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Best Latin Dance Clubs In Detroit

November 28, 2013 7:00 AM

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(Credit: DANIEL GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Latin dancing is hot, hot, hot. Throw on your strappy heels, grab a partner and hit the dance floor at one of the best Latin clubs around the Metro area. Some nightspots feature salsa, while others cater to the cha cha crowd. Whatever style of Latin dancing you are in the mood for, there is a perfect place to dance the night away. In addition to these well-known Latin dance clubs around town, check out additional locations below that feature Latin dancing in and around the D.

Habana
226 S. Main St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 994-2773
www.cafehabanas.com

Thursdays are Salsa Night at Habana. Get there early for a dance lesson before the crowd arrives. The dance floor is the place to be as a DJ spins Latin beats all night long. The atmosphere is always buzzing and perfect for getting your groove on. The outdoor patio is a great spot to catch your breath between songs or to refuel with a drink and snack from the menu.

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Cantina Diablo’s
100 S. Main St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 543-4300
www.cantinadiablo.com

Head over to Cantina Diablo’s for “Latin Fridays” where the salsa dancing gets more hot and sultry as the evening wears on. Under the red glow of the lights, a stranger can turn into a dance partner as the music transforms the room into another world. The atmosphere is lively and trendy. The outdoor patio is perfect for chilling out or taking a break from dancing.

Woody’s Diner
208 W. 5th St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 543-6911
www.woodysdiner.com

Woody’s Diner is a prime location to dance the night away. Many local dance studios hold social dancing events here, including Latin dance parties. Dancers get down on Wednesday and Thursday nights at Woody’s starting at 9 p.m. with a $5 cover. On Thursday, Woody’s features $5 Patron tequila specials. Latin music radiates through the speakers, providing dancers with the perfect soundtrack to try out new steps. From salsa to merengue, and everything in between, an array of different genres can be heard throughout the evening. There is a large dance floor which will give you and your crew enough room to perform your signature moves.

Rosie O’Grady’s 
279 W. 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 591-9163
www.rosieogradysirishpub.com

Rosie O’Grady’s is an expansive space that has plenty of room for dancing. And don’t let the name of this establishment fool you, it thoroughly embraces other cultures. Salsa Sundays transform it into a Latin dance club one night a week, Perfect your moves by taking complimentary dance lessons given by instructor Regeni Lewis-Miller, beginning at 9 p.m. DJ Isaac and DJ Cisco spin songs that will get everyone moving to the beat. The crowd dances to salsa, bachata and merengue.

Casa Real
21 S. Washington St.
Oxford, MI 48371
(248) 969-2801
www.casarealrestaurants.com/Oxford

Every Saturday evening is Latin Night at Casa Real. Get ready to dance the merengue, bachata, salsa and reggaeton as a live DJ spins the sounds that keep the crowd on the dance floor. The atmosphere gets dancers in the mood to dance with their partners cheek to cheek. Even better, arrive early to take advantage of the lessons offered by the talented instructor, Rich Jaramillo.

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After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, Nicole Wrona began working with a diverse range of musicians. In addition, she is a freelance writer for numerous publications. Her work can be found at www.metalleaves.com and Examiner.com.

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