Photo Credit:

Hanna Kiel's Chasing The Path by Sam So


DanceWorks began as a collective of independent dance artists in 1977 and has grown to become Toronto’s leading presenter of independent dance. Strong in the belief that dance has the power to illuminate, engage and transform all who participate, DanceWorks offers seasons of eclectic, exhilarating choreography programmed to intrigue, challenge and enthrall.

Mainstage & CoWorks Series

Mainstage series events take place at the Harbourfront Centre or in collaboration with other venues across the city. CoWorks series events are scheduled in different venues across Toronto.

Deepen your engagement with dance with our Outreach Programs!

COC’s Free Noon Hour Concerts
These FREE concerts take place at the Canadian Opera Company’s beautiful Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre! A vibrant series that brings you up close and personal with dance artists in advance of selected Mainstage events.

Carol’s Dance Notes
Dance artist and writer Carol Anderson pens insightful comments on choreographic works; created in collaboration with Dance Collection Danse.

Post-show Talk Backs
Moderated talkback sessions bring artists and audiences together to share impressions and viewpoints on the work.

Pre-show Chats
Choreographers share the inspiration that drives their creative process.

We honour and acknowledge the ancestral caretakers of this land: the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Wendat and most recently the Mississauga of the New Credit First Nation who have a Treaty relationship with Canada. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in their community, on this territory. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future.