Danscentrum was established as a national artistic research center in 2004 and has over the years evolved into an organization for the freelance contemporary dancefield. Danscentrum is a national organization with four independent regional organizations; Danscentrum Stockholm, Danscentrum West, Danscentrum South and Danscentrum North.

Danscentrum is also an employers’ organization for employers in the freelance dance area and have concluded a collective agreement with the Swedish Theatre Union.

Danscentrum receives a funding contribution from the Swedish Arts Council allocated to the regional organizations. Danscentrum is also one of the owners of the Dance Alliance and one of the founders of The House of Dance (Dansens Hus).