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Social Dance Events in Vancouver
At the Dancey Ballroom & D2 Dance Studio
     
 
THURSDAYS
FRIDAYS
SATURDAYS
SUNDAYS

BACHATA SOCIAL

OCTOBER 2
9:30pm-12:30am
WEEKLY EVENT

DANCEY
BALLROOM

SALSA FRIDAYS

OCTOBER 3
9pm-1am
WEEKLY EVENT

DANCEY
BALLROOM

ALSO THIS FRIDAY

MAMBO 55

OCTOBER 3
9pm-1am
MONTHLY EVENT

D2 DANCE
STUDIO

COMING SOON

AVS NIGHT
All Vinyl Salsa

OCTOBER 10
9pm-1am
SPECIAL EVENT

DANCEY
BALLROOM

SBK SATURDAY

OCTOBER 4
8pm-2am
TWICE A MONTH

DANCEY
BALLROOM

NEXT SATURDAY

KIZOMBACHATA

OCTOBER 11
8pm-2am
MONTHLY EVENT

D2 DANCE
STUDIO

SUNDAY SALSA

OCTOBER 5
4pm-7pm
WEEKLY EVENT

DANCEY
BALLROOM

THANKSGIVING SUNDAY

SBK SUNDAY

OCTOBER 12
9pm-2am
SPECIAL EVENT

DANCEY
BALLROOM

 
   
  THURSDAYS  
     
 
THURSDAYS     Every Week
 
     
 

Bachata Social

 
WEEKLY EVENT
THURSDAYS 9:30pm-12:30am
DANCEY BALLROOM, 505 Hamilton St
 

Thursday's Bachata Socials have become one of the most popular dance nights of the week at the Dancey Ballroom. Every Thursday, Vancouver's weekly Bachata night features a music mix of classic Dominican Bachata and Urban Bachata, with some Salsa and Kizomba. A casual and relaxed evening open to dancers of all levels, from beginners to bachataholics are welcome.

 
COVER: $7 at door (cash only please)
Not licensed | All ages

LOCATION: DANCEY BALLROOM
505 Hamilton Street, Vancouver (map)

 
   
  FRIDAYS  
     
 
FRIDAYS     Every Week
 
     
 

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.

Salsa Fridays with DJ Osito
 

WEEKLY EVENT
F
RIDAYS 9pm-1am

DANCEY BALLROOM, 505 Hamilton St
 
Vancouver's only weekly downtown Friday salsa night. Beautiful dance floor, intro dance classes with some of Vancouver's best instructors, great music, and dancers of all levels welcome from beginners to salsaholics.
 
THIS FRIDAY: Intro Salsa lesson at 9pm with Tanguy of Dance Vancouver
 
NEW MUSIC FORMAT
Good no-nonsense Salsa, Cha-Cha-Cha and Bachata: DJ Osito playing Salsa specially selected for dancing, featuring good modern Salsa Dura with classic salsa tracks and vintage gems, and more Cha-Cha-Cha and more Bachata.
 
COVER: $10 at door (cash only please)
Not licensed | All ages

LOCATION: DANCEY BALLROOM
505 Hamilton Street, Vancouver (map)

 
   
 
FRIDAY     October 3
 
     
 

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
 
MONTHLY EVENT
FRIDAY October 3, 9pm-1am
D2 DANCE STUDIO, 55 West 8th Ave
 

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

 
On2 Salsa Lesson at 9pm with Baza Dance
 
Music by DJ JoJo
Performance by Salsa Kapow
 
 
COVER: $10 at door (cash only please)
Not licensed | All ages

LOCATION: D2 DANCE STUDIO
55 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver (map)

 
   
 
FRIDAY     October 10
 
   
 

SPECIAL EVENT ADMISSION
$10 before 10pm
$12 after 10pm
Includes Intro Salsa Lesson at 9pm with Cesar Salazar & Tracie Yee

PLEASE NOTE: THIS NIGHT IS ALL ABOUT SALSA. THERE WILL BE VERY LITTLE BACHATA AT THIS EVENT AND NO MERENGUE OR KIZOMBA

 

AVS NIGHT
All Vinyl Salsa - Vancouver Edition
 
SPECIAL EVENT
FRIDAY October 10, 9pm-1am
DANCEY BALLROOM, 505 Hamilton St
 
With Special Guest DJ Edgar
"El Travieso de la Salsa" from AVS Seattle
PLAYING SALSA FROM THE
ORIGINAL VINYL RECORDINGS
 
 
The Dancey Ballroom is excited to welcome one of the top DJs on the west coast of the United States, for a special AVS (All Vinyl Salsa) Night, Vancouver Edition. DJ Edgar is the creator of the hugely popular AVS Nights in Seattle and is one of the pioneers of vinyl salsa nights in the US.
 
COVER: $12 at door (cash only please)
Not licensed | All ages

LOCATION: DANCEY BALLROOM
505 Hamilton Street, Vancouver (map)

     

What is a VINYL SALSA NIGHT?

DJs use the term 'vinyl' to refer to music played on a record. Before digital music files, before mp3 files, before CDs, music was recorded onto and played on vinyl records. Many great salsa bands from the golden age of salsa only ever recorded on vinyl and have never had their music issued on CD. Every single song at a vinyl salsa night is played from the original vinyl records.

Does it sound different? Yes! The sound may not be as crystal clear as a modern recording on a CD, but due to the quirks of the vinyl format and recording technology of the era, the sound can be more rich and full. Many salsa DJs today don't play music from CDs, they play mp3 files downloaded from the internet and often these mp3 files are copies of copies of whatever the original recording was. Salsa, just like any other music, sounds and feels better when the sounds are clean and rich, and the best sound for a vinyl recording is when a DJ plays the original record on a turntable.

What is the difference between a vinyl salsa night and a regular salsa night? The music focuses on forgotten, unknown, or hard-to-get songs that are great to dance to and that you won’t find anywhere else. Anyone can download salsa songs from iTunes, but vinyl DJs are dedicated to playing music that not many people have: songs that have been out of print for years, most of which have never been re-issued on CDs or digital downloads. Many of these records are from South American bands that never had the chance to leave their countries, and therefore are very rarely heard anywhere else in the world. They didn’t make much money, but they made music for the love of salsa and you can feel that passion in the music.

 
   
  SATURDAYS  
     
 
SATURDAY     October 4
 
   
 
SBK SATURDAY
SALSA BACHATA KIZOMBA NIGHT 
 
NOW TWICE A MONTH
1st & 3rd SATURDAYS of every month
 
SATURDAY October 4, 8pm-2am
DANCEY BALLROOM, 505 Hamilton St
 
2 LESSONS WITH CESAR & TRACIE
8pm KIZOMBA lesson
9pm BACHATA lesson
 
SBK Saturdays are voted by dancers as their favourite night at the Dancey Ballroom!
 
COVER: $10 at door (cash only please)
Not licensed | All ages

LOCATION: DANCEY BALLROOM
505 Hamilton Street, Vancouver (map)

 
   
 
SATURDAY     October 11
 
   
 
KIZOMBACHATA
 
MONTHLY EVENT
SATURDAY October 11, 8pm-2am
D2 DANCE STUDIO, 55 West 8th Ave
 

LICENSED EVENT | 2 LESSONS | 3 DJs

 
KIZOMBACHATA happens on the second Saturday of every month and mixes the sensual rhythms of Kizomba with the uptempo beats of Bachata.
 

2 LESSONS
Tarraxinha / Kizomba lesson with Cesar & Tracie at 8pm, Brazilian Zouk lesson with Felix & Leanne at 9pm

3 DJs to keep the music fresh all night
DJ El Gato | DJ Jamal | DJ Jennifer

 
COVER: $10 at door (cash only please)
Licensed Event

LOCATION: D2 DANCE STUDIO
55 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver (map)

 
   
 
SATURDAY     October 25
 
   
 
FIESTA HABANA
with DJ Kubanito
 
MONTHLY EVENT
SATURDAY October 25, 9pm-1am
D2 DANCE STUDIO, 55 West 8th Ave
 

MONTHLY CUBAN SALSA NIGHT at D2, featuring the high-energy DJ Kubanito playing uptempo Cuban Salsa music with great Bachata, Merengue, and Reggaeton!

 
CUBAN SALSA LESSON at 9pm
 
COVER: $10 at door (cash only please)
Not licensed | All ages

LOCATION: D2 DANCE STUDIO
55 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver (map)

 
   
 
SATURDAYS     Other Events
 
   
 

Salsa Duello
SATURDAYS
Twice a month
(2nd & 4th Saturdays)

Academie Duello
412 West Hastings St

More Info

Salsa Night 
SATURDAYS
Twice a month
(1st & 3rd Saturdays)

Evergreen Centre
1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam

More Info

Ivory Saturday
SATURDAYS
Weekly

Lux Lounge
1180 Howe St

More Info

 
   
  SUNDAYS  
     
 
SUNDAYS     Every Week
 
   
 
FREE ADMISSION THIS SUNDAY OCTOBER 5
The Dancey Ballroom offers free admission to our Sunday Salsa Social
on the first Sunday of every month.
     
Sunday Salsa
 

WEEKLY EVENT
SUNDAYS 4pm-7pm

DANCEY BALLROOM, 505 Hamilton St
 
A casual Sunday afternoon salsa social dance. Friendly, non-intimidating, and dancers of all ages and all dance abilities welcome.
 
THIS SUNDAY: Intro Salsa lesson at 4pm with Nina & Greg of Baila Vancouver
 
COVER: $7 at door (cash only please)
FREE ADMISSION ON FIRST SUNDAY OF MONTH
Not licensed | All ages

LOCATION: DANCEY BALLROOM
505 Hamilton Street, Vancouver (map)

 
   
 
SATURDAY     October 12
 
   
 
SBK SUNDAY
LONG WEEKEND EDITION
 
THANKSGIVING SUNDAY
 
SUNDAY October 12, 9pm-2am
DANCEY BALLROOM, 505 Hamilton St
 
Come burn off your Thanksgiving dinner! It's a long weekend Sunday and that means an extra night of dancing for those who don't have work or school on Monday. What better night to have an SBK party, with a music mix of Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba.
 
URBAN BACHATA LESSON at 9pm
with JAMAL AND PAULA
 
SBK Nights are voted by dancers as their favourite night at the Dancey Ballroom!
 
COVER: $10 at door (cash only please)
Not licensed | All ages

LOCATION: DANCEY BALLROOM
505 Hamilton Street, Vancouver (map)

 
   
  MONDAYS  
     
 
MONDAYS     Other Events
 
   
 

Salsa Practica
MONDAYS (Weekly)

Harbour Dance Centre 927 Granville St More Info

 
   
  TUESDAYS  
     
 
TUESDAYS     Other Events
 
   
 

911 Salsa Tuesdays
TUESDAYS (Weekly)

Joe's Apartment Nightclub 919 Granville St More Info

 
   
  WEDNESDAYS  
     
 
WEDNESDAYS     Other Events
 
   
 

Salsa 560 Wednesdays
WEDNESDAYS (Weekly)

560 Nightclub 560 Seymour St More Info

 
   
  If you are looking for information about salsa events at the Polish Hall, Atlantis, Boss, Howard Johnson, Crush, Hot Jazz Club, Ginger62, Law Courts, Peretz Centre, Azure, Jupiter, Legends, Jesters, TC Lions, Mesa Luna, Luce, Aqua... Please note that these are old salsa venues, most of them no longer exist or do not have salsa events anymore. For the most complete and current listing of salsa events in Vancouver, please visit SalsaVancouver.net or refer to the listing above.  
     
     
     
SPECIAL EVENTS
     
     
  Mambo 55
Friday, October 3
 
     
  Mambo55 is a monthly salsa dance night featuring good classic salsa served straight up by Dj JoJo. On2 Salsa lesson with Kristal & Wayne of Baza Dance, and performance by Salsa Kapow.

MORE INFO

 
     
  AVS Night
All Vinyl Salsa
Friday, October 10
 
     
  With Special Guest DJ Edgar "El Travieso de la Salsa" from AVS Seattle  
     
 

The Dancey Ballroom is excited to welcome one of the top DJs on the west coast of the United States, for a special AVS (All Vinyl Salsa) Night, Vancouver Edition. DJ Edgar is the creator of the hugely popular AVS Nights in Seattle and is one of the pioneers of vinyl salsa nights in the US.

MORE INFO

 
     
  KIZOMBACHATA
Saturday, Oct 11
 
     
 

KIZOMBACHATA happens on the second Saturday of every month and mixes the sensual rhythms of Kizomba with the uptempo beats of Bachata.

LICENSED EVENT
2 LESSONS
3 DJs

MORE INFO