About Sam’s Dance

Sam’s is a Vancouver-based dance school, gathering place, community, & social experience. Sam’s is a place to learn partner dancing, watch dancing, spend time with old friends, make new friends, & develop personal connections.

Sam’s Dance is building a new dance community and social network in Vancouver. We hope you will join us. Here you can see a brief description of each style of dance we teach at Sam’s and a sample video demonstration to give you an idea of what is possible.

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From “never danced before” to “hot on the dance floor,” Sam’s has classes just for you!

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Special Events

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.

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.

This will be the longest, largest dance event in the history of Vancouver. Dance in Transit is FREE outdoor dancing in magnificent downtown venues.


“Thank you for the experience! I’m from out of town and stumbling across this opportunity was a highlight of my trip!”

“Beautiful afternoon at Jack Poole Plaza, organized by Dance in Transit last Sunday. It was a great and integrating event of different dances, the one that we had the honor to participate by sharing our tango.”

“I had so much fun and forever grateful for all the efforts you all put into making these events & opportunities for everyone to enjoy. The smiles & happiness from all the dancers are real!”

“@samsdancevan #danceintransitvan is an emerging part of Vancouver’s dance scene.  Patricia Hardin, organizer and creative genius, has poured her heart and soul in to these FREE outdoor dance events.  She collaborates with dance professionals from a rainbow of different movements to deliver dance classes and performances to the public!  From salsa, tango, bachata, belly dancing and hip-hop.  These events bring people together from all walks of life and is a great way to shake off the work week.”

“Hello Sams! It is great what you have offered for people. I love dancing.”

“I look forward to hearing from you and to go to the next Dance in Transit that I can make! I had SO much fun at the last one!!  I am a really big fan of the Dance In Transit movement!”

“Hi there, I accidentally stumbled on your event last night at Granville Island and loved it! I wonder if you have any plans of expanding this beyond Vancouver? I live in the tri-cities area and think that this would be an amazing thing to do there – there are a couple of venues I can think of that could be suitable. I would be delighted to help organize something.  Thanks so much!!”

“I have attended 3 Dance In Transit events so far this summer and have enjoyed all of them.  I have anxiety and depression, and attending these events have helped me feel more like myself.   I just wished I had started attending these events sooner.  I can’t wait to attend more events in the future.  Thank you for organizing them.”

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