Salsa Night @ Casablabla
Category: Social Dancing / Date: 25th Oct / Written By: Michelle Robinson
Where: 12 Leigh St, Adelaide SA 5000 (click here to show/hide the map)
When: Every Wednesday
Type of dances: Latin, Salsa, Bachata
Dress code: Casual
Music style: Excellent Playlist. An eclectic mix of tasteful old school soul and swing as well as a healthy dose of fresh and funky current tracks
Drinks: Available at bar (very good drink specials!)
Entrance: Free entry
The biggest weekly salsa night on the Adelaide dance scene right now is Wednesday nights at Casablabla. Infact this has been the biggest weekly salsa night for some years now and it's success is attributed to many great features such as it's funky location, friendly DJ and consistency.
The medium sized Leigh Street bar is a long established institution for world music in Adelaide. Each night of the week there is an interesting theme with creative live music or performance from exotic locations around the globe. Some of these nights feature belly dancing, brazillian Drumming, blues and Jazz. So it is easy to see how a regular salsa night fits in!
More Salsa dancers and spectators are attending every month, with the place almost always packed to the brim by 10pm. Goodbye 'Hump Day blues', hello Salsa!
Being on a Wednesday, Salsa Night at Casablabla is the perfect way to add a bit of spice to middle of your week.
The night begins with a Come-and-Try Salsa lesson at 8:30pm, as a way to get the ball rolling for anyone that may not have danced before.
Latino beats fill the air as the dance floor at the top of the bar packs with Salsa die-hards. The room is alive as more and more dancers take up the lower levels. The front bar pulses with vibrancy as everyone moves to the rhythm.
DJ Hugo plays a hearty mix of salsa, bachata, merengue and even reggaeton, while the cluster of studio groups generally mix, dance and socialise with each other.
With no entry fee, you have spend more money to spend on sangrias.
Casablabla has a great vibe and excellent music it's only downside would be the lack of floor space. This can become frustrating and intimidating for newer dancers and those that have not had as much time to work on floorcraft.
My advice to salsa enthusiasts is to get there early, as the later it gets the more difficult it can be to find space on the dance floor.
Wrap Up: A great night of dancing guaranteed but get there early to beat the crowds!