Mirna Zagar, Executive Director
677 Davie Street
Level 6, Scotiabank Dance Centre
We are located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. It is an honour and a privilege for us to be guests in their lands.
Established in 1986 as a resource centre for the dance profession and the public in British Columbia, today The Dance Centre is 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, by providing resources and services for dance professionals; presenting public performances and events; operating Scotiabank Dance Centre, one of Canada’s flagship dance facilities; and promoting BC dance.
The Dance Centre presents public performances and events year-round. The Global Dance Connections series features cutting edge contemporary dance from BC, across Canada and around the world. Previous presentations include Hillel Kogan (Israel), Hiroaki Umeda (Japan), Focus Cia de Danca (Brazil), Out Innerspace Dance Theatre (Vancouver), Wen Wei Dance (Vancouver), Dana Michel (Montreal) and Ann van den Broek (Belgium).
The Discover Dance! series is an accessible noon hour series which highlights the diversity of BC dance, featuring companies such as Flamenco Rosario, VanVogueJam, Vancouver Tap Dance Society, Immigrant Lessons, Shiamak's Bollywood Jazz, and many more.
The Dance Centre also partners and co-presents with many companies and festivals including the Matriarchs Uprising Festival, Mandala Arts and Culture, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs.
View our current season here.
The Dance Centre spearheaded the drive to create a home for BC’s dance community. Our building, Scotiabank Dance Centre, opened in 2001. It has become a creative hub for dance, housing rehearsals, classes, workshops, performances and events, and generating an estimated 85,000+ visits annually.
The building includes the Faris Family Studio, a fully-equipped black box theatre and production space with retractable seating for 154 patrons.
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