Neighbourhood Dance Works

PO Box 815, Station C.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador NL  A1C 5L7

Phone: 709.722.3663

Neighbourhood Dance Works

Co-founded in 1981 by Cathy Ferri and Agnes Walsh, Neighbourhood Dance Works (NDW) began as a performance collective dedicated to creating innovative new dance works in St. John’s. As the organization developed, a performance series was established which showcased local talent, as well as work by leading Canadian dancers, making NDW the primary presenter of modern dance in the province.

Throughout its history NDW’s activities have grown to include artist residencies, workshops and seminars, as well as presenting dance performance in a wide variety of venues to an expanding audience. In 1990 Neighbourhood Dance Works introduced the first Festival of New Dance. Now, over twenty years later, the festival enjoys a reputation for programming eclectic and challenging dance work from Canada and abroad, as well as exposing local talent to new audiences.

Neighbourhood Dance Works has become a nationally recognized presenter of contemporary dance and has showcased internationally established artists alongside emerging choreographers and dancers, advancing the careers of many Newfoundland dance artists. NDW is a proud member of the CanDance Network the Canada Dance Assembly and DanceNL.

NDW is Newfoundland and Labrador's premiere presenter of contemporary dance. Visit our website to learn more. neighbourhooddanceworks.com

Neighbourhood Dance Works (NDW) is dedicated to the development of a vibrant dance community and the advancement of emerging and mature choreographers. We are committed to the creation and dissemination of contemporary dance through workshops, residencies and presentation. We support local dance creation and facilitate the exchange of skills and knowledge between local, national and international communities.

Board of Directors

Lynn Panting
Alison Carter
James Burke
Mitch McGee Herritt
Laura-Beth Power
Judy D
Trina Rosenzweig

Executive Director
Calla Lachance



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Founded: 1981

Categories: Non-Profit Organization




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Past Events

Submission Deadline FND 2019

Submission Deadline FND 2019
09:00 am - 05 June 2018

At Neighbourhood Dance Works

Neighbourhood Dance Works will present the 29th Annual Festival of New Dance, October 7-12, 2019 in St. John’s Newfoundland and Labrador. We are seeking works...

Family Dinner | Festival of New Dance

Family Dinner | Festival of New Dance
06:00 pm - 03 October 2017

At Neighbourhood Dance Works

October 3-6 Family Dinner Justine Chambers A Dining Room Near You, 6:00pm Food and Drink Served Family Dinner is an immersive and intimate dining performance–...

Technique Master Classes | Festival of New Dance

Technique Master Classes | Festival of New Dance
10:00 am - 03 October 2017

At Neighbourhood Dance Works

October 3-6, 10AM-12PM Various instructors Arts & Culture Centre Dance Studio $10 Registration at the door. Daily class will be taught by members of the Family...

Volver | Festival of New Dance

Volver | Festival of New Dance
08:00 pm - 30 September 2017

At Neighbourhood Dance Works

Volver Raíces y Alas Flamenco September 30, 8pm Masonic Temple Featuring flamenco dancers Andrea Williams and Michelle Harding from Vancouver, with local favourites:...

Flamenco Workshops | Festival of New Dance

Flamenco Workshops | Festival of New Dance
07:00 pm - 25 September 2017

At Neighbourhood Dance Works

Flamenco: Rhythmic. Beautiful. Passionate. Neighbourhood Dance Works is proud to present this series of flamenco dance workshops in St. John’s, with courses for...

FND: Call for Volunteers

FND: Call for Volunteers
07:00 pm - 19 September 2017

At Neighbourhood Dance Works

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Want to get involved with this years Festival of New Dance? Work with our artists? Get a behind the scenes experience? Help make Newfoundland's...

Call for Curtain Risers & Window Dancers

Call for Curtain Risers & Window Dancers
04:00 pm - 28 August 2017

At Neighbourhood Dance Works

Call for Curtain Risers! Neighbourhood Dance Works is looking for curtain-riser performers for the 2017 Festival of New Dance (Oct. 2-7). Our curtain-riser performances...

Call for Applications: Roberta Thomas Legacy Award

Call for Applications: Roberta Thomas Legacy Award
03:00 pm - 28 August 2017

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Neighbourhood Dance Works is thrilled to announce we are accepting applications for the Roberta Thomas Legacy Award! The Roberta Thomas Legacy Award (RTLA) is...

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