on the MOVE


Photo by Scott McLeod

(Service for All Dancers)

on the MOVE is a dynamic career planning and networking conference designed specifically for dancers entering professional careers.

Presented by the Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) in collaboration with regional and national arts service organizations, on the MOVE welcomes young dancers into the professional dance community, and provides them with the skills, resources and networking opportunities they need to make an inspired and informed transition into the profession.


Promotional package

Video from the 2014 conference in Toronto

Videography by Glowstick Creative


2016/17 on the MOVE conferences
Calgary, AB
October 7, 2016
@ The School of
Alberta Ballet 
Toronto, ON
January 20, 2017
@ Sony Centre for the
Performing Arts  
Montreal, QC (in French)
February 3, 2017
@ l'École de danse
contemporaine de Montréal  

Vancouver, BC
February 24, 2017
@ The Scotiabank Dance Centre

Winnipeg, MB

March 20, 2017
@The School of Contemporary Dancers


2015/16 on the MOVE conferences

Toronto, ON

January, 29
@ Sony Centre for the
Performing Arts

Montreal, QC
 (in French)
February 5, 2016
@ Ballet Divertimento

Vancouver, BC

February, 25, 2016
@ The Scotiabank Dance Centre


St.John's, NF (First Steps)
March 14, 2016

Past 2014/15 on the MOVE conferences

St. Catharines, ON (First Steps)
October 25, 2014
@ Brock University
Winnipeg, MB (First Steps)
November 22, 2014
@ Pantages Theatre
Montreal, QC
January 30, 2015
@ Département de danse de l’Université du Québec à Montréal
Toronto, ON
January 30, 2015
@ 519 Church Street Community Centre
Vancouver, BC
February 27, 2015
@ Scotiabank Dance Centre


Click here to watch video clips from past on the MOVE conferences!

National Sponsors


Related Programming


on the MOVE- First Steps

First Steps programming is designed to educate high school-aged dancers and their parents about a professional career in dance, and introduce them to the support networks and organizations serving artists.


keep on MOVING

Designed for emerging dance artists who are 1-5 years into their professional careers, keep on MOVING follows the format of on the MOVE but offers more focused and in-depth information. As an artist-directed event, keep on MOVING is planned, organized and presented with the active participation of dance artists of all dance genres.


DT-Bis! is a series of follow-up workshops for dancers who have attended Montreal’s on the MOVE conference (called danse TRANSIT). Building on the learning areas introduced at danse TRANSIT, each DT-Bis! session offers more in-depth information and further opportunity to connect with seasoned dance artists and other experts. Past topics have included how to establish a collective or dance company, and entrepreneurship in dance. DT-Bis! has been offered in both Montreal and Quebec City.


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Helping dancers make necessary transitions into, within, and from professional performing careers since 1985.