Robson Square

Robson Square 2024

Starting June 28, running every Friday until August 30

June 28th marks the first Friday back to 2024 Robson Square Summer Dance Series! Organized by DanceSportBC

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.

Each Friday night begins at 7:00 pm with a free beginner lesson.

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


Volunteering at Robson Square is fun and flexible. There are a variety of positions, from concession sales, to setup and take down, as well as Donation Collectors, aka ‘Bunnies’! Volunteers will be provided with snacks and a lite dinner. There are many large costs to run the event, so support from volunteers is crucial to an amazing summer.

To register for volunteering at Robson Square, please complete this google survey –

Summer 2024 Calendar – Friday Nights


Date Lesson Teacher Performance
June 28 Cha Cha Kyryl Dudchenko Juniors
July 5 Waltz Tony & Gloria TG DanceSport
July 12 Rumba Han & Crystal Latin 5-Dance
July 19 Jive Faye Hung Crystal Ballroom
July 26 Samba Michel Guimond Young Ones Group and Mixed Ability Performances
August 2 American Smooth Waltz Kessa & Dale Kessa & Dale
August 9 Taylor Swift Night
August 16 Standard 5-dance
August 23 West Coast Swing Myles & Tessa Myles & Tessa
August 30 Samba Murray Schellenberg UBC Dance Club


Nightly Schedule

7:00pm Dance Lesson
7:40pm Social Dancing
8:00pm Performance 1
8:15pm Social Dancing
9:00pm Performance 2
9:15pm 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.