The concept was born in 2015 just after the opening of Sam’s Dance. The idea behind Dance in Transit was to dance in public spaces, including on skytrains and in stations. We wanted to engage people passing by and show them how easy and fun dancing can be.
After two years of working on the concept and testing it, we finally secured the use of Robson Square. At the same time, we decided to try other amazing outdoor venues so we could reach people in different parts of the downtown core and experience dancing in different settings.
With Dance in Transit, Sam’s Dance is bringing its philosophy of inclusiveness and diversity outside and inviting everyone to join us for a summer of fun. Our program is specially designed to remove barriers to trying dance, especially if people are shy, new to Vancouver, or socially isolated.
Dance in Transit is our way of saying thank you to Vancouver’s dance community and inviting everyone to join this vibrant group of movers and shakers. It’s also a chance to showcase the best our city has to offer in spectacular surroundings.
We’re the Pied Pipers of Dance. If you follow us, we’ll lead you on a merry journey to the most spectacular spaces in downtown Vancouver for dancing, music, friendship, & fun!