Trolley Dances

The North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents

Trolley Dances 2016
Sunday, October 2
12pm-5pm

Click here for the 2016 event album.

Spakwus Slolem -Eagle Song Dancers  
The Falling of the Pine at NV Community History Centre
Shot of Scotchperforms at John Lawson Park Lamondance - Welcome to Burlesque
Trolley Dances is an entertaining trolley ride event that highlights significant cultural, historical and natural features across the North Shore through music and dance performances.  Replica San-Francisco trolleys transport guests to four secret locations where audiences are entertained by four unique, dance performances chosen specifically for each location.

The 2016 edition of Trolley Dances was all about the Days of Yore on the North Shore , featuring the following performers and locations:
Spakwus Slolem (Eagle Song Dancers)
, Mission Indian Reserve, North Vancouver. Members of the Squamish Nation performed songs and dances as a glimpse into their culture, at a location significant in the history of the Squamish.
Shot of Scotch performed at John Lawson Park, West Vancouver.  This highland dance group shares their passion and prowess in traditional and contemporary dance true to the deep Scottish roots of this centuries' old art form.  The location was named after one of West Vancouver's prominent pioneer families.
The Falling of the Pine, (choreographed by Caitlin Griffin, performed by Kyle Toy
(Les Grands Ballets Canadiens), Nathan Fadear (Harbour Dance) and Damon Jang at the North Vancouver Community History Centre, North Vancouver.  The performance was inspired by Lynn Valley's early logging days, celebrating the camaraderie of the hard-working men that were central to the developing area.
Welcome to Burlesque by Lamondance at the Pipe Shop, City of North Vancouver.  In a performance choreographed specifically for this site and the Shipyard Social event that coincided with the final stop on the Trolley Dances tour, 9 young dancers presented a whimsical interpretation of burlesque dance.

Past events:


Past Events:Photo Gallery from the 2014 event.  Performances included:  Firebelly Productions at the Gordon Smith Gallery, Na Keiki Polynesia - Spirit of the South Seas at Panorama Park, Vanleena Dance Academy, 'Ignite' at North Vancouver City Operations Centre, and Black Sheep Morris Dancers at Queen Mary School.  Event programme here (835kb pdf)


Photo gallery from the 2013 event. Performances included: Christine Elsey & Elise Roberts at the Seymour River; Hip Hop crews FRESHH, Lucky Aces and Illest Vibe at Parkgate Community Centre; Children of Takaya at Whey-Ah-Wichen (Cates Park); and the Eire Born Irish Dancers at the North Vancouver City Hall Atrium.




NVCAC image gallery Photo gallery of the inaugural 2012 event and audience feedback.  Performances included Strathcona Chinese Dance Troupe, & Sincere Lam Guzheng Ensemble at Waterfront Park, Pars National Ballet at Ferry Building, Ambleside, Raven Spirit Dance &  Eagle Song Dancers, at Capilano River Regional Park and RNB Dance and Theatrical Society at Shipbuilders Square.