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Union’s Open Studio in partnership with Fall For Dance North, will host three (3) monthly, two-day Open Studio events in the West Wing of Toronto’s Union Station, from March to May 2020:

  • March 16 & 17
  • April 27 & 28
  • May 18 & 19

Open Studio offers the general public an opportunity to engage more deeply with the creative process, by witnessing the ‘behind-the-scenes’ of what dance artists do in rehearsals and in classes. The goal is to capture the moment in which a choreographer is already in rehearsal for a new/remounted work or a teacher is offering a company class, and open this to the Union Station audience - a mix of dedicated audience members, travellers, and passersby, that make up the over 300,000 daily visitors to the busiest building in Canada.

Typically, each artist hosts a 2-3 hour open rehearsal -or- a 90-minute company class, in the Open Studio context. Each two-day event features 5-6 artist/companies.

We are accepting brief submissions from dance artists who are interested in hosting an open rehearsal or a company class at Union Station. This is not a performance opportunity. It is simply a moment to rehearse or take class in an open, public setting.

We are specifically interested in classes designed for the general public, with specific attention to dance classes designed for youth, or for the elderly. Also, priority will be given to rehearsals for new/remounted works which have a confirmed, upcoming presentation within the calendar year.

Union Station’s West Wing
Artists are provided with a 32’ x 21’ semi-sprung dance floor with a marley surface, as well as a full sound system. A piano and barres may be available upon request. The use of live music, props, sets, and costumes are limited, but may be possible on a case-by-case basis. All Open Studio events will receive marketing and publicity to support audience engagement.

Each artist/company will receive an honorarium for their participation in Open Studio.

Please complete the Google Form survey available at as thoroughly as possible. There is no deadline for submitting your company rehearsal or class activity, but we do advise submitting your proposal as soon as possible.

Posted by: Fall for Dance North Festival
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