In The Spotlight

Discover Dance! Arts Umbrella Dance Company April 23
Noon hour series features a program of dynamic contemporary ballet/photo Michael Slobodian Read More...
International Dance Day April 29
Free events at locations around downtown Vancouver/photo Thoenn Glover's impact winter by Chris Randle Read More...
International Dance Day April 29
Check out our new video celebrating the art of dance!  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

Video message with choreographer Serge Bennathan

Video message: Serge Bennathan

On the blog: Celebrating International Dance Day

Five Minutes with Ballroom dancers Joel & Clara Marasigan

Member Spotlight Debbie Lee Dance Company

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.

Shall We Dance September 12, 2015

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, 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.
January 2015: Delia Brett and Daelik of MACHiNENOiSY introduce Time Machine.

Video message with Delia Brett and Daelik of MACHiNENOiSY

More video messages