Forthcoming Change in Artistic Leadership

NEWS RELEASESIMCOE CONTEMPORARY DANCERS*************************Entering its 15th year of operations, Simcoe Contemporary Dancers announces a forthcoming change in artistic leadership. Effective JUNE 30, 2024, Shelby Thoms, will be stepping down as Artistic Director. During Thoms’ tenure as Artistic Director, SCD has hosted countless open contemporary dance classes and guest workshops for the community, created a virtual …

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SCD Announces a New Summer Dance Event!

Simcoe Contemporary Dancers (SCD) is excited to announce they will be producing a brand-new dance event in Barrie, ON this summer called Get Out and Dance! Get Out and Dance! is a re-imagining of SCD’s inaugural outdoor, site-specific dance event which was originally produced in Downtown Barrie in 2009. In celebration of SCD’s 15th Anniversary …

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2023 Community-Engaged Creation Period Announced!

You’re Invited To Join Simcoe Contemporary Dancers’ Biggest Community Dance Piece Yet! Six performance opportunities. Four chances to join in. One unforgettable experience. The Project At A Glance: Dates: Sundays from July 9 – August 27 and September 10, 17Price: FREETime: 1:00 – 3:00 pmAges: 8 years and upRegistration required. Drop-ins are welcome on July 9, July 16, August …

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Additional 2023 Guest Workshops Announced

Simcoe Contempoary Dancers in partnership with Studio House Barrie is excited to announce additional guest workshops in our 2023 series! August 19th, 2023 – Guest Workshops with Alayna Kellett – 11 am – 1 pm – Contemporary Ballet and 2 pm – 4 pm – Contemporary Workshop Rates: 1 Workshop – $30 2 Workshops – Buy …

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Simcoe Contemporary Dancers receives OTF Resilient Communities Fund Grant to reintroduce in-person programming

MEDIA RELEASE BARRIE, ON – The Ontario Trillium Foundation has granted Simcoe Contemporary Dancers (SCD) a 12-month, $33,000 Resilient Communities Fund grant to help the dance company rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19 by re-engaging their audience through contemporary dance classes and guest workshops. SCD will use the funds to continue to rebuild …

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Simcoe Contemporary Dancers receives Government of Canada support through My Main StreetCommunity Activator Placemaking Program

Simcoe Contemporary Dancers (SCD) is pleased to announce that Dusk Dances Barrie was selected for the My Main Street Community Activator program and has received $25,000 to support this family-friendly outdoor dance festival, which animate Lampman Lane Park in Barrie! SCD’s Executive Director, Chrissy Baxter said, “Simcoe Contemporary Dancers is so honoured to have been …

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SCD 2022/23 Season Auditions

We will be holding our annual auditions for company members and apprentices (14+) for our upcoming 2022/2023 season. Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of audition start time to warm up and complete the participation waiver and image release. To register for auditions please click here. Weekly Commitment for company members and apprentices includes: – Required weekly Sunday …

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