In The Spotlight

Discover Dance! Kasandra Flamenco Ensemble October 27
Noon series highlights the art of the cuadro/photo Brendan Lally Read More...
V'ni Dansi November 12
A Louis Riel Day Celebration/photo Chris Randle
Discover Dance! the response. November 24
Contemporary dance with an urban vibe/photo Chris Barton
Global Dance Connections: Jan Martens January 18-20
Maverick Belgian returns with Sweat Baby Sweat/photo Klaartje Lambrechts 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: Noam Gagnon September 2016

2016-2017 season tickets and subscriptions on sale now

Member Spotlight: Ralph Escamillan

On the blog: Creating Eagle SpiritSLIP(PAGE)

Writing Dance workshop with Kaija Pepper

12 Minutes Max Call for submissions

Our Building

Scotiabank Dance Centre is a purpose-built facility in downtown Vancouver. It has seven studios with sprung floors, including a black box performance and production space, available for rent for rehearsals, classes, workshops, performances and special events.

Take our virtual tour.

What's On at Scotiabank Dance Centre

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.


Including the bimonthly Dance Central, and other dance writing booklets.
Read our 2016-2017 season brochure.

The Dance Centre 2016-2017 Season Brochure

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Video Messages

Produced with the generous support of our partners at EcoVideo.
August 2016: Executive Director Mirna Zagar introduces our upcoming 2016-2017 season.

Video message: 2016-2017 season with Mirna Zagar

More video messages