insurance benefits through Front Row Insurance Inc.
  • Access to our negotiated SOCAN licensing fee (for teachers using copyrighted music) of $90 including HST. 

By becoming a member you support the multiple activities that Dance Ontario undertakes that benefit all dance practitioners throughout the province.
Dance Ontario advocates independently as well as through PASO-OPSA Coalition of Arts Service Organizations and Ontarians for the Arts (OftA).


Dance Ontario is our champion of performers, teachers, choreographers, and organizations throughout the province. They provide timely information, acting as a vital communication hub to keep us all informed. We have been a proud member of Dance Ontario since the ‘80s and look forward to many more years of collaboration. 
   -   Merrilee Hodgins, Artistic Director, The School of Dance, Ottawa.

How to Become a Member

Register online now OR download the application form

Dance Ontario's membership year runs from January 1st to December 31st each year.

If you complete the downloadable application - fill the application form and mail it along with membership fee cheque to:

Dance Ontario Association
The Distillery District
15 Case Goods Lane, Ste 304
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5A 3C4

Tel: 416. 204 1083
Fax: 416. 204 1085
E-mail contact@danceontario.ca