The mission of the Crimson Coast Dance Society is to develop and support dance creations, productions, performances and educational opportunities at both grassroots and professional levels in Central Vancouver Island.
Your donations help us bring fantastic artists to the Nanaimo area and enrich our cultural landscape. With your support, we are able to provide outstanding entertainment, and allow our artists to provide workshops and residencies for the benefit of the community.
Thank you for considering supporting Crimson Coast Dance Society.
Here’s a look at what’s on the Crimson Coast horizon:
- Our summer InFrinGinG Dance Festival, now in its 20th year, will take place this year from July 5-8. This celebration of dance which presents a variety of cultural and community dance opportunities at several locations in downtown Nanaimo. In partnership with the Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival, there is a wide variety of free outdoor performances. The public is also invited to attend workshops, presentations and discussions of the diverse cultures behind the performances. For the full event schedule, please visit our website at www.crimsoncoast.org.
- Our Body Talk Youth Program is a collaboration between Crimson Coast and the Snuneymuxw First Nation. It begins again in October 2018 culminating in a week-long workshop and performance during Spring Break 2019. The Body Talk Youth Program offers young people in our community the chance to create their own dance production! Through local mentorships, the Body Talk Cru learns event planning, marketing and publicity, and technical theatre skills in addition to their dance education. Cru members become skilled team members and leaders, and gain confidence in themselves and their abilities!
What People Are Saying
"Crimson Coast Dance is an inspiration. You have created a vibrant culture "outside the box”. I am in awe of what you have made. You inspire me! Instead of being discouraged by what isn’t available I am able to step into a dance world created right here. I was wondering if I should move to Nanaimo!"
— Renee Poisson, Merville, BC