Welcome to Taking the Leap

Welcome to Taking the Leap: an online guidebook and resource to production and presentation for emerging dance artists in Montréal.

Geared towards professional emerging choreographers, recent graduates, self-taught artists and those new to the city, this site offers tools and insight into the production and presentation of dance, demystifying the practical aspects of being an artist.

To the left you will find texts introducing you to the Montreal dance milieu, explaining how to gather a team of collaborators, surveying budget-creation and financing and exploring how to find presenters or self-present, and more. There are also practical tools such as sample budgets and bookkeeping spreadsheets. The Resources section is a searchable directories, including the local organisations directory, which lists emerging artist-friendly presenters, recommended resources and affordable venues.

Happy reading!