Events

Sep
10
Sun
Auditions for The Nutcracker Ensemble @ Dance Victoria Studios
Sep 10 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
The Nutcracker by Alberta Ballet. Photo: Paul McGrath
Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker

* All auditioning students must be a minimum of 8 years of age as of December 1, 2017 *

12:30-1:30 pm – Check-in (for all registered auditioning students)

1:30-2:00 pm – Audition for students 4’ to 4’2” (minimum 1 year of dance training)

2:00-3:30 pm – Audition for students 4’6” to 5’ (minimum 3 years of ballet)

3:30-5:00 pm – Audition for students 5’ to 5’7” (minimum 3 years of ballet)

More information and online registration will be available in mid-August.

Please Note: Registration is online and an audition fee of $25 per child will be charged at registration. An additional fee of $60 will be charged to all successful proponents.
Why charge a fee? Dance Victoria is required to provide professional instruction over the two and a half month rehearsal process as well as cover the costs of studio rental and additional expenses.

If you’d like to SEE The Nutcracker at Royal Theatre on Dec.1, 2, or 3, don’t miss out on Early Bird ticket prices: only available August 15 to September 30.


Sep
13
Wed
Oak Bay Night Markets @ Oak Bay Village
Sep 13 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Visit us at the Oak Bay Night Market in Oak Bay Village Wednesday, June 14, July 12, August 9 and September 13. Enter a draw to win tickets to our fabulous 2017/18 Season. You can keep Stephen and Bill company, pick up some fresh produce, and see some fabulous works by artisans lined up along the street. Hope to see you there!


Beginning in June and continuing to September, between 4 and 8 pm on the second Wednesday of the month, Oak Bay Village is tranformed into a European style street market. A wide range of fresh and local produce and food is available. Artists and artisans showcase a variety of wares including wood turned bowls, hand made greeting cards, glass art, paper casting, fabric arts, jewelery, toys, fresh made soaps and cosmetics and preserves. Each market also offers local music, a magician, face painting and balloon animals. The stores of Oak Bay merchants are open with special pricing, tastings, demos, sampling and more.

Nov
17
Fri
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet @ Royal Theatre
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Now in its 20th year, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s repertoire resonates with energy, layering American athleticism on a base of European refinement. Featuring choreography by three leading dance-makers from Spain and Finland, this program showcases the technique and interpretive skills of the talented eleven-person ensemble.

“A happy tale of two cities. Virtuoso partnering in a repertoire rich in allusions and emotions. A lively program worth watching.”Jack Anderson, THE NEW YORK TIMES

* See more info about this performance here *.

Subscribe now to get the best seats for the 2017/18 season.
* Single tickets will be available (starting Sep. 5, 2017) online, or at 250-386-6121, or in person at the Royal or McPherson box offices.

 

Nov
18
Sat
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet @ Royal Theatre
Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Now in its 20th year, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s repertoire resonates with energy, layering American athleticism on a base of European refinement. Featuring choreography by three leading dance-makers from Spain and Finland, this program showcases the technique and interpretive skills of the talented eleven-person ensemble.

“A happy tale of two cities. Virtuoso partnering in a repertoire rich in allusions and emotions. A lively program worth watching.”Jack Anderson, THE NEW YORK TIMES

* See more info about this performance here *.

Subscribe now to get the best seats for the 2017/18 season.
* Single tickets will be available (starting Sep. 5, 2017) online, or at 250-386-6121, or in person at the Royal or McPherson box offices.

 

Dec
1
Fri
Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker @ Royal Theatre
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Nutcracker by Alberta Ballet. Photo: Gerard Yunker
Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Extravagant bejeweled sets and gorgeous costumes created by Emmy-Award winner Zack Brown create a ballet that looks like a wonderfully illustrated children’s book. Be transported back to 19th century Russia with the captivating magic of this beloved holiday classic.

“There’s a magic and whimsy to it that bewitches the children in all of us.” GEORGIA STRAIGHT

* See more info about this performance here *

Subscribe now to get the best seats for the 2017/18 season.
* Single tickets will be available (starting Sep. 5, 2017) online, or at 250-386-6121, or in person at the Royal or McPherson box offices.

 

Dec
2
Sat
Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker @ Royal Theatre
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Nutcracker by Alberta Ballet. Photo: Gerard Yunker
Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Extravagant bejeweled sets and gorgeous costumes created by Emmy-Award winner Zack Brown create a ballet that looks like a wonderfully illustrated children’s book. Be transported back to 19th century Russia with the captivating magic of this beloved holiday classic.

“There’s a magic and whimsy to it that bewitches the children in all of us.” GEORGIA STRAIGHT

* See more info about this performance here *

Subscribe now to get the best seats for the 2017/18 season.
* Single tickets will be available (starting Sep. 5, 2017) online, or at 250-386-6121, or in person at the Royal or McPherson box offices.

 

Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker @ Royal Theatre
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Nutcracker by Alberta Ballet. Photo: Gerard Yunker
Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Extravagant bejeweled sets and gorgeous costumes created by Emmy-Award winner Zack Brown create a ballet that looks like a wonderfully illustrated children’s book. Be transported back to 19th century Russia with the captivating magic of this beloved holiday classic.

“There’s a magic and whimsy to it that bewitches the children in all of us.” GEORGIA STRAIGHT

* See more info about this performance here *

Subscribe now to get the best seats for the 2017/18 season.
* Single tickets will be available (starting Sep. 5, 2017) online, or at 250-386-6121, or in person at the Royal or McPherson box offices.

 

Dec
3
Sun
Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker @ Royal Theatre
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Nutcracker by Alberta Ballet. Photo: Gerard Yunker
Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Extravagant bejeweled sets and gorgeous costumes created by Emmy-Award winner Zack Brown create a ballet that looks like a wonderfully illustrated children’s book. Be transported back to 19th century Russia with the captivating magic of this beloved holiday classic.

“There’s a magic and whimsy to it that bewitches the children in all of us.” GEORGIA STRAIGHT

* See more info about this performance here *

Subscribe now to get the best seats for the 2017/18 season.
* Single tickets will be available (starting Sep. 5, 2017) online, or at 250-386-6121, or in person at the Royal or McPherson box offices.

 

Jan
19
Fri
Dancers of Damelahamid @ McPherson Playhouse
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Dancers of Damelahamid
Dancers of Damelahamid

Shortly after the potlatch ban was lifted in 1951, Ken and Margaret Harris founded Dancers of Damelahamid to preserve the Gitxsan peoples’ traditional songs and dances. Now, five decades later, the company is under the artistic direction of their daughter, Margret Grenier, whose works redefine and characterize traditional practices to be accessible for new generations. Flicker incorporates multimedia technology in a story about a young man who discovers his potential.

* See more info about this performance here *

Subscribe now to get the best seats for the 2017/18 season.

* Tickets for Dancers of Damelahamid can be purchased with a subscription prior to Sep. 5, 2017 through the box office, 250-386-6121.  After Sep. 5, 2017, single tickets will be available online, by phone, or in person at the Royal or McPherson box offices.

 

Feb
2
Fri
ODC/Dance @ Royal Theatre
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
ODC/Dance
ODC/Dance

San Francisco’s ODC/Dance has stepped into the spotlight in recent years, touring extensively to impressive venues across the continent. This program of two works by the company’s co-artistic directors has substance and emotional texture combined with strong production values and even stronger dancers.

“ODC/Dance is an impressive company whose choreography is at once fluid and powerful, intricate and dynamic…not to be missed.” ‪- Merli V. Guerra, FJORD REVIEW

* See more info about this performance here *

Subscribe now to get the best seats for the 2017/18 season.
* Single tickets will be available (starting Sep. 5, 2017) online, or at 250-386-6121, or in person at the Royal or McPherson box offices.