Tired of always inviting your date to the same old bars for the same old drinks? Now is time to get original! Get your dance shoes and show them your talents with some social dancing! What better way to bond than to learn some new moves as a couple to impress your friends? By going to take dance lessons with your S.O. you'll be sure to get close, have fun and become incredibly badass!
Whether you like the funky moves of Rock'N Roll and the 50's or the warmer, more exotic rhythms of the South, these clubs will definitely give you a fun environment to party! You can finally stand out from the crowd and you'll be sure to bring your date home.
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1. Club 6/49: Kizomba & Salsa
Club 6/49 is a salsa dance club with a focus on partying, learning and having a great time! This one is a must-go for anyone interested in Latin social dancing, as it offers many fun options on various nights for beginners and experts alike. They even bring a live band once a week! With free lessons available for beginners, you can drop in with your date and get a few steps in before actually rocking it until the end of the night.
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2. Les Katacombes: Swing Dance
This place is not at all as famous for its social dances as it is for their punk shows. Nonetheless, Les Katacombes gets a weekly flashback to simpler times every Wednesday with their Swing nights. This dance, originating from the 20's and blooming during the 40's, will make you appreciate some nice jazzy sounds and use some great energy! For only 10$, you can come get a lesson from a professional, then practice to the sounds of a live band for the rest of the night. The 20's are waiting for you right on St-Laurent!
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3. Jive Studio: Rockabilly Jive & Slow Dance
If you want to further your knowledge of rock dancing, you can also party and take lessons at the Jive Club, where Rockabilly Jive, Swing and Slow are the specialty. Whether you’re going at it solo or with a partner, you can be assured that you’ll have a great time! Located on the Mont-Royal Plateau, Jive is a great place to have fun in a very unique atmosphere with your friends or your date, while wearing your coolest vintage attire!
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4. Cactus: Salsa, Bachata, Merengue
Not even two minutes from the Mont-Royal Metro Station, Le Cactus is a small and intimate bar bringing you the heart and soul of Latin America. This place is sure to make your summer feel even brighter and warmer! Pick up a free Salsa lesson for beginners any Friday with your date, then show off your newly acquired moves on the dance floor right away! With a fun and friendly atmosphere, some Bachata and Merengue music, and even good food, you can be sure that you evening will be a great success!
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5. Les Foufounes Électriques: 50's Rock'N Roll
Just like the Katacombes, Les Foufounes Électriques is that kind of place that has a strong identity, but is showing us that is has many different faces, one of which is the 50s Rock’N Roll night. If you like to get funky, nostalgic and vintage, this might be the perfect night for you! Get your sneakers – or your platforms – and revisit some timeless tunes with the one of your dreams!