Part of the charm of living in a big city is discovering tight-knit communities amongst the concrete buildings and bustling sidewalks. The more you look, the more you see: various types of special communities are in every nook and cranny, giving their city a cultural collage all its own. Salsa takes Vancouver by storm — Photo courtesy of vdrg dansschool
Though Vancouver doesn't have a Latin quarter, it does have a large community of happy feet that adore Latin dancing and will dance the day and night away, wherever they can. If you're shy about joining a dance class, Sunday Afternoon Salsa is for you. Make your way over to the Vancouver Art Gallery at Robson and Howe and follow the steps (and music) down the stairs to Robson Square.
There you will find what feels like hundreds of Salsa dancers that range from a beginner level to very experienced. They even offer a free lesson from 3:00pm - 3:30pm with professional instructors and they encourage anyone and everyone to come out and give it a shot. Around 5:00pm there are dance demonstrations by experienced dancers and it's always a treat to watch! Social dancing goes from 3:30pm until 7:30pm each week.
If you're not into dancing yourself, it's a fun experience to go down and watch everyone dance and smile the afternoon away. Just don't be surprised if you find yourself itching to put on your dancing shoes and give it a go.
The 2012 Sunday schedule is:
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26
Video Credit: Salsa Vancouver (YouTube)