In The Spotlight

Global Dance Connections: Faustin Linyekula/Studios Kabako Jan 29-31
Congolese artist's solo Le Cargo, presented with the PuSh Festival/photo Agathe Poupeney Read More...
Global Dance Connections: MACHiNENOiSY Feb 4-7
Resident artists MACHiNENOiSY's new work Time Machine, presented with the PuSh Festival/photo Chris Randle Read More...
Migrant Bodies Choreographic Project: Sharing February 18
International research project spanning Vancouver, Montreal, France, Italy, Croatia. Photo: Su-Feh Lee by Yvonne Chew Read More...
12 Minutes Max Studio Showing February 25
New works by Julia Carr, Dario Dinuzzi, Natalie Gan/photo Natalie Gan by Andrew Szeto Read More...
Gaby Beier Workshop Studio Showing February 27
Vancouver + Victoria artists show work developed with Berlin dramaturge/photo Julianne Chapple by Yvonne Chew Read More...
Discover Dance! JC Dance Co. March 12
Our popular noon series features Ballroom and Latin dances 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...

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Video message with MACHiNENOiSY

Video message: MACHiNENOiSY

On the blog: SPLAY: Practice Space
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Member Spotlight Shiamak Davar International

DanceLabs: studio showings Jan 31, Feb 7

Writing Dance: responses to Lisbeth Gruwez

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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.

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SOULdiers photo Chris Randle
SOULdiers photo Chris Randle

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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.

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Video Messages

Produced with the generous support of our partners at EcoVideo.
November 2014: Choreographer Lee Su-Feh introduces the Migrant Bodies project.

November 2014 video message

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