What we're about

This group is for anyone interested in dancing!

All of the social dancing events in Joburg are shown on our calendar.

If you know of any missing social dancing event, please let us know. If you want to insert your own social dancing events, become an organiser - email me.

Suggestions always welcome! imdc11@gmail.com

What to Expect

The three basic types of dance event in Johannesburg are:

1) Ballroom and Latin - This will include Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Samba, Sakkie-Sakkie, Boogie, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Tango (European and Argentine), Bachata, Mambo, sometimes Merengue, sometimes Salsa and Kizomba, sometimes Paso-Doble. You can mostly make requests if they are leaving something out. Note that Afrikaans type dances (such as in Benoni, Pretoria, etc) can often have almost exclusively Sakkie-Sakkie, with possibly some Waltzes thrown in (but you can sometimes do another dance style to a Sakkie-Sakkie). West Johannesburg dances have a lot of Two Step.

2) Salsa - Without doubt the most popular dances in Johannesburg, these include Salsa, Kizomba and Bachata. Expect a lively ethnic crowd and very expensive drinks. In fact, no one drinks anything except water, and that is normally very expensive too.

3) Argentine Tango (Milonga) - At the milongas, you will hear Tango, Tango Waltz and Milonga style music. There is a small Argentine Tango community and you can get to know all of them quickly, which is helpful.

A Meetup

Although there will be Meetup members at every dance, you won't know any, and there is mostly no co-ordinator, that role being taken up by the organisor / DJ. If you are new and arrive alone, it can be very intimidating getting even one dance, ESPECIALLY at a Salsa dance, where egos are extensive. If you can dance, you'll eventually get to be known and will be asked to dance, or can ask others without a problem.

At ballroom and latin dances there are lots of old people, but the fewer youngsters there are often friendly and willing to dance. Ditto at a Milonga.

The best way to get into it is to go for lessons. That way you will meet potential dance partners and possibly be introduced to social dances by your instructor.

Upcoming events (5+)

Latin Ballroom Friday

Dance Cafe

Ballroom and latin at Dance Cafe - first 3 Fridays of the month. Last Friday Salsa.

Salsa, kizomba, bacchata

Needs a location

Saturday night is salsa night. Check out salsa jozi on facebook to discover where. https://www.facebook.com/groups/240766810164/

ballroom & latin @ Kates (Italian Club Bedfordview)

Every Saturday, 7h30pm til late (around midnight), entrance about R50. PLEASE CHECK WITH ORGANISER: Lucas, Dance Sum More (Facebook). Sometimes this dance is held on a Friday instead.

Ballroom @Ronnies - Live Band


Dancing🕺🏻💃🏻 at Ronnies every Saturday night from 8h30 until 2am admission R60 dancing to the La Paloma Dance Band🎷🥁🎸🎹🎸 bring your own drinks 🍾snacks 🥙and glasses

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