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2023/24 auditions are now closed.
Stay tuned for information about the 2024/25 season!

Each year Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre invites young dancers to audition for SunDance, our annual summer
intensive, and the upcoming Company season beginning in September. CCDT dancers come from a variety of training,
cultural, and economic backgrounds but all share a passion for the expressive power and range of modern and
contemporary dance choreography that is created by leading dance artists on them and for them.

Auditioning dancers will be considered for:
SunDance Summer Intensive July 3-21, 2023 (ages 8-19)*
CCDT Company & Apprenticeship, 2023-2024 season (ages 14-18)
CCDT Core Apprentice Program, 2023-2024 season (ages 11-14)
CCDT Young Apprentice Program, 2023-2024 season (ages 8-11)

*Participation in the SunDance Summer Intensive (July 3-21) is mandatory for dancers accepted to CCDT’s Company
and Apprenticeship Programs.


Ages 8-10 — Sunday February 26th, 10:00am – 11:30am
Ages 11-13 — Sunday February 26th, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Ages 14-19 — Sunday March 5th, 10:00am – 1:30pm

509 Parliament St, Toronto

Video auditions due Thursday June 15, 2023


Note: There are NO FEES associated with participating in the audition process. 

If you are unable to attend auditions in-person on these dates, please consider submitting a video audition or contact Kathryn at to organize a private in-person audition.

 New at CCDT 

$3,500 scholarships in support of every Company dancer’s post-secondary education.


Continuing at CCDT 2023/24

  • Paid positions for Guest Artists (18-19 years) electing a CCDT post-secondary transition year

  • Paid performance weeks

  • Touring opportunities

  • Creation with internationally renowned artists

  • Artist Development tailored to meet the highest standards of post-secondary institutions. CCDT dancers have attended institutions such as Juilliard, SUNY Purchase, Codarts Rotterdam, London Contemporary, Toronto Metropolitan, and have stepped directly into professional companies

Watch the videos below to learn more about the Company, and keep reading for detailed commitment and audition information.

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July 3 - 21, 2023

Presented in association with the Royal Academy of Dance and Healthy Dancer Canada, SunDance is the only summer intensive in the world to combine RAD Ballet and Limón Modern.

With world-class instruction from leading dance artists from across the globe, this full-day, three week intensive provides young dancers ages 8-19 with the means to realize their artistic potential in a professional, interdisciplinary atmosphere.

2023 AUDITIONS: Ages 8-19

Auditioning dancers will be considered for:

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Pre-professional training and performance in ballet and modern dance for young aspiring artists. Learn More


Audition Date:

Ages 8-10         Sunday February 26th    10:00am – 11:30am

Ages 11-13       Sunday February 26th    12:00pm – 2:00pm

Read more about our apprentice programs here.

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July 3-21, 2023


Ages 8-10         Sunday February 26th    10:00am – 11:30am

Ages 11-13       Sunday February 26th    12:00pm – 2:00pm

Ages 14-19       Sunday March 5th          10:00am – 1:30pm

Final Video Submission Deadline:

Thursday, June 15, 2023


Read more about SunDance here.


PREREQUISITES - All Audition Candidates

Due to the intensive nature of these programs, audition applicants are expected to have previous training in ballet and/or modern dance techniques.

Ages 8-10: Minimum of 1 year of experience

Ages 11-13: Minimum of 2 years of experience

Ages 14-19: Minimum of 3 years of experience

Reg. Info
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Audition Forms

SunDance Summer Intensive July 3-21, 2023 (ages 8-19)

CCDT Company & Apprenticeship, 2023-2024 season (ages 14-18)

CCDT Core Apprentice Program, 2023-2024 season (ages 11-14)

CCDT Young Apprentice Program, 2023-2024 season (ages 8-11)

NOTE: Ages listed are a guideline only for the audition process. The dancer's skill level, ability, and experience are considered alongside age to determine program placement at the time of audition.


Please download and read all documents below to begin your Registration process. The completed Registration Form, and completed video audition must be submitted to by the deadline.

Video Submission Deadline: June 15, 2023

We look forward to seeing you dance!


Candidates auditioning for the Company and Apprentice Programs may be asked to attend a callback. Dates and times of the callbacks are as follows:

  • Monday February 27th 4:45-6:15pm (Core Apprentice Callback)

  • Saturday March 4th 1:15-2:45pm (Young Apprentice Callback)

  • Sunday March 5th 10:00am-1:30pm (age 14-19 Audition, if a younger dancer is being considered for Company or Company Apprenticeship)

  • Saturday March 11th 10:00am-1:30pm (Company Callback)

Additonal Information


Company & Apprenticeship with CCDT

Additional Information

Full Company membership brings many benefits, at no cost, including:

  • professionally produced local and touring performances each season, including two weeks at Fleck Dance Theatre, one of Canada’s leading dance venues

  • creation and rehearsal with internationally recognized choreographers

  • two weekly Company Modern/Contemporary technique classes with Company Directors and renowned guest teachers (supplementing weekly ballet and modern technique classes at the School of CCDT)

  • one weekly Company Conditioning Class for strength, flexibility, alignment, injury prevention, and mental health support

  • unmatched preparation for entry to performing arts programs, conservatories, and dance careers

  • paid performance weeks

  • a $3,500 scholarship in support of post-secondary education

  • invaluable networking connections with established international artists and making life-long friends

*Dancers offered Company or Apprentice Program contracts receive automatic acceptance to SunDance.

Company members commit to an 11-month season. In July, new and returning dancers attend CCDT's three-week international SunDance summer intensive* in preparation for the upcoming season. From September through June the dancers take 7-8 dance classes per week*, rehearse repertoire, create new works with commissioned choreographers (approx. 20-25 weekly hours in studio), and perform extensively in three annual productions. Company dancers are also expected to participate in fundraising initiatives throughout the year.

Auditioning dancers between the ages of 8 and 13 may be considered for the Young Apprentice Program or the Core Apprentice Program. These pre-professional companies provide an opportunity for gifted young dancers to enhance their artistry with others who share their love for dance. Many CCDT dancers begin as YAP or Core members, progressing through their training and artistic development to eventually join the Company as full members.

*While CCDT strives to offer as many free training opportunities as possible, our members' School of CCDT technique classes (excluding two weekly company classes and one weekly conditioning class) and SunDance registration are at the dancer's own expense. Exceptional dancers in need of financial assistance may be eligible for SCCDT scholarship.

†Skill level, ability, and experience are considered alongside age to determine program placement at the time of audition. Dancers ages 11-13 who demonstrate advanced-level ability may be considered for full Company Apprenticeship.

For more information and questions about our auditions please contact

For detailed information about the SunDance summer dance intensive please visit

Photo by David Hou

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