In the mood to bust a move? Shimmy down to these local spots and events for open dance floors, performances, and dancing lessons. Here’s a soundtrack while you read.
Union Hall, 1023 S. Florida Ave.
Keep up with this venue’s calendar for events like cabaret nights and dance parties. Want to become a pro? Union Hall also offers free line dancing lessons most Wednesday nights at 5 p.m.
Leo’s Live, 5263 S. Florida Ave.
This club offers live music Tuesday-Saturday, so there’s plenty of opportunity to slip on your dancing shoes. Don’t miss Latin Nights on the first Saturday of each month to show off your salsa, bachata, and merengue moves.
Lakeland Loft, 108 S. Tennessee Ave.
Stop by this lounge each Friday and Saturday night to cut a rug to live jazz, or visit on the first Thursday of each month for R&B Night with DJ Truth.
Just Dance Academy, 124 S. Kentucky Ave.
Dance lessons aren’t just for kids. Adults can learn hip-hop, tango, ballet, and belly dancing at this studio. Join the Open Ballroom Socials on the final Saturday of each month.
Local Motive, locations vary
This artist and dancer collective can be found at events around Lakeland. While their next event is TBA, you can check out their mind-bending moves here.
Dancin’, 1112 S. Florida Ave.
Mary Dague has been teaching social dancing in Lakeland since 1990. Visit her studio or the Kelly Rec Complex for lessons, and join the Fellowship of Ballroom Dancers for social dancing.
Wild Greg’s Saloon, 4951 Hwy. 98 N.
Do the boot scootin’ boogie to this saloon on Friday nights for line dancing instruction from 7:30-9 p.m. and plenty of dancing afterward.
Magnolia Building, 702 E. Orange St.
Older adults are invited to the Lakeland Senior Dance and Social Club on Thursdays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Couples and single dancers can join the Four Seasons dance events on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m.
Ultimate Dance Center, 2980 Lakeland Highlands Rd.
Join Giovanny Rincon of Uno Dos Tres Dance Co. to learn mambo, bachata, cha cha, and more.
Is there another place you love to go dancing? Tell us the best place to boogie down and we may add it to our lineup.