IOTPD Associates

IOTPD Associates are:
  • Existing transition programs
  • Dance companies
  • Training institutions
  • Associations and unions of professional
  • Others who share an interest in the work,
    including academics & both national and
    international governmental agencies.

Dancer Transition Resource Centre

The Dancer Transition Resource Centre in Toronto is dedicated to helping dancers make necessary transitions into, within, and from professional performing careers. DTRC also operates as a resource centre for the dance community and general public and support activities that improve the socioeconomic conditions of artists across the country.

As a world leader in dancer transition, DTRC is an active participant in international conferences and research initiatives and help drive change within the dance community.

DTRC’s vision :
Dance is one of the most challenging professions, physically, emotionally and financially, and that transitions are inevitable. DTRC’s goal is to ensure that dancers have the tools they need to reach their potential throughout their dance career and after retirement from dance performance.

Centre National de la Danse

The national dance centre is a public institution based on a permanent circulation between creation, distribution, patrimony, training, services to professional dancers and access to cultural and choreographic education.

As a professional resource centre, one of the CND’s missions is to inform, support and help all actors of the choreographic field : dancers, choreographers, teachers, academic officials, choreographic project managers, dance companies, production and distribution scenes, cultural go-between…
It offers information, advice, counselling and services to the work conditions of dance professionals in terms of employment, career, training, workers' rights, health and transition to second career assistance.

Stiftung TANZ – Transition Center Germany

Stiftung TANZ – Transition Center Germany accompanies and supports dancers from the beginning of their education through every stage of their career up until the conclusion of their process of transition. Stiftung Tanz is open for all professional dancers, whether they are employed or freelance, at city theaters, state theaters, musical theaters, in film or on TV.

Stiftung TANZ – Transition Center Germany wants to advance and support dancers and dance practitioners.

DCD Center Korea

Dancers’ Career Development Center (DCDC) has built a support system for dancers while they are performing that protects them on stage, creates job opportunities and works to improve their welfare. Thus DCDC aims to enhance a dancer’s creative activities.

During their dance career, Dancers’ Career Development Center runs a Dancers’ Job Market to help dancers minimize a career gap. As well, DCDC provides injured dancers with support for rehabilitation.

To support career transition, DCDC holds symposiums, offers professional consulting and mentoring, and provides financial support during a dancer’s retraining period.

In addition to these initiatives, Dancers’ Career Development Center’s gala performances help to promote dance as popular art form among the general public.

Omscholing Dansers Nederland

Omscholing Dansers Nederland(retraining program for dancers) supports dancers who have reached the end of their performing careers providing advice, counseling services and financial support.

The Omscholingsregeling Dansers Nederland (ODN) was founded in 1986 to meet these requirements. In doing so, the ODN ensures optimal guidance in choosing a new career and support in realising this career through using the fund’s limited resources as efficiently as possible. The ODN makes every effort within the means of the fund to enable dancers to realise their retraining plan.

Association pour la Reconversion des Danseurs Professionnels (RDP).

Association pour la Reconversion des Danseurs Professionnels (RDP) is a non-profit organization, based in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, which supports professional dancers during their training, performance career and professional transition. It helps them develop tools to manage their career. Since RDP has developed expertise regarding the dance profession, it works towards improving social recognition and acknowledgment by government authorities of the dancer's profession and of its specificities.
United Kingdom

Dancer's Career Development

Dancers’ Career Development (DCD – UK) mission is to empower dancers in all dance forms, so that in overcoming any insecurities arising at the point they cease to perform, they are able to develop the remaining part of their career, within or outside the dance profession, by building on their distinctive strengths and transferable skills.

DCD – UK offers a holistic and comprehensive range of specialist and confidential career support and retraining services to professional dancers in the United Kingdom.

DCD – UK offers practical, psychological and financial retraining support services including educational advice, one-to-one meetings, career coaching, networking, school workshops for dance students, grants for retraining & business start-up grants for eligible professional dancers.
United States

Career Transition For Dancers

Career Transition For Dancers is a nonprofit organization that enables dancers to define their career possibilities and develop the skills necessary to excel in a variety of disciplines.

With offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and a mobile National Outreach Project, CTFD provides individual and group career counseling CTFD awards educational and entrepreneurial support. CTFD helps dancers to take their first steps in discovering rewarding second careers.