EVENTS

Vancouver International Tap Dance Festival The Festival has been bringing together international and local tap dance artists for premiere performances, workshops and intensives, and community events for 20 years (Various venues Vancouver, Aug. 26-Sep. 1)

Vancouver International Flamenco Festival The 29th edition of the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival, one of the few celebrated festivals devoted to Flamenco Art outside of Spain, returns with a passionate and fiery lineup of some of the most innovative and revered International and Canadian flamenco artists of our time such as the Canadian debut of Spain’s Manuel Liñán Company as well as three world premieres, showcasing traditional & contemporary flamenco (Various Vancouver locations, Sep. 13-29)

Discover Dance: Shiamak's Bollywood Jazz The Dance Centre’s popular Discover Dance! series starts a new season with a colourful, high-energy performance of Bollywood dance which will showcase the dynamic fusion of jazz, folk, and modern which is prominently seen in the Bollywood film industry (Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver, Sep. 19)

8th Annual Mushtari Begum Festival Canada’s Premiere Indian Classical Music and Dance event, the 8th Annual Mushtari Begum Festival of Indian Classical Music and Dance returns to the Massey Theatre! (Massey Theatre, New West Minster, Sep. 28)

Swing Dance Night with Bruce James Orchestra This evening will feature big-band music and includes a 45-min dance lesson before the show… what a great night out! (Evergreen Cultural Centre Studio Theatre, Coquitlam, Sep. 28)

A Fantasia of Dance Talented dancers of Ballet Victoria join Maestro Sean O’Loughlin and the VS to delight audiences with an eclectic fusion of music and dance including favourites from Fantasia, Rodeo, Romeo & Juliet, Appalachian Spring and more! (Royal Theatre, Victoria, Sep. 28-29)

Discover Dance: Vancouver Pars National Ballet Founded in 1989 by Azita Sahebjam, who emigrated from Iran to Canada after dancing was banned in her homeland, the company has earned a stellar reputation for its work preserving Iranian traditional and folkloric dances, and supporting new creations (Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver, Oct. 10)

Spooky Action Inverso Productions’ Lesley Telford creates this interdisciplinary dance project inspired by particle entanglement. A study of human connections, inspired by Einstein’s famous phrase referring to particles that are so closely linked, they share the same existence. (Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver, Oct. 16-19)

Ballet Rocks Ballet Victoria rocks the stage with a powerful performance that pays tribute to the energy and drive of rock music. (Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, Duncan, Oct. 24)

Cherish 2019 A Glamorous Evening of Fashion and Philanthropy. Victoria’s leading designer stores Tulipe Noire, Hughes Clothing and Outlooks for Men with proceeds benefitting Victoria Women’s Transition House and Dance Victoria Society. Historic Crystal Garden, Victoria, Oct. 24)

Bangarra Dance Theatre A key part of the resurgence of Indigenous dance making, the company is committed to sharing the cultural heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with audiences around the world! (Vancouver Playhouse, Oct. 25-26)

Frankenstein Shelly’s original gothic novel meets Coralli and Perrot’s timeless ballet Giselle in alchemy only Destrooper dares bring to the stage. Corpse bride meets Frankenstein.(McPherson Playhouse, Victoria, Oct. 26-28)

Norman Foote: Ready, Set, Howl Get Ready, Set, Howl with Juno Award-winner Norman Foote performing alongside an extra large local youth costumed choir for a special Halloween celebration. (Grosvenor Theatre - Kay Meek Arts Centre, West Vancouver, Oct. 30)

Sleeping Beauty 40 star-studded dancers perform Olympic-worthy leaps, lunges and pirouettes in Moscow Ballet’s exquisite Sleeping Beauty. (The Port Theatre, Nanaimo, Nov. 11)

Discover Dance: Vancouver Tap Dance Society Introduced by Artistic Director Andrew Nemr, this program showcases the infectious rhythms, technical skill and musicality of tap dance, tracing its history and its contemporary innovations (Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver, Nov. 14)

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet An unforgettable mix of live dance and piano virtuosity with world-renowned pianist Joyce Yang performing live on stage. (Royal Theatre, Victoria, Nov. 15-16)

Rejuvenate A true celebration of string instruments – 156 strings in total to serenade you! (The Port Theatre, Nanaimo, Nov. 15)

Louisiana Hayride Christmas After 9 years of successful shows across Western Canada, the cast and crew of the Louisiana Hayride Show are bringing their very special Christmas production to you.( The Port Theatre, Nanaimo, Dec. 1)

Ukrainian Shumka Dancers' Nutcracker Shumka’s Nutcracker blends the grace and lyricism of classical movement with the strength and power of Ukrainian folk and character dance. (Royal Theatre, Victoria, Nov. 29-Dec. 1)

The Nutcracker From the moment the lights dim, Tchaikovsky’s iconic score transports you to a world of wonder where rascally mice are foiled by toy soldiers and a flurry of ballerinas reveals a magical kingdom. (Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, Dec. 7)

The Nutcracker Join a flurry of dancing characters and a mischievous young girl who sparks an adventurous world of unexpected wonders when she opens a present early, despite her uncle’s warning. (Evergreen Cultural Centre Studio Theatre, Coquitlam, Dec. 18)

The Gift Immerse yourself and your whole family in a fun-filled winter wonderland with Tchaikovsky’s enchanting Nutcracker score performed by the incredible Victoria Symphony. (Royal Theatre, Victoria, Dec. 28-30)

WORKSHOPS

KidsCamp 2019 - Wild Mysteries Classes include: Make Your Own Dance with Jennifer Mascall, Dancing Physics with Margot Bloom, and Imagination Exploration with Pattern Nation (Mascall Dance Studio, Vancouver, Aug. 26-29)


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