This edition features a profile of our Professional Discounts; an Extended Health comparison; an invitation to join our Dance Response program; an opportunity to discuss with the CDA; & our monthly dance citizenship challenge.

CADA/BC's Professional Discounts

Currently, 5 businesses support CADA/BC and its Membership by providing Professional Discounts to our community. Please see below the organizations who take part in this program and the specials that they offer CADA/BC Members:

Performance Discounts

CADA/BC Members receive ticket discounts at several theatres throughout Vancouver and through Dance Victoria

these discounts vary by theatre...ask at box offices if they offer a “cada discount” and be sure to have your membership card with you in order to obtain the discount

Full Circle Pilates |

25% off drop-in The Trio classes

present membership card at registration

Barre Fitness |

15% off regular drop-in rates & class packages

present membership card at registration

The Dance Shop |

10% off all regular priced merchandise purchased in the store—spend $250 or more and receive a 20% off gift card applicable for 6 months

present membership card when purchasing

DNC Dance Nouveau Co. |

15% off regular class prices

present membership card at registration

The Dance Current |

annual subscription rate of $32

contact cada/bc's program coordinator to arrange

For a full list of our Business Members, as well as the Businesses who offer Professional Discounts, please visit the programs section of our website.

Want to sign-up for a Business Membership or to offer Professional Discounts? Please see Business Membership benefits & application form or contact us with any suggestions/questions.

Extended Health Comparison

Could you lower your annual expenses by paying into an extended health care plan?

While we recognize that everyone has completely unique needs when it comes to extended healthcare, for may well be worth looking into.

In early 2012, we surveyed our Membership to determine the average usage and expenditures of extended health care. We were curious to find out whether or not dance artists saved money by joining an extended medical plan. Prepared by CADA/BC Member Jennifer Law, click the link below for the findings.

Extended Health Comparison

Want to try Dance Response?

We have a few tickets available for these upcoming shows:

Saturday, February 16
BJM (Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal) | Works by Millepied, Soto & Marshall
Vancouver Playhouse
ticket = $35

Saturday, March 23
Carte Blache | Corps de Walk
Vancouver Playhouse
ticket = $35

Thursday, April 25
Chartier Danse | Stria
Scotiabank Dance Centre
ticket = $19

Monday, April 30
Tara Cheyenne Performance | Highgate
The Cultch Historic Theatre
ticket = $18

What does joining Dance Response mean?

You and a group of your peers watch the show. After, you gather in the theatre to discuss what you saw. Within two days of the show, you post your minimum 50 word response to our page on Plank Magazine.

Contact Kristina if you are interested.

Want to know more about the Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA), the I Love Dance campaign & National Dance Week?

We are hosting teleconferences with Louis Laberge-Côté, the Chair of the Independent Artists Standing Council, on:

  • Jan 28, 5-6:30pm PST
  • Jan 31, 5-6:30pm PST

Contact Kristina to get the number.

Speak With Your Feet

This month's dance citizenship challenge...

Participate in CADA Cafés.

CADA Cafés—Why We Dance

An inquiry into the future of dance & the role of CADA/BC

Beginning with the premise that if CADA/BC understands what its Membership cares about, CADA/BC will be relevant...we want to hear what Members think about the role of the professional dance artist...especially as the landscape of dance, and the space dance exists within, changes.

CADA Cafés are sparked by many ideas that arose during the 2012 Member’s Unconference:

  • gather Members in a way that creates understanding across dance forms
  • share ideas about professional dance
  • generate strong connections between Members

As we lead into the 2013 Member’s Unconference, we want to bring everyone together to discuss the topics we hear about most...and to seed ideas and connections to take forward into our next Membership year and the 2013 Member’s Unconference.

There are 3 ways to participate in CADA Cafés: In Person, on our Website & on Twitter. Please see further details, including the topics, below:

Café 1: What does it mean to be a professional dance artist in the 21st Century?

In Person | Meet with other Members...have coffee & snacks...Fri, Feb 1, 1—3pm @ Heritage Hall, Board Room (2nd floor, 3102 Main St) RSVP by Mon, Jan 28

Website | From Jan 22—Feb 27, go to the Café 1 page on our website & join the discussion via commenting

Twitter Chat | Join @CADABC Sun, Feb 17 from 3—4pm for a discussion via Twitter, use hashtag #CADACafe

Café 2: Training & Maintaining the Form—What Training is Important to Dance?

In Person | Meet with other Members...have coffee & snacks...Sun, Feb 3, 2:30-4:30pm, Roundhouse Community Centre, Room C (181 Roundhouse Mews) RSVP by Wed, Jan 30

Website | From Jan 22—Feb 27, go to the Café 2 page of our website & join the discussion via commenting

Twitter Chat | Join @CADABC Feb 13 from 5—6pm for a discussion via Twitter, use hashtag #CADACafe

Café 3: Why CADA/BC? The possibilities, necessities & values of professional dance.

In Person | Meet with other Members...have coffee & snacks...Sat, Feb 9, 11am—1pm, Firehall Branch, VPL, Meeting Room (1455 West 10th Ave) RSVP by Mon, Feb 4

Website | From Jan 22—Feb 27, go to the Café 3 page of our website & join the discussion via commenting

Twitter Chat | Join @CADABC Mon, Jan 28 from 1-2pm for a discussion via Twitter, use hashtag #CADACafe

CADA/BC and its Members,

ensuring dance remains a vital part of our culture.

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written, designed and built by Deanna Peters, CADA/BC Communications Officer