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DANSpace - Studio Rental

We are pleased to announce that DANSpace will be moving to the Lighthouse Arts Centre this spring. We will be updating our dance community as things progress. Till then THIS page will continue to the information page for DANSpace on Grafton Street.  


DANSpace is a large dance studio managed by Dance Nova Scotia. It is located at 1531 Grafton Street in downtown Halifax. DANSpace is available to the general community for rental as a performance space or for dance classes.


Booking DANSpace

DANSpace is suitable for most types of dance classes, for informal studio presentations and small theatrical, as well as dance or musical performances. There is a sprung floor with a painted/glazed surface. A marley dance floor is available and can be laid out for an additional fee (check with Studio Manager)


For performance bookings, the studio is generally only available on weekends: Friday evening to Sunday evening.

For regular ongoing classes, the studio is available Monday to Thursday evenings after 4:30pm. Maximum booking time per client (regular/ongoing classes) is one evening per week. Weekends are usually reserved for special events, such as performances or workshops. Clients who wish to book regular classes on Friday nights, Saturdays or Sundays may be pre-empted on three weeks notice.

The studio is currently available for daytime bookings. Inquire with the manager for details. 

Rental Fee: 

PLEASE NOTE: As of April 1st, 2020, the rental fee for classes is $22.00 for members and $27 for Non-members. The minimum booking is two hours. 

Commercial rentals (business, industry and for-profit) are $40 per hour.

For performance rental fees, we encourage you to contact the Studio Manager by email at or by phone at 902-422-6279  (phone is NOT checked daily)


To book DANSpace, contact the Studio Manager by email at or by phone at 902-422-6279.

Bookings for performances must be made at least four weeks in advance. Booking time must include arrival, set-up, strike and departure.There is a fifteen minute turnover time between clients. 

The Studio Manager or a designated DANS employee must be present at all times when the studio is in use.

Other terms and conditions apply and are outlined in the contract.

Click here for DANSpace location/directions

A portable Marley floor is available for outside studio rentals but due to demand and studio usage, all rentals are subject to availability.  We recommend that you contact the DANSpace manager well in advance if you are requesting to rent the Marley. 

For information on becoming a Dance Nova Scotia member click here:  DANS membership

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