Community Engaged Dance Opportunities

Thank you for signing up for information on upcoming community engaged dance projects in Vancouver and Lower Mainland.

Community Dance offers opportunities in various settings and contexts. Have a look at the diversity of propositions offered here and consult the webpage for more projects.

EveryBody Dance is a gathering of current community-engaged dance projects open for new participants by Vancouver independent artists or companies. Made in BC – Dance on Tour partners with the Vancouver Boards of Parks and Recreation for this initiative.


Roundhouse Dancers present Findings/Trouvailles

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Celebrate the culmination of a three-year dance residency with the Roundhouse Dancers.
Past participants are guests of honour.

April 2nd at 7pm and 8pm at the Roundhouse Dance studio.
Reception after the 2nd performance.
$5 suggested donation at the door.
Arrive early-limited seating.
This is an accessible and family-friendly event.


Dance Troupe Practice

Vocal Playground
Workshop Leader: prOphecy sun

This hands-on experimental workshop explores the voice, movement and natural/urban environmental sounds such as the wind, birds, cars, or refrigerators. Participants will create a looping, textural soundscore(s) comprised of sounds from the landscape and from their own bodies. Using pedals, tapes, voice, small instruments, intuition, and their bodies, participants will create collaborative projects. Techniques and skills learned may be applied to a wide range of creative projects and will appeal to teens, experimenters of any age and foundational practices. The workshop is FREE and open to the general public.

Sat, May 21, 1:00PM-4:00PM. Pandora Park Field House, 2325 Franklin St.


Polymer Dance

Polymer Dance is a contemporary dance troupe aimed at non-professional dancers who want to have progressive training and perform! We use structured improvisation to perform in a mix of traditional venues and public spaces. It is led by Miriam Esquitín and Kristina Lemieux.

Age range: 16 and up. Taught by Miriam Esquitín.

Beginner class: Sundays, 10:45 am to 12:45 pm, at Hillcrest Community Centre.
New session: April 10 – June 26. $160.60 for full session, $17 drop-in. Register here.

Intermediate/Advanced class: Tuesdays, 7-9 pm, at Moberly Arts Centre. Taught by various invited teachers. New session: April 5 – June 21. $146 for full session, $17.50 drop-in. Register here.

Upcoming Polymer performances:


Carnegie Centre – Arts And Health Project

Creative dance for elders, older adults and seniors. No experience necessary and open to all abilities. This Healthy Aging Through The Arts project is led by Hailey McCloskey and Julie Lebel and under the mentorship of Karen Jamieson.

No registration necessary. We welcome new participants on an ongoing basis, please join on site:

Fridays 1-3pm
Carnegie Community Centre Gym
April 1 to June 10, 2016


Link Performance

LINK is an annual performance series presented by the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation featuring dancers in our communities.

LINK participants come together to present each centre’s dance practices in a final presentation representing a variety of contemporary and cultural dance disciplines from all around Vancouver.

April 19, 7:30pm, at the Roundhouse Performance Centre.

Thank you and visit for more Community Engaged Dance opportunities.