In The Spotlight

Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House September 13
Annual Open House features companies including Kinesis Dance somatheatro/photo Chris Randle Read More...
Global Dance Connections 2014-15 season
New season starts with France's acclaimed Ballet Preljocaj/photo Jean-Claude Carbonne Read More...
Discover Dance! 2014-2015 season
Jacky Essombe opens our popular noon series/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 August 2014

Video message: Mirna Zagar and Starr Muranko introduce our  2014-2015 season

Announcing our 2014-2015 season: read our new brochure online.Subscribe online

Dance Central: latest edition.

Member Spotlight Dario Dinuzzi

Call for submissions: 12 Minutes Max

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.
June 2014: choreographer Vanessa Goodman and composer Gabriel Saloman introduce their collaboration what belongs to you.

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