Swing Dancing in Vancouver

couples swing dancing at a social dance
Swing dancing at Rhythm City Mess Around (RCMA) event in Vancouver, BC
UPDATE 3/17/20: DO TO THE NEED TO SOCIAL DISTANCE AND SLOW DOWN THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, ALL DANCE EVENTS IN THE LOWER MAINLAND ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

The original post is included below for informational purposes only. Hopefully, we are able to return to regular social dancing soon. Stay safe everyone!

Social Dances:

Vancouver and the Lower Mainland have a vibrant Lindy Hop social dance scene. Whether you’re visiting or a resident, here are all the places you can swing dance. Entrance costs vary between $8-20 and on whether or not there is a live band. Some dances have student pricing or loyalty programs. Please check each society’s website.

Sundays:

Suburban Swing (weekly)
Drop-in lesson: 7:45-8:30pm
Social dance: 8:30-11:00pm
33676 St Olaf Ave, Abbotsford, BC V4X 1T6

Mondays:

Red Hot Swing (weekly)
Drop-in lesson: 7:45-8:30pm
Social dance: 8:30-11:00pm
1110 Hillside Ave, Norway House, Victoria, BC V8T 2A7
(We know that Victoria is a ferry-ride away, but wanted to include for those that spend time on both sides of the water!)

Tuesdays:

Vancity Hot Jazz Jam (weekly)
Social dance: 7:00-10:00pm
Water Street Cafe, Second Floor
300 Water Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1B6

Wednesdays:

Guilt & Co. Live Swing Music (weekly)
Social dance: 9:30pm-12:30am
Guilt & Company Restaurant
1 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 1B2

Thursdays:

Rhythm City Strut (weekly)
Social dance: 9:00pm-12:00am
St. Michael’s Hall
2474 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver, BC V5T 1W8

Fridays:

Royal City Swing (weekly)
Drop-in lesson: 7:45-8:30pm
Social dance: 8:30-11:45pm
Sapperton Pensioners Hall
318 Keary Street, New Westminster, BC V3L 3L3

Saturdays:

Hot Club Swing (1st and 3rd Saturdays)
Drop-in lesson: 8:00-8:45pm
Social dance: 8:45pm-12:00am
Roundhouse Community Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3

Souped Up Swing (4th Saturday of the month)
Drop-in lesson: 7:45-8:30pm
Social dance: 8:30-11:15pm
Holy Eucharist Cathedral
501 4th Ave, New Westminster, BC V3L 1P3

couples swing dancing at a social dance
Photo by Ardian Lumi on Unsplash

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