Always wanted to learn, or brush up on your dance skills? You’re in luck, Vancouver has a couple great free outdoor dance classes in the summer. It’s a great activity for beginners and it’s a fun, social way to stay active while enjoying Vancouver’s beautiful weather. This summer, get your groove on at Robson Square downtown, or at Roundhouse Mews in Yaletown.
Benefits of Dance
- Dancing keeps your joints lubricated as you move through your range of motion while dancing
- It improves your heart health be elevating heart rate (and keeping it up)
- Helps improve your blood cholesterol levels and blood lipid profile
- It’s fun!
- Burns calories
- Improves balance and coordination – by working through a set of carefully planned moves, your body practices its coordination and balance
- Works your core muscles as you bounce, jive, tap and stabilize
- Keeps you social (if you want!). Meet new people and connect with others should you want to dance with new partners!
Robson Square Dancing – DanceSport BC
Dates: Friday August 4th, Friday August 11th, from 7 – 11:30pm. Lessons are at 7 & 8pm, demos are at 9 & 10pm.
7:00pm – New Beginner Lesson
7:30pm – Social Dancing
8:00pm – Beginner Lesson
8:45pm – Social Dancing
9:00pm – Showcase Demonstrations
9:25pm – Social Dancing
10:00pm – Showcase Demonstrations
10:20pm – Social Dancing
11:30pm – Last Waltz
Out in the Street at Yaletown Roundhouse- Vancouver Swing Society
Dates: Saturday August 5th, Sunday August 20th, Sunday August 27th. Free live music as well!
1:00pm – Free Beginner Swing Dance Lesson with Rhythm City Productions
1:30pm – Free Live Music
2:30pm – Free Beginner Swing Dance Lesson with Rhythm City Production
3:00pm – Free Live Music
What is your favourite style of dance? Hip hop, foxtrot, salsa…? Tell us below!
Blog post written by James Hsin – Client Care Manager
James is currently studying in his 3rd year at kinesiology at UBC, and grew up a relatively active individual. He has been training primarily in Muay Thai for the past 4 years, training with champions and beginners alike. James is a firm believer that exercise should be like playing around – it’s better if its fun! James hopes he can share how his fitness journey has encouraged him to grow, and hopes to inspire you to do the same.
This post has been developed by studio contributors which include Co-Op students, kinesiologists, therapists and our expert colleagues