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Global Dance Connections: Compagnie Thor | Thierry Smits May 5-7
Acclaimed Belgian choreographer explores resistance and rebellion in ReVoLt/photo Hichem Dahes Read More...
Julianne Chapple Studio Showing May 12
Artist-in-Residence Julianne Chapple shares her work in progress/photo Ed Spence Read More...
12 Minutes Max June 3
Five short new works by emerging choreographers/photo Ahalya Satkunaratnam by Bill Christiansen Read More...
Working Class professional contemporary classes
Presented by the Training Society of Vancouver in partnership with The Dance Centre/photo Yvonne Chew Read More...

What's New

Video message: Amber Funk Barton

Video message: Amber Funk Barton - International Dance Day

Artist-in-Residence: Justine A. Chambers

New on the blog: Julianne Chapple - Transcending the Physical; 12 Minutes Max - Four Choreographic Perspectives

Member Spotlight: The Biting School

Our Building

Scotiabank Dance Centre opened in 2001 in downtown Vancouver, a purpose-built facility for a diverse dance community. Our building has seven studios with sprung floors, including a black box performance and production space, available for rent for rehearsals, classes, workshops, performances and special events.

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What's On: Classes and Events at Scotiabank Dance Centre

Support Dance

SOULdiers photo Chris Randle
SOULdiers photo Chris Randle

Find out how you can support the work of The Dance Centre and help us build and sustain a healthy dance sector in BC: make a donation, join our Choreographer's Circle, support an Endowment or Fund, leave a gift in your will, or volunteer.

Open House/Wen Wei Dance by Chris Randle

Established in 1986 as a resource centre for the dance profession and the public in British Columbia, The Dance Centre has grown into a multifaceted organization offering a range of activities unparalleled in Canadian dance.

Our goal is to support the development of a vibrant dance scene in BC and increase the profile of dance, by providing resources and services for the dance profession; presenting programs and events for artists and a broad public; operating Scotiabank Dance Centre, Canada's flagship dance facility; and promoting BC dance.

Publications

The Dance Centre produces the bimonthly publication Dance Central, and occasional booklets of dance writing.

Read our 2015-2016 season brochure online.

The Dance Centre 2015-2016 season brochure

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Video Messages

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March 2016: Karen Flamenco

Video message: Karen Flamenco

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