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.


For #GivingTuesday join us for two Pay-What-You-Can Classes with Amber Funk Barton!
The Dance Centre (677 Davie St.) in the Marcuse Studio
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
10:00am-11:30am & 6:00pm-7:15pm

Our outreach programs (which include our #dancehappy classes in addition to our annual Pay-What-You-Can Class event) are meant for ALL people who love dance!  ALL bodies and levels are welcome!  We offer an accessible contemporary class that draws upon several dance styles for the community that can be enjoyed by people from all backgrounds and experience.  We want to empower our community to dance and express themselves!  We do this by teaching fundamental movement skills and encourage personal movement via improvisation. 
This is the 4th year that Amber and the response. are celebrating #GivingTuesday, an international day of giving with their Pay-What-You-Can Class Event. As a non-profit and charitable organization we reply on multiple forms of financial support to create dance performances, host events and teach our outreach classes. Your donation will have a direct effect on the growth of the company as we begin an exciting new chapter in our history. 
We are determined to serve our community with memorable performances and inspiring dance classes.
If you can’t attend but would still like to make a donation, you can donate to us online via Canada Helps or contact us directly at



MAY 2019
-Open studio showings to be announced featuring movement research for a new ensemble work by Artistic Director, Amber Funk Barton

APRIL 2019
-Our Dance Café returns for a 3rd edition! More details to be announced in the new year!

Classes and Workshops
-#dancehappy free contemporary dance classes resume for the general public