Free Salsa Dancing at Robson Square Starts July 1, 2012

Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square—the annual series of free outdoor salsa dances—returns for summer 2012 this Sunday, July 1.

Like Robson Square’s free ballroom dance series, Sunday Afternoon Salsa dances are open to everyone—regardless of skill level—and include free lessons, salsa performances, and social dancing throughout the afternoon. Basically, it’s fun for everyone: if you already know salsa, you get to dance your heart out in the centre of downtown Vancouver and if you’ve never salsa-ed before in your life, you can try it for free and meet new people, too.

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Free Salsa Dancing at Robson Square Starts July 1, 2012

Free Salsa Dancing at Robson Square Every Sunday from July 3 – August 28, 2011

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One thing you have to love about summer in Vancouver: there are so many free things to do! There are the free kids’ water parks at Granville Island and in Stanley Park, free music concerts, free outdoor movies, and now there’s free salsa dancing, too, every Sunday from July 3 – August 28.

Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square is an annual series of free outdoor salsa dances held at Robson Square in downtown Vancouver (across from the Vancouver Art Gallery). The dances are open to everyone—regardless of skill level—and include free lessons, salsa performances, and social dancing throughout the afternoon.

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Free Salsa Dancing at Robson Square Every Sunday from July 3 – August 28, 2011

Vancouver Dance Festivals in March, Part II: Vancouver International Salsafestival March 3 – 6, 2011

Salsa dancing in Vancouver always seems a bit of an underground phenomenon to me. By which I mean, loads of people are doing it—just head to Tuesday night salsa at Boss Nightclub on Richards for a taste—people travel to Vancouver just for salsa events, and yet Vancouver’s thriving salsa scene doesn’t get much press.

For those reasons, it may surprise you that Vancouver annually plays host to the largest Latin dance festival in all of Canada: the Vancouver International Salsafestival, a four-day celebration of salsa and Latin dance that draws together 2,500 people from 18 countries and lets you dance, watch, and learn salsa, too.

Salsafestival’s main events are their famous, all-out-party Gala Nights, which combine world-class performances, live music and dancing, the Salsafestival workshops, and a learn-to-dance-in-one-day Beginner’s Bootcamp.

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Vancouver Dance Festivals in March, Part II: Vancouver International Salsafestival March 3 – 6, 2011