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Julianne Chapple + Thoenn Glover July 10-11
Double bill presented with the Dancing on the Edge Festival/photo Kristel Saan Read More...
Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House September 10
Annual Open House includes performance by Ziyian Kwan + Vanessa Goodman/photo Katie Huisman Read More...
Discover Dance! 2016-17 season
Our noon hour series starts September 29 with Shiamak's Bollywood Jazz/photo Aziz Dhamani Read More...
Global Dance Connections series 2016-17
Contemporary dance series features companies including Cie Danse Nyata Nyata/photo Kevin Calixte 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: Julianne Chapple

Video message: Julianne Chapple

Announcing the Isadora Award: Karen Jamieson

Member Spotlight: Chick Snipper

Call for submissions: 12 Minutes Max

New on the blog: Julianne Chapple

Announcing our 2016-2017 season

Our Building

Scotiabank Dance Centre is a purpose-built facility in downtown Vancouver. Our building 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: Classes and Events 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.

Publications

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.
May 2016: Akeisha de Baat and Nathan Todd on 12 Minutes Max.

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