DsDanse Youth Dance Company
DSdanse consists of both a Junior and Senior Company. The Junior Company is for ages 10 – 13 years. The Senior Company is for ages 14 – 18 years.
DSdanse Youth Dance Company was founded in 2001 by Dominique Hutchinson as a canvas to shape her artistic vision of using the art of dance as a cultural and educational tool.
Taking young dancers beyond the walls of the studio, each season focuses on non competitive projects that engage the dancers in a social and artistic exchange at a local, regional and or international level.
DSdanse dancers are involved in the creative process and are the pulse of a supportive and creatively challenging environment. Using dance as a form of communication that transcends language and borders, each dancer is an integral part of every project they, as a collective, engage in.
Multi Media Artistic Collaboration with Musicians and Composers
2004 - "Heart Strings" with Oliver Schroer
2009 - "H2O" (Homage to Oliver) with Twisted Strings
2014 - "balance" with Nir Blu
Off Coast Travel
2005 - "La vie en Rose" - Port Moody B.C.
2017/18 - "The Majestic Project" - Victoria B.C. and Local schools
Collaborative Works and Regional Exchanges
2011/12/13 - "Connexion" / "balance" / "lapse in Time" - with Youth in Motion - Shadbolt Centre of Arts in Burnaby
International Cultural Exchanges
2014/15 - From Canada with Love / Canada & Belgium United in Dance
with Cie Ph/f/ase - Belgium - 100th Anniversary of 2nd Battle Ypres WW1
July 2018 - Macau, China - Invited to represent Canada at the biennial "International Youth Dance Festival 2018"
This Festival provides a platform for young dance lovers from around the world to cultivate friendship, exchange cultures and display diverse dances.