Robson Square

Robson Square 2023

Starting June 30, running every Friday until August 25

June 30th marks the first Friday back to DanceSportBC’s 2023 Robson Square Summer Dance Series!

Everyone is welcome to this fabulous and free outdoor dance event, no partner, no experience required. The night starts with a lesson designed for beginners and people looking for a refresher. The lesson is followed by lots of social dancing and spectacular performances by local professionals and students of all ages and skills from nearby dance studios.

The music begins each night at 7:15, followed shortly by a free beginner lesson at 7:30 pm.

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 friends or getting to know a new city, these Friday night dances are for you.

As health restrictions have eased, we understand that everyone has their own preference about wearing masks and keeping distanced. Please respect other people’s boundaries and preferences, routinely wash and/or sanitize your hands, and when in doubt, Be Kind.

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

Summer 2023 Calendar – Friday Nights

Date Lesson Teacher Performance
June 30 Cha Cha Kyryl Dudchenko Juniors
July 7 Waltz Michel Guimond DanceSport
July 14 Tango Faye Hung Crystal Ballroom
July 21 Paso Doble Murray Schellenberg Madison
July 28 West Coast Swing Myles & Tessa Myles & Tessa
August 4 Samba Michel Guimond DanceSport
August 11 Slow Foxtrot JC Dance Co JC Dance Co
August 18 Viennese Waltz Tony & Gloria TG DanceSport
August 25 Jive Zillion Wong UBC Dance Club


Nightly Schedule for July 7 to August 25

7:15pm Warm-up Music and Dancing
7:30pm Dance Lesson
8:10pm Social Dancing
8:30pm Performance 1
8:45pm Social Dancing
9:30pm Performance 2
9:45pm Social Dancing
10:30pm Last Waltz


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

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

Washrooms, Bag Check, Concession


Visit us @robsonsqdance



Robson Square Summer Dance Series (video made by Timothy Tan)

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