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Kinetic Studio


Kinetic Studio is Dance Nova Scotia's partner in presenting Taking Steps to Fly, the Young Choreographers' Showcase which takes place every year.

KINETIC STUDIO is a Halifax-based non-profit organization dedicated to the development and presentation of contemporary dance choreography and performance.We support professional dance by offering workshops and presenting a seasonal program of performances for finished and unfinished works. 



  • The Open Studio Series

    Kinetic Studio offers professional choreographers the opportunity to show in-progress or finished works through our Open Studio Series. Through this series, Kinetic presents curated performances of work three times a season, showcasing the pieces of approximately 15 choreographers in total. The majority of the participating artists are local, but we also include some out-of-town artists each season. Successful artists receive an honorarium, access to rehearsal space, and documentation of their work.

  • Explorations

    Through the support of the Craig Foundation, Kinetic Studio provides extra support to an artist to explore new or developing dimensions of their choreographic process. Each year the program is custom-tailored to the needs of the Explorations artist, with support generally including access to rehearsal space, a stipend, documentation, and the opportunity to show work multiple times over the season.


  • Artistic Residencies

    Kinetic Studio offers artistic residencies to dance artists and those wishing to explore dance and movement in their artistic practices. These residencies are offered to artists whose work falls within Kinetic Studio’s mandate, and most often take the form of access to rehearsal space. Other supports can also be considered


  • Taking Steps to Fly

    Jointly organized by Dance Nova Scotia and Kinetic Studio, Taking Steps to Fly is an annual showcase that provides young choreographers with the opportunity to present their work. Participation is by application submission, with the showcase taking place in February of each year. Further information can be found on Dance NS's website. 


Visit the Kinetic Studio website for information on programs, deadlines and events: