Free Ballroom Dancing in Robson Square

Photo: DanceSportBC

Last week, when I wrote my post on 10 Free Things to Do in Vancouver This August, I got lots of great comments adding more “summer freebies” (as Remy calls them) to my list. There was one in particular I just had to write about (I know what I’ll be doing on my next “date night”): Free ballroom dancing in Robson Square.

Organized by DanceSportBC, this free dance series happens Friday nights in August and includes a ballroom dance lesson at 8pm, show dances at 9pm and 10pm, and a chance to dance the night away under the iconic dome at Robson Square, the heart of downtown Vancouver. It’s all free, and all skill levels are welcome; you don’t have to have any prior ballroom dance experience to participate!

Check out the promotional video to get an idea of what to expect:

There are only three free ballroom dance nights left in August: Waltz on August 12, West Coast Swing on August 19, and Samba on August 26. Take advantage!

Been to DanceSportBC’s Free ballroom dancing in Robson Square? I’d love to hear what you think in the comments!

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5 Responses to Free Ballroom Dancing in Robson Square

  1. I attended this summer Vancouver dance fun off of Robson. I was there twice. I enjoyed the men and women dancing the floor away. I spent some days in Vancouver and how cool is a city that sponsors and offers free dancing for its residents. If I lived in Vancouver I would have vacationed in Vancouver. What a lovely city!!

  2. LB

    Dancing at Robson Square is FANTASTIC. In addition to ballroom on Friday nights there is salsa on Sundays (3-7pm) . Love seeing so many people out dancing, it’s fun to do and just to people-watch. :)

  3. AM

    I have been to all the nights but 1. It is fantastic! There are so many people with many different skills and styles. The Free lesson at the beginning is great, by the end of the summer I will have learned 8 new dances. You also get to dance with many new people during the lessons, which is helpful for getting dance tips and meeting new dance partners. All in all, it is a lot of fun and easy to stay cool in the open air Robson Square.

  4. I have been away every single weekend since early July but I am definitely going to dance salsa this Sunday afternoon!!!! :-)

  5. Dana Lynch

    Wow–You guys are making me so excited to try this out for myself! Thanks for sharing!