Local Dances

Information for each of the West Coast Swing dances held regularly in the Vancouver area is listed here complete with details about the dance including maps to help you get there. Either click on the name of the dance, or scroll down the page to find the information you would like.

Friday Saturday Sunday
Roundhouse Experiment BCSDC
UBC Swing Kids
Urban Beat



UBC Swing Kids' Westie Dance

85% West Coast Swing, 15% Other

Sometimes Friday night, sometimes Saturday night, UBC Swing Kids proudly hosts West Coast Swing dances for people of all levels and ages. We have tons of space in our massive ballroom and have a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Come on by for a dance or two!

Where:
UBC, Student Union Building Ballroom  map
When:
Once in a blue moon.
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Admission:
$8 ($5 for members)
Website:
ubcswingkidsclub

VST NOTES: This is a pretty casual dance and details can change from one dance to the next so check their website before you go. For most of their dances, they offer a free beginner workshop. They usually have an intermediate level workshop included in the price of admission as well. Also note that club membership is $10 ($5 for UBC students).

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Urban Beat Sunday Swing Mixer

West Coast Swing

Watch, dance, practice & meet others.  This dance is Vancouver's longest running WCS dance. It is an excellent opportunity to dance in a fun, friendly and casual environment.

Where:
Let's Dance Studio, 927 Granville Street (Go up one flight of stairs and turn right then left) map
When:
Every Sunday night except for long weekends
Time:
8:45pm - 11:30pm
Admission:
$5
Website:
urbanbeatdanceco.com

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British Columbia Swing Dance Club

70% West Coast Swing, 30% Other

A non-profit club ostensibly dedicated to the learning, promotion and enjoyment of West Coast Swing. Dances are held in a large community centre in North Burnaby.

Where:
Confederation Centre 4585 Albert Street, North Burnaby map
When:
Occasional Saturdays (See their website for dates)
Time:
9:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Admission:
Lesson $5; Dance $7 for members and $10 for guests
Website:
bcswingdance.org

Included in your dance admission is a free 'munchies buffet' and tap water. "If you wish to contribute to our buffet table, we will be grateful for your potluck contribution of finger foods."

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The Roundhouse Experiment

100% West Coast Swing

This is a new weekly Friday night dance in a small but rather nice venue in Yaletown on the downtown side of False Creek. It has a good floor and air conditioning, and is organized by a group led by Greg Van Wijk and James Atwill.

Where:
The Roundhouse, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver map
When:
Fridays
Time:
9:00 pm - 12:15 am
Admission:
$10, or 10 consecutive week pass for $50
Website:
None. Events are posted on Facebook

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