Robson Square

Robson Square 2018

Starting June 29th, 2018, running every Friday, ending on August 31st


We are back to running 10 nights of dancing this summer!


Free lessons, showcases, and social dancing from 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm, 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 on the steps.  Performances and demonstrations by professionals, students from local dance schools, and clubs.

Please visit our GoFundMe Campaign page to help support the Robson Square Summer Dance Series to keep this event running this summer, next summer, and for many more summers to come!

Please visit:

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

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

Amenities: Washrooms – until 11:30pm, beverage concession, bag check

Bag Check –  $2 for cubby | $4 for a larger cubby

Concession – Bottled Water $2, Other Beverages $3

Summer Schedule


Lesson 7.30pm

Lesson and Demo Host

June 29  Cha Cha  Crystal Ballroom
July 6  Tango  TG DanceSport
July 13  Waltz  JC Dance Co
July 20  West Coast Swing  Myles and Tessa
July 27  Samba  Imperial Ballroom
Aug 3  East Coast Swing  Barney Lee
Aug 10  Viennese Waltz  Michel Guimond
Aug 17  Rumba  George and Wendy Pytlik
Aug 24  Quickstep  David Marasigan
Aug 31  Jive  UBC Dance Club

Schedule is subject to change

Nightly Schedule

7:30pm Beginner Lesson – Free
8:15pm Social Dancing
9:00pm Showcase Demonstrations
9:20pm Social Dancing
10:00pm Showcase Demonstrations
10:15pm Social Dancing
11:30pm Last Waltz


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

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-filled 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.

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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.