Latin and Ballroom Dance Events in Adelaide

Category: Social Dancing / Last Updated: Thu Apr 13 '17 / Written By: Michelle

British Working Men's Club, Wingfiled

When: Wednesday nights and weekends (please check Facebook page for exact dates and event details) 


Where: 11/9-15 Davis St, Wingfield SA


Entry Fee: Very cheap! Between $5 and $15 (memberships available) 


Styles: Often Rock 'n Roll but some nights may lend themselves to general social dances such as swing, rumba, cha cha, waltz, salsa. This will depend on the band on the night. 


Dress: Casual and occassionally dress up 





Esperito Latino Summer Edition

Where: The Maid Hotel, 1 Magill Rd. Stepney

(until Sunday 31st March then changing locations for Winter)

When: every Sunday from 7pm until late

Entry Fee: $15 at the door 

Styles: Salsa, Bachata, Zouk, Kizomba

Dress: Neat Casual 

A Latin night that is run by 2 independant Adelaide dancers and not affiliated with any particular studio. This creates a friendly and co-operative spaces for all dance studios and students to dance and mingle each week. 

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Two salsa dancers getting close

Esperito Latino- Winter Edition 

The newly established home for Esperito Latino during winter has been announced... (drum roll please)... 

Where: The Republic, 120 Magill Rd, Norwood

When: every Sunday from 7pm until late (opening night is Easter Sunday 21st of April 2019)

Entry Fee: $15 at the door/$10 after 9:30pm 

Styles: Salsa, Bachata, Zouk, Kizomba

Dress: Neat Casual 

A Latin night that is run by 2 independant Adelaide dancers and not affiliated with any particular studio. This creates a friendly and co-operative spaces for all dance studios and students to dance and mingle each week. 

Michelle will be attedning the opening night and gathering lots of photos and videos so stay tuned for more! 

republic hotel south australia outdoor seating area with booths

Rock 'n Roll at The Avoca- New! 

Where: 893 South Rd. Clarence Gardens


When: Every Sunday from 2pm-6pm


Entry Fee: Free


Host: The Avoca Hotel


Styles: Rock n Roll, Swing (you can squeeze in the occasional rumba)


Dress: Casual or 50's/60's pin up 


A fabulous way to kick off your week and finish up your weekend. Enjoy drinks in the beer garden adjoining the spacious dance floor and dance for hours to live music. Good place to get some excellent pub grub as well! 


Band and dancers at Avoca

Salsa at the Highway- Finished

Where: 290 Anzac Highway, Plympton

When: Used to be Sunday Nights (now moved to other hotels around Adelaide) 

Entry Fee: Free

Host: The Highway Hotel

Styles: Salsa plus the occasional Rock n Roll if you need a change up.

Dress: Neat Casual/casual 

Great afternoon of Salsa dancing and the band are stand out! If the weather is nice you can sit in the beer garden for hours and enjoy them tunes! Remember it's not strictly a dancing event so BYO dance partners so you don't have to hit the D-Floor alone.

Feel like a stroll down memory lane? Click here to re-live the salsa afternoon at The Highway Hotel with Reggae On back in 2017

ArtHouse Swing- Finished

Where: 11 Cannon Street, Adelaide SA 5000

When: The last Wednesday of every month, band plays from 8:00pm

Entry Fee: Free

Host: Adelaide Big Band/Published Arthouse

Styles: Swing and Rock n Roll

Best Swing night in Adelaide, and quite possibly Australia. A talented live big band plays all the swing classics as well as some modern tunes all in a grungy car park/warehouse.

Verve Bar and Kitchen Rock n Roll Closed

Where: 2052c/297 Diagonal Rd, Oaklands Park SA 5046

When: Sunday from 2pm-6pm (happy hour from 4-6pm)

Entry Fee: Free

Host: Verve Bar and Kitchen/Adelaide Rock N Roll Club

Styles: Rock n Roll and swing (with the very occasional Rumba)

A vibrant and friendly crowd and a colourful and upbeat way to spend your Sunday afternoon. It's great to see some of the participants dressed up in the traditional rock n roll gear.

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Casablabla- Current 

Where: 12 Leigh St, Adelaide SA 5000

When: Wednesday nights from 9pm onwards

Entry Fee: Free

Host: Latino Grooves

Styles: Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Reggaeton

Dress: Neat Casual

A fun salsa night and a great way to stay fit! Due to the large crowds the dancefloor is very crowded and not for the faint hearted dancers!

Find out more about Casablabla on a Wednesday night here! 

Rhythm 2000- Current

Where: 69 Briar Road, Felixstow

When: Saturday Nights every 6-8 weeks

Entry Fee: $20 cover charge

Host: Maria and Joe (used to be Celebrity Dance studios)

Styles: Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Ballroom Tango, Argentine Tango, Bachata, Merengue, Salsa, Samba, Cha Cha, Swing, Rock n Roll, Foxtrot, Quickstep

Dress: Neat casual/dressy 

Great for anyone learning a wide variety of ballroom/Latin styles and there's a cash bar. The best feature is the huge dance floor meaning that you always have plenty of room to dance despite the high number of attendees. Hosted by Maria and Joe, originally from Celebrity Dance studios, Rhythm perpetuates a friendly crowd, consisting of almost every dance studio in Adelaide.

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Walkerville RSL - Current 

Where: 98 Walkerville Terrace, Walkerville SA 5081

When: The last friday of every month from 8:30pm

Entry Fee: Free

Host: SA Ballroom and Latin

Styles: Cha cha, salsa, rumba, swing, rock n roll, waltz, foxtrot

Dress: Casual 

Casual, relaxed and easy going. A great way to spend your Friday night and fabulously cheap drinks!

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Bachata By The Beach- Current 

Where: Bacchus Bar, 253 Esplanade, Henley Beach

When: The last Sunday of every month from 3:30pm til late

Entry Fee: Free

Host: La Bomba

Styles: Mainly Bachata and every now and then there are a few salsas.

Dress: Casual 

Overall it's a very relaxed and casual affair with most of the crowd in jeans and flat shoes. The attendees are all very friendly and quick to compliment one another's dancing and are generally a slightly older crowd than what you might find at some other latin nights which is nice. 30, 40 and 50 something all dancing together and enjoy Latin tunes and good wine. Can get very crowded so get in early if you really want to dance!

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Taboo Thursdays - BRAND NEW! 

Where: Cafe Piatto, 246 Rundle Street, Adelaide

When: Every Thursday from 9:30pm 

Entry Fee: Free

Styles: Salsa and more (street Latin) 

Dress: Neat Casual 

Michelle went along to check out Taboo on oepning night. Find out more about the newest night on the Adelaide dance calendar here. 

QuickSteps Dance Party - Current 

Where: 255 Gouger Street, Adelaide

When: Days/Times: Saturdays (1 or 2 per month) from 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Entry Fee: Free for all QuickSteps Member and their guests

Host: QuickSteps

Styles: Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Rock n Roll

Dress: Neat Casual 

A relaxed and welcoming dance night with modern music in a fresh and modern studio. The fully liquor licensed bar sets this one apart.






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