Call for Applications


 July 6 to 15, 2023

We are now officially accepting submissions for Dancing on the Edge’s 35th season!

Click HERE to access our submission form.

James Gnam of Plastic Orchid Factory credit David Cooper

In 2023, the Dancing on the Edge Festival will be celebrating its 35th season, making the annual festival the longest-running professional dance festival in Canada.

Our call for submissions is now open for DOTE’s 35th season, running from July 6th to July 15th, 2023.

The deadline to submit is March 1st, 2023, inclusive of supporting documents.

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For any questions or help with submitting, please email us at

About the Dancing on the Edge Festival

The Dancing on the Edge Festival Society strives to stimulate the development of high quality contemporary Canadian dance artists and choreography through the presentation of work from emerging and established local, regional, national and international dance artists and companies. Each year the Festival provides a catalyst for discussion about dance, either through forums, roundtable discussions, or talkbacks. The Festival also acts as a facilitator for new dance creations, through commissions, residencies, and co-productions.

The Festival defines Contemporary dance, not simply as defined within the canon of dance practice, but as performance dance that is happening NOW. In any festival, one might experience contemporary/modern dance, contemporary/cultural fusion, hip-hop, physical theatre, performance art, Butoh, contemporary ballet, tap/clog dancing, etc. and we encourage applicants from all contemporary genres to join us at the Festival.

For questions regarding the Dancing on the Edge Festival, please contact us at 604-689-0691 or

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