Victoria Dance Series  


Dance Workshops

Butoh Dance Class
Wednesday March 29

2 pm - 3:30 pm
Lynda Raino Dance
715 Yates Street

Open to anyone interested in learning about motivating movement through the use of interior imagery, this class will introduce the mindful attention to the body that butoh founder Tatsumi Hijikata introduced to the dance world fifty years ago. After a physical warm-up to get the blood flowing in the body, students will learn how to use imagery to alter how we carry ourselves and how we move in space. Butoh alters our perceptions of time and space by changing our experience of our attention to these dimensions. Butoh is more of an attitude than a technique and its attention to respecting the body and its relationship to the environment and of giving meaning and intention to movement is a radical but useful way of approaching all forms of artistic expression.

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Modern Dance Technique
Thursday March 30
10 am - 11:30 am
Lynda Raino Dance
715 Yates Street

Open to intermediate/advanced students and professional dancers, this class begins with a standing warm-up that references techniques derived from Limon, Cunningham, ballet, and yoga. After the warm-up the class is introduced to across-the-floor movement. Following the initial emphasis on strength, stretch, and stamina, Barbara will teach choreography from Kokoro Dance's repertoire.

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Community Dance Project

Paula Jardine, Artistic Director of the Victoria Dance Series' community dance project is currently developing an "environmental dance" to be performed along Dallas Road on June 21, 2006 (Summer Solstice). The event will offer surprising dance encounters in unexpected places and will culminate in a social dance with live music at sunset.

If you would like to participate (dance), support (volunteer) or learn more, click here to join our growing list of folks excited to be dancing in the landscape!

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Youth Pass

We are no longer issuing Youth Passes for the 05/06 Season.


The Youth Pass is open to any student registered in Grades 8 through 12 in the Greater Victoria School Districts. Home schooled youth in the equivalent grades are also eligible.


With your Youth Pass you can see Canada 's best dance companies perform for $7.50. That's less than the price of a movie! Your FREE Youth Pass entitles you to:

  • Buy two rush seats to most Victoria Dance Series presentations for $7.50 each! Bring a friend.
  • Watch companies like Royal Winnipeg Ballet in rehearsal
  • Reduced Fees for Master Classes with companies like Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, or Royal Winnipeg Ballet
  • Volunteer and see some shows for FREE
  • Be part of our regular e-mail updates and be kept in the loop about what's hot in the dance world on Vancouver Island
  • Participate in contests and much more.


  • Participation is limited to students registered in Grades 8 through 12 only
  • Dance Series Youth Pass valid only with student identification
  • In-person sales on the day of performance only, no advance sales
  • Bring a friend! You can purchase up to two $7.50 tickets for a single performance. That means a friend can see the show with you. But your friend must have photo ID that proves she or he is also registered in Grades 8 through 12, and they must be with you when you purchase the tickets.
  • All tickets are non-transferable
  • All purchases are non-refundable
  • Some restrictions on some performances may apply

PLEASE NOTE: All tickets purchased with a Youth Pass will be stamped at the box office to identify them and to prevent you from buying a ticket for your Mom or Dad or another adult. Ushers at the door will be checking each Youth Pass admission. This program is intended for youth to see world-class dance performance at a price that is affordable to them. Any attempt to take advantage of this program for any other reason means that your privileges as Youth Pass member will be immediately revoked and you're actions could jeopardize the continuation of the program.

The Victoria Dance Series will be corresponding with you by email throughout the year to make you aware of upcoming performances, Master Classes, contests and other opportunities. It is your responsibility to inform us of any change in your email address. If you miss an opportunity because you failed to inform us of a change in your email address, or your email address is no longer valid, the Victoria Dance Series does not accept responsibility for extending any refunds or any other form of compensation to you.

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