Where can i go dancing near me: Top Places to Go Dancing in Minneapolis | Meet Minneapolis

Top Places to Go Dancing in Minneapolis | Meet Minneapolis

Minneapolis may be best known for its live music, but our musicians aren’t always the center of attention—sometimes the dancers are the draw.

Whether you’re a seasoned salsera or have never done more than sway back and forth at weddings, the city has plenty of places to show off your stuff, learn some new grooves, or simply work up a sweat and shake it off. With so many dance halls and gatherings throughout the year, you could pick a different style every night of the week without retracing your two-step. Note: event calendars change frequently, so be sure to check with each venue’s website before you head out with your dancing shoes.


Offering two distinct spaces—the Pourhouse and the Hideout at the Pourhouse—this Prohibition-inspired bar and dance club offers a variety of DJ styles, drink specials (like $1 sips on Thursday nights), and special events like dance fundraisers for LGBTQ+ causes and ABBA tribute bands. Some nights are 18+, and covers vary.

This Northeast Minneapolis nightclub nightclub is open every Saturday night and occasional Fridays for dancing with a twist—the Gothic Horror-themed club hosts horror costume nights, cosplayer dance parties, and other alt dance events throughout the year. Note: the bar is cash only!

Picture 7,200 square feet of space begging you to come dance the night away to Top 40, EDM, and hip hop on Hennepin—including two full bars, excellent sound and light systems, reservable VIP seating, and different DJs Thursday through Sunday from 10pm to 2am. Check Facebook for special events, from touring DJs to Bollywood nights, as covers vary.

Swing Dancing

Turning the 301 on Main event space into a throwback dance hall with Late Night Swing every Thursday night from 10pm to 2am. New to swing? Head to a lesson beforehand and get into Late Night Swing for free. Lessons begin at 7pm and showcase East Coast Swing and Lindy Hop. Check the TC Swing calendar for special guests on First Saturdays and other events.

Want more Swing? Check out competitions, classes, and happening swing dance parties at the Midwest Lindy Fest (April) and The Uptown Swingout (August).

Latin/Salsa Dancing

Heat things up with a Salsa, Bachata & Beer dance party every Saturday at this North Minneapolis brewery and taproom that specializes in brews and events celebrating the local Latinx community. A $10 cover is your ticket, and the night starts with salsa lessons with experienced teachers at 9 pm, after which the dancing—from live bands and/or DJs—doesn’t stop until 2am.

Every Saturday night, this Dinkytown restaurant clears the floor of tables and chairs to transform into a Latin nightclub with “Salsa Police” from 9pm to 2am. Fridays are strictly salsa, but Saturday’s DJ loosens things up with the addition of Latin fusion, reggaeton, and more.

Folk Dancing

Featuring classes and events most days of the week, Tapestry offers an international buffet of folkdance styles, from Scottish Country dance and line dancing to International Folk Dance. Got kids? Check out Family Dance on the second Saturday of the month, featuring British and American folk dances that are easy to learn for ALL ages (kid-friendly snacks included). Local tip: Most folk dances are social rather than coupled or solo, so it’s a great group activity—bring some friends!

Dream of learning to Tango? This studio hosts beginner, intermediate, and expert group dance lessons available throughout the week. Classes are all drop-in, so you can go weekly or just once. (Private classes are also available.) When you’re ready to show off what you’ve learned, head to the studio’s Tuesday Milonga each week with talk, food, and wine with the local tango community for $5—BYOB and bring something to eat. For more Minneapolis Tango events, the Tango Society of Minnesota has the intel.

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8 of the Best Places to Go Dancing in Denver

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Denverites may have a reputation for their prowess in the great outdoors, but they know a thing or two about getting down on the dance floor, too—which makes sense, given the dozens of spots to cut a rug on any given week night around town. Avoiding the rowdy crowds and washed-up club tunes, however, is an art in and of itself. To help you navigate, we put on our dancing shoes and rounded up our favorite places to get down in Denver.

Golden Triangle
It’s as easy to get lost in the music as it is the maze of rooms at this South Broadway nightclub—but in the best way possible. Venture into the underground bass haven located below Bar Standard in the historic Jonas Furs Building through its back-alley entrance, and boogy your way through several rooms, each blasting different genres of music. So whether you’re into the Red Room’s house, techno, or trap music, or feeling the indie mix spinning in the monochromatic, retro-themed Milk Room, you’re guaranteed a taste of eclectic, chest-thudding beats to keep you moving all night. (The venue also features darkwave electro, synth pop, goth, and industrial sounds on Wednesdays.) 1037 Broadway; Tuesdays through Saturdays 9 p.m.–2 a.m.

Golden Triangle
Grab a partner and spice up any weeknight at Denver’s mainstay Latin dance club. Dancers of all levels are welcome for the fiery, fast-paced salsa or suavemente Bachata-style dance nights. Arrive one hour before the club opens every Thursday through Sunday for a lesson on basic steps, spins, and cross-body turns. (More advanced classes available Mondays through Wednesdays.) Just be sure to don a fit that matches the choreography’s flair, as this club enforces a nightly dress code. 99 W. 9th Ave; Lessons Mondays through Wednesdays 7–9 p.m.; Lessons and club nights Thursdays through Saturdays 8 p.m.–1:30 a.m.; Find information on class schedule, special events, cover charges and more online

Five Points
A laid-back, open-garage hangout by day, this RiNo Art District outpost (the Texas-based bar’s third and only out-of-state location) takes on a whole new vibe when the sun goes down. Every Friday and Saturday night, the vintage lounge chairs and high-top tables are moved out of the way to make room for the unofficial dance floor. The key ingredient to the hypnotic energy that ensues? Local DJ and weekday radio-show host for 104. 7FM The Drop and 89.3FM KUVO, Bella Scratch, who moonlights at Lustre Pearl to spin today’s hottest hip-hop bangers and throwback tunes you can’t resist moving to. 1315 26th St.; Mondays through Fridays 2 p.m.–2 a.m.; Saturdays and Sundays noon–2 a.m.

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This global wellness community and dance company brings the all-ages-welcome party to you in broad daylight—and proves you don’t need the ol’ dancing juice to have a blast—at its monthly 9 a.m. ragers. First, warm up with the optional one-hour yoga session that opens each of the sober, pop-up fêtes (often hosted at some of Colorado’s most iconic venues such as the Broncos’ Mile High Stadium and Meow Wolf Denver). Then, let loose with hundreds of fellow dancers at the emcee-guided extravaganza, with plenty of glitter, confetti, and EDM beats. Don’t miss the next Daybreaker event, Natüre Tour, at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on April 10. Locations and pricing vary; find more information online

Inside Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox.

Courtesy of Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

Just three blocks from Coors Field, this gastropub and music venue is the ostentatious needle in a sports-bar-laden haystack.The multi-level venue is located inside a historic 19th-century Victorian brownstone that once housed a former brothel and peep shows, and is storied for its delicious dinners and brunches, intimate live music performances, and unmatched dance nights (Think: Disco get-downs, 80s/90s/early-aughts throwback themes, Beyoncé vs. Rihanna battles.) After its temporary closure in spring 2020 and recent renovations (including updates to sound and light equipment, a forthcoming patio, and making the first floor more spacious for concert-viewing and, yes, dancing), Denverites will finally be able to make their long-awaited pilgrimage back to the beloved sunken dance floor when Ophelia’s officially reopens to the public on April 13. 1215 20th St.; hours vary; find lineups and more information online

Whether you’re a bit of a music snob or simply tired of hearing the same overplayed hits, this indie dance party from local DJ Michael Trundle is for you. Born on South Broadway and hosted every Friday night at HQ, the dance utopia for Mile High music nerds is still going strong after 21 years. Trundle—aka Boyhollow—carefully curates a weekly alternative tracklist of guilty pleasures and lesser-known gems, so you can blissfully bop your head to faves otherwise underplayed in Denver’s clubs, like the Strokes, LCD Soundsystem, Fontaines D.C., and more. 60 S Broadway; 9 .m.–2 a.m.; Tickets starting at $7

Hit the hardwood at this 20-year-old staple, where every Wednesday and Sunday night are dedicated to bootscootin’ country-western fun. Join instructor Laurie Burkhardt beforehand for one-hour line dancing lessons on the Two-Step, Cowboy Cha Cha, and other classic combinations to bust out when the music (and drinks) start flowing. And on Wednesday’s—the venue’s famed Ladies Night—cowgirls drink for free until 11 p.m. 2430 S. Havana St., Aurora; Hours and cover charges vary; Find more information online

Five Points
Embrace this dive’s kitschy, come-as-you-are vibes and dance to beats from around the globe at the recurring installment inside Five Points’ 715 Club, hosted by local music collective Groove On on the first Saturday of each month. Rotating resident and guest DJs like Tyler Wyatt and HexKitten serve up a mix of Brazilian Funk and Afrobeat sounds infused with modern hip-hop and pop, so you can work up a proper sweat. Should you need to refuel, by-the-slice Famous Original J’s Pizza is waiting for you on the patio. 715 E. 26th Ave.; 2 p.m.–2 a.m.

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Moscow bars where you can dance

Moscow bars where you can dance

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Unusual concerts in the Peter and Paul Cathedral. 12+

Jazz, medieval and classical music on the organ.

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«Hands up! Bar»


B Hands Up! Bar” you can indulge in nostalgia for a bygone youth, or you can shake the old days and light it up on the dance floor, like 20 years ago. Musicians, stand-up artists and DJs perform here, fun parties take place, and Sergey Zhukov, the founder of the bar, who likes to come here with friends, may well be at the table next to you.

st. Tverskaya, 22,
Michurinsky Ave., Olympic Village, 1, bldg. four,
Zelenograd, Yablonevaya alley, 2,
st. Nizhegorodskaya, 2,
st. Govorova, 163,
Mitinskaya st., 40,
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Bar «Youth»


Café by day and club by night. It doesn’t matter what day you decide to visit the Youth, sets from cool DJs will play here every night. The bar constantly pleases its guests with promotions, discounts and noisy parties. And if after dancing you also want to sing, then there is even karaoke in the Youth.

st. Sushchevskaya, 21, building 8.

Bar Coyote Ugly


A cult American bar that makes it possible to forget about the conventions of civilization for a while and completely surrender to a selfless drive. The founder of the network of these mega-popular establishments is a former employee of the brokerage company Lillian Lavel, who created a new original concept of incendiary fun. The protagonists of the bar are «coyotes» — girls in short denim shorts and tight T-shirts, who fervently dance on the bar counter (in «Coyote» it is designed for this). Anyone can join!

st. Bolshaya Dmitrovka, 13

Tema Bar


An original combination of club and cocktail show bar. Tema Bar is open around the clock, and you can visit here at any time convenient for you. The institution has three cozy rooms, which are equipped with soft sofas and plasma panels. During the day, you can come here for a business lunch, have a hearty meal with dishes from various cuisines of the world and combine lunch with watching TV shows or sports. And in the evening and at night in the «Theme Bar» the real fun begins.

Potapovsky lane, 5, building 2

Bar Strelka


Strelka bar is a public creative space designed in an eclectic style. All details and elements are thought out to the smallest touches, as the creators of the interior took care of the design of all pieces of furniture and decorations that create an atmosphere of warmth and goodwill. Here the most fashionable and hip representatives of art and culture gather, who set the pace and spirit of the parties.

emb. Bersenevskaya, 14, building 5

Rock’n’Roll bar


Bar, cafe, club

Rock’n’Roll bar is a democratic bar in the center of Moscow. It is decorated in an unobtrusive American style with dark wood furniture, photographs, flags over the bar and bright graffiti on the walls. During the day, this is a calm and quiet place where you can have lunch or sit with a cup of coffee, but in the evening everything changes. DJs, musicians and those who want to have fun flock here. It is better to book tables in advance — the room is always full, you can’t get to the bar counter. The menu has about 100 cocktails at affordable prices, there are promotions and discounts.

st. Sretenka, 1

Bar «Boiler»

Kotelnaya is a two-story cocktail bar that constantly hosts noisy parties and jazz performances. The space is designed for 200 dancers, so there is enough space for everyone! And the art deco bar counter and wide golden staircase will create an almost cinematic atmosphere for your party.

st. Lesnaya, 20, building 5

dream bar

Dream Bar is a cozy and stylish establishment with an English-style interior: an abundance of leather sofas and classic natural wood furniture, designer floor lamps, and original accessories. Here you can try more than 150 drinks specially designed by professional bartenders. On weekends and holidays there are parties with go-go shows and dances, these days there is nowhere for an apple to fall. Guests of the bar are also attracted by pleasant bonuses and promotions.

st. Myasnitskaya, 17, building 1

Papa’s Bar & Grill

Papa’s Bar is a truly versatile place that is open 24/7 and offers guests every imaginable benefit. During the day you can have an inexpensive lunch here, and in the evening and at night you can have fun from the heart. The special charm of Papa’s is given by friendly and smiling staff from the southern countries, so that guests have the illusion of being in warm exotic lands. The institution often has promotions and happy hours. In the evenings, live music sounds here, everyone dances until they drop.

st. Nikolskaya, 10

Bar Crazy Daisy

This bar is also called “the legend of the capital’s madness”. Loud parties are held here on weekdays and weekends. The bar is open daily from 16:00 to 06:00. Cool promotions are often held here, for example, every Tuesday girls get all cocktails for free all night. Come to Crazy Daisy and dance until dawn.

Turgenevskaya sq., 2

Bar Liberty


Liberty is a bar where you can have a delicious dinner and dance until you drop all night, and at five in the morning you can go to breakfast right from the dance floor. Liberty is twenty-four hours of freedom from conventions and stereotypes. Come to be yourself!

pl. Slavyanskaya, 2/5/4, building 3

Shushas on «Pushkinskaya»


Restaurant bar, karaoke and night club in one place! During the day you can dine here in a calm and cozy atmosphere, and in the evening blow up the dance floor with hot dances. Shushas hosts various promotions seven days a week. The main thing is to keep track of the days of the week and keep up with profitable discounts.

Strastnoy Boulevard, 8A

Bar «1929»


Do you have an adventurous spirit and a thirst for adventure? At the 1929 bar, you can plunge into the merciless and inspiring atmosphere of the American Great Depression, which equalized clerks, businessmen, workers, students and opened up new horizons.

Slavyanskaya sq. , 2/5/4, building 3

Dirty Dance Bar


Dance like freedom

Only dancing helps you to get rid of conventions? Come to the Dirty Dance bar — for those who love to move, a visit here becomes a truly spectacular event. And an excellent bar menu will complement the impressions of a dizzying evening.

pr-d Dezhneva, 13

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Where to learn to dance in Moscow

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Dance School TSEKH


Big dance plans and ambitions will help to realize in the dance school TSEKH. The studio teaches to dance contemporary dance (contemporary). Team spirit is especially important here — in the classroom, groups move towards staging their performance. In joint work, dancers not only hone new movements, but also learn to act harmoniously.

3rd St. Yamskogo Polya, 2, bldg. 3

School «Planetango»


Tango has long been a symbol of passion. At the Planetango school you can attend not only individual or group classes, but also take dance lessons for a specific event. The school also holds festivals and tournaments in which students take part.

st. Nizhnyaya Krasnoselskaya, 35, building 59

Ballet school-studio Balleta


There is an opinion that in order to achieve results in ballet, you need to study it from childhood. But the experience of the Balleta studio proves the opposite: with regular training, it is quite possible to learn this high art even in adulthood. The choreographic school conducts individual and group classes for children and adults. In addition to ballet, they teach oriental and folk dances, teach acting skills and conduct Pilates classes.

st. 1st Tverskaya-Yamskaya, 8

Studio of historical dance «Trianon»


Historical dances are beautiful and interesting. In the studio «Trianon» they are engaged not only in staging and practicing movements, but also give lectures on the culture, art and history of dances from different eras. The school teaches many directions of dance, from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century.

Sibirskiy pr-d, 2, building 5 Ostapovsky pr-d, 3/11

Devi Dance School


If you want to learn something unusual, try the passionate and mesmerizing gypsy dance, which has absorbed elements of many cultures. At the Devi Dance School, they know from experience that almost everyone is capable of gypsy dancing, and the teachers create a friendly atmosphere and increase self-confidence. You will definitely surprise and delight your friends with the gypsy dance at any party or holiday. School students can perform on stage, taking part in festivals and commercial projects.

Bolshoy Kiselny lane, 7, building 2

School of dance and stretching «Marte»


This school has 40 directions for children from three years old and for adults without age restrictions. These are Latin American dances, and ballet, and hip-hop, and jazz-funk, and flamenco, and dances with fitness elements, and much more. The most important thing is the desire to dance. In addition to dance training, there are simply useful master classes for a healthy back and proper weight loss. Classes are held both in the morning and in the evening, so you will definitely find time for dancing in your busy schedule.

st. Sushchevskaya, 21, building 10 st. Bakuninskaya, 14, building 10

MainStream Dance Center


The teachers of the school in the center of Moscow focused on popular modern trends. Therefore, if you want to comprehend the skill, for example, sirtaki, then it is better to look for another hall. Here — only drive, energy and challenge. Teachers with great pleasure will teach you dynamic popping, assertive krump, impressive dancehall and other fashion trends today. From time to time, trainings are conducted by specially invited foreign dancers, but among the full-time teachers there are winners of international festivals, the strongest dancers of the CIS and Europe, who still take an active part in the championships. However, the students are also not a blunder and show good results in competitions. But if you are not ready for world recognition, you can check the level of your skills at intra-club championships and battles.

trans. Krivokolenny, 14

Fire Ballet Stretching and Dance Studio


The studio has a huge selection of all well-known modern trends — from classical choreography for beginners and salsa to reggaeton and strip plastics. In addition to dance lessons, there are special fitness programs.

3 pr-d Maryina Roscha, 40, building 1

Dance Studio Urban Academy


Urban Academy invites everyone to try sensual kizomba! Kizomba is a pair dance built on improvisation. But the main thing is new acquaintances and friends, and also a hobby that can change your life.

st. 1st Dubrovskaya, 1, bldg. 3

Dance Arts Lab Model-357


The founders of the school do not hesitate to say that over the two decades of its existence, the Model-357 has become unique and even elite. You can only check this for yourself, but what you can definitely vouch for is a sufficient number of spacious halls and a convenient schedule, thanks to which the laboratory can provide work for 120 groups and guarantees suitable conditions for the full development in dance, creativity and the manifestation of one’s inner qualities. . Clients can choose from 22 styles plus fitness classes. You can find out which one suits you more than the others at the Open Days, which are held here regularly. Walk the path from beginner to dance floor star under the strict guidance of teachers who have earned their place in the dance firmament.

st. Pravdy, 24, building 7 Goncharny avenue, 8/40

Mary Singal School of Irish Dance


An army of dancers, in unison, beating the rhythm, is able to fascinate the audience from the first movements and sounds. Irish dancing in Russia quickly became popular. But how long can you look at artists when you want to perform something similar yourself? Moreover, there are places in Moscow where you will be taught this art. Mary Singal School is one of the first in the country where the spirit of Ireland reigns. Recruitment in children’s groups is carried out from the age of five, in adults — from 11 years. There is no upper limit, as well as restrictions on the level of training. The school teaches the main types of solo and group dances according to the standards adopted by the professional international commission.

st. Sadovaya-Spasskaya, 19, bldg. 1

School of Modern Dance StepUp


A school where you will not only have fun learning new movements, but if you wish, you will be able to join a team of professionals and take part in competitions with them. For several years of the existence of this studio, teachers have gained enough experience to conduct classes in different areas. Here they give lessons in literally all modern styles, and groups are recruited from the age of three. The smallest are taught the basics of choreography and children’s pop, and for adults — club dancing, hip-hop, strip plastic, street dancing, break dance, R’n’b, Bollywood and much more. There are professional children’s and youth dance groups, individual lessons are possible in all areas at a convenient time.

st. Brateevskaya, 16, bldg. 3, st. Borisovskie Prudy, 26, bldg. 2, st. Generala Belova, 18, st. Voronezhskaya, 10

Dance School Dance First


Dance First dance studio is located in the center of Moscow not far from the metro station. All conditions for the development of students and teachers have been created here. Teachers promise to teach anyone who comes to move perfectly. And at the same time you will get the opportunity to put yourself in order, participate in competitions, not to mention the emotions and impressions when you go on stage. In addition to regular workouts on a schedule, from time to time they organize master classes from world stars, trips to dance camps and theme parties.

st. Malaya Dmitrovka, 5/9

Dance school of Roman Kovgan


A relatively young but promising studio opened in 2015. Masters teach 20 directions and strive to find a personal approach to each student, depending on their abilities. For each direction, specialists have developed effective training programs, thanks to which it is easy to achieve high results in a short time. There are classes for kids, dancing for beginners, group and individual classes, fitness development programs and a Pro-Am program where the dance couple consists of a professional and an amateur. In addition, the school holds themed parties for its students with the participation of guests and teachers.

st. Khersonskaya, 43 (RC Rozmarin)

Pole dance studio Avrora Dance


Pole dancing combines sports, fitness and dance art, and helps those who perform it to maximize their femininity and plasticity.

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