Events

Other Events 2015-2016

Upcoming

The 14th Annual Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House Saturday September 19, 2015

Our annual Open House offers a chance to experience a host of different dance styles in a day of free classes, workshops, studio showings and events at Scotiabank Dance Centre, Canada’s flagship dance facility. Participating companies include the Dovbush Dancers, Mandala Arts and Culture, Port-O-Swing Dance School, the response., and more. Full details to be announced. 

The Open House is presented with the support of

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International Dance Day April 29, 2016

 

In 2015 The Dance Centre commissioned Vancouver filmmaker Jason Karman to create a video celebrating the vibrant diversity of dance in our community, and its capacity to bring people together.
Dancers: Baldeep Dulay (bhangra), Tony Giroux (hip hop), Arash Khakpour (contemporary) and Veronica Stewart (flamenco).
Conceived and directed by Jason Karman; Director of photography – Tyler McGrath; Producers – Steve Menchions and Brad Harder; Music – Joe Marcel Berry. Special thanks to the University of British Columbia, the Cineworks Play It Forward program and Telus.

International Dance Day Vancouver events 2016

Join us for a program of performances and events celebrating the vitality and diversity of dance in Vancouver! Full details to be announced.

Background

In 1982 the Dance Committee of UNESCO's International Theatre Institute founded International Dance Day, to be celebrated every year on April 29, the anniversary of the birth of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810) who is regarded as the creator of modern ballet. Its goal is to celebrate dance around the world, to revel in the universality of this art form, to cross political, cultural and ethnic barriers and to bring people together with a common language - dance. www.international-dance-day.org

In 2012 the Canadian Dance Assembly launched the I love dance/J'aime la danse campaign which leads up to International Dance Day. www.cda-acd.ca