Robson Square

Robson Square 2015

every Friday, ending on Sept 4th


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 4th.  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 26 Cha ChaOksana Latynina DSBC Juniors North Shore Academy of Dance
July 3 QuickstepMurray Schellenberg DSBC Standard DSBC Latin
July 10 WaltzZillion Wong Crystal Ballroom
July 17 West Coast SwingMyles and Tessa Myles and Tessa Harbour Dance Centre
July 24 SambaRoland and Ekaterina Fiesta DanceSport Club Fiesta DanceSport Club
July 31 East Coast SwingBarney & Lucy East Coast Swing Madison LessonMurray Schellenberg

Schedule is subject to change

August Schedule

Date Lesson – 8pm Demo – 9pm Demo – 10pm
August 7 RumbaGeorge Pytlik DSBC Junior Show Dances with Laura
August 14 TangoJoel and Clara JC Dance Co JC Dance Co
August 21 Viennese WaltzMichel Guimond DSBC Standard DSBC Latin
August 28 JiveHan and Crystal Imperial Ballroom Imperial Ballroom
Sept 4 Paso DobleMurray Schellenberg UBC Dance Club UBC Dance Club

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


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.