News posts dated Oct. 2011

DanceNL AGM is approaching

DanceNL is calling all members and potential members to attend the DanceNL Annual General Meeting on Friday November 4th.

Join us early at 5:30 PM for an informal wine and cheese and network with other members of the dance community.

The AGM starts at 6:00 PM. For those who cannot make it in person please connect with us on Skype. The AGM will be viewable online via Skype video conference – add us: dancenl

Get directions to the AGM by emailing

DanceNL is a not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to preserve, promote and support all forms of dance and dance activity throughout the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Our membership is made up of dancers, dance teachers, choreographers, scholars, dance enthusiasts and audience members representing a broad spectrum of dance in the province. There are no pre-requisites for joining DanceNL – all members of the dance community are welcome.

The Annual General Meeting event is a great opportunity to learn about DanceNL’s work during the past year and to hear about new plans for 2012. As Newfoundland’s first and only sectoral dance association, DanceNL desires feedback from the community – there will be opportunities to voice opinions, brainstorm ideas and make suggestions to the board. Nomination to the Board of Directors is open to all members and a new Board will be elected.

The AGM will conclude early on Friday evening.

Membership is only $20. Bring a friend and get the Plus One Discount membership for $15.
Join online by visiting our website:

or drop by the AGM and join on the spot.

“I Love Dance/J’aime la danse” Presentation

I love dance / J’aime la danse National Campaign comes to St. John’s!

On Sunday October 16th, Nathalie Fave, Executive Director of the Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA), will host a community discussion and presentation on the I Love Dance/J’aime la Danse National Campaign with a focus on the launch of the National Dance Week. The presentation will be held in conjunction with the 21st Festival of New Dance and will take place from 3-5:30pm held at the MMAP (MUN Campus), Room 149.

From 2011 – 2017 the CDA is spearheading a nation-wide campaign: “I Love Dance / J’aime la danse”, which is designed to strengthen the visibility of dance organizations and individuals, as well as help develop unique benefits and services that will strengthen collaboration and commitment to the expansion and development of dance as integral to Canadian culture. The project will advance dance through a focus on community inclusiveness, economic effectiveness, outreach and visibility across the country.

This initiative is inclusive of all dance forms and practices. Canadian Dance Assembly is currently touring the country, meeting with dance organizations, key stakeholders and partners in order to help shape the campaign and make it a truly national initiative by and for the dance community.

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage in an ambitious and dynamic visibility campaign for dance. Bring your ideas to the table, network with colleagues, meet new dance enthusiasts and be part of the conversation. Following the presentation of the campaign, participants will divide into working groups in order to actively contribute to the makeup of National Dance Week. Participants will be asked to brainstorm ideas and activities that will feed into the launch of the 2012 National Dance Week.

Admission is ‘pay what you can’ at the door. Please RSVP your attendance to
For further information on this session please contact the Canadian Dance Assembly, or 416-515-8444

The Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) is the voice of the professional dance sector in Canada and promotes a healthy, sustainable environment in which professional dance practice can grow and thrive. CDA is a reputable source of information on the current state of dance in Canada and provides representation to policy-makers and the public. CDA enables its national membership of dance professionals and organizations to connect with their peers through regular communication, forums, conferences and workshops, and facilitates opportunities for networking, dialogue and exchange on topics relevant to the Canadian dance sector.