Robson Square

Robson Square 2017

Starting July 7th, 2017, running every Friday, ending on August 11th

– New start time – Lessons at 7:00pm & 8:00pm

Robson Square Summer Dance Series

Free lessons, shows and social dancing from 7:00pm to 11:30pm, every Friday under the domes at Robson Square. We are running for 6 nights this summer and have added a second lesson. First Robson Square night of 2017 is July 7th starting with a 30 minute beginner lesson at 7:00pm. Following a little social dancing we will have our regular beginner lesson at 8:00pm for 45 minutes.  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)

Summer Schedule


Lesson – 7pm

Lesson – 8pm

Demo – 9pm & 10pm

July 7  East Coast Swing with Barney Lee  Tango with Faye Hung DanceSport BC
July 14  Cha Cha with Dimitri Mikulich  Waltz with Zillion Wong Crystal Ballroom
July 21  Hustle with Myles and Tessa  West Coast Swing with Myles and Tessa West Coast Swing
July 28  Vogue with Shrikant  Jive with Murray Schellenberg UBC Dance Club
Aug 4  Social Foxtrot with Joel and Clara  Cha Cha with Joel and Clara JC Dance Co
Aug 11  Salsa with Alfonso Caldera  Rumba with Han and Crystal Imperial Ballroom

Schedule is subject to change

Nightly Schedule

7:00pm NEW Beginner Lesson – Free
7:30pm Social Dancing
8:00pm Beginner Lesson – Free (different dance than 7pm)
8:45pm Social Dancing
9:00pm Showcase Demonstrations
9:25pm Social Dancing
10:00pm Showcase Demonstrations
10:20pm Social 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.