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Dancer Training Support Program

Information in times of the COVID-19 pandemic:


The RQD is pleased to announce that online classes, workshops and subscriptions may be partially reimbursed to dancers eligible for the Training Support Program.

Please note that in addition to the usual criteria some new requirements have to be taken into consideration:

  • Online classes, workshops and subscriptions must be offered by a renowned and established Quebec professional or organism.  We do not accept any receipt issued by another province or country.
  • The receipts must be official and validated by the organism or professional who issued them.
  • Voluntary contributions or donations are not accepted and will not be reimbursed.

The reimbursement of online classes, workshops and subscriptions will be reevaluated depending on how the situation evolves.

Please note that the CNESST does not cover accidents that may have happened during virtual trainings.  At the same time, the RQD is not able to bring any help in case of injury.  Please be careful!

We will be honoring our reimbursement set deadlines.  Do not forget to send us your receipts as soon as possible.


The RQD Dancer Training Support Program has been helping dancers defray part of the cost of their regular training since 1994. Whether you are in a rehearsal period, a performance period, currently unemployed, the program offers direct financial assistance paid on presentation of your receipts.

  1. Check your eligibility
    Consult the terms and conditions of the Dancer Training Support Program.
  2. Make sure you are already a member of the RQD
    In order to benefit from the Dancer Training Support Program, you must be a member of the RQD. Act now to become a member or renew your membership.
    Join the RQD
  3. Register
    Please complete the form below. Attention: The form must be completed every year in order to benefit from the program.
    Submit an application for the Dancer Training Support Program
  4. Apply for reimbursements
    Complete the online claim form and send us a copy of your receipts by email, before the last Friday of every month, starting in August and ending in June.

Write to Alyson Drouin at rqd@quebecdanse.org.

Coverage of dancers in case of injury or accident

Since January 2006, dancers receiving support under the Dancer Training Support Program are protected by the CNESST in case of an injury or accident that occurs during supervised training not governed by a work contract.

The terms and conditions of this agreement are set out under the Regulation respecting the implementation of the Agreement on the professional dance training program.

If you sustain a work accident during supervised training and you file a claim with the CNESST, please contact Virginie Desloges as soon as possible at (514) 209-8958.

Please make sure that you complete the Event Report attached to your file. Your application will be handled in strict confidentiality.

To know the procedure to follow in case of accident, consult our health and safety resources.