/ The Las Vegas Adventurer
Las Vegas — By Lynn Goya on December 31, 2009 at 1:55 am

Best Places in Vegas to Dance the Night Away

Looking for a place to pick up a few dance steps to sweep your sweetheart off her feet? Wish you knew how to actually dance? Too cheap or too scared to take lessons?  Never fear.  Free (or nearly free) dance lessons are here. Vegas offers free Keno lessons, but if you want to make like James Bond,  learn to line dance, swing, cha cha, tango, two-step-, rumba, hustle or do the salsa.  Lessons typically take place a half-hour or so before the club opens.  Nightclubs are typically 21 and older, but many restaurants and social clubs offer all ages dancing. At the Ballet by Terry RitterCall ahead to verify policy for that night’s dance.

Join the Las Vegas Dance meetup to learn how to dance with other eager amateurs, get an updated schedule or practice with other enthusiastic and beginning dancers. Swing Vegas, Swing offers free and paid dance lessons and practice sessions in local clubs. Salsa Las Vegas offers lessons, events and other dance info. Vegas-salsa.com keeps up a pretty good list of salsa dancing locations (not necessarily with free dance lessons). So there’s really no excuse not to shake a leg – or two.  Have a favorite place we missed?  Please feel free to share.

Dylan’s Dance Hall and Saloon

4660 Boulder Highway

Every Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

music until the cows come home

Age limit: 21+

lessons by Byrdie

Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant

953 E Sahara Ave. Suite A-27
Tuesdays: Free Argentine Tango lesson 5:30 p.m.

Wednesdays: Free Swing lessons 5:30 p.m.

Thursdays: Free Salsa lessons 5:30 p.m.

Hosted by Eric King, Master Marcos Questas and Ruta Maria.  No partner necessary.

No cover
All ages
702-732-0010

“SALSERO” a Latin Dance

South Point Showroom

9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South

Lessons before club opens

Fridays at 10 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

11 Piece Live Band headed by the world renowned Grammy Award Winner Michito Sanchez

Salsa at Firefly Restaurant
3900 Paradise Rd – LV NV 89169
Free Salsa Class at 10 p.m. with Tony Rico
Tuesday at 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
No cover charge
(702) 369-3971

dancing

Latin Beat / Salsa Nights @ Dance World USA
1950 S. Rainbow Blvd Ste 104 LV NV 89146
(corner of Rainbow / Oakey)
Tuesday at Starts at 9 pm till 1am
$10 cover charge (include free lesson at 7 or 8 pm)
$ 8 cover without lesson
All ages (14 yrs and under, no cover charge)

702-248-4349 or 702-773-9337

SALSA ON THE STRIP
Harmon Theater @ Miracle Mile Shops
PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT
3663 Las Vegas Blvd S # 600
Thursday
Doors open at 11 p.m.
No cover charge
21 +
702-556-6540

Salsero Nights @ South Point Hotel

9777 LV Blvd South
Lessons by SALSALASVEGAS.COM instructors
Open at 10:30 p.m.

$10.00 cover

21+
702-369-3971

Stoney’s Rockin’ Country

9151 Las Vegas Blvd S #300
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

21+

702-435-2855

Stoney’s North Forty

Sante Fe Casino

4949 North Rancho Road

Wednesday,Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

21+

702-435-2855

Aruba Swings (ALL BUT FIRST FRIDAY)

1215 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Swing Dance Lessons Saturday from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Lounge)
Live Dancing from 10 p.m.

702-383 3100

No Cover

21+

UNLV Lindy Hop Dance Club

1775 E. Tropicana Ave

Intermediate Lesson – every Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

Beginning Lesson – every Tuesday night at 8 p.m.

Check here for updated schedule.

Practice Socials
Broadway Hall (formerly Raquels Dance Studio)
3375 S Decatur Blvd (between Desert Inn Rd & Spring Mountain Blvd)

Fridays

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
$ 3 registered students; $ 5 nonstudents
702-236-5966 or 702-403-4698

Salsero Nights @ South Point Hotel
9777 LV Blvd South
Dance Lessons by Salsa Las Vegas
Fridays

Doors open at 10:30 p.m.

$10 cover

21+
702-369-3971

The Gold Coast Hotel & Casino
4000 W. Flamingo Rd.
Saturdays at 10 p.m.

$5 cover

21+
702-367-7111

check website for updated band schedule

Havana Grill Latin Night

Eastern Ave & Pebble Rd – (next to the Colonade Square movie theaters)

Friday & Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight

All ages; no cover

702-932-9310

La Costa Grill
2600 E Flamingo Rd.

Saturday
Kruz and The Gang

702-210-9841 for more information (Salsa Las Vegas)
21+

Oiga, Mire, Vea Columbian Cuisine

2580 South Decatur Blvd. Suite K4A (Decatur and Sahara)

702-221-4359 for time and dates

21+

SALSA SOCIAL

Every
other Sunday

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

All ages

$5 (16 and under free)

Salsa Mix with DJ Leo
Sam’s Town Casino

Roxy’s
5111 Boulder Hwy

Sundays at 9 p.m.
No cover – doors open at 9 p.m.

21+

Image courtesy of Terry Ritter.

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