In The Spotlight

Global Dance Connections: Raven Spirit Dance Nov 26-28
Earth Song: a program of contemporary Aboriginal dance/photo Chris Randle Read More...
Global Dance Connections: Aakash Odedra Company January 19-20
A double bill of work by rising star of British dance/photo Sean Goldthorpe Read More...
Global Dance Connections: Compagnie Nacera Belaza January 27-29
French-Algerian choreographer brings mesmerising and evocative work to Vancouver/photo Antonin Pons Braley Read More...
Global Dance Connections: Liz Santoro/Le principe d’incertitude February 4-6
American choreographer explores the 'collision of watching'/photo Ian Douglas 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: M/Hotel at Dance In Vancouver

Video message: M/Hotel at Dance In Vancouver

Call for Submissions: 2016-17 season

12 Minutes Max submissions for 2015-16 

Blog: Michelle Olson: Divining the Hidden; a perspective on 12 Minutes Max.

Member Spotlight Katie DeVries

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.
September 2015: Alvin Erasga Tolentino and Pichet Klunchun introduce their collaboration Unwrapping Culture.

Video Message: Alvin Erasga Tolentino and Pichet Klunchun

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