Bachata Social Dancing – Going Out – Club Night vs. Outing vs. Social

“So many great events, so little time!”
As a student you can start enjoying Bachata events immediately. There are three different types of events that you can attend that will great practice for you as well as allow you to meet new people, exercise and have a blast.

“Club Night”

There are Latin dance club options in most cities around the world and each club hosts a club night. Sometimes they are themed or geared towards a certain dance. Often they offer a free introduction class to get patrons up and dancing. Sometimes the classes are just beginner classes and sometimes they offer mutli-level or intermediate level classes. Certain clubs feature live music although most stick to a DJ.

Most clubs, unless it is a specified specialty night, play a mix of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and sometimes Cha Cha, Kizomba and Reggaeton. You can always ask the DJ for a request and most will accommodate you. Check out the club website for detail on class times, instructors, DJs, music styles, themes and more.

Consider dressing a bit more upscale for a club night.

“Outing” or “Parties”

If a dance school has a great culture and community they will host dance events called Outings or Parties at a local club or special event venue. There will be a lesson or multi-leveled lesson included in the cover and taught by instructors from that dance school.

These events are usually open to the public but are mainly attended by the school students, friends and family. It is a great way to get dance experience in a real dance club without the pressure of not knowing anyone or feeling intimidated.

This is a great opportunity to attend a lesson and see if you like the way the school teaches, how friendly the staff and students are, and the type of culture they offer and encourage.

Some Outings are special events and they are a great opportunity to watch live Salsa and Bachata and other dance style performances, get dressed up and meet people. Halloween, Valentine’s Day, and Christmas are some of the most common Salsa and Bachata dance themed events.


Practice sessions are called Socials. They are usually held at dance studios, community centers or less formal dance halls. This is a very casual afternoon or evening and dressing up is not necessary. There is usually no class offered and is simply an opportunity to practice your dancing in a very casual, comfortable, fun and friendly environment.

Socials are usually open to the public, not just students, but are usually compromised mostly of current and formal dance students of the school, their friends and family. There are lots of varying levels of skills from absolute beginner to advanced season dancers. Make sure if you don’t know you Bachata basics that you attend a class before attending a social as there is no class during the evening so most dancers have a minimum of the dance basics.

I can’t wait to welcome you to our big family, have you coming in week to week, having fun, connecting with new friends and letting loose to amazing Latin songs. Click here to check our current schedule.

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