In The Spotlight

France's world-renowned Ballet Preljocaj Sept 25-26
Opens our Global Dance Connections contemporary dance series/photo Jean-Claude Carbonne Read More...
Discover Dance! Jacky Essombe Sept 18
Jacky Essombe opens our popular noon series with a program of African dance/photo David Cowan Read More...
Migrant Bodies Choreographic Project
International research project spanning Vancouver, Montreal, France, Italy, Croatia. Photo: Su-Feh Lee by Yvonne Chew Read More...
Working Class professional contemporary classes resume Sept 8
Presented by the Training Society of Vancouver in partnership with The Dance Centre/photo Yvonne Chew Read More...

What's New

Video message with Jacky Essombe

Video message: Jacky Essombe and African dance.

New on the blog: Five Minutes with Jacky Essombe

Read our 2014-15 season brochure online.Subscribe online

Member Spotlight Dario Dinuzzi

Culture Days: 605 Collective open rehearsal Sept 26

Call for submissions: 2015-16 season

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 BC Dance Directory, booklets of dance writing, and the bimonthly publication Dance Central.

Read our 2014-2015 season brochure online

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Video Messages

Produced with the generous support of our partners at EcoVideo.
August 2014: Executive Director Mirna Zagar and Board member/dance artist Starr Muranko introduce the coming season.

Video message with Mirna Zagar and Starr Muranko

More video messages