The Studio Subsidy Program (SSP) provides financial support towards the cost of renting a studio for the purpose of dance training.

This program is for training initiatives that are open to ALL other CADA/West members and does not directly support choreographic research, creation or rehearsals.


SSP submission form


Submissions are due bi-monthly: May 10, July 10, September 10, November 10, January 10 and March 10

Eligibility, limits & locales

You will be eligible to receive reimbursement for $7/hour of studio rental

E.g. a receipt for 16 hours of rental at $20/hr will result in a flat reimbursement of $112 (16 hrs X $7/hr). We can not take into consideration the sales tax paid.

We reimburse eligible training to the total annual limits of $200/year [professional] or $150/year [emerging]

The SSP program year runs from April 1–March 31, in conjunction with our Membership year

SSP encourages members to provide dance training opportunities within their communities. The program is especially beneficial to members who reside in areas where there may not be access to regularly scheduled dance training.
Non-Applicable activities include studio costs for training outside of Canada, training in yoga, pilates or other body work that is not a form of dance, training in passive body work (massage, physio etc) and teacher training.

Submission requirements

CADA/West Professional or Emerging level Membership must be current to receive subsidies

Please Contact us to discuss your initiative at least one month prior to the first class or workshop

Only one person per initiative can recieve SSP reimbursement; the person who's name appears on the studio rental receipt(s)

Submit full and electronic copies of your studio receipts attached; if you're having difficulty with the online form, please see these Instructions

Receipt requirements

The following is required on ALL studio rental receipts:

Please note: credit card statements, bank account statements and membership agreements are not a sufficient form of documentation

A reminder to keep original receipts for your taxes!