Call for Choreographer- Dancefest @ Nextfest


Choreographic Opportunity!

Good Women Dance Society seeks an Emerging Choreographer to create a new work to be presented in Dancefest at Nextfest 2016.


Who can apply?
Dancefest is geared towards emerging choreographers and movement artists under the age of 30 who are pursuing a professional career in dance.

Are you inspired to create movement and choreograph? If yes, this opportunity is for you!

You, the choreographer will be working with a group of interpreters from Victoria School for the Arts to create a new movement piece.

Rehearsals will run 2 hrs weekly for eight weeks between March and June 2016. (exact dates TBD)

Studio space will be provided at Victoria School for the Performing Arts.

Your choreography will include dancers who are available on the week day that you select for rehearsal 3:30pm-5:30pm.

Artistic mentorship and guidance will be available to you from the Good Women Artists – our attendance at several of your rehearsals will be expected.

Your availability prior to the festival will be necessary for light design, tech and dress rehearsal. (exact dates TBA, likely between May 23 and June 1, 2016)


Submission Requirements
To apply as a choreographer for Dancefest at Nextfest 2016, please send the following information to

  • Statement of interest (why you would like to create new work to be mentored and presented at Nextfest)
  • Choreographer’s CV 
  • Link to online video documentation (this can include ideas for this new work, or documentation of a previous work.) Please send a video link; do not send a hard copy.
  • Any further ideas about your musings for choreography (we would like to know about your choreographic style and inspirations.)



You, the choreographer will be guaranteed a $300.00 fee for the creation and presentation of your work in Nextfest. However we would encourage and support your application for funds through the Edmonton Community Foundation’s Young Edmonton Grants program. This grant can provide a young Edmonton creator (13-24yrs) with funds up to $3000.00 for a project such as new choreography. Applications are due by February 15th.


Deadline: February 1, 2016 at midnight

You will be contacted by February 8, 2016 with your application results.

Please send all submissions electronically to:

Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted. 

Questions? Please contact us at:

We look forward to receiving your submission!