on the MOVE / danse TRANSIT

essential career development series for dance artists

About the Program

on the MOVE / danse TRANSIT (OTM / DT) is a dynamic career planning and networking series designed specifically for dancers building professional careers. The series includes Start-Up workshops at schools, studios and training hubs, our Momentum national online panel discussion, a NEW Launch Pad: career coaching cohort program, and live, Industry Connect! networking events across the country.

Presented by the Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) in collaboration with regional and national arts service organizations, the series welcomes dancers into the professional community, and provides them with the skills, resources and networking opportunities they need to make inspired and informed career moves.

Learn valuable skills, discover resources and make new connections with dancers across all forms and practices!

Join Us!

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE. Registration is required.

on the MOVE / danse TRANSIT includes English- and French-speaking artists and presenters.
English and French simultaneous translation available.
ASL, LSQ, captioning and accessibility options upon request as required.

on the MOVE / danse TRANSIT 2024 features a hybrid live/digital & local/national series of events including:

  • FALL 2023-SPRING 2024

  • FEBRUARY 9TH, 2024

    Momentum Livestream: Real talk about real life in dance.
    Zoom livestream of candid panel conversations on timely topics with acclaimed dance artists.

    In 2024: Relationship-Building & Communities of Practice

    5 featured artists from diverse practices across the country share their values, perspectives and approaches to networking, connecting and collaborating.



    Launch Pad: Career Coaching Cohort: Get savvy with hands-on guidance.

    Build your career connections in these practical “how-to” sessions in Zoom led by DTRC staff-artists – Giulia Tripoli and P. Megan Andrews – and special guests who’ve lived the dance life. Participate in a unique, informal group mentorship opportunity with colleagues from across the country. Meet 5 times over the winter/spring in a small group context. Bring your materials, ask your questions, receive expert feedback & coaching.

    We’ll cover these topics and more!

    • Balance: creating a sustainable career​
    • Promotion: developing a professional profile​ ​
    • Entrepreneurship: building a business​
    • Networking: connecting to people & platforms​
    • Budgeting: managing money & contracts​

    *Attend the full Launch Pad series and earn a Certificate of Professional Development from DTRC.

    Limited capacity! Must attend regularly. Registration required: REGISTER HERE


    Industry Connect!: Live, in-person. Welcome to YOUR community.

    Local micro-conferences IN PERSON featuring guest artists and community leaders. Get to know the professionals in your community and meet the service organizations working to support you in your career. Mingle and chat with special guest speakers.

    Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal

    • Half-day micro-conferences​
    • Local, in-person community orientation & networking ​
    • Topical info-sessions and mini workshops ​
    • Guest speakers, industry representatives, food & drink