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12 Minutes Max Studio Showing October 29
New works by Naomi Brand, Jane Osborne, Daisy Thompson, Kara Nolte/photo RD Cane 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
Presented by the Training Society of Vancouver in partnership with The Dance Centre/photo Yvonne Chew Read More...

What's New

Dance Central Sept/Oct 2014

On the blog: 12 Minutes Max: Notes from the Studio

Read our 2014-15 season brochure online.Subscribe online

Member Spotlight Vancouver Tap Dance Society

Call for submissions: 2015-16 season + 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.

Publications

The Dance Centre produces the bimonthly publication Dance Central, the BC Dance Directory, and occasional booklets of dance writing.

Read our 2014-2015 season brochure online.

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Video Messages

Produced with the generous support of our partners at EcoVideo.
September 2014: African dance artist Jacky Essombe introduces her September Discover Dance! show.

Video message with Jacky Essombe

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