In The Spotlight

Discover Dance! Modus Operandi April 24
Company of exciting young dancers performs a program of contemporary dance/photo Yvonne Chew Read More...
International Dance Day events April 29
Events include a studio showing of new work by Vanessa Goodman/photo Ben Didier Read More...

What's New

Announcing the Lola Award and Isadora Award recipients Read more
Migrant Bodies: new project spans Canada, France, Italy, Croatia. Read more
Member Spotlight: Tannis Hugill

Our Building

Cori Caulfield in the Marcuse Studio, photo Daniel Collins

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

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 every two years, a series of booklets of dance writing, and the bimonthly publication Dance Central.

Read our 2013-2014 season brochure online

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Video Messages

With the generous support of our partners at EcoVideo, we produce video messages featuring artists talking about their work.
March 2014: Sidra Bell Dance New York, co-presented with the Chutzpah! Festival.

Video message with Sidra Bell Dance New York

More video messages