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Top Latin Dance Clubs In St. Louis

November 28, 2013 6:00 AM

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There’s something about the shaking beat that makes you have to get up on your feet and move. Salsa, mambo, tango or cha-cha-cha across the floor. Maybe you’re just looking for a night out at a place where you can put those Zumba dance exercise moves to good use. Either way, enjoy upbeat rhythms you can dance to at one of these top Latin dance clubs in St. Louis.

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Club Dantes
3221 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 696-2029
www.clubdantes.com

Regulars call this place the hottest dance club in the St. Louis area. The club offers a wide array of international music throughout the week. Friday and Saturday nights often heat up with the liveliest Latin music in town. If you don’t know how to move to the beat of Latin music, don’t worry. Take in a salsa lesson on Friday nights right there at the club.

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Club Viva
408 N. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 361-0322
www.clubvivastl.com

There are those who merely move to a rhythm, and then there are those who really know how to salsa. Locals show up at this local hot spot when they want a true authentic Latin experience. Sip a margarita throughout the night while salsa dance music fills the place where beginners, intermediates and professionals move to the Latin beat. Enjoy complimentary salsa lessons on Thursdays and Saturdays.

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Casa Loma Ballroom
3354 Iowa Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63118
(314) 282-2258
www.casalomaballroom.com

Guests enjoy the huge dance floor that was designed with the serious dancer in mind. It is known to be the largest floating dance floor in the Midwest. This elegant ballroom is a historic part of the city that dates back more than 85 years. Though this favorite dance spot is usually associated with ballroom and swing style, special nights are designated to those who prefer Latin-style moves. If you’re not sure how to move to the Latin rhythm, take in a tango and Latin-style dance lesson offered on Friday nights.

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The Way Out Club
2525 S. Jefferson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 664-7638
www.facebook.com/TheWayOutClub

In a club that is known for alternative bands and punk rock, you can also enjoy a Latin flavor of dance. On two special nights each week, you will hear merengue and salsa music floating through the air inside the club. On Tuesday and Thursday evenings, a professional Zumba instructor offers almost an hour of Latino-style high-energy dancing exercise. You may even cool down to a black and white cat named Angus purring as he weaves his way throughout the crowded dance floor.

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Atomic Cowboy
4140 Manchester Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 775-0775
www.atomiccowboystl.com

Don’t let the name fool you. This mix of restaurant, bar and dance club is so much more than cowboy country, though it does serve a fantastic cowboy burger with cowboy fries. Located in “The Grove” neighborhood, the owner pioneered his vision to infuse historic life back into the area. This place offers a full menu and drinks as well as a DJ, live music and dancing. Locals on this side of the city know that this is the place to go to enjoy dancing to a salsa beat in the evening after enjoying great food.

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Tere Scott is a freelance writer and author of e-books and two educational blogs. She loves to research information to share. She currently resides in St. Louis. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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