BC Dance Directory: Festivals, Presenters and Events
Presents 3-4 performances each season, mainly contemporary dance, but also ballet and young-audience dance-theatre.
Anna Haltrecht, Dance Outreach Coordinator
Salt Spring Island
Caravan World Rhythms
Annual series of world music and dance performances and workshops, featuring Canadian and international artists.
705-seat venue presenting a season of dance from ballet to contemporary.
Ian Forsyth, Director, The Arts Office
Chutzpah! Festival/Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre (NRT)
Annual international performing arts festival featuring dance, music, theatre. 318-seat theatre.
Mary-Louise Albert, Artistic Managing Director
Coastal First Nations Dance Festival
Annual festival taking place in March.
Margaret Grenier, Artistic Director
Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
All forms of dance presented.
Kirsten Schrader, Manager
Creation & production of new performance; directing and dramaturgy for contemporary dance and theatre.
Eury Chang, Artistic Director.
Crimson Coast Dance
Produces a mainstage series, festival and special workshops and events throughout the year.
Holly Bright, Artistic Director/Producer
The Cultch (Vancouver East Cultural Centre)
Presents contemporary dance, theatre and music from the region and around the globe.
Heather Redfern, Executive Director
The Dance Centre
Presents Global Dance Connections contemporary dance series, Discover Dance! noon series, biennial Dance In Vancouver.
Mirna Zagar, Executive Director
Presents a dance series at Victoria's civic theatres and manages a centre for dance creation.
Stephen White, Producer
Vancouver’s large-scale dance series, presenting the finest dance from around the world at the Vancouver Playhouse.
Jim Smith, Producer
Dancing on the Edge Festival
Annual contemporary dance festival held during the first two weeks of July, programming local, national and international artists.
Donna Spencer, Festival Producer
The Firehall Arts Centre
Produces and presents contemporary theatre and dance reflective of Canada’s cultural pluralism.
Donna Spencer, Artistic Producer
Kitimat Concert Association
Presents dance and other performing arts.
Michael Jeffery, President
Presents inspiring dance performances and manages and mentors individual artists and dance companies.
Quincy Kirschner, Executive Director
The Port Theatre
Presents all types of dance.
Rotary Centre for the Arts
Member of the Made In BC network of dance presenters.
Shelly Vida, Performing Arts Coordinator
Roundhouse Community Centre
Presenter of dance year-round in performance centre and dance studio.
Presents cultural and community programs promoting leading edge practices in the contemporary arts and public community discourse.
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
A centre for excellence in the fine and performing arts.
Shine Dance Festival
Dance competition for all ages and levels.
Tamara Thompson Levi
Sid Williams Theatre
Presenting a multidisciplinary performance series annually, including traditional, contemporary and multicultural dance forms.
Suddenly Dance Theatre's ROMP! IN THE SQUARE
Annual outdoor ROMP! Festival features dance artists of diverse styles in a kinetic urban spectacle.
Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square
Annual series of free, outdoor salsa dances every Sunday in July and August. Robson Square, Vancouver.
Jennifer Dancey, Director
The Surrey Festival of Dance
Annual dance competition that promotes and expand awareness of all dance disciplines in the community
Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration
Annual 10-day City of Bhangra Festival.
Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF)
Annually presents the best local, national and international companies in a month-long series in March.
Jay Hirabayashi, Executive Director
Vancouver International Flamenco Festival
Showcases international, national and local flamenco artists.
Rosario Ancer, Artistic/Executive Director and Victor Kolstee, Musical Director
Vancouver International Tap Dance Festival
Tap Festival runs over Labour Day weekend with masterclasses and world class performances.
Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
Presents a dance season featuring a variety of genres.