Guidelines

Joshua Ongcol; photo Yvonne Chew

CADA/West recognizes dance from all cultures, traditions and movements. Whether you’re a dancer, choreographer, teacher, mentor, student, cultural leader, artistic director, arts manager, writer, business supporter, avid audience member… working and residing in Western or Northern Canada, our Programs, Resources and Outreach are designed to serve your needs.

Join & Renew / Contact

 

Who should join?

Do you dedicate a considerable amount of time to dance? Is dance part of your career, religion, lineage and/or culture? If so, we encourage you to join!

The chart below helps determine what level of membership to apply for. If you don’t identify with any one category, please contact us. We want to support you in your practice and we’re happy to discuss which programs will serve you best.

You can include a biography on your application form instead of a CV. Just make sure it details your training, performing and the context of your practice, wherever and whenever it takes place.

Membership Levels & Rates

annual membership renews each year on March 31

Levels Rates Eligibility
Professional Dance Artist $70 employed professionally as defined by the Canadian Artist Code with 2 years or more professional experience
Emerging Dance Artist $60 pursuing professional artist employment as defined by the Canadian Artist Code
Student $30 training in an educational institution or with a recognized teacher
Associate Professional $50 dance teachers, administrators, stage managers, technical staff, dance and theatre companies, etc.
Friend $15 members of the public
Business $60 business members help CADA/West grow and offer discounts to members.

Membership Benefits

  Training Subsidy Studio Subsidy Consult-
ations
Professional Discounts Voting Childcare Subsidy
Professional

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x

x

x

x

x

Emerging Professional

x

x

x

x

x

x

Student    

x

x

x

 
Associate Professional    

x

x

x

 
Friend            

Nation-wide Eligibility

Although CADA/West is a regional organization, membership is available to dance artists and students from across Canada. If you’re already a member of CADA-East or RQD, you are only eligible for the CADA/West Associate Professional level of membership.

Our open membership policy recognizes the nomadic work-life of many dance artists and the distribution of the dance community across Canada in both urban and rural centres.

CDA Joint Membership

CADA/West offers automatic joint membership with the Canadian Dance Assembly to all Professional, Emerging, Associate and Student members.

 

Jeanette Kotowich; photo Yvonne Chew