Got a little twirler or leaper in the house? We’ve got the low down on where to watch ballet or modern dance, sign up for classes or pick out a proper tutu. Sometimes you just gotta dance!
Dance, Dance, Dance
Stretch yourself culturally by attending Vancouver’s premiere Dance Festival! There are FREE and ticketed events and workshops round town and the fest ends on March 24th so pick up tix now!
Loads of great programs, including all kinds of dance, with excellent instructors.
1286 Cartwright St, Vancouver, (604) 681-5268
This hub of modern dance has noon hour performances and open house days, it’s worth checking their site for upcoming events.
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver, (604) 606-6400
Leotards, tutus, and all types of dance shoes professionally fitted. Aim for a weekday visit, Saturdays are beyond crazy.
1089 W Broadway, Vancouver, (604) 733-6116
Salsa Dancing at Robson Square
Catch some impressive dancers and learners as they take over Robson Square every Sunday afternoon in July and August.
800 Robson Street, Vancouver
This Brazilian acrobatic martial art is beautiful to watch, and always includes live music and song. This studio’s big glass wall means you can watch them practice any time.
341 E Broadway, Vancouver, (604) 322-0553
Image credits: Arts Umbrella, VIDF.ca & Ache Brasil
Erin McGann is the former Managing Editor for Vancouver Mom and Toronto Mom Now. She drinks just a bit too much coffee, is a bit obsessed about sourcing local food, plays the cello moderately well, spends too much time on Twitter, keeps honeybees on a rooftop, and has a thing for single-malt whisky. Erin is working on a novel set in turn-of-the-century Vancouver, which her husband, son and dog have to hear about all the time, and also blogs at Erin at Large.