Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square

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Looking to spice up your Sunday? Well look no further than Robson Square, where Sunday Afternoon Salsa is back for the summer.

Sunday Afternoon Salsa is a series of free dancing and lessons held at Robson Square in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Every Sunday until the end of August, you can find Vancouverites moving to the beat in the summer heat. This outdoor community event is put on by Jennifer and Stephen Dancey of and is free and open to everyone.  The event kicks off at 3pm with free lessons from some of Vancouver’s best salsa instructors, followed by social dancing from 3:30-7pm.

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Every week, there are also two or three dance performances at 5pm from local dancers and dance groups. The performances feature any dance style from flamenco to belly dance to swing. In addition to learning how to salsa, Sunday Afternoon Salsa is an excellent place to watch a variety of dance styles. In July, featured dancers include AfroVibes Peru (Peruvian Folkloric Dance), Kauhane Polynesian Dance School, (Hawaiian/Polynesian Dance), Los Mozaicos (Flamenco), Delaine Angelisa (Belly Dance), and JC Dance (Samba & Bollywood Ballroom). August’s featured performers include Salsabrosa (Cuban Salsa/Rueda), Abada Capoeira (Capoeira), Felix & Leanne (Zouk), and Nina Perez, Baila Vancouver (Tango).

If you’re worried about having two left feet, then have no fear! Sunday Afternoon Salsa is open to anyone of any ability or age. Whether you’re a professional dancer or have never stepped foot on a dance floor, all are welcome. Sunday Afternoon Salsa can make a great date for you and your significant other, though you don’t need a dance partner to attend. It’s also a great place to meet new people, get some exercise, and learn something new. Robson Square is a covered venue, so the event takes place rain or shine.

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