About SalsaVancouver.net

SalsaVancouver.net was launched in 2005 by Stephen Dancey and Jennifer Dancey to provide comprehensive information on salsa dance classes and social dance events in Vancouver. When we established the website, social media barely existed (Facebook was launched the year before, in 2004) and Google was in its infancy. At the time there was a lack of reliable and up-to-date online information about salsa events and salsa dance lessons in Vancouver.

We originally conceived of SalsaVancouver.net to be a free, independent and impartial resource about Vancouver's salsa scene, dance instructors, dance schools, and social dance events. We offered this service for most of the website's first ten years, providing a listing of events by every promoter and a directory of Vancouver salsa instructors. However at the same time the growth of Facebook, social media, Google and other online resources has also made it much easier for people to find accurate and current information online about the variety of salsa events and dance classes in Vancouver, and now there is less of a need for SalsaVancouver.net to provide that service.

When we launched SalsaVancouver.net in 2005 we were just a couple novice salsa dancers looking for information about dance classes and events and we were frustrated by the lack of useful information online - frustrated enough to create a website! Since 2005 a lot has changed in our lives and our role within Vancouver's salsa community. We now run two dance studios, the Dancey Ballroom and Dance Studio (Downtown at 505 Hamilton Street) and D2 Dance Studio (in Mount Pleasant, at 55 West 8th Ave), where we offer dance classes with some of Vancouver's best instructors as well as weekly social dance events.

We never set out with any kind of vision to become event organizers or promoters, or start a succesful dance studio business with two dance studio locations and one of the largest programs of social partner dance classes in Canada. As we shifted our focus to our dance studios, the SalsaVancouver.net website also evolved into a resource for the events and classes at our two studio locations, and for the instructors who teach at our studios.

We continue to organize special events such as Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square, the 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. And we continue to 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.

Thank you for visiting SalsaVancouver.net and thank you for your support over these past ten years! Please say hello next time you see us when you're out dancing. Get in touch with us by email or hook up with us on Facebook.


Jennifer and Stephen Dancey
of the Dancey Ballroom
and SalsaVancouver.net
©Saloome Motavas Photography


For any enquiries or for additional information, get in touch

info @ salsavancouver.net


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