on the MOVE - Vancouver 2020


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 in your dance career!

When: January 31, 2020 (8:45 am - 4:30 pm)

Where: The Dance Centre
(Level 6, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver)

 Registration closes January 24th

8:45-9:15 -  Arrival and Registration    
9:15-9:40  Indigenous Welcome & Opening    

Margaret Grenier, Artistic Director | Dancers of Damelahamid &Ainslie Cyopik, Founder/Designer | Ainsliewear, Board Member | DTRC
9:40-10:15 -  Keynote Conversation    

Dana Gingras. Artistic Director | Animals of Distinction

10:15-10:30 -  Movement Activation & Networking    
10:30-11:30    Artist Panel: Pathways In & Through    

Artists include: Kirsten Wicklund (Ballet BC), Ralph Escamillan (Independent), Rhonda Cooper (Dancer/Choreographer/Physiotherapist) Lexi Vajda (Independent) & Sujit Vaidya (Independent)

11:30-12:10 - The Dance Ecosystem: Welcome to the community  / Service and Support Organizations including:
Actsafe, AFC, CADA/West, Canadian Dance Assembly, Dance Collection Danse, Dance International, Healthy Dancer Canada, Made in BC, New Works, Scotiabank Dance Centre, The Dance Current, The Dance Podcast …

12:10-1:00 - Networking Lunch and Community Fair    
1:00-1:15 - Peer Learning Exchange    
1:15-1:55 - Workshop A – CareerCraft: Tracking Your Practice, Planning Forward - Presented by the DTRC

Workshop B – Financial Management 1.0* - Presented by Satpal Rai
1:55-2:05    Transition    
2:05-2:45    Workshop C – Getting Hired, Getting Paid - 
Presented by CADA West

Workshop D – Financial Management 2.0* - Presented by Satpal Rai
    CADA/West *For those with intermediate experience
2:45-3:00 - Networking and Transition    
3:00-3:45 - 3:00-3:45 - Circulating Panel: Candid Career Panels: 
Julie Lebel, Tamara Thompson-Levi, Diego Romero, Cristina Bucci

3:45-4:10 - Peer Learning Exchange    
4:10-4:30 - Survey & Door Prizes    

Prizes include: one-year memberships, multiple pairs of tickets to upcoming performances, free one-hour consultations, books, subscriptions, water bottles and more

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