Photo: Chris Barton

Photo: Chris Barton

the response. provides accessible and inclusive opportunities for the general public to experience the company's act of dance-making in a variety of ways. In addition to formal presentations, the response. offers free open studio showings and rehearsals, community workshops, studio talkbacks, and apprenticeships. These activities are aligned with the creation and production of the company's pieces, and allow the community to see the inside of how these performances are made.

You can also read more about the company's creative process via their blog, The Arsenal Project.


December 2014
Pay-what-you-can Dance Class and Jam

January-April 2015 
Free performances of Orbits presented by New Works and the Vancouver International Dance Festival

April 2016
Free International Dance Day performance of Space + Time presented by The Dance Centre


September 2016-June 2017
#dancehappy Workshops: Free contemporary dance workshops offered monthly during the 2016-2017 season.  Find out more at

October 2016
VAST open rehearsal, Oak Bay High (Victoria, BC)

April and May 2016
VAST open rehearsals (location TBA)

September 2018
VAST: Free pre and post show performance talk backs
Apprentice Program Audtions