Where to post/find out about classes, studios, performances, jobs, events, calls, auditions,,,,,,,,?

When it comes to dance/arts/community resources, there are many types. Some are mainstays: Canada Council for the Arts, an accountant at tax time, your favourite studio to rent. Others keep changing and you have to stay up on them: training opportunities, performances, auditions.

Become acquainted with what provincial dance service organizations provide (even if you do not live there).

Staying connected with various regional organizations—the services they provide, the events they promote—is a great way to discover what is going on in your field across the country and can provide additional opportunities to post and advertise your events to a wider audience. Peruse these sites and subscribe to their newsletters to stay informed about training, calls, auditions, performances, rentals, etc.

Alberta Dance Alliance: subscribe to their Dancelines eNews; submit your listing; follow them on Twitter

Dance Saskatchewan: subscribe to their weekly newsletter; submit your listing: dancesask@sasktel.net

The Dance Centre: you must be a member to receive/post to their Members eNews, however, please see their BC Dance Calendar & BC Dance Directory; follow them on Twitter

Dance Manitoba

Dance Ontario; follow them on Twitter


Le Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD); s’inscrire a leur cyberlettre

Dance Nova Scotia

Dance Newfoundland; follow them on Twitter

Performance Listings:

The Dance Current: listings

Alberta Dance Alliance: Dancelines eNews

The Dance Centre: BC Dance Calendar

Also look/post in your local daily/weekly paper


CADA/West resources: Training-BC

CADA/West resources: Training-Canada

Alberta Dance Alliance: Dancelines eNews

The Training Society of Vancouver: Working Class: their class schedule & master classes


Alliance for Arts and Culture: Careers (you must be an Alliance member, or pay a fee, to post)

Alberta Dance Alliance: Job Board

Dance Saskatchewan: Employment Listings

Studio Rentals:

CADA/West resources: Studio Rentals

We are a bit thin here. If you offer space for rent, CONTACT US and we will post.


Alliance for Arts and Culture: Careers (you must be an Alliance member, or pay a fee, to post)

Art Rubicon: Opportunities


Alliance for Arts and Culture: Volunteer

Read our advocacy post on volunteering at dance events in Vancouver

Contact any organization that you are interested in volunteering for. They would be happy to hear from you!


Craigslist (we know this seems obvious, but this is the best place)

AND, let’s not forget social media. Some of us are conflicted with hearing of its virtues, but it does really work for promoting your art and expanding your awareness of what others are up to. Not sure how to get started? See this post on our site by Sabrina Furminger.

Do you know of any good places to post/find resources like classes, performances, auditions, calls? We secretly wish we had a listserv, like John Newton’s in Toronto. Do you have a strong sense of what is going on in a particular region?

Any thoughts? Any questions?