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...

What's New

Video message with Vanessa Goodman and Gabriel Saloman
Video message Choreographer Vanessa Goodman and sound artist Gabriel Saloman.
Announcing our 2014-2015 season.Subscribe online
Dance Central: May-June edition. Read more
Member Spotlight: the response.
Call for submissions: 12 Minutes Max
Artist-in-Residence Studio Showing July 23: Kinesis Dance somatheatro

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 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

Produced with the generous support of our partners at EcoVideo.
May 2014: choreographer Anna Kraulis talks about her DanceLab research.

More video messages