Dancing

Dancer Antonio Somera of Desirée Dunbar's dance company Catalyst (photo by Allison Mullally)

Dance is a creative and exciting way to exercise. Whether you are new to dance or you have been doing it your entire life, Vancouver offers lots of opportunities to get out and move your body to music.

Find lessons, dance residencies, and rehearsal spaces at many community centres, or come out and dance in the parks.

Dance classes and lessons

Dance classes

Many Vancouver Community Centres offer dance classes from ballet to bollywood to ballroom. Find programs for all ages and skill levels.

Rent rehearsal or performance spaces

Find a performance or exhibit space

Find a space for your performance, exhibition, or rehearsal at one of our theatres and community centres.

Dance events in Vancouver

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Connecting communities through dance

We bring dance to you. Check out extraordinary dance performances from professional dancers to people who just love to dance at your local community centre. Find out what's happening and how you can get involved.

Dance at Dusk in Ceperley Meadow in Stanley Park

Dance at Dusk

Free dance lessons (no partner necessary) in Ceperley Meadow in Stanley Park weekday evenings throughout the summer.

Planning a dance event - Find out if you need a permit

Dance events

Public dance events held in Vancouver require a permit. This page links to the application forms for business licenses related to Late night and Teenage dance party events.

Community centres with dance studios

Sunset Community Centre in Vancouver

Sunset Community Centre

Amenities include a dance studio, fitness centre, gym, ice rink, and playground. The centre is located at 6810 Main St, Vancouver, BC. 604-718-6505.

Killarney Community Centre in Vancouver

Killarney Community Centre

Killarney Community Centre includes a dance studio, fitness centre, ice rink, tennis courts, gym, indoor pool, games room, computer lab, playground, youth centre, and snack bar. The centre is located at 6260 Killarney St, Vancouver, BC. 604-718-8200.

Kitsilano Community Centre in Vancouver

Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre

Amenities include a dance studio, fitness centre, ice rink, gym, seniors lounge, teen/youth centre, and playground. The centre is located at 2690 Larch St, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-6976.

Kensington Community Centre in Vancouver

Kensington Community Centre

Amenities include a dance studio, pottery studio, indoor pool, fitness centre, gym, playground, and seniors centre. The centre is located at 5175 Dumfries St, Vancouver, BC. 604-718-6200.

West End Community Centre in Vancouver

West End Community Centre

Amenities include a dance studio, pottery studio, fitness centre, indoor cycling, ice rink, racquetball/squash courts, and teen/youth centre. The centre is affiliated with Barclay Manor and is located at 870 Denman St, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-8333.

Mount Pleasant Community Centre in Vancouver

Mount Pleasant Community Centre

Amenities include a dance studio, fitness centre, gym, games room, computer lab, teen/youth centre, snack bar, and Vancouver Public Library branch. The centre is located at 1 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-3080.

Dunbar Community Centre in Vancouver

Dunbar Community Centre

Amenities include a fitness centre, dance studio, pottery programs for children, indoor cycling, tennis courts, outdoor sport courts, gymnasium, squash courts, darkroom and playground. The centre is located at 4747 Dunbar St, Vancouver, BC. 604-222-6060.

Marpole Oakridge Community Centre in Vancouver

Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre

Amenities include a dance studio, music studios, fitness centre, whirlpool/sauna, racquetball court, outdoor sport courts, tennis courts, gymnasium, water park, playgrounds, licensed preschool and youth room. The centre is located at 990 W 59th Ave, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-8180.

Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre in Vancouver

Roundhouse

Amenities include a 200-seat theatre, exhibition hall, dance studio, pottery studio, woodworking studio, gymnasium, and snack bar. The Centre is located at 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC. 604-713-1800.

False Creek Community Centre in Vancouver

False Creek Community Centre

Amenities include a dance studio, pottery studio, fitness centre, tennis courts, gym, water park, playground, a wharf/dock, boating programs including dragonboating and kayaking. The centre is located at 1318 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-8195.

Hillcrest Community Centre in Vancouver

Hillcrest Centre

Amenities include a dance studio, indoor cycling, indoor/outdoor pool, ice rink, fitness centre, gym, and cafe. The centre is located at 4575 Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-8680.

Coal Harbour Community Centre in Vancouver

Coal Harbour Community Centre

Amenities include a dance studio, gym, and playground. The centre is affiliated with the West End Community Centre and is located at 480 Broughton St, Vancouver, BC. 604-718-8222.

Creekside Community Centre in Vancouver

Creekside Community Recreation Centre

Amenities include a dance studio, boating centre, fitness centre, gym, childcare, and restaurant. The centre is located at 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-3050.

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Dance types

  • Acrobatic
  • Ballet 
  • Ballroom dance 
  • Bellydance 
  • Bhangra dance
  • Bollywood dance
  • Chinese ballroom dance 
  • Chinese classical dance
  • Chinese line dance 
  • Creative dance
  • Hawiian dance
  • Hip hop dance 
  • Hoop dance
  • Hula and Tahitian dance
  • Indian classical dance 
  • Latin Funk dance
  • Line dance
  • Tap dance
  • West African dance  

 

Last modified: Thu, 07 Nov 2013 19:50:05

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