So you've got your moves down and you want to practice, or maybe you're visiting from out of town and you want to know where to dance in Charleston. 

This is a good place to get started! Links to different groups' websites and Facebook pages are included so you can follow them and get the most up-to-date information about events. It's always recommended that you contact the organizer or venue in advance, just to make sure that something hasn't changed.

Join our Holy City Salsa Dance Fam group on Facebook for the most up-to-date info on social dancing around town. Every Thursday we post a “Weekend Update” with what’s going on around town.

Happy dancing!


Tuesdays

Havana Nights Charleston

WEEKLY

Prohibition

547 King Street

8-9 pm Intro Salsa Lesson

9 pm- midnight Live Latin Jazz with the Gino Castillo Quartet

No cover. Buy drinks to support the venue and the band!

Vibe: A little wild, in a good way! The band is excellent-- but come hydrated because they play really long, really fast songs (average song length: 20 minutes). They take a long break, and during the break, there’s a mix of Salsa and Bachata (of normal lengths and speeds) played over the loudspeaker.

*Parking can be a little bit of an issue downtown, the Visitor’s Center Parking Garage (73 Mary Street) is a few blocks away and charges a flat rate of $5 after 5 pm. Sometimes you can luck out and find a street parking spot, but the garage is nice, well-lit, and an easy walk.


Thursdays

Deco Charleston (New as of November 2018)

WEEKLY

Deco Charleston

28 Anne Street

10 pm until 2 am, music with DJ Luigi and DJ Leo of Latin Groove.

$10 cover. See above for tip on parking at the Visitor's Center Parking Garage.

This spot is 21+ only and has a dress code— no jerseys, baseball caps, athletic wear, flip-flops, graphic tees, plain white tees, camouflage, doo rags or sleeveless attire (for men).


Fridays

Fridays rotate between multiple venues, it can get a little confusing.


First Friday Salsa Social

1st Friday

Salsa Party with Shi and Sarah at the Ballroom Dance Club of Charleston.

2408 Ashley River Road

West Ashley 

$10 cover, BYOB.

Intro lesson around 9-9:30 pm, open dancing 10 pm-1 am.

Vibe: The floor is FABULOUS. This tends to be more dancers and less party people, so you’ll usually get in a lot of good dances. Ample parking is a plus! The Ballroom Dance Club is a wonderful facility with a great floor so take advantage of it!


The Return of Mambo Nights

2nd Friday

Salseros of Charleston/Charleston Latin Dance hosts at Ballroom Dance Charleston.

2408 Ashley River Road

$10 cover

Intro lesson 7-8 pm, Open dancing 8-11 pm.

Vibe: The host, Yaenette Dixon, sometimes brings in guest DJs who run the congress circuit or spins herself (and she’s been trained by said DJs), so the music is FIRE. There's always a good crowd...be prepared to sweat and dress accordingly. Check their Facebook for the most up-to-date info or contact Yaenette at YaenetteSalsa@gmail.com


TGI- Friday Night Salsa Social

4th Friday

Oui Dance 2 Latin Dance hosts at their permanent home, the Festival Dance Centre.

5101 Ashley Phosphate Road Suite 138

North Charleston

8-9 pm Intro Lesson

9 pm-1 am Social dancing

$10/person, BYOB.

Vibe: This is a newer venue and has a huge beautiful floor and ample tables/couches to hang out in. The music is always on point! 


Saturdays


Saturday Social

2nd Saturday

Oui Dance 2 Latin Dance hosts at their permanent home, the Festival Dance Centre.

5101 Ashley Phosphate Road Suite 138

North Charleston

8-9 pm Intro Lesson

9 pm-1 am Social dancing

$10/person, BYOB.

Vibe: This is a new venue and it’s got a huge, beautiful floor with ample table/couch space to lounge. The music is always on point!


Sundays


Select Sundays

Ballroom Dance Charleston

Sunday Bachata Brunch Social hosted by Salseros of Charleston Latin Dance.

Check their Facebook page, the time and format will be changing in 2019!


4th Sunday

Holy City Salsa Dance Studio

Salsa Sundays hosted by Holy City Salsa Dance Studio

7:30 pm Intro Salsa Lesson

8-11 pm Open Dancing

$10 cover, BYOB

1954 Ashley River Road Suite H

(Behind Rite-Aid off Savage road).

Vibe: Casual/laid back, usually a good mix of levels. All are welcome!