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.

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Register for fall 2015 recreation programs and services using our new registration and reservation system. View activities and add them to your wish list in advance.

Start dates may vary for each community centre, pool, or rink.

Our new registration and reservation system is easy to navigate and helps you plan, track, and manage all your recreation requests in one place.

If you are a new user, setting up your account is easy with an email address. Just create a password, complete your profile, and you’re ready to go.

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Rent rehearsal or performance spaces

Dance studio at Creekside Community Centre

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.

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

Coal Harbour Community Centre

Coal Harbour Community Centre

Amenities include multi-purpose rooms for all occasions, a dance studio, a gymnasium, and a playground. The centre is located at 480 Broughton St, Vancouver, BC. 604-718-8222.

Creekside Community Centre in Vancouver

Creekside Community Recreation Centre

Amenities include a fitness centre, a gymnasium, dance and yoga studios, multi-purpose rooms, a child care centre, and paddling launch. The centre is located at 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC V5Y 0B1. 604-257-3050.

Dunbar Community Centre

Dunbar Community Centre

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

False Creek Community Centre

False Creek Community Centre

The False Creek Community Centre is located at 1318 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-8195. Amenities include a dance and pottery studio, fitness centre with sauna, tennis courts, gymasium, water park, playground, and boating programs including dragonboating and kayaking.

Hillcrest Centre

Hillcrest Centre

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

Kensington Community Centre

Kensington Community Centre

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.

Killarney Community Centre

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.

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Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre

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

Marpole-Oakridge Fitness Centre

Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre

The Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre is located at 990 W 59th Ave, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-8180. 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.

Mount Pleasant Community Centre

Mount Pleasant Community Centre

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

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre

Amenities at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre 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.

Sunset Community Centre

Sunset Community Centre

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

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 West End Community Centre is affiliated with Barclay Manor and is located at 870 Denman St, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-8333.

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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

Connecting communities through dance