Accessibility Scholarships Available


This year, Contact Dance International Film Festival (CDIFF) is happy to announce that it is 90% accessible and particularly geared towards people of all abilities and any level of experience with movement. The festival runs June 28 to July 2, 2017 in Toronto.

Accessibility Services Canada has negotiated a 75% discount on the Welcoming Pass for individuals who identify as a person with a disability. The Welcome Pass includes: 

To purchase your Welcoming Pass and access the 75% scholarship discount, visit: and use the code “AccessibilityOntario” in the Checkout.

What is Contact Dance?

Contact dance improvisation is a social dance involving touch, in which momentum between two or more people is used to create and inspire dance movements. The form is similar to martial arts practices such as Aikido that use momentum and rolling point of contact in defensive moves. Contact dancers use these practices, not to defend themselves but to communicate, dance and express. There is no set leader or follower. Each dancer will sometimes follow and sometime lead and interchange these roles seamlessly. The form is egalitarian, requiring a deep “listening” and responding in the moment, to one’s partner, with no pre-set roles. Techniques include rolling point of contact, following momentum, and “listening” with one’s skin surface. Contact dance improvisation is accessible to people with no previous dance training and to people with physical disabilities. See contact dance improvisation in action: 

Questions about the Accessibility Scholarship or accommodation needs? 
Email [email protected] or call 416 545 1515

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