Verdun Greenhouses Social Dance 2017 Schedule
Open exclusively in the summer, Montreal's Verdun Greenhouses are the site of a popular activity with locals: outdoor social dancing. Tourists are more than welcome to join in too as long as no one minds that the outdoor locale is slightly off the beaten path, located southwest of downtown Montreal.
The Verdun Greenhouses Social Dance 2017 schedule runs May 20 through August 20, 2017.
Equipped with a rubber-coated cement dance floor stretching over 511 square meters (5,500 square feet), folks gather nearly every single summer evening to practice tango, salsa, country, line dancing and Zumba, depending on the evening
From Salsa to Tango: 2017 Verdun Greenhouses Social Dance Schedule
Note that the following regular schedule is subject to change depending on whether special events are planned. More on that below.
In 2017, salsa dance is Monday evenings from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Beginners are encouraged to attend the free salsa dance class running from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. is military cardio followed by Zumba until 8 p.m. and then Bodyflow until 9:15 p.m.
Wednesdays start off with toning cardio from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. followed by tango from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursdays are dance cardio for parents and their kids from 6:30 p.m. to 7;15 p.m. followed by adult Zumba until 9 p.m.
Fridays are for line dancing from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Beginners benefit from a free line dancing class from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays are jam-packed with classes, starting with aero kickboxing from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn how to dance the Dominican Republic's popular bachata style and the lesser known sensuous moves of Angola's kizomba from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Then practice your moves during the free Latin dance from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. A social dance class runs from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and then it's open season for social dance until 10 p.m.
Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. are for line dancing and country dance is from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Schedule is subject to change. Call 311 to double check before heading out. Events are cancelled if faced with heavy rain or a storm system.
Verdun Greenhouses: Special Events in 2017
Regularly scheduled classes and events are occasionally cancelled to make way for the following special events:
Swing dance is held the Saturdays of June 24, July 15, and August 5, 2017 from noon to 5:30 p.m.
"Noël des danseurs" runs Sunday, July 23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
A car exhibit takes over the grounds on Saturday, August 5 from 10 a.n. to 6 p.m.
"Bal en noir et blanc" is on Saturday, August 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Le Festival international de tango is on Wednesday, August 16 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
And a corn roast event wraps up the Verdun Greenhouses season from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Verdun Greenhouses Social Dance 2017: Age Group
Regulars tend to skew older. There's little doubt baby-boomers enjoy social dance. But they're not the only age group in attendance. It varies.
Verdun Greenhouses Social Dance 2017: Dress Code?
Part of the reason the Verdun Greenhouses social dance events are so accessible is because there is no dress code.
No need for suede-soled dancing shoes. Just come as you are.
Verdun Greenhouses Social Dance 2017: Experts Only?
You don't need to be a dancing queen to come to the Greenhouses. Beginners welcome. Call 311 for more information.
Verdun Greenhouses (Serres Municipales): Contact Info
7000 boulevard Lasalle, near the Douglas Hospital