Help us RAISE THE CURTAIN FOR KIDS
On the eve of our 40th Anniversary (!) we are committing to increase our fully sponsored admissions for children from Toronto’s most disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Every year for twenty years we have provided 2,000 tickets for these students to experience the wonder of professionally-produced contemporary dance in Harbourfront’s beautiful Fleck Dance Theatre.
WITH YOUR HELP, we are determined to add 1,000 admissions to CCDT’s winter and spring seasons.
If you ever do a show again – I will be there! Now I know to sign up for dancing. - Grade 6 Student
Photo by Francesca Chudnoff
From the outset, arts education outreach has been at the core of CCDT’s vision and is interwoven throughout the Company’s creation and presentation mandate. Donations allow CCDT to continue to offer subsidized ticket programs and workshops, along with scholarships and the creation of new dance pieces.
"I saw a school and performing company bursting with talent, young dancers being given specialized training in Limón technique, ballet and improvisation and at the same time given the freedom to develop themselves, and a company of young artists, challenged artistically to their maximum, who understood and demonstrated the highest standards of professionalism. When a young dancer finishes at CCDT, they not only have completed their training as dancers in specialized techniques, but they have been given a foundation for a life in the professional world… I was overwhelmed by what I saw and experienced."
- Carla Maxwell, Artistic Director, José Limón Dance Company (1978-2015)
THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS
The Martin-Wylie Family
CCDT Tours are made possible by a grant from the Ontario Arts Council's Ontario Touring Program