Modus Operandi

pivotal post secondary dance education

About MO

​​The mission of MO is to nurture unique emergent voices in dance by continuously investigating and investing in a practice-based curriculum that welcomes all the possible ways to dance. MO seeks to remain nimble and responsive to the evolving dance ecology, to provide meaningful facilitation of dancers’ relationship to the form so it is empowered, long-lasting and uniquely theirs. Alumni are celebrated as some of Canada’s most radical and inspired new artists producing, creating and performing in an enormous range of formats, environments and organizations.


Modus Operandi takes place on the unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Modus Operandi is the education initiative of Out Innerspace Dance Theatre and would not be possible without the support from Canadian Heritage, The British Columbia Arts Council and The City of Vancouver.

Intensives & Auditions

2022 Vancouver Summer Intensive
In-person at 77 E. 7th Avenue Vancouver, BC
July 18 – 22, 2022  9am – 2pm

Audition for the Full-Time Program
1. By attending one of our in-person intensives in Vancouver
2. By video before April 30, 2022
3. By attending our in-person audition in Vancouver March 25, 2022 from 2:30pm – 5:30pm

MO Link provides 9 hours per week of contemporary dance development with MO educators for serious young dancers ages  15-20. It provides a wide range of contemporary repertoire and dance techniques including release technique, floor work,  partnering, hip hop, ballet, improvisation, and movement generation led by MO guest artists and leading professionals.  

MO Link is focused on nurturing new skills and broadening experience for exceptional young dancers looking to expand their  understanding of contemporary dance, preparing to join post-secondary programs, and/or looking to learn more about the  MO full-time multi-year program. It offers exposure to artists, companies and methods to orient young dancers and serves as a link to the next big step in their pursuit, helping them connect to what experiences of contemporary dance they can find in themselves, in the world and in their future. As a weekend offering, it can serve as an intensive boost to other programs,  studios, courses or training regimens.