Where to Dance in Tampa Bay

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Where to Dance East Coast Swing

Gulfport Casino

Gulfport

Don’t expect to gamble at Gulfport Casino. This fabulous old building is a large dance hall on Boca Ciega Bay that is frequently used for weddings and other events. It is a popular spot for dancers and attracts a large crowd on Wednesday Swing nights – especially during “season.”

  • Address: 5500 Shore Blvd, Gulfport
  • Parking: Free on street and adjacent lot
  • Fee: $8 general admission, $6 if you take the classes before the regular dancing begins.
    (Note: Admission will be slightly more when live band performs)
  • Time: Wednesdays 6pm-8pm lessons, 8pm-11pm general dancing
  • Music: DJ with occasional live band
  • Dance Floor: Maple wood flooring
  • Food/Alcohol: Full Bar
  • Age Group: 40-75
  • Website: https://mygulfport.us/
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The Torpedo Room

Tampa

Feeling nostalgic? Fall into the Torpedo Room on Sunday nights. You may stumble upon a free Lindy Hop class. The Torpedo Room is located in American Legion Post #5 in Tampa. It is one of Swing Gang’s regular venues.

  • Address: 3810 W. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa
  • Parking: Free onsite lot
  • Fee: $10 general admission, $9 students and active military, $7 after 9pm.
  • Time: Sunday 7pm-8pm lessons, 8pm-11pm general dancing
  • Music: DJ
  • Dance Floor: Wood parquet
  • Food/Alcohol: Concessions are limited, but you do get a free drink ticket with your admission.
  • Age Group: 40-75
  • Website: http://swingang.com/

Where to Dance West Coast Swing

Floorplay at Bayou Dance Club

Pinellas Park

Easily one of the most fun nights out you can have is dancing West Coast Swing with your partner. WCS basics are easy to learn, but the fun is in learning how to style your dance by watching other dancers get their groove on.

  • Address: 6541 102nd Ave N, Pinellas Park
  • Parking: Free onsite lot
  • Fee: $12
  • Time: Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month 7:45pm-8:30pm lesson, 8:30pm-1:00am general dancing
  • Music: DJ
  • Dance Floor: Wood
  • Food/Alcohol: Water, soda, snacks, pizza and ice cream included with admission.
  • Age Group: 25+ (tends to skew over 50)
  • Website: https://www.dbdance.net/
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Where to Ballroom Dance

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Coliseum Tea Dance

Saint Petersburg

A tea dance is a delightful way to spend a Wednesday afternoon. The St. Petersburg Coliseum has offered this event for our senior community for many years. Live music and the ambiance of this wonderful venue make a visit to the Coliseum worth it for the over 60 crowd.

  • Address: 535 4th Ave N, St Petersburg
  • Parking: Free in Coliseum lots
  • Fee: $7 general admission, $10 if you take the classes before the regular dancing begins.
  • Time: Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, October – May. Lessons begin at 1130am. General dancing 1pm – 3:30pm
  • Music: Live band
  • Dance Floor: Oak wood flooring
  • Food/Alcohol: Snacks are available for purchase. BYOB.
  • Age Group: 65+
  • Website: http://events.stpete.org/

Magic Tea Dance

Largo

Speaking of tea dancing, Magic Dance Club in Largo is also offering a tea dance on Wednesdays starting in April of 2019. A tea dance is a delightful way to spend a Wednesday afternoon.

  • Address: 2100 E. Bay Drive, Largo
  • Parking: Free
  • Fee: $10 includes short class
  • Time: Wednesdays 1pm-2pm
  • Music: Recorded
  • Dance Floor: Wood
  • Food/Alcohol: Snacks included with admission
  • Age Group: 45+
  • Website: https://www.magicdanceclub.com/
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Where to Latin Dance

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Che at Ceviche

Saint Petersburg

Looking for a place to try out your latin moves? Try the underground venue Che at Ceviche. In addition to live music they also have a delicious assortment of Catalan delights to power your best salsa, cha cha cha and rumba.

  • Address: 10 Beach Drive, St Petersburg
  • Parking: Street
  • Fee: No cover charge
  • Time: Tuesday & Thursday 7pm-12am, Friday & Saturday 7pm-2am
  • Music: Live band
  • Dance Floor: Tile
  • Food/Alcohol: Food and Alcohol for purchase
  • Age Group: 21+
  • Website: https://www.ceviche.com/

Amorama

Clearwater

It’s Friday night, you have had a nice dinner and you’re thinking to yourself “Where can I go practice my Bachata?” Perhaps you are thinking you want to lose your work week blues with a Merengue or two. Give Amorama a try, but know this venue is mainly couples, and it is wise to reserve a table ahead of time. 727-239-7888

  • Address: 13501 Icot Blvd #108, Clearwater
  • Parking: Free Onsite Lot
  • Fee: Fridays Ladies free, Gentlemen $5.00, Saturdays Ladies $5.00, Gentlemen $8.00
  • Time: Friday and Saturday 9pm-3am
  • Music: DJ, occasional band
  • Dance Floor: Wood
  • Food/Alcohol: Bar
  • Age Group: 21+
  • Website: https://amoramalatinnightclub.business.site
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Nueva Cantina

Tampa

Mexican food, margaritas and music….oh my!! Add a little latin dancing in there and you’ve got yourself a great night out with your friends or significant other. Dance floor is on the back patio. We’ll see you there!

  • Address: 4918 S MacDill Ave, Tampa
  • Parking: Free Lot
  • Fee: No cover
  • Time: Friday 5m-9pm
  • Music: Live
  • Dance Floor: Wood
  • Food/Alcohol: Full Restaurant and Bar
  • Age Group: 21+
  • Website: https://www.nuevacantina.com/

Where to Line Dance, Two Step, WCS, ECS, Cha-Cha

Waterin Trough

Largo

Ready to dust off your cowboy boots or rediscover your love for jello shots? The Watering Trough is a popular line dance club that offers lessons at 730pm and cheap(ish) drinks. Check their Facebook page for their latest promotion. The dance floor is large, and the vibe is friendly. Leave your inhibitions at home.

  • Address: 12333 66th St N, Largo
  • Parking: Lot
  • Fee: Cover charge varies
  • Time: Tuesday, 7p-12m, Thursday – Saturday 7pm-3am.
  • Music: DJ
  • Dance Floor: Laminate
  • Food/Alcohol: Full Bar
  • Age Group: 18+
  • Website: http://waterintrough.com/
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Dallas Bull

Tampa

Dallas Bull is an event all by itself. There are 10 bars, multiple dance floors, pool tables, darts and a mechanical bull. If you’re bored here, it’s not the venue’s fault. This club has a strong social media presence, so be sure to check Facebook for the latest concert schedule and drink promotions.

  • Address: 3322 US-301, Tampa
  • Parking: Free Onsite Lot
  • Fee: Varies with events and promotions – Check Facebook for latest information
  • Time: Tuesday 7pm-2am, Thursday – Saturday 7pm-3am
  • Music: Live, DJ
  • Dance Floor: Wood
  • Food/Alcohol: Bar
  • Age Group: 18+
  • Website: http://dallasbull.com/

The Stockyard

Holiday

If you feel like venturing north to the Tarpon Springs area you will find this country music venue right on US-19. The Stockyard offers line dance lessons for $5, full bars and local and national acts. The dance floor is 3,000 sq ft, so there is plenty of room to try out your new moves. Check out their Facebook page. It has the latest in concert news, and the videos give you a real sense of what to expect when you go.

  • Address: 1916 US-19, Holiday
  • Parking: Free Lot
  • Fee: Varies by event
  • Time: Thursday – Saturday 7pm-2am
  • Music: Live and DJ
  • Dance Floor: Wood
  • Food/Alcohol: Full Bar
  • Age Group: 18+
  • Website: https://stockyardlive.com/
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