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     May 4
 
     
 
 

One-Day Beginner Salsa Bootcamp
SUNDAY, May 4, 1pm-4pm
(Upcoming dates: Sunday June 8, Saturday July 12

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, Wayne & Kristal of Baza Dance, 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 | $110 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 SUNDAY MAY 4 Bootcamp
(Upcoming dates: Sunday June 8, Saturday July 12)
$50 for one person (Prepaid in Advance Rate)
$90 for a couple (Prepaid in Advance Rate)
 
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION for SUNDAY JUNE 8 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 Spring 2014
 
     

   
 

Lesson Schedule SPRING 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 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

CUBAN SALSA on Saturdays

BACHATA on Sundays and Thursdays

TANGO on Sundays and Thursdays

ZOUK on Mondays

New to Salsa?

Interested in trying a 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.

     

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.

 

 


 
     
 
Events     This Week
 
     
 

TUESDAY APRIL 22

THURSDAY APRIL 24

FRIDAY APRIL 25

   

BAILAMOS SOCIAL
D2 DANCE STUDIO
9pm-11:30pm

 

BACHATA SOCIAL
DANCEY BALLROOM

9:30pm-12:30am

 

SALSA FRIDAYS
DANCEY BALLROOM
9pm-1am

 

SATURDAY APRIL 26

SUNDAY APRIL 27

SUNDAY APRIL 27

   

KIZOMBACHATA
D2 DANCE STUDIO
9pm-2am

 

SUNDAY SALSA
DANCEY BALLROOM
4:00pm-7:00pm

 

SALSA SOIRÉE
D2 DANCE STUDIO
8:30pm-11:30pm

 

 
   
     
 
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
 
     
 
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 APRIL 25
 
Music by Guest DJ JoJo. Introductory Salsa lesson at 9pm with Kristal & Wayne of Baza Dance
 
 
DANCER'S TIP: Salsa Fridays attracts the widest range of dancers, from students and beginners to intermediate and advanced dancers. Earlier in the evening a variety of music is played: Salsa, Mambo, Bachata, Merengue, Cha-cha-cha. The salsa ranges from popular hits and contemporary releases to classic salsa and vintage tracks. Later in the evening the music mix shifts to more classic salsa and mambo.
 
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.
 

 
 
SATURDAY     April 26
 
     
 

KIZOMBACHATA at D2
SATURDAY April 26, 9pm-2am
 

NOW A MONTHLY SATURDAY EVENT

KIZOMBACHATA mixes the sensual rhythms of kizomba with the uptempo beats of bachata.

Intro Kizomba Lesson at 9pm with Jamal Curious to try Kizomba? Check out the fun Intro Kizomba lesson at 9pm with Jamal

Musix Mix: Kizomba & Bachata
(No salsa at this event)
DJ Jennifer playing Kizomba & Bachata

 

ADMISSION: $10

LOCATION:

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

 

 
 
SUNDAYS     Weekly
 
     
 

Sunday Salsa
SUNDAYS (Weekly), 4pm-7pm
 

Admission: $7
(FREE admission on the first Sunday of every month)

 
A casual Sunday afternoon salsa social dance. Friendly, non-intimidating, and dancers of all ages and all dance abilities welcome.
 
Introductory Salsa lesson
at 4pm with Nina & Greg
of Baila Vancouver
 
DANCER'S TIP:  Sunday afternoons are a relaxed and casual social event. Expect to hear a little bit of everything, mainly Salsa served up with some Bachata, Cha-cha-cha and Merengue. The salsa ranges from classic tracks to contemporary releases.
 
COVER $7 at door | 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.
 

 
 
SUNDAY     April 27
 
     
 

SALSA SOIRÉE
WITH COMPLIMENTARY WINE & CHEESE
SUNDAY April 27, 8:30pm-11:30pm
 

A NEW MONTHLY SOCIAL

We're trying something new for the Vancouver Salsa scene, a wine and cheese Salsa Social and here's the twist... the wine and cheese will be complimentary and self-serve.

MUSIC BY DJ OSITO Mostly Salsa and ChaChaCha with a touch of Bachata and perhaps some Kizomba

 

ADMISSION: $10
Includes complimentary wine and cheese

If you attend the Sunday Afternoon Salsa Social at the Dancey Ballroom, show your wrist stamp for half price admission ($5) to the Salsa Soirée.

LOCATION:

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

 

 
 
TUESDAYS     Monthly - April 22
 
     
 

BAILAMOS
Monthly Salsa Social
Hosted by Nina and Greg of Baila Vancouver
 
TUESDAYS 9:00pm-11:30am
4th Tuesday of Every Month
April 22, May 27, June 24...
 

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

 

 
 
WEDNESDAYS     Monthly - May 14
 
     
 

Casa De Baza
Hosted by Baza Dance
With resident DJ JoJo
 
WEDNESDAYS 9:00pm-11:30am
2nd Wednesday of Every Month
May 14, June 11, July 9...
 

Baza Dance presents CASA DE BAZA. This is a night for tumbao lovers, salsa dura fanatics, mambo heads, guiro addicts, latin jazzers. No matter whether you dance NY style, LA Style, On1, On2.

Music: DJ JoJo playing Salsa, Mambo, Guajira, ChaChaCha

 

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
Sunday, May 4
Dance Classes
SPRING 2014
Salsa, Bachata, Tango, Zouk, and more
 
DANCE CALENDAR
This Week's Social Dances
TUESDAY Bailamos Social
THURSDAY Bachata Social
FRIDAY Salsa Night
SATURDAY Kizombachata
SUNDAY Afternoon Salsa
SUNDAY Salsa Soirée
     
     
     
 

BEGINNER
SALSA
BOOTCAMP

SUNDAY May 4
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 Sunday May 4
Sunday June 8
Saturday July 12

MORE INFO

 
     
 
 
  Special Events
     
     
     

BAILAMOS
Tuesday, April 22
9pm-11:30pm

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

 
     
     
     
     

KIZOMBACHATA
Saturday April 26
9pm-2am

KIZOMBACHATA mixes the sensual rhythms of kizomba with the uptempo beats of bachata. Kizomba lesson at 9pm with Jamal.

 
 
 
 
     

SALSA SOIRÉE
Sunday April 27
8:30pm-11:30pm
Wrap up your weekend at our new monthly Salsa Soirée with complimentary wine and cheese. Music by DJ Osito, mostly Salsa and ChaChaCha with a touch of Bachata.

 
     
     
     
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