In The Spotlight

France's world-renowned Ballet Preljocaj Sept 25-26
Opens our Global Dance Connections contemporary dance series/photo Jean-Claude Carbonne Read More...
Global Dance Connections: Compagnie Gilles Jobin Oct 16-18
Swiss company explores collision between dance and physics in QUANTUM/photo Gregory Batardon Read More...
Discover Dance! South Asian Arts Oct 23
Bhangra, Bollywood and classical Indian dance! Presented with DiwaliFest/photo Evaan Kheraj 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

Photo Jean-Claude Carbonne

New on the blog: Abstract Art Might Make Us Uneasy (Ballet Preljocaj photo by Jean-Claude Carbonne)

Read our 2014-15 season brochure online.Subscribe online

Member Spotlight Dario Dinuzzi

Culture Days: 605 Collective open rehearsal Sept 26

Call for submissions: 2015-16 season

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.

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 BC Dance Directory, booklets of dance writing, and the bimonthly publication Dance Central.

Read our 2014-2015 season brochure online

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Video Messages

Produced with the generous support of our partners at EcoVideo.
September 2014: African dance artist Jacky Essombe introduces her September Discover Dance! show.

Video message with Jacky Essombe

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