Where can I go to Latin and Ballroom Dance in Adelaide?

Category: Social Dancing / Last Updated: Mon Dec 16 '19 / Written By: Michelle

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There are many places to go ballroom, Latin and rock 'n roll dancing around South Australia but you need to be 'in the know'... This list will help and we are updating it regularly. Enjoy your dancing and please contact the QuickSteps team if there is a great event or venue we have missed. 

British Working Men's Club, Wingfiled

When: Wednesday nights and weekends (please check Facebook page for exact dates and event details) 


Where: 11/9-15 Davis St, Wingfield SA


Entry Fee: Very cheap! Between $5 and $15 (memberships available) 


Styles: Often Rock 'n Roll but some nights may lend themselves to general social dances such as swing, rumba, cha cha, waltz, salsa. This will depend on the band on the night. 


Dress: Casual and occassionally dress up 





Lost in the 50's  


Every Wednesday, until Apr 29, 2020

Lost in The 50's

The British Working Men's Club

Love rock n roll? Or just enjoy dancing? 


Lost in the 50s is on every Wednesday night from 7.30-10pm with Dj Ron!

Wonderful group of people and lots of people to dance with

Entry just $5.00!


Meals are available from 6pm till 8pm with our great $13 menu!


Kit Kat Swing Club 


Where: Arkaba Hotel, Cnr of Glen Osmond Rd. 


When: Last Wednesday of the month sporadically... check facebook for next date


Entry Fee: free! 


Styles: Swing, rock'n roll, the occassional cheeky foxtrot or quickstep (space permitting!)


Dress: Neat, some will dress up in vinatge style clothing 


A fabulous night of swing music with a large dance floor, comfortable seating and swing dancers from around the state. 


Lots of swing dancers at the Arkaba Hotel for Kit Kat Swing Club

Rock 'n Roll at The Avoca

Where: 893 South Rd. Clarence Gardens


When: Every Sunday from 2pm-6pm


Entry Fee: Free


Host: The Avoca Hotel


Styles: Rock n Roll, Swing (you can squeeze in the occasional rumba)


Dress: Casual or 50's/60's pin up 


A fabulous way to kick off your week and finish up your weekend. Enjoy drinks in the beer garden adjoining the spacious dance floor and dance for hours to live music. Good place to get some excellent pub grub as well! 


Band and dancers at Avoca

HQ Front Bar- Wednesdays

Where: 149 Hindley Street, Adelaide (Opposite the Rosemount Hotel) 

When: Wednesday nights from 9pm onwards

Entry Fee: Free

Styles: Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Reggaeton

Dress: Neat Casual

A fun salsa night and a great way to stay fit

Rhythm 2000- Current

Where: 69 Briar Road, Felixstow

When: Saturday Nights every 6-8 weeks, check Facebook for more dates 

Upcoming Dates for 2020: Feb 15th, March 28th, May 23rd 

Entry Fee: $20 cover charge

Host: Dance Events Adelaide

Styles: Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Ballroom Tango, Argentine Tango, Bachata, Merengue, Salsa, Samba, Cha Cha, Swing, Rock n Roll, Foxtrot, Quickstep

Dress: Neat casual/dressy 

Great for anyone learning a wide variety of ballroom/Latin styles and there's a cash bar. The best feature is the huge dance floor meaning that you always have plenty of room to dance despite the high number of attendees. Hosted by Maria and Joe, originally from Celebrity Dance studios, Rhythm perpetuates a friendly crowd, consisting of almost every dance studio in Adelaide.

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Walkerville RSL - Current 

Where: 98 Walkerville Terrace, Walkerville SA 5081

When: The last friday of every month from 8:30pm

Entry Fee: Free

Styles: Cha cha, salsa, rumba, swing, rock n roll, waltz, foxtrot

Dress: Casual 

Casual, relaxed and easy going. A great way to spend your Friday night and fabulously cheap drinks!

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Bachata By The Beach- (On hold until warmer weather)

Where: Bacchus Bar, 253 Esplanade, Henley Beach

When: The last Sunday of most warmer months from 3:30pm -8:30pm 

Entry Fee: Free

Styles: Mainly Bachata and every now and then there are a few salsas.

Dress: Casual 

Overall it's a very relaxed and casual affair with most of the crowd in jeans and flat shoes. The attendees are all very friendly and quick to compliment one another's dancing and are generally a slightly older crowd than what you might find at some other latin nights which is nice. 30, 40 and 50 something all dancing together and enjoy Latin tunes and good wine. Can get very crowded so get in early if you really want to dance!

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QuickSteps Dance Party - Current 

Where: 255 Gouger Street, Adelaide

When: Days/Times: Saturdays (1 or 2 per month) from 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Next Dates: Sat 11th January 2020 (Welcome Back!)

Entry Fee: Free for all QuickSteps Member and their guests

Host: QuickSteps Dance Club Studio 

Styles: Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Rock n Roll

Dress: Neat Casual 

A relaxed and welcoming dance night with modern music in a fresh and modern studio. The fully liquor licensed bar sets this one apart.

David and Ann dancing together at Dance Party

Thursday Night Salsa at Tank Bar 

This is a brand new Latin dance night being held at Tank Bar on Gouger Street (just a couple of doors down from the Morphette Street intersection). 

When: Every Thursday night (starting again in late December- dates to come) 

Time: 9pm onwards 

Entry Fee: $10 at the door, includes a welcome drink

Photos and videos to come. :) 

Thursday Nights with Max and Thelma 

Every Thursday night   7:30pm-10:30pm 

The Macedonian Hall in Findon, 148 Crittenden Road, Findon (corner Young St.) ample parking in the church car park opposite.

Come along and enjoy the music, your dancing

Dance to nonstop music 7.30 till 10.30pm $15pp

Enquires phone Thelma: 0419 030 267

I have not been to this event myself so would love to hear a review from someone that has! :)

Non-Stop Salsa Wednesdays 

Every weds night at the Cathedral Hotel in Nth Adelaide

Get down to the Cath for your midweek salsa fix! Invite your friends and get ready for great music, dancing and catch-ups.

💃 Great space and floor 

💃 100% lovely salsa music all night long 

💃 Early start = no falling asleep at your desk on Thursday

💃 Food and drink offers

💃 Technique-focused classes

💃 Gorgeous, newly renovated venue. 

8.30pm Nonstop salsa social dancing until close.

Only $5 (free with main meal receipt)

Plenty of free street parking right next to the venue,  including King William Rd and Pennington Terrace.

I have not been to this event myself so would love to hear a review from someone that has! :)

La Gozadera Wednesdays Latino night

Where: The awesome UpperWest Nightclub (Shangri-La) on Level 1, 128 Hindley st.

(above the convenience store opposite The Dog & Duck)

Free Entry all night, doors open at 9:30pm 

Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and Latin Hits till late!

Drink Specials Available

4 Coronas @ $30

$7 Base Spirits

*till 10:30

Upcoming Dance Opportunities 

  • Friday Jan 3rd, Non Stop Salsa Party at the Cathedral Hotel, Nth Adelaide, $10 entry, 9pm until late 
  • Sunday Jan 12th- Sunday Latin Social, $15 tixc online, 13 Grenfell St
  • Saturday 11th Jan, QuickSteps Dance Party, 5:30pm-8:30pm- get in touch if you'd like to come along! 08 8121 3399 or dance@quicksteps.com.au
  • Friday Jan 10th- Fiesta Fridays at Oasis Bar (Adelaide Casino) - Latin/salsa night (and again on Friday March 6th) 
  • Saturday Feb 15th- Rythym 2000, Fogular Furlan Center, Felixstow, $20 at the door, 8pm-midnight (ballroom, latin, swing styles) 
  • Sunday Dec 22nd- One Dance Latin Social- Plant 4 Bowde, 4pm 
  • Barrio Beats Latin Festival, Dec 28th 1pm-1am. $10 at door, Serbian Hall, Hindmarsh 
  • January 18th and 19th- Salsa Y Mambo - workshops, show and afterparty 
  • Saturday Feb 22nd Bachata Sensation- wokshops, show and afterparty. get tickets here! 
  • Saturday Feb 8th- QuickSteps Summer Ball, Welcome to the Jungle! (get tix on the QS Website) Performances, live music, sit down dinner, drinks and party! 
  • Thursday Dec 26th- Spanglish at Casblabla (Latin, salsa, bachata) 
  • Dec 31st - Tonsley Hotel New Year Eve 'Rock n Roll' bash. 

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