In The Spotlight

Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House Sept 10
A day of classes, workshops and events/photo Maki Dance by PixieVision Read More...
Simile: Ziyian Kwan + Vanessa Goodman Sept 10
An evening of quirky, original contemporary dance by two vibrant creative voices/photo David Cooper Read More...
Discover Dance! 2016-17 season
Our noon hour series starts September 29 with Shiamak's Bollywood Jazz/photo Aziz Dhamani Read More...
Global Dance Connections: Noam Gagnon | Vision Impure Oct 20-22
This Crazy Show explores shifting identities/photo Michel Dozois
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: 2016-2017 season preview

2016-2017 season tickets and subscriptions on sale now

Member Spotlight: Linda Arkelian

New on the blog: Simile

Call for submissions: 12 Minutes Max

Announcing the 2016 Lola Award

Dance Central: All Bodies Dance + Ben Brown

Our Building

Scotiabank Dance Centre is a purpose-built facility in downtown Vancouver. It 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.

Take our virtual tour.

What's On 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.


Including the bimonthly Dance Central, and other dance writing booklets.
Read our 2016-2017 season brochure.

The Dance Centre 2016-2017 Season Brochure

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Video Messages

Produced with the generous support of our partners at EcoVideo.
June 2016: Artist-in-Residence Julianne Chapple.

Video Message: Julianne Chapple

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