In The Spotlight

Discover Dance! Modus Operandi February 18
Noon series features program of dynamic contemporary dance/photo Wendy D Read More...
12 Minutes Max Studio Showing February 23
Works in progress by Gemma Crowe, Daelik & Chick Snipper, and Iris Lau/photo Michelle Moore Read More...
Global Dance Connections: Words in Motion March 18-19
Three pairs of choreographers and writers collaborate in this exciting co-production with the Chan Centre 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: Company 605

Video message: Company 605

Artist-in-Residence: Justine A. Chambers

Blog: The Hypnotic Work of Nacera BelazaWords in Motion: choreographers and authors

Member Spotlight: Sujit Vaidya

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, photoshoots, filming and special events.

Take our virtual tour.

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.


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

Produced with the generous support of our partners at EcoVideo.
December 2015: tap dancer Danny Nielsen.

Video message: Danny Nielsen

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