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Submitted by darmstro on Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:07am
Dance Performance Opportunities

Opportunities on campus

All performances take place in the University Theatre.

Open to everyone

Dance Montage
Since its inception in 1969, Dance Montage has exemplified the creative spirit of community building, integrating dancers and choreographers of all levels from across the Calgary community to facilitate the creation and presentation of new dance work. In 2018, Dance Montage will be produced by the Faculty of Kinesiology, returning to its original home.  Watch for auditions in August 2018.

Auditions: Late August
Performances: November

Only open to dance majors

Mainstage Dance
New works created by professional choreographers, working with students in Dance. This intensive artistic exchange affords students discovery and development as performers.

  • Auditions: November
  • Performances: March

Dance @ Noon
New voices and new works. Dance@Noon provides a refreshing window on the compositional work of junior students in the choreography and performance concentration.

  • Performances: April

Dance @ Night
Celebrates the artistry of dance with the final presentations of senior students in the BFA.

  • Performances: April

Opportunities in the community

Perform and show your work in the Calgary community. Opportunities include:

The Annual Alberta Dance Festival, Dance Action Lab and newly-launched spring production offered by Dancers' Studio West.   A resource and production centre for contemporary dance, Dancers’ Studio West animates our community with dance productions, podcasts, public dialogues and lectures. 

Perform in faculty dance companies

Performance opportunities also exist in the companies of University of Calgary Dance faculty.

Forcier Stage Works
Marie France Forcier

Melanie Kloetzel

W&M Physical Theatre
Melissa Monteros & Wojciech Mochniej

Explore pre-professional activities

SURGE returning in 2018
A challenging dance experience that inspires excellence while providing a focus on training, self-exploration, and choreographic endeavors in a dance company setting. The program is designed for hard working, self -motivated young artists, from 18-21 who are interested in dance as a creative art form. Dancers in the program attend nine hours per week of contemporary dance training and rehearsals, with special classes in creative process, repertory, and other dance forms such as Jazz and African. Performance and informal showings provide opportunities to work alongside some of Calgary’s leading dance professionals, which help to round out a young performer’s training. Interested dancers should contact the Artistic Director at or

WM2 returning in 2018
This program creates four paid apprenticeship positions for dancers who are nearing a professional level. The program strives to provide them with a ladder into the professional world by offering them challenges in the rehearsal process and opportunities to develop as performers. The Program is by invitation only. Interested dancers should contact the Artistic Director at