Victoria School of Contemporary Dance is one of the leading centers for contemporary dance training in Western Canada. VSC Dance is one of a handful of non-commercial schools, Canada-wide, committed to training grounded in the discipline of modern dance. The result - non-patterned, versatile, adaptable contemporary dancers with solid training.
From beginner to professional classes, teens to adults, Victoria School Of Contemporary Dance offers a fresh, innovative and non-competitive atmosphere. We are an open-minded centre for movement innovation that celebrates the joy of dance in each and every one of us.
VSC Dance complements its regular classes with additional inventive programming that promotes exceptionally strong improvisation skills, broad choreographic experience, multiple performance opportunities, and focused one-on-one mentorship in creative process.
VSC faculty combine teaching, choreography and professional performance experience to provide skillful, sensitive and individual training for every dancer, encouraging full creative expression among both teens and adults.
Victoria School of Contemporary Dancers are creative, disciplined, technically proficient and self-motivated.
Kelly Hobson, Artistic Director
Kelly is a graduate of Vancouver’s Main Dance professional dance program where she studied many forms of modern dance including Graham, Laban Notation, Contact Improvisation and Bhuto. She was privileged to train with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Canada’s National Ballet and the Banff Centre for the Arts.
Over the years, Kelly has worked with a number of acclaimed dance educators and artists such as Helen Walkley, Sylvain Brochu, Margie Gillis. Massimo Agostinelli, Tedd Senmon Robinson and Barbara Bourget. While in Toronto training with the School Of Toronto Dance Theatre Kelly worked with noted choreographers Christopher House, David Earl, and Rosemary James. Originally from Vancouver, Kelly is a dance artist, choreographer, teacher, actor and musician with credits that include, Action Review; Atomic Vaudeville, Harpo Marx; BBRT Animal Crackers, ROMP!, Bounce Dance Cabaret and nine years as a performer and choreographer for the Atomic Vaudeville Cabaret. In 2015 Kelly stepped into her role as Artistic Director of the Victoria School of Contemporary Dance. In the fall of 2017 she founded the Contemporary Dance Company, Dance Berserker Dance with whom she presented the full length work 'All Happy Families' in May of 2018. Kelly is honoured to have participated in the second and third season of Dance Victoria's Choreographic Lab lead by Wen Wei Wang, Justine Chambers and Susan Elliott. Kelly is currently in creation for her new work 'What Reamians of Chelsea Jane' in collaboration with Vancouver Island based writer, Chelsea Jane.