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.


Robson is run 100% on the support of volunteers. We have a variety of roles from helping with setup and takedown, to assisting at bag check, to receiving audience donations. Please consider signing up for a few volunteer shifts, many hands make light work. Food is provided to all volunteers.
Interested volunteers, please fill out the google form below.


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

Nightly Schedule

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


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.