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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 Monday May 1, 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.