Skills Grants

"With a DTRC skills grant, I was able to learn basic HTML and graphic design software." - Colleen Lanki


(Member Service)

Skills Grants help dancers develop skills readily transferable to any profession.


Available to all members in good standing.


Maximum of $1,500 per member throughout the duration of their membership.

Eligible Courses

Courses in skills which are transferable to any profession, such as (but not limited to) second language training, computer-related courses, driving lessons, first aid/CPR training, business and entrepreneurial studies, and prerequisite courses for university or college admission.

Application Process

Members wishing to apply for a Skills Grant must fill out the Skills Grant Application Form and submit it to the National Office or a regional office.  Applications must be received and approved before the start date of the course. Courses cannot be paid for retroactively. Please refer to Grant Payments & Reimbursements for funding details.


There are no specific application deadlines for skills grants.
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year.

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