on the MOVE - Winnipeg 2017


on the MOVE is a FREE professional development event for graduating students and emerging dance artists of all genres. We welcome you into the professional community with lively panels, workshops and networking activities.

Success, in the business of dance, will extend beyond what you’ve learned in-studio. Let us give you the advantage, so that you can make an inspired leap into the profession.  It's everything you need to know to get the edge on your dance career!


School of Contemporary Dancers
(211 Bannatyne Ave.)


March 20th, 2017


Registration  8:30am-9:00am

Featured Keynote: The Sky's the Limit  9:00am-10:00am
Freya Olafson
Start the day with Freya's take on the future of dance, and how she has used several art mediums to expand the role of dance within the arts community.  "Olafson is one of Winnipeg's most boldly interdisciplinary artists" - Alison Mayes, Winnipeg Free Press
Life of a Dancer (Panel)  10:00am-11:00am
 Alexandra Elliott, Lise McMillan, Freya Olafson, Natasha Torres-Garner
Hear from a panel of well-established freelance dancers about how they got their start, and continue to sustain an independent dance career. 
Who's Out There?: Building Your Network  11:00am-12:00pm
Judy Slivinski
What is it about networking that feels so intimidating? Building relationships within your community is a necessary part of staying on top of developments in the field, sharing resources, and feeling supported in your career path. Judy Slivinski, Director of Development at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, will demystify the role and process of networking, and show you how to tap into the connections and relationships you already have to further your career. 
Lunch & Meet Your Service Organizations  12:00pm-1:00pm
Chat with representatives from The Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council, and ACI Manitoba.
Dance Break!  1:00pm-2:00pm
Ins and Outs of Injury Prevention (Panel)
Kevin Dyck, Carrie Broda, Madelaine Morrish, RD
Join the RWB's physiotherapist and a former RWB dancer-turned massage therapist, about keeping your body in sound working order for a sustainable dance career. 

Minding the Mind (Workshop)  3:00pm-4:00pm
Aman Hussain
This workshop on stress management is led by Aman Hussain, an Instructor with the Gupta Faculty of Kinesiology and Applied Health at The University of Winnipeg. He has experience in performance psychology and sport pedagogy and teaches in the areas of Sport Psychology, Leadership, and Issues in Sport & Physical Activity. Mr. Hussain is currently a doctoral candidate at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia where his doctoral research focuses on the learning and performance of emergency physicians.

Thank you

Many thanks to our presenting partner:

And to our generous funders:


For more info, contact DTRC Manitoba Representative Chelsey Charbonneau-Lindsay at charbonneauchelsey@gmail.com or call the DTRC National Office at 416-595-5655 (or toll-free at 1-800-667-0851).


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