We gratefully acknowledge the support of our sponsors for the 2013 season of Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square:

 
 

 

Sunday Afternoon Salsa T-Shirts and Tank Tops

Help support Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square this summer!

The money raised
from the sale of these shirts ($20 each) goes directly to the cost of putting on the Robson Square Salsa dances this summer. A
vailable at the Dancey Ballroom and at Robson Square.

 

About Us

Sunday Afternoon Salsa
at Robson Square is a
FREE community event organized by Jennifer
and Stephen Dancey of SalsaVancouver.net and
the Dancey Ballroom.

The dances are run every Sunday in July and August by a team of volunteers from Vancouver's salsa dance community.

 

Contact Us

For enquries or more information, please
contact the event organizers by
email

 

2013 Schedule

Every Sunday afternoon
from June 30 to August 25
3pm to 7pm

JUNE 30
JULY 7, 14, 21, 28
AUGUST 4, 11, 18, 25


FREE Salsa Dance Lesson at 3pm

Come down for the free half-hour beginner salsa dance lesson at 3pm with some of Vancouver's best salsa instructors


Dance Shows at 5pm

Every Sunday there are two or three different dance performances by local dancers and dance companies representing many different dance styles including salsa, bachata, kizomba, tango, west coast swing, flamenco, hawaiian, polynesian, belly dance, tap, ballroom, hip hop, and more!


Social Dancing
All Afternoon

Social dancing starts immediately after the 3pm salsa class, from 3:30pm-7:00pm (or 7:30pm if we go overtime!)


Cost

COMPLETELY FREE thanks to the generosity of our sponsors!

 

 

The Georgia Straight's Best of Vancouver 2012 Contributor's Picks

Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square

"Every summer, Stephen and Jennifer Dancey of SalsaVancouver.net and the Dancey Ballroom and Dance Studio host these free lessons, along with the help of numerous volunteers and eager newbies. Lessons take place at 3 p.m. on the expanse under Robson Street that is an ice rink in winter. The instruction is followed by demonstrations from some of Vancouver’s hottest dancers: everything from swing and belly dance to rueda and ballroom. The dance floor is open till 7:30 p.m., so people can shake their hips like Shakira; even people who claim they have two left feet are welcome."

 

Featured in

Vancouver's Summer Arts Festivals 2013
The Georgia Straight

Summer 2013: Free Dance Events at Robson Square
Miss 604

Free Tours, Activities and Attractions in Vancouver
Vancity Buzz

Insider Guide:
Best of Vancouver

CNN Travel

Summer 2013's Best Free Things to do in Vancouver
About.com

Best of Vancouver 2012 Contributor's Picks
The Georgia Straight

Vancouver's Summer Arts Festivals 2012
The Georgia Straight

The Best of
Vancouver for Free

BBC Travel & Lonely Planet

Summer 2012's Best Free Things to do in Vancouver
About.com

Canada Day Activities
BC Living

Free Salsa Dancing at Robson Square
Inside Vancouver

 

 

How to get to
Robson Square

Robson Square is located at the corner of Robson Street and Howe Street in downtown Vancouver. View Google Map.


By Public Transit

Leave the car at home and take public transit. Catch a bus downtown or take the SkyTrain. Fares are only $2.75 from any zone on Sundays to come downtown on TransLink

Granville Station (on the Canada Line and Millennium & Expo Lines) is just two blocks away.


By Car

Inexpensive parking is available on Sundays in various parkades close to Robson Square, including Infinity Parkade, Winners/Future Shop parkade, Law Courts Parkade, and more. Check closing times to be sure you can get back to your car!



 

Media Coverage

Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square was featured in Vancouver's best blog: Miss604.com


Sunday Afternoon Salsa was featured in the August 2011 issue of Where magazine. Read article


Globe and Mail interview with Sunday Afternoon Salsa co-organizer Jennifer Perry, July 2011. Read article


Check out Sunday Afternoon Salsa co-organizer Jennifer Perry on The Express. Lots of footage of people dancing, maybe even you! Watch the video clip on YouTube

 

Sunday Afternoon Salsa was featured in an article by Yvonne Zacharias in the Vancouver Sun. Read article

 

Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square is an annual series of FREE, outdoor salsa dances held at Robson Square in downtown Vancouver during the summer months of July and August.

The Summer 2013 Season is over now and we are looking forward to Summer 2014 for another season of salsa dancing at Robson Square.

 
If you've never experienced Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square, check out this video that perfectly captures the event, by local photographer and videographer Trevor Jansen who dropped by one Sunday last year and filmed this.
 

 

     

The 2013 Sunday Afternoon Salsa season runs for nine Sundays throughout the summer, from June 30 until August 26.

The 2013 dates are:
June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25

We are able to make the events FREE to the community thanks to the generosity of our event sponsors: the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, Provence Restaurants, MarketPlace IGA, and The Georgia Straight.

Try the free lessons at 3pm, watch the performances at 5pm, or just check out the social dancing throughout the afternoon and see how much fun it is!

The Robson Square salsa dances are open to everyone and you are welcome even if you've never danced a day in your life.

To see what salsa dancing at Robson Square is like, check out the photos and videos below.

   
 
Jennifer and Stephen Dancey
of SalsaVancouver.net
and the Dancey Ballroom

 

 

Free Salsa Dance Lessons and Performances

The events start with a free beginner salsa dance lesson at 3pm for anyone who has ever wanted to learn how to dance salsa, even those who claim they have two left feet! The lessons last for half an hour (3:00-3:30pm) and are taught by some of Vancouver's best salsa instructors. At 5pm there is a dance show featuring performances by some of Vancouver’s more talented dancers.

     
     

Afternoon Salsa Dancing

After the lessons and performances, hundreds of salsa dancers take centre stage doing what they enjoy most, dancing salsa. People of all ages and from all backgrounds join in the fun, celebrating Vancouver’s uniqueness as well as its cultural and ethnic diversity.

Sunday Afternoon Salsa is open to everyone and you are welcome whether you dance every night in the local clubs, are just starting to take lessons, or have only heard about salsa dancing but don't know what all the fuss is about. Join in the fun or just come and watch, Vancouver has plenty of accomplished dancers who love to show off!

Even if you've never danced a day in your life, don't feel shy. Come and try the free lesson, watch the shows, or just check out the social dancing throughout the afternoon and see how much fun it is! There is lots of information available about salsa dance classes and lessons, and many instructors will be there who can answer any questions you may have.

 

Robson Square is where many people in Vancouver discover salsa for the first time. Here's what one salsa dancer says about Robson Square:

"Just wanted to say thanks to you and the crew for putting on the event. Robson Square is how I got into salsa. I remember walking by on a warm summer night two years ago and seeing all these people stream downstairs. I was stunned to see the square lit up all warm and gold and all these people dancing. I was so jealous that I couldn't dance and that encouraged me to get started. Coming back these last two weekends really made it full circle for me and I want to thank you guys for introducing me to salsa." (Edwin)

 

 

2013 Schedule of Instructors and Performers
 

Date

Instructors for 
Dance Lessons
3:00-3:30pm

Performers for
Dance Shows
5:00-5:15pm

June 30

Nina & Greg
Baila Vancouver

New West Secondary School Rueda Team
(Cuban Salsa/Rueda)

Kenny-Davis Ntolla (Kizomba)
Okokan Entertainment

Val Chirkov & Ya-Yun Cheng
(Ballroom Cha Cha)

July 7

Patrick & Scarlet
Dance Vancouver

AfroVibras Peru (Peruvian Folkloric)

Dale Neales Dance (Ballroom)

Samba Fusion (Samba)

July 14

Mark Katz and Sofia Minchenko
(Ballroom ChaCha)

Kauhane Polynesian Dance School
(Hawaiian/Polynesian)

Salsa Picante (Salsa)

Myles Monroe and Tessa Cunningham Monroe
(West Coast Swing)

July 21

Patrick & Scarlet
Dance Vancouver

Han Ly & Crystal Li (Ballroom)

Kenny-Davis Ntolla & Ana Paula
Okokan Entertainment

Los Mozaicos (Flamenco)
Al Mozaico Flamenco Academy

Patrick & Scarlet with the
Dance Vancouver Team (Salsa)

July 28

Kenny-Davis Ntolla
Okokan

Delaine Angelisa (Belly Dance)

Angela Alvarez & Friends (Zumba)

JC Dance (Samba/Bollywood Ballroom)

Aug 4

Kenny-Davis Ntolla
Okokan

Michael & Amy Shibasaki
(West Coast Swing)

Aimée Ceballos Rodriguez (Zumba)

Salsabrosa (Cuban Salsa/Rueda)

Aug 11

Kenny-Davis Ntolla
Okokan

Sambata Band

Abada Capoeira

Axe Samba Dance

Aug 18

Nina & Greg
Baila Vancouver

Kenny-Davis & Kylie, Okokan Entertainment
(Kizomba)

Felix & Leanne (Zouk)

Bollywood Remix Crew

Estilo Cubano (Cuban Salsa/Rueda)

Aug 25

Nina & Greg
Baila Vancouver

Más Movement (Cuban Salsa/Rueda)

Kenny-Davis & Kylie (Zouk & Afro-Cuban)
Okokan Entertainment

Nina Perez & Victor Freeman (Tango)
Baila Vancouver

Patrick & Scarlet, Dance Vancouver (Salsa)

 
Robson Square Photos    
     
Here's a slideshow of photos from last weekend. Photos from previous weekends can be found here.
 
 
Please note that we take photographs and videos at all our events. If you do not wish to have your photo taken, or if you would like any photos of yourself deleted for any reason, please notify us and we will be happy to respect your request.
Robson Square Videos
Here's a playlist of videos from last weekend. Note: video player will open in YouTube. Videos from previous weekends can be found here.
 
 
Salsa Dance Classes
 

For more information on salsa dance classes and lessons, please visit: DanceyBallroom.com

 

To learn more about salsa dancing in Vancouver, please visit: SalsaVancouver.net

 
Learn to dance Salsa in one day!
Beginner Salsa Bootcamps
 

Are you an absolute beginner and want to learn how to dance salsa?

Do you have two left feet? Or maybe even three left feet?

Are you too busy to do weekly salsa classes?

Want to try a one-day salsa lesson on the weekend to see if you like it?

Then this beginner salsa bootcamp is perfect for you!

     

Learn how to dance salsa in a day with instructors from some of Vancouver’s best salsa dance companies. This intensive course has been designed to teach you the basics of salsa and get you dancing in just a few hours by building progressively on what you learn in a fun and easy-to-understand way. No partner necessary, doesn’t matter if you’re single or a couple.

For more information or to register, please visit DanceyBallroom.com

 

 

 

About Us

Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square was created by Stephen and Jennifer Dancey of the Dancey Ballroom and Dance Studio and SalsaVancouver.net in partnership with fellow salsa dancer Drew Matlow (co-organizer of the first two seasons).

The first two seasons of dances were held in the summer months of July and August in 2006 and 2007, until Robson Square was closed for pre-Olympic renovation. In 2009, an autumn series of dances was held in September and October to celebrate the re-opening of the revitalized Robson Square prior to the 2010 Olympic Games.

2011 marked the return of Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square with a full season of dances running every Sunday in July and August.

2012 was the biggest season yet with more dancers, more spectators, and more dance shows.

A big thank you to the Sunday Afternoon Salsa volunteer event crew who run these events better than we could ourselves. Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square would not be possible without you.

 

 

Event Sponsors

The 2013 Season of Sunday Afternoon Salsa is provided for FREE to the community thanks to the event's generous sponsors.

   
   
   
   

 

Sound provided by Gran Maestro Productions

 

For information on dance classes and lessons
in Vancouver please visit: DanceyBallroom.com


To learn more about salsa dancing
in Vancouver visit: SalsaVancouver.net

 

 

 

website design: danceydesign.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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