Robson Square

Robson Square 2019

Starting July 5th, running every Friday, ending on August 23rd

Free dance lessons, performances, and social dancing from 7:15 pm to late, every Friday under the domes at Robson Square!
Free lesson starts at 7:30pm, followed by social dancing and demonstrations.

Everyone is welcome to this outdoor dance event, no partner, no experience required.  The lessons are for beginners and people looking for a refresher.  Performances and demonstrations are by local professionals, students from local dance schools, and dance clubs.

Social Ballroom Dancing has been at Robson Square on Friday nights since 1979! With more than 500 attendees a night, people of all ages gather for a fun-filled night of dancing. Whether you are a dance professional or have two left feet; on your 3rd date or your first; with a group of old friends or getting to know a new city, these Friday night dances are for you.

As always, we are an outdoor event that runs rain or shine, as we are well protected by the beautiful domes.

Robson is run 100% on the support of volunteers. We have a variety of roles from assisting at bag check, to helping collect donations from the audience. We need everyone to consider signing up for some shifts. Food is provided to all volunteers. Please fill out the google form below. If you have any questions please email  rsq198107@gmail.com


Robson Square, 800 Robson St, Vancouver (behind the Vancouver Art Gallery)

Robson Square Parkade – enter on Howe Street, just before Nelson Street.

Washrooms – 7:20 to 11:20 pm
Bag Check –  $2 for cubby | $4 for a large cubby
Concession – Bottled Water $2, Other Beverages $3

Summer Schedule


Lesson 7.30pm


July 05 Waltz JC Dance Co
July 12 Cha Cha Juniors
July 19 Jive Adult & Senior Standard
July 26 Tango Crystal Ballroom
Aug 02 Paso Doble Imperial Ballroom
Aug 09 West Coast Swing Myles and Tessa
Aug 16 Social Foxtrot Adult Latin
Aug 23 Samba UBC Dance Club

Schedule is subject to change

Nightly Schedule

7:15pm Warm-up Music and Dancing
7:30pm Beginner Lesson – Free
8:15pm Social Dancing
8:30pm Performance #1
8:50pm Social Dancing
9:30pm Performance #2
9:45pm Social Dancing
11:15pm Last Waltz


Visit us @robsonsqdance


Promotional Video

Try Something New: 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.