In The Spotlight

Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House September 19
Annual Open House includes Mandala Arts and Culture/photo Ron Sangha Read More...
Shall We Dance September 12
Our annual fundraising event
Global Dance Connections series 2015-2016
Contemporary dance series opens with Co.ERASGA & Pichet Klunchun Oct 15-17/photo Chris Randle Read More...
Discover Dance! series 2015-2016
South Asian Arts + Project Soul kick off our noon series Sept 17/photo Chris Randle Read More...
Dance In Vancouver November 18-22
Biennial BC dance showcase includes Shay Kuebler Radical System Art and many more/photo David Cooper 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

Git Hayetsk Photo by Chris Randle

Git Hayetsk/photo Chris Randle

Announcing our 2015-2016 season 

Dance Awards Recipients Announced

On the blog: SPLAY Project Back It Up 

Member Spotlight pataSola dance

DIV 2015: Calls to Choreographers

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, and occasional booklets of dance writing.

Read our 2014-2015 season brochure online.

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Video Messages

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May 2015: Kathryn Ricketts introduces 12 Minutes Max.

May 2015 video message

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