COVID-19 Updates

Latest Update: November 25, 2020

Scotiabank Dance Centre and The Dance Centre office are open: details below.

Artists, check out our COVID-19 resources page.

In line with the latest public health orders and guidance from Vancouver Coastal Health, we are currently open in a limited capacity for professional activities, with restricted studio capacities, reduced opening hours, and comprehensive COVID-19 protocols.

Opening hours (NEW)

  • Monday-Friday 9am-7pm
  • Weekend hours vary: please call for details

please note:

  • The deadline for weekend studio bookings is Friday at 12 noon
  • Rush walk-in rate (Dance Centre members only): must be booked the day prior to use (not same-day), minimum two hour booking required


  • Masks – Every person entering the building must wear a mask in all the common areas and in the studios. If you do not have your own mask, disposable masks will be provided at the front desk at a cost of $2 incl GST.
  • Physical distancing – Decals are situated throughout the building to guide in the 2 metre physical distancing measures as directed by the Provincial Health Authority. Access to the building will not be permitted until there is sufficient space in the lobby.
  • Buffer times – Between each studio booking.
  • Hand sanitizer – More sanitizer dispensers have been placed throughout the building.
  • Cleaning – We are increasing cleaning of all touch-points in the building, and studios will be cleaned after each use.
  • Shoe bags – Please bring a bag to hold your shoes and place on the mat located at each studio entrance.
  • No bare feet – In the studios or anywhere in the building
  • Contact tracing – We will ask everyone for a phone number as they sign in. Please bring your own pen to sign in.
  • Contactless payments only for bookings (no cash)
  • Barriers – To protect staff and visitors, a plexiglass barrier is installed at the front desk.
  • Elevator – Maximum 2 people in the elevator; elevator will be up only, please use the stairs to descend.
  • Changerooms – Maximum 3 people at any one time. Lockers and showers are not available.
  • Lounge – The 5th floor lounge is closed, and the fridge, microwave and kitchen equipment are not available. The water filter can be used.

Scotiabank Dance Centre COVID-19 protocols


We MUST be mindful of everyone in the building to ensure their – and your own – health and safety. Please abide by these rules so we can continue to keep our building open.

  • Masks MUST always be worn in the building and in the studios.
  • Physical distancing of 6 feet from each other, INCLUDING in the studio – no touching! (Unless you are in the same ‘bubble’.)
  • Do not linger in hallways and lobby.
  • Pre-registration for classes mandatory: no drop-ins.
  • Place shoes in a shoe bag and leave on the mat outside each studio (no street shoes in studio).
  • Change rooms are closed: arrive ready for class/rehearsal.

Class Protocols for Renters – Full Document


Thank you for your patience and support in these unprecedented and very difficult times, as we work to find a way to navigate our new reality. Please stay in touch: follow us on social media for further information and updates. We will get through this and come together once again to celebrate the art form we love!

The Dance Centre