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Everything you need to know about salsa dancing in Vancouver, Canada; whether you are new to salsa dancing or an experienced dancer.
 
Where can I take dance lessons?
Check the Classes & Lessons page for information about salsa classes and instructors
 
Where can I go dancing?
Check the Events page for information on weekly events and upcoming special events
 
New to Salsa?

Interested in trying a salsa class to see if you like it? At the Dancey Ballroom and Dance Studio we offer a variety of options for absolute beginners to try an introductory lesson on weeknights or weekends. Check our New to Salsa page or the Lesson Schedule.

 
About SalsaVancouver.net

SalsaVancouver.net was established in 2005 by Stephen and Jennifer Dancey to provide comprehensive information on salsa dance classes and social dance events in Vancouver. We also run the Dancey Ballroom and Dance Studio, where we offer dance classes with some of Vancouver's best instructors as well as weekly social dance events.

 

We also organize special events such as Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square: an annual series of free salsa dances held outdoors in downtown Vancouver every summer which has grown to become one of Vancouver's annual summer festivals. We also organize fundraiser events which strengthen community partnerships for the salsa dance community, including our annual Salsa For The Kids Fundraisers for The KidSafe Project Society.

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SUNDAY     August 9
 
     
 
 

One-Day Beginner Salsa Bootcamp
SATURDAY, August 9, 1pm-4pm
(Upcoming dates: Sunday September 14, Sunday October 19)

The Beginner Salsa Bootcamp is an excellent opportunity for people new to salsa to try an introductory lesson before deciding whether to register for weekly classes. Learn to dance in just three hours!

• Are you an absolute beginner and want to learn how to dance salsa?
• Do you have two left feet?
• Are you too busy during the week to do weekly salsa classes?
• Want to try a one-day salsa lesson on the weekend to see if you like it?

If you answered YES to any of the above, then the Beginner Salsa Bootcamp is perfect for you!

Curious what the Beginner Salsa Bootcamp Experience is about?
Check out this video:

 
 

Learn to dance salsa in one day with some of Vancouver’s best instructors.

These intensive bootcamps have been designed to teach you the basics of salsa in a fun and easy-to-understand way and get you dancing in just three hours! Fun, casual, social, and no partner necessary. Doesn’t matter if you’re single or a couple.

 
 

 

All of the bootcamp instructors teach weekly beginner classes at our studio, so it’s a great opportunity for people new to salsa to try an introductory lesson with a few different instructors to see if it’s something you enjoy and would like to do more of in the future.

The Bootcamp instructors include: Patrick and Scarlet of Dance Vancouver, and Nina and Greg of Baila Vancouver.

 

For more info about the Beginner Salsa Bootcamp,
please visit DanceyBallroom.com

COST & REGISTRATION:

PLEASE NOTE we try to ensure an even number of people in the Beginner Salsa Bootcamp. To keep numbers balanced, if registering as a couple it is preferable for the couple to be a lead and a follow. Typically a lead is usually male and a follow is usually female, but we also welcome same sex couples.

COST: $60 per person | $100 for a couple

EARLY BIRD: Register in advance, prepay and SAVE:
$50 per person | $90 for a couple

Advance registrations may be made IN PERSON at the Dancey Ballroom or, for your convenience, ONLINE by credit card with PayPal (click REGISTER links below)

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION for SATURDAY AUG 9 Bootcamp
$50 for one person (Prepaid in Advance Rate)
$90 for a couple (Prepaid in Advance Rate)
 

LOCATION: THE DANCEY BALLROOM AND DANCE STUDIO, 505 Hamilton Street, Vancouver (map)
The Dancey Ballroom and Dance Studio is a stunning dance studio in a Romanesque Revival style heritage building of distinction on the corner of Hamilton and West Pender. Conveniently located downtown between Yaletown and Gastown, two blocks from the Downtown Public Library and one block from the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

PARKING There is plenty of street parking available in the area, as well as many nearby parkades. The Pender & Seymour parkade at 443 Seymour Street (map) is well priced and only a couple blocks away.
TRANSLINK Two blocks from Stadium-Chinatown Skytrain station, three blocks from Granville station, four blocks from Waterfront station, and on or near many bus routes.
 
 
 
Learn to Dance     New Classes SUMMER 2014
 
     

   
 

Lesson Schedule SUMMER 2014

 

At the Dancey Ballroom and Dance Studio and the NEW D2 Dance Studio we run dance classes every day of the week with some of Vancouver's best dance instructors, for students of all levels from absolute beginners to advanced dancers.

SALSA BACHATA TANGO
KIZOMBA ZOUK AND MORE!

For more information about current and upcoming classes visit our website DanceyBallroom.com

It's not too late to join any classes that may have already started, or drop-in on a class.

 

New to Salsa?

Interested in trying an introductory salsa class to see if you like it? At the Dancey Ballroom and Dance Studio and the NEW D2 Dance Studio we offer a variety of options for absolute beginners to try an introductory lesson on weeknights or weekends. Check our New to Salsa page or our Lesson Schedule for more info.

 

 


 
     
 
Events     This Week
 
     
 

THURSDAY JULY 31

FRIDAY AUG 1

FRIDAY AUG 1

BACHATA SOCIAL
DANCEY BALLROOM
9:30pm-12:30am

SALSA FRIDAYS
DANCEY BALLROOM
9pm-1am

MAMBO 55
D2 DANCE STUDIO
9pm-1am

 

SATURDAY AUG 2

SUNDAY AUG 3

 
 

SBK SATURDAY
DANCEY BALLROOM
9pm-2am

SUNDAY
AFTERNOON
SALSA

ROBSON SQUARE
3pm-7pm

 
 

 
   
     
 
THURSDAYS     Weekly
 
     
 

Bachata Social

THURSDAYS 9:30pm-12:30am (Weekly)
 

Thursday's Bachata Socials have become one of the most popular dance nights of the week, especially for bachateros who can't get enough of the music they love.

A casual and relaxed evening open to dancers of all levels, from beginners to bachataholics are welcome.

Vancouver's only weekly Bachata night with a music mix of classic Dominican Bachata and Urban Bachata, with some Salsa and Kizomba.

 
DANCER'S TIP: Expect to hear a lot of Bachata music (classic Dominican Bachata and Urban Bachata) with some Kizomba and Salsa.
     
COVER $7 at door (cash only please) | Not licensed | All ages

LOCATION: THE DANCEY BALLROOM AND DANCE STUDIO, 505 Hamilton Street, Vancouver (map)
The Dancey Ballroom and Dance Studio is a stunning dance studio in a Romanesque Revival style heritage building of distinction on the corner of Hamilton and West Pender. Conveniently located downtown between Yaletown and Gastown, two blocks from the Downtown Public Library, and one block from the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

PARKING There is plenty of street parking available in the area, as well as many nearby parkades. The Pender & Seymour parkade at 443 Seymour Street (map) is well priced and only a couple blocks away.
TRANSLINK Two blocks from Stadium-Chinatown Skytrain station, three blocks from Granville station, four blocks from Waterfront station, and on or near many bus routes.
 

 
 
FRIDAYS     Weekly
 
     
 

ATTEND TWO SALSA EVENTS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE: $10 Admission gets you access to Friday Night Salsa at the Dancey Ballroom and Mambo55 at D2. Attend either or both for just $10.

Salsa Fridays
FRIDAYS 9pm-1am (WEEKLY EVENT)
 
Vancouver's only weekly downtown Friday salsa night. Beautiful dance floor, intro dance classes with some of Vancouver's best instructors, guest DJs, great music, and dancers of all levels welcome from beginners to salsaholics.
 
THIS FRIDAY AUG 1
 
Introductory Salsa lesson
at 9pm with Nina & Greg
of Baila Vancouver
 
Music by DJ Osito
Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha-Cha-Cha
 
DANCER'S TIP: Salsa Fridays attracts the widest range of dancers, from students and beginners to intermediate and advanced dancers. A variety of music is played: mostly Salsa, with some Bachata, Merengue, Cha-cha-cha. The salsa ranges from classic salsa and vintage tracks to popular hits and contemporary releases.
 
COVER $10 at door (cash only please) | Not licensed | All ages

LOCATION: THE DANCEY BALLROOM AND DANCE STUDIO, 505 Hamilton Street, Vancouver (map)
The Dancey Ballroom and Dance Studio is a stunning dance studio in a Romanesque Revival style heritage building of distinction on the corner of Hamilton and West Pender. Conveniently located downtown between Yaletown and Gastown, two blocks from the Downtown Public Library, and one block from the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

PARKING There is plenty of street parking available in the area, as well as many nearby parkades. The Pender & Seymour parkade at 443 Seymour Street (map) is well priced and only a couple blocks away.
TRANSLINK Two blocks from Stadium-Chinatown Skytrain station, three blocks from Granville station, four blocks from Waterfront station, and on or near many bus routes.
 

 
 
FRIDAY     August 1
 
     
 

ATTEND TWO SALSA EVENTS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE: $10 Admission gets you access to Mambo55 at D2 and Friday Night Salsa at the Dancey Ballroom. Attend either or both for just $10.

Mambo55
FRIDAY August 1, 9pm-1am
MONTHLY - First Fridays
 

Mambo55 is a new monthly salsa dance night on the first Friday of the month, featuring good no-nonsense salsa for dancing served straight up. No bachata, no merengue, no kizomba at this event.

 
Music by DJ JoJo
 
On2 Salsa lesson at 9pm with Baza Dance
 

ADMISSION: $10

LOCATION:

55 West 8th at Manitoba (Map)
Free street parking & close to transit

 

 
 
SATURDAY     August 2
 
     
 

SBK SATURDAY
SATURDAY August 2, 9pm-2am
 
KIZOMBA LESSON at 9pm
with Cesar & Tracie
 
Voted by dancers as their favourite night at the Dancey Ballroom, SBK SATURDAY happens once a month and features a music mix of Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba with DJ Jennifer.
 
It's a fireworks night, but our side of town is pretty much unaffected, so no problem getting there and parking before or after the fireworks!

 

 
COVER $10 at door (cash only please) | Not licensed | All ages

LOCATION: THE DANCEY BALLROOM AND DANCE STUDIO, 505 Hamilton Street, Vancouver (map)
The Dancey Ballroom and Dance Studio is a stunning dance studio in a Romanesque Revival style heritage building of distinction on the corner of Hamilton and West Pender. Conveniently located downtown between Yaletown and Gastown, two blocks from the Downtown Public Library, and one block from the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

PARKING There is plenty of street parking available in the area, as well as many nearby parkades. The Pender & Seymour parkade at 443 Seymour Street (map) is well priced and only a couple blocks away.
TRANSLINK Two blocks from Stadium-Chinatown Skytrain station, three blocks from Granville station, four blocks from Waterfront station, and on or near many bus routes.
 

 
 
SUNDAYS     Until August 24
 
     
   

 
 
TUESDAYS     Monthly - August 26
 
     
 

BAILAMOS
Monthly Salsa Social
Hosted by Nina and Greg of Baila Vancouver
 
TUESDAYS 9:00pm-11:30am
4th Tuesday of Every Month
August 26, Sept 23, Oct 28...
 

Nina and Greg of Baila Vancouver present BAILAMOS a new monthly salsa social, with music by DJ Greg.

 

ADMISSION: $5

LOCATION:

55 West 8th at Manitoba (Map)
Free street parking & close to transit

 
   
     
     
   
   
What's New?
   
Get the latest on all the dance events, classes and workshops coming up:  
Beginner Salsa Bootcamp
Saturday, August 9
Dance Classes
SUMMER 2014
Salsa, Bachata, Tango, Kizomba, Zouk, and more
 
DANCE CALENDAR
This Week's Social Dances
  THURSDAY Bachata Social
  FRIDAY Salsa Night
  FRIDAY Mambo55
  SATURDAY SBK Saturday
  SUNDAY Robson Square
   
   
   
 

BEGINNER
SALSA
BOOTCAMP

SATURDAY August 9
1pm-4pm

Learn to dance in just three hours!

MORE INFO

The Beginner Salsa Bootcamp is an excellent opportunity for people new to salsa to try an introductory lesson before deciding whether to register for weekly classes.

Taught by instructors from some of Vancouver's top salsa dance schools, this three-hour class provides an excellent introduction to salsa dancing for absolute beginners.

It is a more intensive and practical learning experience than a typical drop-in beginner lesson and provides a good foundation for students interested in trying weekly dance classes. Held at the Dancey Ballroom and Dance Studio.

Upcoming dates are Saturday Aug 9
Sunday Sept 14
Sunday Oct 19

MORE INFO

 
     
     
     
     
     
  SPECIAL EVENTS  
     
     
     
     

Mambo55
Friday August 1
9pm-1am
Mambo55 is a new monthly salsa dance night on the first Friday of the month, featuring good no-nonsense salsa for dancing served straight up by DJ JoJo. No bachata, no merengue, no kizomba at this event.

Dance Deal tonight, pay one admission and attend two events, Mambo 55 and Salsa Fridays.

 
     
     
     
     

SBK SATURDAY
Saturday August 2
9pm-2am
Voted by dancers as their favourite night at the Dancey Ballroom, SBK SATURDAY happens once a month and features a music mix of Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba with DJ Jennifer.

Kizomba lesson at 9pm with Cesar & Tracie.

 
     
     
     
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January 18, 2014
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