keep on MOVING 2013



Thank you to everyone who came out to keep on MOVING's LIVING CREATIVELY!  Early to mid-career dance artists joined broader dance community members to talk and learn about how to thrive in a life in dance.  Many thanks to everyone who made the day such a success! 

Below you will find information on the schedule and presenters who took part.  Stay tuned for video clips, resources, and photos from the day!


April 7th, 2013


Daniels Spectrum: A Cultural Hub in Regent Park
585 Dundas Street East
Toronto, ON

Schedule & Bios

Living Creatively 2013 Presenter Bios

Living Creatively 2013 Schedule


Unconference Discussion Topics

As part of the morning unconference session, participants were invited to propose topics for discussion.  These are some of the topics they chose:

  • The importance of a mentor

  • How to give yourself a name

  • Supporting the work of dancers in all genres – why is there a disconnect and how can it be improved?

  • Getting “non dancer” bums in seats

  • How to find donors

  • Educating dancers about the community before they leave their studio or arts school

  • Partnering and collaborating

  • Navigating social media and connecting tech savvy people with those in need

  • Presentation

  • Dance injuries

  • Space for dancers to gather, hang out, and connect

  • Transition between roles

  • How can we unite as a community and help the rest of our city/country understand our importance, passion, value and worth?

  • Finding balance and managing your calendar – what are your tools?


Steering Committee




For more information

Please contact the OTM National Coordinator:
Melanie Preston
coordinator [@] dtrc [.] ca

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