Here is a message from the Venice Beach Skate Dance Association!
Venice Beach Skate Dance Plaza is open to the public and skaters are always welcome to join us. Music is provided most weekend and holiday afternoons.
The Venice Beach Skate Dance Plaza is home to the most globally recognized skate dance was community in the world. The iconic outdoor roller skating phenomenon known as “roller dancing” born in in the mid 70’s with the advent of the polyurethane skate wheel and found its’ most famous home steps away from the Venice Beach Boardwalk, amidst the gritty urban beach landscape that served as a popular Los Angeles recreational playground.
Every weekend people of all ages, races, religions, and socio-economic backgrounds have gathered in Venice Beach to admire and share in the free skate lessons and solo and group skate performances that have been immortalized in movies, television and music videos. Aside from its influence on popular culture, the Venice Beach Skate Dance Community has preserved its rich artistic expression in a safe, free, public recreational activity that has served the public and participants alike.
The City of Los Angeles recognized the immense cultural contribution of the Venice Beach skate dance community in 1999 when the City Council officially designated an area of the newly designed Venice Beach Park as Skate Dance Plaza — allowing this unique community its rightful place alongside other iconic Venice Beach recreational attractions (Muscle Beach, Venice Basketball Courts, Venice Beach Skate Board Park).
The Skate Dance Plaza continues to provide recreational entertainment to thousands from around the world every weekend hosting FREE skate dance lessons as well as group and solo public performances; but it also serves as a leader and partner in the international Skate Dance Community as its members spread a shared mission of peace, tolerance and unity through roller dance education and recreational and professional event participation.
Location: Across from The Sidewalk Cafe, 1401 Oceanfront Walk. Venice, Ca 90291
For more information about the Venice Beach Skate Dance Association.