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Monday, May 23, 2011

Dear friends,

As President of the Board of Directors, I am honoured to invite you to become one of the first members of Danse sur les routes du Québec.

Founded almost 15 years ago by the Regroupement québécois de la danse, Danse sur les routes (DSR) stimulates fruitful exchanges between those that create, product and present dance.

Following a major three-year restructuring of the organization, DSR implemented changes to its general mandate to accommodate the creation of a general membership in accordance with its nature and vision. A general membership driven by people like you!

Today, DSR is throwing open the doors and creating the perfect conditions to reinforce discussion between presenters, dance companies and choreographers. All of these members can now better appropriate the DSR mission, as well as get more involved and contribute more ideas. As the desire to improve and increase the influence of dance is a goal shared by all, this new approach will reinforce our collective emulation and stimulate our common potential.

DSR will also continue all the activities that you love: Parcours Danse, Le Répertoire Danse, programming meetings, scouting missions, training, assistance funding, special projects, website, etc. Please note that the Board of Directors has tried to set an affordable membership rate that will be accessible for all.

In short, by becoming a member, you can:

  • appoint a representative for the annual general meeting and nominate this representative for the Board of Directors.
  • participate in networking activities and calls for proposals for projects like Parcours Danse and Jouer Dehors, if applicable.
  • enjoy a preferential rate when you sign up for Parcours Danse, Le Répertoire Danse, training sessions or any other DSR activities.

In addition to being inclusive, this new direction will support the DSR mission and ensure the long-term sustainability of its mandate. On behalf of the Board of Directors and of the whole team, I sincerely hope that you will take part in this new wave, which you and DSR can ride to great success in the next 15 years… and beyond!

Claude de Grandpré