Dance Days 2024 - It'll Move You!
Dance Days 2024 - It'll Move You!

Dance Days

January 26 – February 4

Each winter, Dance Victoria produces Dance Days, a 10-day celebration of dance with free classes, workshops, and performances at local dance studios and other venues. As a longstanding community collaboration for the past 14 years, Dance Days engages the public in diverse and accessible dance forms, and promotes dance appreciation, joyful movement, and connection.

Dance Days launches with a free presentation of Borrowed Time, an intergenerational dance-based project created by Lesley Telford of Inverso Productions. Taking place at Dance Victoria Studios on Saturday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m., this special presentation brings together professional and local older adult dancers to explore strength and vulnerability through different phases in our lives. On February 2 + 3, Dance Days concludes on a high note with Compagnie Hervé KOUBI‘s presentation of The Barbarian Nights at the Royal Theatre, a must-see performance that will astonish audiences.

Free Classes

January 26 – February 4

All over town, participating studios are offering an array of free dance classes in various styles open to all adults. This is your chance to try new ways of moving your body from modern dance, to flamenco, to heels, hip hop, ballroom, ballet, and more! There is so much to choose from, and something for everyone. Bring a friend, enjoy this free offering, and start 2024 with a pep in your step.

2024 Dance Days

Studio Performance @ Dance Victoria Studios

One of the highlights during Dance Days has been the opportunity to see new works-in-progress by some of the west coast’s hottest dance artists and choreographers. This year we have the unique opportunity to present resident artist Lelsey Telford’s intergenerational project Borrowed Time which premiered in Vancouver in October.

Inverso Productions in Borrowed Time. Photo by Robert New

Inverso Productions

Borrowed Time

Saturday, January 27, 2024 7:30 p.m.

Choreographer: Lesley Telford

Borrowed Time brings together professional and amateur dancers to explore strength and vulnerability through different phases in our lives.

The performance will be followed by an informal discussion when the artists answer your questions about the work that they’ve created.

This studio performance is free and accessible to the public, with a suggested donation of $10. Read artist biographies here.

We participated in your Dance Days Victoria… and it was a great success. We got several new members through the opportunity. Thank you for hosting!!

~ Vancouver Island Scottish Country Dance Society (VISCDS)
Barbarian Nights by Compagnie Hervé KOUBI

Compagnie Hervé KOUBI

The Barbarian Nights (or The First Dawns of the World)

February 2, 2024 7:30 p.m.
February 3, 2024 7:30 p.m.

* Part of Dance Victoria’s subscription season at the Royal Theatre