Dance Days – It’ll Move You

January 13-22, 2023

Dance Days 2023

Each January, Dance Victoria produces a free, 10-day community celebration of dance called Dance Days,with free classes, workshops, and studio showings at local dance studios. Dance Victoria also hosts Rough Cuts (works-in-progress) by some of the west coast’s hottest choreographers. As a longstanding community collaboration for the past 13 years, Dance Days engages the community in diverse and accessible dance forms, while promoting dance appreciation.

Here’s three compelling reasons why you want to participate in Dance Days 2023:

1. Ten days of free dance classes all over town – Local studios are offering an array of free adult dance classes in all kinds of styles. Have you ever wanted to try modern dance, ballet, flamenco, ballroom, dance roller skating and more? Well, get out your dancing shoes! Now, is your chance – for free. Look for the online calendar at in early January.

2. Rough Cuts on January 22 – Experience a selection of works-in-progress by these Dance Victoria resident artists followed by informal discussions.
Dance Victoria Studios, 2750 Quadra Street, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., Free with a suggested donation of 10 dollars

Their works explore animality and interdependence with living things; Indigenous stories of injustice and healing past, present and future; and the connection between spectatorship and performativity. Due to limited capacity, patrons are asked to visit in early January and RSVP for each show.

3. Out Innerspace Dance Theatre in Bygones Bygones kicks off Dance Days on January 13, 2023, at the McPherson Playhouse. Creators Tiffany Tregarthen and David Raymond have performed for Victoria audiences before with their popular creations Me so you so me, Major Motion Picture, and in Kidd Pivot’s award-winning Betroffenheit and Revisor. Now they are bringing a work, co-commissioned by Dance Victoria through the Chrystal Dance Fund, that premiered at Bulgaria’s One Festival, and toured Europe. Bygones is a gem of dance theatre with full production value: compelling choreography; inventive lighting; and imaginative props that create magical illusions. Join us at the McPherson Playhouse for a free, pre-show chat at 6:50 p.m. with a company member. Tickets start at 43 dollars and Pay Your Age tickets (for patrons 12- to 29-years-old) are available.

How To Buy Tickets for Bygones

Phone: The Royal and McPherson Box Office at 250-386-6121 or toll-free 1-888-717-6121.
In person: The McPherson Box Office is open Monday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm for in-person transactions.
Visit the Royal and McPherson Theatres website for current Box Office hours.

*Performances of Bygones are at the McPherson Playhouse.

About Dance Victoria

Dance Victoria brings the World’s Best Dance to the Royal Theatre and supports the development of new dance for the international stage from its studios in Quadra Village. As a non-profit charitable society, Dance Victoria operates with the mission to promote the appreciation of dance by developing and presenting diverse local, Canadian, and international artists, and by engaging the community in the celebration of dance.

Media Materials for Out Innerspace Dance Theatre

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Media Contact

Tracy Smith
Marketing Manager, Dance Victoria
[email protected]

Downloadable PDF media release here.