The best dance clubs in Adelaide

Latin and Ballroom Dance Events in Adelaide

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Category: Social Dancing / Date: 14th April / Written By: Michelle Robinson

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Salsa at the Highway

Where: 290 Anzac Highway, Plympton

When: Every Sunday from 6pm on the Deck

Entry Fee: Free

Host: The Highway Hotel

Styles: Salsa plus the occasional Rock n Roll if you need a change up.

Great afternoon of Salsa dancing and the band are stand out! If the weather is nice you can sit in the beer garden for hours and enjoy them tunes! Remember it's not strictly a dancing event so BYO dance partners so you don;t have to hit the D-Floor alone.

ArtHouse Swing

Where: 11 Cannon Street, Adelaide SA 5000

When: The last Wednesday of every month, band plays from 8:00pm

Entry Fee: Free

Host: Adelaide Big Band/Published Arthouse

Styles: Swing and Rock n Roll

Best Swing night in Adelaide, and quite possibly Australia. A talented live big band plays all the swing classics as well as some modern tunes all in a grungy car park/warehouse.

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Verve Bar and Kitchen Rock n Roll Closed

Where: 2052c/297 Diagonal Rd, Oaklands Park SA 5046

When: Sunday from 2pm-6pm (happy hour from 4-6pm)

Entry Fee: Free

Host: Verve Bar and Kitchen/Adelaide Rock N Roll Club

Styles: Rock n Roll and swing (with the very occasional Rumba)

A vibrant and friendly crowd and a colourful and upbeat way to spend your Sunday afternoon. It's great to see some of the participants dressed up in the traditional rock n roll gear.

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Casablabla

Where: 12 Leigh St, Adelaide SA 5000

When: Wednesday nights from 9pm onwards

Entry Fee: Free

Host: Latino Grooves

Styles: Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Reggaeton

A fun salsa night and a great way to stay fit! Due to the large crowds the dancefloor is very crowded and not for the faint hearted dancers!

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Rhythm 2000

Where: 69 Briar Road, Felixstow

When: Saturday Nights every 6-8 weeks

Entry Fee: $20 cover charge

Host: Maria and Joe (used to be Celebrity Dance studios)

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

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

Where: 98 Walkerville Terrace, Walkerville SA 5081

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

Entry Fee: Free

Host: SA Ballroom and Latin

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

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

Where: Bacchus Bar, 253 Esplanade, Henley Beach

When: The last Sunday of every month from 3:30pm til late

Entry Fee: Free

Host: La Bomba

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

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

Where: Address: 255 Gouger Street, Adelaide

When: Days/Times: Fridays (1 or 2 per month) from 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Entry Fee: Free

Host: QuickSteps

Styles: Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Rock n Roll

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

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