Build Your Career Skills With These Incredible Workshops!

Build Your Career Skills With These Incredible Workshops!

The Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) is happy to offer two dynamic workshops in Toronto! On May 17, 2012, we will explore two key topics: Financial Management and Technological Innovation. These workshops are being offered as part of CDA’s I love dance / J’aime la danse National Campaign. We just wrapped a very exciting first edition of National Dance Week and you can find out more about what had taken place across the country by visiting our blog at

Session Descriptions, Date, Times, Location

Financial Management: Building a Strong Bottom Line
Date: May 17, 2012
Time: Noon – 2:30 pm
Location: Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina Ave. Suite 400 (The Innovation Lab)
Speakers: Kendra Fry (General Manager, Theatre Passe Muraille) and Heather Young (Principal, Young Associates)
*Read their Bios HERE

Looking to increase your financial literacy in the arts sector? Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to learn hands-on techniques from experienced and influential arts managers who have helped turn projects into financial success stories. The workshop will begin with general tips and terms to assist with understanding of finances, and will then explore examples of how to focus on private and earned revenue, donor cultivation, deficit reduction, recovery from financial collapse and balancing artistic vs. management choices.

Following that, by using real case studies, participants will get the chance to walk through financial statements and analyze the financial health of an organization. Have fun with numbers while brainstorming with colleagues and take away practical tools which you can implement in your daily work. Discover the art of finance!

Technological Innovation: On and Off the Stage
Date: May 17, 2012
Time: 3 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina Ave. Suite 400 (The Innovation Lab)
Speakers: William Yong (Artistic Director/Choreographer, Zata Omm Dance Projects), Julian Sleath (Programming Manager, City of Toronto – Special Events), Sue Edworthy (Principal, Sue Edworthy Arts Planning)
*Read their Bios HERE

As technology moves ahead at light speed, how do we keep up!? This unique and innovative workshop explores the many possibilities of opening the technological realm in the arts – both on and off the stage.  Beyond Facebook and Twitter, propel your project to the next level of innovation by integrating new and exciting marketing strategies in your work. Don’t fight technology, use it to your advantage and be creative in your administration.

Additionally, discover the endless possibilities of using technology in your craft as stages become research labs with installations, video projections and other dynamic interactive technologies. Participants will learn the ups and downs of technology, hear from experts in their field and will get a Papertronics Lunar module to make and take home.

Curious to find out more? Come check out this interactive workshop and walk away with dynamic tools to integrate in your practice, whether it be in the office or on the stage!

Cost: (Light refreshments will be provided)
1 Workshop – $35
2 Workshops – $65
*Member rates require that you belong to at least one of these organizations (CDA, DTRC, DUO, PACT, CCI, CPAMO)

1 Workshop – $50
2 Workshops – $95

If you have any questions, please contact us in the office at 416-515-8444 or email

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), the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT), and Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO) – with the support of, Creative Trust and CCI – Ontario Presenting Network.

Our partnerships allow us to offer dynamic, inspiring and multi-disciplinary workshops that strengthen our professional networks. This pilot project offers a series of workshops in Toronto and may inspire further initiatives such as this in other provinces. Don’t miss out, sign up today!

  If you love dance – Participate!
  Si vous aimez la danse- Participez !


We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts which last year invested $18.7 million in dance throughout Canada. / Nous remercions de son soutien le Conseil des Arts du Canada, qui a investi 18,7 millions de dollars l’an dernier dans la danse à travers le Canada.

Ontario Arts Council / Conseil des arts de l’Ontario
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destination dance~danse is a comprehensive, bilingual, searchable calendar of Canadian dance performances. It is the public’s first online stop for Canada – wide dance listings. / destination dance~danse est un calendrier détaillé, bilingue et d’utilisation facile des spectacles de danse au Canada. Le premier arrêt en ligne d’un public qui veut savoir ce qui se passe dans le domaine de la danse partout au Canada.