The city’s dance scene is as eclectic as its cultural makeup, and ranges from traditional Japanese and Chinese performance to classical ballet and edgy contemporary.

There are over 30 professional dance companies and many more independent choreographers in the Vancouver area. The Dance Centre ( is the main resource in the province and its range of activities is unparalleled in Canada, including presentation of programs and events for the public; provision of information and support for professional dance artists; and operation of Western Canada’s flagship dance facility, which houses performances, classes, workshops and other activities throughout the year.


Story Idea
Profile Vancouver’s dance scene for visitors, including information on The Dance Centre, annual events and local dancers. Consider interviewing local dancers and choreographers. And time your visit for one of the city’s popular dance festivals.