Category: Salsa / Last Updated: Wed Feb 13 / Written By: Michelle
The biggest weekly salsa night on the Adelaide dance scene right now is Wednesday night at Casablabla, also known as Pachange Nights. In Fact this has been the biggest weekly salsa night for many years and it’s success is attributed to many great features such as it’s funky location, friendly DJ and, above all, consistency.
The medium sized Leigh Street bar is a long established institution for world music in the city. Each night of the week there is an interesting theme with creative live music or a performance from exotic locations around the globe. Some of these nights feature belly dancing, Brazilian Drumming, blues and Jazz. So it is easy to see how a regular salsa night fits in!
If you're feeling peckish get there early and share some food with friends. The share platters are divine and it will give you more energy to dance the night away.
More Salsa dancers and spectators are attending every month, with the place almost always packed to the brim by 10pm. If you are heading to Casblabla (or BlaBla for the regulars) in summer be sure to arrive early!
Being on a Wednesday, Pachanga Nights at Casablabla is the perfect way to add a bit of spice to middle of your week. Goodbye 'Hump Day blues', hello Salsa!
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. Also, with no entry fee, you have more money to spend on sangrias.
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.
The DJ plays a hearty mix of salsa, bachata, merengue and even reggaeton, while each cluster of studio groups generally mix, dance and socialise with each other nicely.
Casablabla has a great vibe and excellent music. The 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.
Wrap Up: A great night of dancing guaranteed but get there early to beat the crowds!