When the summer sun shines, people love to dance outside in this city and the Vancouver Swing Society wants to help you with your moves. Bringing the sounds of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s Big Band music to Granville, they’re hosting free swing dancing this Sunday, July 22, 2012.
With the support of Viva Vancouver, the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, and Dave Henderson Sound, you can take free introductory swing dance lessons and dance all you want from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Royal City Swing’s Kyle MacDonald & Natsuko Murao will teach beginner steps as participants move to the music of DJ Alan Cheung.
The next event will take place Sunday, August 5th at the same time but with DJ Professor Smack (Joel Schwarz). On August 19th and 26th, Company B Jazz Band and the Brothers Arntzen Jazz Band will be performing a live soundtrack for the dancers.
All events are free (July 22, August 5, August 19, August 26) and take place on Granville between Robson and Georgia. The road will be closed to traffic and open to all dancers – no partner or previous experience is required.
Up for more free dancing and dance lessons? There’s also Friday night ballroom dancing at Robson Square this summer and Dance at Dusk in Stanley Park on Mondays and Tuesday.