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.
In Vancouver, Kelly has performed professionally with Tantrum Dance Collective. Her choreography has also been commissioned by Farley Johansson (co-artistic director of Science Friction Dance Company. In Victoria, Kelly has performed and created work for Light on our Feet, Tri-Pod Dance Collective's BOUNCE and Suddenly Dance’s ROMP Festival of Independent Dance.. Kelly also choreographs and performs as an actor and dancer for Victoria's Atomic Vaudville.
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.