Here you will find all the Candance Competition essentials! Browse through our Rules & Regulations, download our Release Form, get to know our Prestigious Judges and more. If you’re looking for our most recent champions and contest information – check our features page!
Forms & Registration
Ready to dance? It’s time to secure your spot at one of North America’s Favourite Dance Competitions! Here you will find everything you need to get started. Including our Dancer Release Form to be completed and mailed back to Candance headquarters, and the direct link to our Official Registration Page where you can create an account and login to begin the registration process. It’s that simple.
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Rules & Regulations
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Last Updated: August 1, 2019
Get to know some of our Prestigious Judges!
Located below, you will find each Adjudicators biography and headshot.
Check back often as we update this frequently with each unique new face to our Judges Panel!
Clyde Alves has enjoyed a career in performing and teaching across the world for the last 20 years. His training began in Mississauga, Ontario Canada in Tap, Jazz, ballet and acrobatics. During his studies he also attended the National Ballet School of Canada. His professional Musical Theatre career began early when he was cast in the Toronto production of Beauty and the Beast. It soon turned to New York City, where he has worked on Broadway in shows such as The Music Man (Astaire Award Winner), Oklahoma!, Hairspray, Wicked, Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Bullets Over Broadway and recently starring as Ozzie in the acclaimed Broadway revival of On The Town (Astaire Award nomination). He reprised his performance in The Music Man on T.V. in ABC’s Movie Of The Week. Clyde most recently starred as Bobby Child in Crazy For You at the Drury Lane Theatre in Chicago, Illinois and won the Hellen Hayes Award for his portrayal of Bill Calhoun in Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Kiss Me Kate in Washington, DC. Clyde resides in New York with his wife and son where he continues to enjoy life as a father, husband and Song and Dance Man.
Upon his return to Ottawa, he has taught dance in many elementary and secondary schools as well as many studios in the Ottawa and surrounding area. He then continued his training in contemporary dance with Le Groupe de la Place Royale under the direction of Peter Boneham, where he performed for such choreographers as Yvonne Coutts, Susie Burpee, Meaghan O’Shea and Anik Bouvrette. Some of his performing accomplishments include television shows and such venues as ‘The Canada Dance Festival’, ‘Dance Advance’, ‘The National Art Centre’ to name a few.
Jean is an accomplished choreographer, dance educator and ADAPT examiner that continues to pass on his knowledge and love of dance to all of his students and continues to enrich is versatile repertoire through workshops, conventions and seminars throughout Canada and the United States. Jean is very honoured to be part of the adjudicating panel for “CanDance” and wishes all of the dancers the best of luck this weekend.
Tammy owned and was the Artistic Director of Durham Dance Centre Inc. for twenty-one years. She is a graduate of Ryerson University where she majored in the Dance Program. Tammy is a fully certified member of The Royal Academy of Dance, A.D.A.P.T. and Dance Masters of America. She is the past President of Canadian Dance Masters of America and was the former Director for the Miss Teen Dance Masters of America Title Competition. Tammy has won numerous Overall Awards and Choreography Awards at the Regional and National Levels. Her Outstanding Choreography won the Can Dance Off Champions and numerous Diamond Choreography Awards for American Dance Awards. Tammy has also been proud to judge Dance Competitions throughout Canada and the United States. Her students have also won numerous titles and awards including The World Junior Male Tap Championship and The World Female Childs Tap Championship in Reis Germany in 2012 and also The National Title for Junior Miss Can – Dance in 2013.
Over the years Tammy’s students have been accepted at the summer programs of Quinte, Royal Winnipeg Ballet National Ballet of Canada and American Ballet Theatre. Her students were also accepted in the full-time programs at the Royal Winnipeg and National Ballet of Canada. Many of Tammy’s students have gone on to be professional dancers, dancing abroad on various cruise lines, performing in musicals, Tokyo Disney, music videos, sporting teams and carried their passion of dance on to opening their own Dance Studios.
Throughout Tammy’s career, she has always promoted an environment where you never stop learning in the field of dance, as it is an art that is continually evolving. She has always encouraged her dancers to be the best that they can be and has a reputation of bringing out the best in her students throughout her career.
Tammy looks forward to sharing her passion and her love of dance with you.
Be the best you can be !!
Grab-N-Ad Program Advertising
Exclusive Candance in program advertising opportunities! Throughout our entire season you can now purchase ad space to get your message out to the masses! Put your small business advertisement in the hands of thousands of patrons across North America this year. Want to market to a specific region? Select from any or all of the cities on our tour as you fill out the submission form.
Special Message? You can now insert your own good luck token to your loved one, or leave a simple “Happy Birthday – Love, Mom & Dad”. Text shoutouts appear in a special section of our program to ensure your message can’t be missed. Inquire for full details before filling out the application form below if it’s your first time!
Text Shout Out ($30.00 CAD)
Submit a message up to 250 characters in length. Recommended for good luck messages to fellow dancers or leaving a note for your son or daughter.
There are currently two types of advertisements you can submit. As of right now you can only submit an advertisement to a single event’s dance program. For information on advertising throughout all of our Regional Tour programs please contact our head office at email@example.com OR +1 (866) 305-6174:
(**Special rates apply to Nationals Business Advertisements – Contact for details before submission**)
Image Advertisement (See pricing & details below.)
Submit a quarter page (1/4), half page (1/2), or full page (1/1) advertisement. Recommended for local businesses as well as good luck messages / notes for your dancer.
Quarter Page (1/4 – 4.25″ x 5.5″) = $125.00+tx CAD
Half Page (1/2 – 8.5″ x 5.5″) = $250.00+tx CAD
Full Page (1/1 – 8.5″ x 11″) = $500.00+tx CAD
Accepted File Formats:
.jpeg, .gif, .png, .pdf
DEADLINE: Ads must be submitted via email two (2) weeks prior to the event of interest.