Dance It

Gainesville provides a variety of resources for students who are interested in learning how to salsa dance. From places to learn how to dance salsa to places to practice, there is something for everyone.

Classes

The Gator Salsa Club

This club is an official student organization of the University of Florida. It is open to anyone who wants to learn how to dance salsa for free. All experience levels are welcomed. The club holds classes Mondays and Wednesdays at the Reitz Union Colonnade. Club members also meet Fridays for a weekly social.

Salsa Caliente

Offers classes three times a week for $6 an hour. Students are separated into different experience levels and each class teaches new moves. Classes are at the Unified Training Center. Besides salsa classes, it also offers cha cha cha and bachata classes. Several instructors are also UF students.

Nightlife

Social dancing is the best way to become a great salsa dancer. You can learn the right moves in class, but social dancing gives you the opportunity to practice those moves in a normal social setting. Luckily, there is a place to go salsa dancing in Gainesville just about every night. Here are some of the most popular spots:

Sharab Lounge

Wednesday nights
10 p.m.-2 a.m. (Ages 18+)

Kava Bar & Hookah Lounge

Thursday nights
6 p.m.-4 a.m. (Ages 18+)

COSTA Lounge

Friday nights
10 p.m.-2 a.m.

Rue Bar

Saturday nights
10 p.m.-2 a.m.

Offical Dance Team

Sabor Latino

This is the official dance team for the Hispanic Student Association at UF. To become a member you must audition. The team participates in several competitions throughout the year.

Links

For more information about taking salsa dancing classes in Gainesville, visit:

The Gator Salsa Club

Salsa Caliente

For more information about where to go social dancing in Gainesville, visit:

Sharab Louge

Kava Bar & Hookah Lounge

COSTA Lounge

Rue Bar

For more information about Sabor Latino, visit:

Sabor Latino

Social Dancing

Social dancing event at United Training Center hosted by the Gator Salsa Club.