Vancouver Island Youth Dance Theatre Association ~ A Non-Profit Registered Charity
Vancouver Island Youth Dance
has been offering dance arts programs for Island teens since
September 1985 and has been incorporated as a non-profit society since April
1986. The Company was formed to bring
together talented, focused dancers from diverse communities and schools to
explore contemporary dance in an enriched environment. The Dancestreams Company has shared the resulting diverse repertoire with both students and the general public throughout the Vancouver Island region, lower Mainland, Kootenay
region, Maritimes, China, Belgium, Germany and Los Angeles. These talented dancers offer themselves as role models and inspiration to others in a variety of school shows and workshops. Dancestreams was awarded a 2005 Creation
Residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the only pre-professional youth
company to receive the honour at that time, and was named Top 40 Under 40 for
Vancouver Island in 2006. The Company
has been fortunate to work with some of Canada’s most outstanding choreographers
and teachers, and program participants have gone on to train and dance
professionally at renowned institutions and companies throughout the world.
Alysa Pires, Ryerson University, Choreographic Assoc, National Ballet of Canada Jee Lam, Palucca Schule, Germany, Lamondance,
Artistic Director, Alysa Pires Dance Projects
Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program, San Francisco
DANCESTREAMS 35TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON 2020-2021!
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will not hold a traditional audition at this time. Go to News & Events for information on how you can join the Dancestreams team!