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Advanced Dance Instructor: Hip Hop – Part Time

Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo

Open to Junior Dance Instructors 

         Probationary Rate: $23.70 per hour

        Job Rate: $24.76 per hour


This position requires a passionate, organized and talented dance instructor who is looking to join a large dance academy. This position plays a critical role in the organization and must display an exemplary level of customer service.

The Advanced Dance Instructor will be respectful of program participants, responsible for teaching, choreography, and training a dynamic and diverse group of students, while ensuring all students are engaged, motivated, and inspired.

Based on programing, specific genres skills will be required and will advertised to the specific skill set needed in: Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre, Tap, Acrobatic Arts.


  • Teach various dance styles from beginner to advanced level.
  • Develop dance curriculum and lesson plans.
  • Advanced experience in choreography and instruction to all ages.
  • Strong classroom management.
  • Ability to mentor dance instructors and teacher’s assistant’s.
  • Selection of costumes, music and choreography.
  • Support with planning, organization and execution of the academy recitals, performances and events.
  • Maintain a safe and organized studio space.
  • Make recommendations to further develop programming.
  • Collaborate and work harmoniously with others by following the Regional Recreation Corporation of
  • Wood Buffalo and MacDonald Island Dance Academy policies and procedures.
  • Promote services, programs and workshops.
  • Ensure the safety of the students by enforcing facility rules and regulations.
  • Participate in all scheduled training and professional development deemed necessary by the RRC.
  • Establishes and maintains a cooperative/collaborative working relationship with other departments
  • and Rural Facilities within the RRC through positive actions and communication.
  • Provide general administrative support.
  • All other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalency
  • Degree or Diploma in Post -Secondary Dance Program and/or
  • Accredited Dance Teaching Certification (such as CSC-CICB, RAD, SRB, CDTA, ISTD, ADAPT, etc.)
    • Ballet (Cecchetti training preferred).
    • Jazz (ADAPT training preferred).
    • Tap (ADAPT training preferred).
    • Acrobatic Arts (Acrobatic Arts preferred).
    • Lyrical and Contemporary (Ballet training required).
    • Musical Theatre (Jazz training required).
    • Hip Hop (training required).
  • Current Standard First Aid/CPR/AED Certification or equivalent (including CPR C).
  • Experience in dance choreography.
  • Experience in dance competitions is an asset.
  • Experience working with children and classroom management.
  • Experience working with students from recreational to advanced levels.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of dance teaching experience, must demonstrate excellent technical abilities.

QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Possess strong organizational skills
  • Thrive in a team environment, enjoy working as a team member as well as independently.
  • Excellent customer service skills, dedication and professionalism.
  • The candidate must be physically fit with excellent dance demonstration ability.


  • This position may require travel between our various facilities within the Wood Buffalo Region. Access to reliable transportation is necessary.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License Required 
  • Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector check


  • This position requires a flexible schedule including statutory holidays, early morning, late night, and weekend work.
  • This position may be exposed to loud noises and will require an individual to be able to concentrate in a busy environment.
  • This position requires frequent sitting, standing and walking.
  • This position involves working under variable temperature conditions, in indoor and outdoor settings.


All employees are responsible and accountable for Regional Recreation Corporation’s health and safety policy. All employees at every level should be familiar with the requirements of the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety legislation as it relates to their work processes.

The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies and to act as a role model in the adherence to policies. These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work involved for this job. It is not an


Canadian Coastlines Calendar Information

The Ships2Shores’ Canadian Coastlines Calendar is looking to feature 12 artworks and photographs from talented young Canadians (7-29) across the country. We are looking for high-resolution art or photography, at 8.5”x11” (landscape), and uploaded in PNG or JPEG format. The pieces will reflect the themes of Canadian coastal landmarks
and cities, marine life, marine activity and tall ships, to create a diverse and unique Calendar for 2022!

Ships2Shores is a volunteer project, therefore artists will not receive monetary remuneration. However, they can expect exposure on our social media platforms and our website. The deadline for submission is October 31, 2021 via this content submission form: https://forms.gle/eDtU2pSmErvVsNfu6 . Please direct any questions to [email protected]

For more information, please visit https://ships2shores.ca/.

Information sur le Calendrier des côtes canadiennes

Le Calendrier des côtes canadiennes proposé par Des navires aux rivages vise à réunir 12 œuvres de jeunes artistes canadiens (7 à 29 ans). Nous recherchons des œuvres dessinées ou photographiées de haute résolution, de préférence de 8.5”x11” (mode paysage), en format PNG ou JPEG. Les créations auront pour thème les paysages côtiers canadien, les villes portuaires, la biodiversité marine, les activités nautiques et less grands voiliers. L’union de tous ces thèmes a pour but de créer un calendrier diversifié et unique.

Des navires aux rivages est un projet bénévole, les artistes ne recevront donc pas de compensation monétaire. Toutefois, ils pourront bénéficier de la visibilité que peuvent offrir nos réseaux sociaux et notre site web. La date limite pour nous envoyer vos œuvres d’art est le 1er décembre 2020. Le formulaire à utiliser est disponible au https://forms.gle/eDtU2pSmErvVsNfu6. Vous pouvez nous faire parvenir vos questions via le courriel suivant [email protected]

Pour en savoir davantage, veuillez visiter https://ships2shores.ca/.

Deadline: 31-10-2021

All Together Now and Mary Poppins Auditions

Keyano Theatre Company

Auditions are being held for Keyano Theatre Company’s productions of All Together Now! and Mary Poppins.  Auditions are open for any interested actors, singers and dancers that wish to participate.  Children 7+, Youth and Adults are all welcome to Audition.  Commitment to the productions are important for both the rehearsal process and the performances.  Performances for All Together Now! take place November 12-14, 2021 and Mary Poppins is February 10-19, 2022.  The rehearsal dates can be found in the Audition handbook at the following link.  Feel free to print those calendars and post them on your fridge or enter them into your electronic calendars.  While not all actors will be needed for every rehearsal we do want to have you available if you are scheduled. 

Rehearsals and Covid-19 

KTC will be taking steps to protect everyone in our facility.  Keyano College is applying the Restriction Exemption Program and only those as outlined in the program will be eligible to participate in our shows.  There will also be masks worn for much of the process, lots of hand sanitizing and emphasis on good respiratory etiquette.   

Audition Requirements 

To be considered for a part in All Together Now! candidates must prepare for an individual singing audition AND attend a group dance/movement audition. Preparing an acting audition is not required for those only auditioning for All Together Now!  

To be considered for a part in Mary Poppins candidates must participate in ALL THREE elements of the audition process over two separate times. Attend the individual acting and singing audition as well as a group movement/dance audition. Dance Auditions take place Saturday morning.  Please sign up for ONE of the Beginner or Advanced Dance. The Tap Dance is optional if interested the parts of Mary, Bert, Chimney Sweeps or anyone that has experience (not required) or is interested in this style.  Beginner Dance from 10am-11am for those with little to no experience, Advanced Dance from 12:15-1pm for those with experience dancing.  Please place yourself where you feel most appropriate.    Tap Dance is from 11am-12pm.

If you wish to be considered for both productions, please prepare the same as for Mary Poppins.  

If you are interested in auditioning but cannot attend one of the times listed below then please contact [email protected] to ask about other arrangements. 

Individual auditions will be comprised of an acting portion (Mary Poppins only) and singing portion. The acting will involve reading a short scene from Mary Poppins. These readings will be Provided to you on the day of the Audition or you can go to our audition materials link and choose one character from one scene to read for in advance. Singing will be to one of the preselected tracks. Please click on the music link and prepare ONE song on the provided list.  All additional information, backing tracks and sheet music are located on the link, please read carefully. 

The group dance/movement auditions will be held Saturday, October 16. Each actor MUST attend one of the dance auditions listed below. Please select either the beginning or experienced dance call. There is nothing to prepare but please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you can move in. PLUS Even if you have never tap danced before you are encouraged to also attend the Tap Dance part of the Audition! 

Callbacks will be held Sunday, October 17 12:30pm-5:30pm. Please keep this time available as it may be important for the Directors to see you again prior to casting.

For more information please email [email protected].

Deadline: 16-10-2021

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Call for Indigenous Curator

Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB)

Downtown and Waterfront Revitalization

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is seeking an Indigenous Curator to play a critical role in bringing Indigenous identity and history to revitalization efforts within downtown Fort McMurray and its waterfront.

This position will work in collaboration with Municipal staff and the Interdepartmental Working Groups, the contracted design firms for waterfront/downtown revitalization, multiple First Nations and Métis partners and organizations in the region, and the Indigenous Public Art Advisory Circle (to be established as part of this project).

A total budget of $30,000.00 will be awarded for the term of this project (August 2021 – March 2022) with the opportunity for additional terms. The mentorship of a local associate curator is recommended as part of this contract.

This project is funded by the Public Art Reserve Fund as per section 3.1.1 Percent for public art allocations and municipal funding strategy of the Municipal Public Art Policy PRL-160. The successful applicant will report directly to the Culture & Social Services Branch of the RMWB.

Deadline for Submission: 11:59PM (MST), Monday, September 20, 2021

This call is open to local, provincial and national curators. Preference that curator has a connection to the Region or previous experience on local projects.

For more information, contact the Public Art Wood Buffalo email: [email protected].  

Deadline: 20-09-2021

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The 5th Annual Scripts on Fire

Stories For The New World

Is it the end? Is it the beginning? Is it something we’d never imagined before?

We are eagerly anticipating what the creators have been creating, what stories the storytellers are telling, what dreams the dreamers are dreaming.

We want to know what you’ve been wrestling with while sitting on your couch or walking your new dog.

We love stories about what you believe, what you don’t believe and why. We exist to create conversations and tell stories that matter.

We would love to help you tell your story and to get it in front of an audience.
This is the year to be brave.
Put your pants back on and get writing.

If you have any questions about what to submit, how to submit, and why you should submit, contact our Artistic Director – [email protected]

Deadline: 15-09-2021

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Call to Local Artist – The Miquwahkesis Project

Miquwahkesis – Red Fox (Cree)

The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) would like to invite local artists (artists living in the Wood Buffalo region), to submit proposals to create art on fiberglass sculptures as part of The Miquwahkesis Project.

This is an opportunity to replace the foxes damaged in the 2020 flood. The RRC is committed to continuing to provide to the community a fun public art project that showcases local talent.

Budget: $ 1,500 CAD
Deadline for Submissions: September 10, 2021


Selected artists will have the opportunity to paint one sculpture. Artists that currently have a painted sculpture on the trail as part of this project will not be considered for selection.

A Selection Panel of three jurists will select the Artists. Artists selected must complete the work by October 31, 2021.

For details and guidelines for submissions, please visit: https://www.macdonaldisland.ca/programs/total-aboriginal-interpretive-trail

Deadline: 10-09-2021

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Call For Submissions- Indigenous Motherhood and Matriarchy

Artists and curators Autumn Whiteway and Miriam Fabijan are seeking Indigenous artists for an exhibition in Calgary. Funded by Calgary Arts Development (CADA), the exhibition will feature artworks related to the theme of Indigenous Motherhood and Matriarchy. This is an inclusive exhibition that will feature the perspectives of Indigenous women, men, LGBTQ2S, and youth. To take part submit your work to Autumn Whiteway at [email protected] by 11:59pm on August 13, 2021. Artists selected to exhibit their work(s) will be paid artist fees.

Deadline: 13-08-2021

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Playwrights Unit 2021-22 – Call for Pitches

Alberta Theatre Projects

Pitches due by the end of day on July 8

Alberta Theatre Projects is soliciting pitches from Canadian playwrights for participation in the 2021-22 Playwrights Unit.

Alberta Theatre Projects is a Calgary-based, not-for-profit, professional theatre company that celebrates the art of live theatre. From its home in The Martha Cohen Theatre at Arts Commons, the company produces world-class theatre with a focus on story-driven new works, Canadian plays, and contemporary theatre from around the world. Alberta Theatre Projects is a national leader in new play development and dramaturgy.

We are looking for contemporary stories that are happening NOW. Our audiences tell us that they are excited by provocative, edgy plays that examine the act of intersectionality that provide a visceral experience. We hope to develop plays that explore an onstage collision of diverging modern ideas, points of view, class, gender or cultural perspectives. The fallout from these visceral human encounters is explosive, surprising, funny and illuminating.

Calgary is a complex, cosmopolitan city with a history of boom and bust, lavish wealth and prolonged downturn. Situated on the traditional land of the Treaty 7 people, it is home to roughly 1.4 million people, 36% of whom identify as visible minorities. We are looking for stories that examine how people move through space together in this kind of modern, urban setting.

Our plays are produced in the Martha Cohen Theatre, an intimate Georgian-style auditorium with orchestra and two tiers of balcony seating. While at first glance a conventional setting, the theatre offers immense flexibility for multiple seating configurations and types of playing spaces. An important part of our ongoing mission is to create work that blurs the line between the artist and the audience. In the 2019-20 Season (our last season prior to the COVID-19 Pandemic), we produced plays in Thrust, Cabaret, and Proscenium styles, with seating capacity ranging from 275 to 395 seats.

Please forward a one-page outline of a play for consideration by the end of day on July 8th to [email protected] and include a sample scene (maximum ten pages) from one of your previous works. In your outline, please also include the structure (i.e. one act or two), estimated running time, and number of characters and/or performers. At this time, the company is prioritizing plays that will be under 2 hours and have a maximum of 6 performers.

Shortlisted playwrights will be contacted and invited to discuss their pitch in a 30-minute Zoom session with a selection committee, led by Interim Artistic Director, Haysam Kadri. These sessions are scheduled to take place during the weeks of July 19th and 26th.

Alberta Theatre Projects is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community. We believe in equity and inclusion and strongly encourage applications from all artists regardless of gender, age, race, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, and experience.

Alberta Theatre Projects acknowledges that we gather and create on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations, including Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nation. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Deadline: 08-07-2021

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Canada Day Songbook: Volume 2

Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo


Help celebrate Canada Day this year with Volume 2 of Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo’s Canada Day Song Book!

Inviting residents of Wood Buffalo to showcase their culture by sending in videos singing O’ Canada in any language of their choosing.

​This year, we’re also excited to introduce an instrumental version to give residents of Wood Buffalo something to sing along to for years to come. Grab your bagpipes, drums or angklung and showcase your cultural instruments to the tune of the national anthem!

Get creative, dress in red and white, decorate the background, and showcase what Canada means to you. Let’s make this year’s Canada Day Song Book one to remember!

The videos will be uploaded to our Facebook page, YouTube channel and featured in local public forums & events for Canada Day celebrations.

​To submit your performance, please keep the following in mind: 

– Record a video of yourself singing or playing ‘O Canada’ in any language and with any instrument you’d like

– Videos will need to be taken in a landscape orientation with good lighting

– No other music can be playing in the video other than ‘O Canada’

Questions? Please contact Kendyl at [email protected]

Submissions are due June 16th!


Lyrics & Translations: bit.ly/OCanadaTranslations

Music: We recommend either downloading the instrumental version from Canada’s website (click here for link) or playing it from YouTube (click here for link) in the background. 

You can see the full Canada Day Song Book playlist from 2020 (including complete videos of each submission) here:



Deadline: 17-06-2021

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Emerging Digital Artists Award

The Emerging Digital Artists Award (EDAA) is Canada’s award for critical experimentation in digital media, proudly presented by EQ Bank and Trinity Square Video. Launched in 2015, the award celebrates the contributions of artists working exclusively in virtual space.

This award is designed to foster experimentation in the work of emerging artists and create opportunities for those working in digital media in Canada. Submissions must take the form of digital art, defined as a screen-based artwork that demonstrates an engagement with digital technologies in the process of its creation. Artwork must also have a visual component and stand on its own when viewed on a single screen or projection (i.e., if the work is part of a larger installation). Digital submissions may include, but are not limited to, images, videos, animations, and GIFs; websites, games, and applications; and augmented and virtual realities.

Five artists will each be awarded a $5,000 prize, one of whom will also earn a spot in Trinity Square Video’s 2022 Themed Commission residency program.

Emerging artists who are residents of Canada are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on June 15, 2021. Visit the EDAA website to review the guidelines and procedures.

Deadline: 15-06-2021

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