We occasionally attend these dances and can recommend them for their fun and excellent social experience:
Live Blues at Atomic Rooster
Every Sunday starting at 6:00pm, the Atomic Rooster hosts exceptional live blues bands – and welcomes swing & blues dancers.
Lorna’s Ballroom & Latin Party
Every Sunday, Lorna’s Dance Collective hosts a ballroom dance in the beautiful Glebe Community Centre ballroom. 8:00-11:00pm, 175 Third Avenue, Ottawa.
Sunday Night Salsa at Amigos Sports Bar
6:00pm-11:00pm at Amigos, 858 Merivale Road.
Petite Chicago Swing
Join Swing Dynamite at the Petit Chicago Bar for a monthly swing soiree on the first Tuesday of every month! Beginner Swing lesson included at 9:15pm. Dancing starts at 10:00pm.
Maxwell’s (Wednesdays) On Wednesday night, the Johnny Vegas band plays live at Maxwell’s and many of Ottawa’s dancers head there. The music is generally faster – ideal for East Coast Swing – but there is also a lot of Hustle, Cha-Cha and a bit of West Coast Swing danced as well. Learn more >>
Ottawa Swing Dance Society
Friday nights are for Swing dancing hosted by the Ottawa Swing Dance Society. The music is ideal for Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, Balboa, Charleston and – yes – the odd West Coast Swing as well. The first Friday of every month features a live Swing band.
Rahim’s Latin Fridays
Friday nights are also for Salsa dancing, at the city’s most popular venue for Salsa dancing: Rahim’s! There’s always an interesting lesson to start the night off.
Salsaria (2 Saturdays/month)
DJ Jim Da Vo hosts a fantastic evening of Salsa dancing (along with some Bachata and Cha-Cha) once or twice a month at the gorgeous Plant Bath.