Robson Square

Robson Square 2016

Starting June 24th, 2016, running every Friday, ending on Sept 2nd


Robson Square Summer Dance Series

Free lessons, shows and social dancing from 7:30pm to 11:30pm, every Friday under the domes at Robson Square. We have extended our summer season to 11 nights, ending on September 2nd.  This open-air dance event welcomes everyone, no partner, no experience required.  The lessons are for beginners and people looking for a refresher on the steps.  The shows are from dance professionals and local dance schools.

Location: Robson Square (GE Plaza) just behind the Vancouver Art Gallery (At Robson and Howe, below street level)

June/July Schedule


Lesson – 8pm

Demo – 9pm

Demo – 10pm

June 24 Rumba with Oksana Latynina DanceSport BCJuniors a) Ballroom High School b) Wheel Chair Dance
July 1 Cha Cha with Faye Hung The Fox
July 8 Waltz with Zillion Wong Crystal Ballroom Crystal Ballroom
July 15 West Coast Swing with Myles and Tessa Myles and Tessa a) West Coast Swing b) Salsa with Nestor
July 22 Quickstep with Michel Guimond Harbour Dance Centre Timberline from Not So Strictly Ballrom
July 29 Tango with Joel and Clara DanceSport BC Standard DanceSport BC Latin

Schedule is subject to change

August Schedule

Date Lesson – 8pm Demo – 9pm Demo – 10pm
August 5 East Coast Swing with Barney and Lucy East Coast Swing
August 12 Samba with Joel and Clara JC Dance Co JC Dance Co
August 19 American Hustle wtih Dale Neale North Shore Academy of Dancing American Smooth
August 26 Jive with Murray Schellenberg UBC Dance Club UBC Dance Club
Sept 2 Viennese Waltz with Dave Marasigan DanceSport BC Latin Alma Vancouver Bachata / DanceSport BC Standard

Schedule is subject to change

Nightly Schedule

7:30pm Music begins for general dancing
8:00pm Free Beginner Dance Lesson with Professional Instructors
8:45pm General Dancing
9:00pm Showcase Demonstrations
9:25pm General Dancing
10:00pm Showcase Demonstrations
10:25pm General Dancing
11:30pm Last Waltz


Bag Check $2 for cubby | $4 for larger than cubby

Bottled Water $2

Other Beverages $3

Public Washrooms available

Pay Parking located nearby, entrance on Howe St, West side just before Nelson.

Like always, this is a great outdoor event that runs rain or shine as we are well protected by the beautiful domes. Be sure to bring your friend that says “I’ve been meaning to take a ballroom class” or the relative that really needs a few more pointers on how to dance with a few less fingers pointed. The environment is great for all ages and abilities. Bag-check, washrooms and parking are available.

Since 1991, DanceSport BC has put on a social ballroom dance event every Friday during the summer months. With more than 500 attendees a night, people of all ages gather for a fun-fill night of dancing. Whether you are a dance professional or have two left feet; on your 100th date or your first; with a group of old friends or getting to know a new city, these dances are for you.

Call for Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help with the organization of this year’s Robson Square dances. You can find a description of the various volunteer positions in our volunteer brochure. If you are interested in volunteer, please completed our volunteer registration form. If you have any questions, send us an e-mail at

Promotional Video

Try Something New: 2015 Robson Square Summer Dance Series (video made by Timothy Tan)

Wondering what it’s all about? See our promotional video, created by Quadro Media & Design.