In The Spotlight

Global Dance Connections: Jan Martens January 18-20
Maverick Belgian returns with Sweat Baby Sweat/photo Klaartje Lambrechts Read More...
DanceLab: Amber Funk Barton January 9
Sharing of work developed during interdisciplinary research lab/photo Tristan Brand Read More...
Global Dance Connections: Alessandro Sciarroni February 2-4
FOLK-S, Will you still love me tomorrow?/photo Andrea Macchia Read More...
Discover Dance! Grupo America February 9
Noon series features the dances of the Americas/photo Alan Beaton 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 Yvonne Chartrand, V'ni Dansi

2016-2017 tickets and subscriptions on sale now

Member Spotlight: Dancinema Productions

On the blog: 12 Minutes Max Choreographic Approaches

Writing Dance workshop

Call for submissions: 2017-18 season, Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award, 12 Minutes Max, Isadora Award

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

Office space available for rent

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.
Septmber 2016: Noam Gagnon of Vision Impure.

September video message with Noam Gagnon

More video messages