Vancouver Street Dance Festival comes to Robson Square this weekend

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After two successful years, Vancouver Street Dance Festival is back at Robson Square with a free all-ages event this Saturday, August 2, featuring dance battles, dance workshops, live DJ’s and bands.

What’s the goal of the festival? Vancouver has a thriving underground street dance community and VSDF wants to surface and showcase to the general public our culture, which is why they’ve made it completely accessible to all with a free festival right in the heart of Vancouver at Robson Square.

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To showcase the dance culture, there will be dance battles featuring the best dancers in Vancouver, who went through a preliminary round on Friday. Styles will include:

  • Hip hop
  • Breaking
  • Popping
  • Locking
  • Waacking
  • House

If you’re interested in learning some of the styles, there will be free workshops happening throughout the day.

Festival schedule

  • 11:00 – Music start
  • 12:00 – Welcome to VSDF
  • 12:30 – Free workshop / part, performance
  • 1:30 – Kutapira set 1
  • 2:00 – Semis – east coast, performance
  • 2:30 – Kutapira set 2
  • 3:00 – Free workshop / party
  • 4:00 – Semis – west coast, performance
  • 4:30 – Free workshop / party
  • 5:30 – Star Captains
  • 6:30 – Judges vs. Organizers battle
  • 7:00 – Finals, all styles

Vancouver Street Dance Festival 2014

When: Saturday, August 2

Where: Robson Square (Robson & Howe)

Time: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Cost to attend: FREE!

Website: www.vanstreetdancefest.com

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