March 19, 2010

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Call for Submissions – Dance 2 Danse Festival

ugust 18th – August 22nd, 2010

4 Dance Series. 11 Shows.

Dance 2 Danse Festival / D2D Festival


Venues: The Winchester Street Theatre and the Rivoli

Call for Submissions: Applications are currently being accepted for the new annual dance festival: Dance 2 Danse Festival / D2D. For complete application information, please go to:

Deadline for Applications: May 27, 2010 or email

4 Dance Series. 2 Venues. 7 Different Programs. 11 shows. 47 Choreographers. Over 100 Performers.


Just to give all you dancers a heads up so you can get your people together for a fun time and have the chance to WIN $500

On March 20th, 2010 UBERHOUSE NIGHT CLUB (located near York University) is hosting their first dance battle event and the winner takes home $500

Entry is free for the battle and the rules are simple – dancers must be 19+, and the rest is simple: come to perform and win over the crowd….and remember $500 is up for grabs

Time frame for routine (Min 2min – Max 5min)

If you would like to register your Crew please call Mike Meadows @ 647-209-8852 or register via email at

Call for Submissions ~ Masala! Mehndi! Masti!

MMM’s 10th aMMMazing anniversary festival runs July 23-25, 2010 at Exhibition Place. North America’s largest International South Asian arts and entertainment festival invites all artists to submit their work for consideration by the jury.

Music . Dance . Film . Theatre . Visual Arts . Acrobatics

Please visit and click on “Artist Call 2010”. Fill in online application and send additional information/materials to

Deadline April 1, 2010

Dancers wanted – Ballet Folklorico Puro Mexico


Puro Mexico is currently working on material for 2010, we welcome anyone who is interested in participating and performing in multicultural events throughout Toronto such as : Carrasauga, Hispanic Fiesta and the International Chin Picnic and the CNE to name a few.

if you are interested or know anyone that would be interested they can contact me for any information:


Call to choreographers and artists of all genres!

Cadence would like to invite choreographers and artists of all genres to apply for a unique opportunity to work in collaboration with each other and Cadence to produce “Cadence City Connect: Toronto” in July at the Winchester Street Theatre.

Less than five choreographers will be chosen to create a work on the dancers from the company.

Artists will be chosen to collaborate with the choreographer to create an interdisciplinary work.


Please submit the following either by email to: Or

Mail to: 100 Wellesley St East #2601, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y1H5 by Sunday March 28th at 6pm.

* Letter of Intent (150 words max) – Outlining why you desire to work with the company and your goals in the process.

* BIO (150 words max)

* CV

* Examples of work (Total of 10 min. max) This can be submitted via online links or DVD.


Please submit the following either by email to: Or

Mail to: 100 Wellesley St East #2601, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y1H5 by Sunday March 28th at 6pm.

* Letter of Intent (150 words max) – Outline why you desire to work with the company and your goals in the process.

* BIO (150 words max)

* CV

* Examples of work: either digital or hard copy, audio clips, DVD, CD etc.

2010 Toronto Burlesque Festival – Performer Application now online

Performer Application for 2010 Toronto Burlesque Festival now online!

Just wanted to officially announce the dates for this year’s Toronto Burlesque Festival, MeTOPolis: The Future of Burlesque. We will be doing the Fest this year from July 21 to 25. Performers, you can download your application NOW on the homepage of . Deadline is April 9.

For those of you who are new to burlesque, we will be having a Strip Search Toronto this year as well. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

Brazilfest – Call for Performers

For the 7th year, Itabras Entertainment Productions will be hosting the Brazilian Summer Festival (BRAZILFEST). A huge variety of styles of music and dance from all parts of the country, with something to offer for all tastes; rhythms and melodies that reflect the rich cultural heritage of Brazil.


July 25 2010

Festival De Verão / Brazilian Summer Festival

Earls Court Park (St. Clair Ave W. / Caledonia Rd)

..Sell and promote your products or services at Brazilfest 2010!

With well over 10.000 people in attendance in 2007 -2008- 2009 think of the opportunities, be sure to reserve your space today.Reserve now |

Artists, bands, Street Performers, musicians wishing to perform at the TIB welcome to send us a press kit, accept submissions up until April 25th @

The Brazilfest team would be delighted to hear from Sponsors, Vendors, Exhibitor and Volunteers, wishing to get involved with BRAZILFEST TORONTO

scholarships :: 2010 Gary Parks Scholarships

DCA Now Accepting Applications for 2010 Gary Parks Scholarship

The Dance Critics Association is pleased to offer the 2010 Gary Parks Scholarships, named for the late, well-loved reviews editor for Dance Magazine. His position there made him a point of contact for dance writers around the world, and a friend and mentor to many people in the field — this scholarship, to the DCA annual conference, is designed to encourage that same sense of collegiality.

This year the DCA will offer up to three scholarships of $500 for emerging or experienced writers to attend the annual conference in NY, July 16-18, 2010. (DCA will make fewer awards if criteria are not met.) The DCA is meeting with the World Dance Alliance for a conference centered on dance and criticism — the WDA conference runs July 12-17.

The Emerging Writers’ scholarship is designated for a critic with less than three years of professional experience. The scholarship includes complimentary admission to the entire conference and up to $500 to cover travel and lodging expenses. It is hoped that offering an opportunity to interact with established colleagues in the field, both formally and informally, will be of benefit. The recipient will be required to attend and complete writing assignments for the Kamikaze Workshop. Additionally, the recipient will be required to attend the entire conference and write an article detailing an aspect of the conference for the DCA News, topics and deadlines to be negotiated with the editor.

The Experienced Writer’s scholarship was established to support critics who, because of great distance from the conference site or challenging financial reasons (freelance writer or staffer with no financial support from publication), could not otherwise attend the conference. The recipient of the Experienced Writer’s scholarship will be expected to attend all conference events and panels and report on an agreed upon topic for the DCA News, deadlines to be negotiated with the editor.

To apply:

All applicants must submit three published reviews or critical essays, along with a cover letter. The cover letter should specify which scholarship – emerging or experienced -is being requested, state professional qualifications and discuss why the applicant feels that he or she would benefit from attending the DCA conference. Any special circumstances that you feel are relevant should also be addressed, including financial need, the fact that the applicant specializes in a particular form of criticism or that English is the critic’s second language.

Submit materials via email to:, or if applicant does not have access to email, submit three copies of entire application to: Gary Parks Scholars, c/o Sandra Kurtz, 1317 NE 66th St. Seattle, WA 98115. The emerging writers’ scholarship will be awarded on a competitive basis. The experienced writers’ fellowship will be awarded via a lottery. Deadline for receiving applications is March 30, 2010. Applicants will be notified by April 30 in time to make arrangements to attend the conference. Questions? Email:

The Gary Parks Scholarship exists with the generous support of the critical community. If you would like to help us extend this opportunity to our colleagues in the field, please seriously consider a tax-deductible contribution to the Gary Parks Scholarship Fund. Send your contribution, marked “Gary Parks” in the memo line to: DCA, POB 1882 Old Chelsea Station, New York, NY 10011.

What A Previous Gary Parks Scholar Says:

“Forget the loneliness of the long distance runner, dance writers top that hands-down. Not too many choose this career path, all for sound reasons. Those who do, choose to because we love dance and have something to offer the public in the way of our perceptions and opinions. I was a relative newbie when I received the Gary Parks Scholarship. It was wonderful to meet folks who, despite less than ideal circumstances, keep on writing. I felt welcomed into this world. Elizabeth Zimmer’s no nonsense voice is still in my head when I take pen to paper. Dance writing friends are a must for survival in this difficult business.”

Call for SUBMISSIONS – Women in Dance 2010

Women in Dance is looking for dancers/choreographers interested in performing in our NOVEMBER 2010 annual showcase!!

We are looking for all styles of dance

Latin -Chinese- Thai- African- Jazz- Ballet- Tap- Belly Dance- Contemporary- Swing- Aerial- Irish- Hip Hop- Urban- Breakdance- ETC

Requirements: Must be female ages 18+ Group pieces ONLY. Sorry NO solos/duets/trios

Please send your submission via email to or DVDs can be mailed to

Women in Dance

57 Edna Ave

Toronto, On

M6P 2B1

Please send before June 1

The Beat Down Hip Hop Dance Competition – REGISTER YOUR CREW NOW

The Beat Down is an elite hip hop dance competition based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The first annual Beat Down sold out with an amazing show with 10 competing crews and diverse exhibition acts that kept the crows on their feet screaming in excitement.

This year “The Beat Down” will be on SATURDAY AUGUST 21 at The Ryerson University Theatre, located downtown Toronto.


Registration is currently being accepted. The last day to register your crew is MONDAY MAY 31, 2010 AT 11:59PM

To download a copy of the registration packet, please click here:

If you have any other questions, please email us at

Nu-Lite Entertainment

DanceIntense Toronto 2010

What is DanceIntense?

It is an intensive dance training program for emerging South Asian dancers being producd by SAMPRADAYDA Dance Creations. Program participants work with Master Teachers for a full two weeks of intensive body conditioning, dance technique and career development. Special guest teachers from Canada and around the world- including India and the UK- make this a special experience not to be missed.

July 5 to July 17, 2010

York Univeristy, Toronto, Ontario Canada Dance Festival

Open to residents of Canada, the US and the UK only

How you can participate:

Two weeks choreo-residency program

  • must have a minimum of 10 years dance training in South Asian dance and/or contemporary dance
  • must be between 19-35 years of age
  • must be available to live on campus for the entire two week duration of the program

NEW! Day Scholar Program

  • must have at least 5 years dance training in South Asian dance
  • must be between 14-18 years of age
  • must be available from 9am-1pm each day
  • must find your own transportation to and from York U

All interested dancers must submit an Audition DVD and Current C.V. (if interested, you will be notified in writing)

Deadline for all submissions: March 31, 2010

Fees: full two week program: $500- day scholar: $200

*$500 fee includes program cost and accommodations at York U only

**Participants are responsible for their own meals and travel expenses

For more info: www.sampradaya or call 905-607-8434

CALL TO CHOREOGRAPHERS – 6th Annual Talent Defined Showcase, 2010

An exhilarating showcase of Toronto’s upcoming and professional dance companies & choreographers

Tango, salsa, ballroom, hip hop, tap and all that jazz! Talent Defined 2010, sponsored by City Dance Corps, will be held on June 26, 2pm and 8 pm, at the Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. (corner of Bloor and Spadina Ave.)

6th Annual Talent Defined 2010 is an exhilarating showcase of Toronto’s finest dance companies and choreographers, showcasing their art in a wide variety of dance styles, from sultry salsa to cutting edge contemporary.

The talents of Toronto’s best and most exciting professional dancers and choreographers will be displayed with performances in salsa, jazz, hip hop, bellydance, tango, ballet and more!


APPLY AT now! – New Auditions – Submit now

New talent is needed now.

View and submit yourself to recent inventory of over 25,000 Castings Auditions:

Female dancers wanted – Age: 40+, with Beginner II (or more) Bellydance




**Must be 40+

**Must have a Beginner II level or more

**Must take 1 class a week at Arabesque and attend rehearsals

Saturdays 2:30-4:30pm

This wonderful troupe was created in order to celebrate the female spirit at its most glorious.

All women who have grey roots, who have been around the block a few times and for whom gravity has taken its course is welcomed at Allspice!

Wherever this high-spirited group performs, audiences walk away with a warm glow and a new zest for life!

Director and Choreographer: Yasmina Ramzy

Manager and Choreography Coach: Jaene Castrillon

NEXT REHEARSAL: January 30th at Arabesque! Come and check it out, just let me know your coming by beforehand!

Contact: Jaene (647) 832-5634 or

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – The Junction Arts Festival 2010

The Junction Arts Festival is now accepting creative proposals for the 2010 Junction Arts Festival. The Festival runs from September 8 to 12, 2010 with a two-day street closure of Dundas Street West September 11 and 12.

We are currently accepting proposals only from performance based artists and art installation works of any combination including but not limited to Indoor and Outdoor Installation Artists, Street Dance and Theatre groups as well as any multi-arts ideas that we may be able to support. Our emphasis in 2010 will be for large-scale outdoor work but we are accepting all proposals. Fees will be determined on a per-artist-basis.

Additional calls for Visual art and Music will be forthcoming in the next few months. Approximately 200,000 people attend the festival each year, experiencing interactive works that both engage and enthrall.

Proposals should include the following:

– Artist or group contact info

– Bio and history

– Example of past work

– Video and or photo examples of proposed work. If proposing a new work please include a description plus technical requirements.

If proposing a new work please be as specific as your present process allows at this time. Also inform us if you are applying for any creative funding from other sources. If applications for government funding precede any agreement between artist and festival, then a letter of intent may be issued on our part.

The Junction Arts Festival has been running its present programming since 2007 but the festival’s history dates back to 1991 with the street closure since 2000. ‘Where the Arts meet the Street’ is the basis for this ever growing multi-arts Festival that includes visual art, galleries, installation art, main stage music, dance, theatre, poetry, performance art, traveling minstrels and anything in between and beyond.

Toronto, National and International applications accepted.

All inquiries should be directed to Festival Director Michael

Menegon via email at

Packages should be sent to: Junction Arts Festival 3047 Dundas

Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6P 1Z3 Canada

Male Dancers wanted – Kinetic Elements

Kinetic Elements is looking for male dancers for their upcoming shows and events. Contemporary/modern dance training is not required, but an asset. We encourage all dancers from any genre to apply.

If you are interested or know someone who is, you can email your headshot and resume to

Call for submissions – MUSICAL WORKS IN CONCERT!

As part of the 2010 Music Series, SummerWorks will present two evenings showcasing new pieces by artists working with musical theatre models in a stripped-down concert format. The series will take place on Sunday, August 8th, and Monday, August 9th.

We are currently seeking applications from artists who work both in conventional and unconventional musical models. Our only requirements are that the work has both live musical and dramatic elements, and has never before been produced. Applications from diverse artistic practices are strongly encouraged to apply (i.e. theatre artists, indie musicians, dancers, video artists, etc.)

Submitted pieces should be a minimum of forty minutes in length. We’re accepting full-length works (one or two acts) or a completed first act of an unfinished work.

For an application form and submission guidelines, please visit the SummerWorks website at:

For further assistance, please contact us at

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre Summer Training Intensive – August, 2010

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Canada’s premiere Aboriginal contemporary dance company, invites dancers of all backgrounds to join us in Toronto, Canada at Canada’s National Ballet School in August, 2010 for a dance training intensive like no other.

Led by National Ballet School of Canada trained Mohawk choreographer and dancer, Santee Smith, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre performs across Canada and on stages around the world (including performances in 2009/2010 at festivals in Australia, Japan, Mexico and the United States).

Two programs are offered:

• Advanced Dance Practitioners: Take up to three consecutive weeks of intense training in ballet, modern, Santee Smith choreography [or use your preferred description] and traditional powwow.

• Recreational dancers: An intensive one week technical foundations class with the same faculty as our pre-professional dance students.


Santee Smith – KDT Repertoire/Contemporary Indigenous Dance

Johanna Bergfeldt – Contemporary Technique

Michel Faigaux – Ballet

Rosa and Crystal “Beanie” John – Powwow Styles, Hoop Dance

Michael Greyeyes – Viewpoints I and II

Plus: Special Guest Teachers and many other workshops that will complement your dance practice and challenge you this summer.

Visit our website for complete details, faculty bios, class schedules and pricing options. Prices start at $20 for drop in classes.


Call for Artists – City on the Move: A Festival of Young Artists in Transit

Deadline: Ongoing until March 31, 2010

ages 18-32


Toronto Cultural Services invites submissions from emerging and more seasoned artists for City on the Move: A Festival of Young Artists in Transit. City on the Move will present the creative talent of young artists and performers ages 18 to 32 on the TTC – stations, subways, buses and streetcars – from August ’09 till the summer of 2010. Whether you express yourself through spoken word, dance, music, visual art, installations/sculptures, performance art, theatre and anything and everything in between, City on the Move is a great opportunity to make your art known to the public, and GET PAID for it.


Artists are to submit the following to :

Full contact information

A brief biography and or resume

A description of their art and the piece(s) intended

An electronic sample of their work along with any relevant web links where their art can be viewed – e.g. YouTube, Myspace, Facebook etc.

Toronto Cultural Services will review all submissions to create a program that reflects the diversity of Toronto’s vibrant arts community. Only Toronto residents may apply. Preference will be given to artists from the City’s priority and underserved neighbourhoods. Only artists selected to showcase their art will be contacted. For further information contact Nawfal Sheikh at / 416-392-6371.

Please note City on the Move will also feature young artists and performers from outside the Call for Artists.

Call for performers – Women’s Salon Series

* Location: Toronto – Dufferin and Queen

* Compensation: share of pay what you can donations

We are starting a small non profit with 5 months of salons on the last Sunday of each month from 2-5pm for music, arts and a lecture (June’s salon will occur on the 21st). The salons will address networking, employment, and the arts and bring self-identifying women together during these trying times of cut backs and the recession.

Currently, we are seeking self-identifying women performers, musicians, activists, storytellers, poets, artists or any women interested in entertaining at one of the monthly Salons.

We are seeking a commitment of only one ½ hour display of musical talent, performance or demonstration/lecture or one dance piece. In exchange, we’ll offer you a warm audience, a lovely forum in which to entertain and the opportunity to network and advertise your talents and any of your upcoming events or engagements. Also as this is a pay what you can gig, we aim to be inclusive of all women’s economic status and at the same time also honor the work and time of our performers.

The Women’s Salon Series is a new grassroots movement in Toronto, Ontario Canada that aims to gather a diversity of women together to share resources and artistic creations, to learn about culture and grow sustainable community development, to explore our connections to technology and to network around hidden employment opportunities.

Want to perform at one of the monthly Salons? Please email . In the subject line of your email, please type Call Out for Performers Musicians!

Send Submissions To:

Michelle van Looy

340 Dufferin Street, Toronto Ontario, Canada, M6K 1Z9



A monthly performance series serving up some of the city’s finest improvisers and innovators in sound and performance [and delicious hot soup]. We’re currently accepting submissions from music and performance innovators in jazz, contemporary sound, dance and theatre. More Info: Hot Soup will be held on the first Thursday of every month (starting March, 2009) at Labspace Studio, a 2000 SF warehouse and performance venue, in Toronto’s east-end (Leslieville).


Labspace is run by John Loerchner and Laura Mendes

Labspace Studio

2-A Pape Ave.

Toronto, ON

M4M 2V6

ph: 416-836-1516

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