Touring: Tips for Success Workshop | March 14, 4pm

Register by Monday March 12 to Guarantee Your Place! 

Generously funded by the Ontario Arts Council, the Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) is pleased to offer professional development workshops in partnership with the Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC), the Dance Umbrella of Ontario (DUO) and the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) – with the support of, Creative Trust and CCI – Ontario Presenting Network.
Touring: Tips for Success | March 14, 4 pm

In today’s ever changing market it can be tricky to launch a touring career in Canada. There are many questions that need to be answered with very few obvious answers. Join us as we explore the ins and outs of touring. These are just some of the questions that will be answered: What are the opportunities for my work in Canada and how do I find the appropriate market places for them? What conference or festival opportunities are there and how do I prepare for them? Once there, how do I meet people, sell my performances and close the deal? Along the way, is it easier if I have an agent? If so, how do I find one and what do they do for me? Once I have a tour, how do I deal with all of the logistical details? How do I finance the tour? How do I actually “get on the road”? Once the performances are over and all of the applause has stopped, what do I do then?

Don’t miss this chance to jump start your touring career in Canada!
Speaker: Judy Harquail
Judy has over 25 years of experience working in the performing arts. Her previous accomplishments include directing and executing touring activity for some of Canada’s most highly respected dance and opera companies, developing and executing strategic marketing campaigns and working in collaboration with an extensive range of arts organizations and arts professionals across Canada, the United States, and throughout the world. Amongst the many projects she is currently working on, she is Program Manager for CCI – the Ontario Presenters Network where she is responsible for the Ontario Dances program, the biannual Ontario Dances Platform, the Fresh Start program and CCI’s block booking program. She also has extensive experience dealing with all levels of government funding agencies having worked on contract for the Canada Council and the Department of Canadian Heritage assisting in the launch of the Arts Presentation Canada Program in Ontario. Judy is the 2007 recipient of the National Arts Centre award for distinguished contribution to touring.
Workshop Breakdown

4 – 6:30 pm           Workshop Session: Let’s learn together!
6:30 – 7:30 pm      Networking/Social Hour: Let’s socialize together!
8 pm                      Local Performance (discounted rate for participants): Let’s be inspired

Click HERE to Register

Cost: Registration fees may be paid at the door, however we require pre-registration by Monday March 12 
$35 *members/clients, $50 non-members
*requires that you are a member/client of one of the partner organizations listed above (CDA, DTRC, DUO, PACT, CCI)

*After completing your registration, you’ll be prompted to pay via PayPal (Credit Card) or cheque. Cheque and cash payments will be accepted at the door on the evening of your workshop, but you may also mail in a cheque in advance to the “Canadian Dance Assembly” at:

Canadian Dance Assembly
55 Mill Street, Suite 312
Case Goods Building #74
Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

*A payment confirmation email will be sent to the email address provided on the form once a payment has been received.

Please contact our office if you have any questions at 416-515-8444 or You can always visit us at

Workshop Location

Dancemakers Centre for Creation
55 Mill Street, Building 58
The Cannery, Studio 314
Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

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Local Performance

Following each workshop participants will have the opportunity to socialize with one another in order to deepen conversations, ask questions or meet new colleagues.  Then, head over to a theatre nearby and enjoy a local performance at a discounted rate.  Once participants sign up for the workshop they will be given instructions on how to access this exclusive offer.

March 14th: Jasmyn Fyffe Dance, Interlock – Winchester Street Theatre