Workshops and Intensives

Workshops and Intensives

Below is a selection of workshops and intensives run by Dance Centre members. The Dance Centre is not responsible for the accuracy of these listings - we recommend you contact the company or artist direct to confirm details.


Shot of Scotch Vancouver - Core and Cardio for Highland Dancers with Alison Ward
Tuesdays 6:00-7:15 pm - Apr 4, 11, 18 & 25, May 2, 9, 16 & 23; 8 classes
Focus on stamina, strength and improving your technique for the dances you already know.
Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver BC

Pow Wow Bootcamp with Nyla Carpentier/Raven Spirit Dance
(7 week series)  Sundays, April 2 to May 28, 12:15-2:15pm (No class on May 21st).
$15/class or $85 for the full series Drop-ins welcomed. Open to beginners ages 12+. 
Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver

Essentrics Apprentice classes with Jana Birkett
Sunday's May 7, 14 & 28 at 10:30 am; May 21 at 9:30 
Realign all 650 muscles through simultaneous stretching and strengthening. Bring yoga mat & small towel.
$15/class (1st class $10)

An Introduction to Laban Movement Studies with Helen Walkley
Through somatic and theoretic processes we will explore the work of Rudolf Laban. Saturdays June 10, 17, 24/1:30 – 5:30 pm
Sunday June 18/2 - 6 pm
Yoga on 7th, 156 E 7th Ave. Vancouver,

Summer Intensives

Contact Improvisation with Alicia Grayson
Inner World, Outer Expression: Systems, Skills and States in Contact Improvisation
June 27 - 29, 10am - 4pm
Cambrian Hall - 215 East 17th Avenue | Website

Joshua Beamish/MOVETHECOMPANY Summer Intensive
July 10-21, 2017
Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver
Week 1: Joshua Beamish, Cristina Graziano (MOVETHECOMPANY, Ballet Jorgen Canada, Ballet Kelowna)
Week 2: Joshua Beamish, Daniel Robert Smith (Theater Magdeburg – Germany, Colorado Ballet, NBA Ballet Company – Japan)
Daily classes in Ballet, Contemporary, Choreographic Process, Company Repertoire and New Creations by Joshua Beamish for both levels

2017 Wreck Beach Butoh Performance Workshop
July 10 - 23, 2017  
Workshop will consist of afternoon rehearsals at KW Studios
Performances at Wreck Beach on July 22nd and 23rd are in the nude, rain or shine.
Workshop fee is $400 + $20 (GST) + $32 for registration and is non-refundable. 
Attendance of all classes and rehearsals is mandatory and all participants must commit to participating in the performances

The Presence of Mind in Motion: a summer improvisation intensive
with Helen Walkley @ SFU Goldcorps Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings, Hastings Studio, 4th floor
July 22, 23, 24, 25 10 am - 2 pm