The Training Society of Vancouver

Master Classes

Master Classes

TSV partners with local organizations to offer master classes with internationally renowned artists and companies.

All master classes take place at Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver BC, unless otherwise indicated.

Photo credit: Guntar Kravis

Photo credit: Guntar Kravis

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Master Class with Toronto Dance Theatre’s Christopher House

In partnership with DanceHouse


Saturday February 24th, 2018

10 - 11:30am


Pre-registration $15

Drop in $18


All masterclass participants will receive a 20% off promo code for tickets to Toronto Dance Theatre at DanceHouse. The promo code will be emailed to participants upon registration and receipt of payment.


Contact us HERE to pre-register.


 *working class cards cannot be used for payment*


Toronto Dance Theatre is one of Canada’s leading dance companies, recognized for the intelligent vision of its choreography, the beauty of its productions and the exceptional artistry of its dancers. Founded in 1968 by Peter Randazzo, Patricia Beatty and David Earle, and under the artistic direction of Christopher House since 1994, TDT has produced a remarkable body of original Canadian choreography. Christopher House is one of Canada’s “most enduringly inventive choreographers” (National Post). His works are acclaimed for their movement invention, musicality and deft handling of multiple layers of meaning. TDT’s dancers are passionate artists who play an essential role in the creative process, celebrated for their physicality, imaginative daring, and sensitive, playful ensemble work. This year is TDT 50th Anniversary season.



Born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Christopher House has been Artistic Director of Toronto Dance Theatre since 1994. In addition to contributing over sixty works to the TDT repertoire, he has created choreographies for many other companies and individuals including Lisbon’s Ballet Gulbenkian, The National Ballet of Canada,  Ballet BC, Les Grands Ballet Canadiens, Peggy Baker and Guillaume Côté. He has also directed two collaborations with indie-pop band The Hidden Cameras, made several short films and videos, and in 2015 was a contributing choreographer with Cirque du Soleil for the Opening Ceremony of the Pan Am Games in Toronto. Current projects include a new work for twenty-two dancers produced by Neighbourhood Dance Works in St. John's. He continues his performance practice with Deborah Hay, Ame Henderson and Jordan Tannahill and is increasingly active as a teacher and mentor in such projects as TDT's Emerging Voices Project, and The Art of Stillness and Choreography Across Disciplines at the Banff Centre. Christopher House has received many awards and honours for his work including three Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the Muriel Sherrin Award for International Achievement in Dance, the Sliver Ticket Award from the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts and an Honorary Doctorate from Memorial University of Newfoundland. He is an Associate Dance Artist of Canada’s National Arts Centre and was recently named a Member of the Order of Canada.