on the MOVE

Design by Tariq Sami, photos by Jenny Vu

on the MOVE / danse TRANSIT 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 / danse TRANSIT 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.

DTRC/CRTD is presenting programming for 2020/21 in an online format.

For event partnerships opportunities contact our Development and Fundraising Manager Carola Jaque at development@dtrc.ca.

Below are the variety of online workshops, panels & networking activities available at no cost for registration for the whole season! Enjoy our 2 different programs : on the MOVE (in English with French translation) and danse TRANSIT (in French with English translation), and take advantage of activities that are animating dance voices in your region and across the country. Each session is presented by a different region or from a national perspective, while we invite everyone to join us to each even if you live internationally. This is a great chance to learn valuable skills and resources as well as make new connections with dancers of all forms!


In English (with French translation offered) 

In French (with English translation offered)

2021 SEASON: (All sessions are presented in English with French translation offered, registering will allow you access to on the MOVE 10 following sessions, see below for danse TRANSIT program registration.)

Previous years of OTM / DT

2019/20 on the MOVE conferences

Toronto, ON
January 24, 2020
@ Meridian Hall

Vancouver, BC
January 31, 2020
@ The Dance Centre           

Montreal, QC (in French)
February 7, 2020
@ Conseil des Arts de Montréal

Winnipeg, MB
@ Royal Winnipeg Ballet

2017/18 on the MOVE conferences


Vancouver, BC
February 2, 2018
@ Scotiabank Dance Centre

Toronto, ON
February 2, 2018
@ Sony Centre for the
Performing Arts                

Montreal, QC (in French)
February 16, 2018
@ Department of Contemporary
Dance, Concordia University

Winnipeg, MB
April 2, 2018
@ The School of Contemporary

Calgary, AB
April 15, 2018
@ The Fitness Table
*This is a keep on MOVING event


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

Halifax, NS
March 25, 2017


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





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

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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 to mid-career dance artists, 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.