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WHERE TO DANCE BACHATA IN THE WASHINGTON, DC METRO AREA

If you find yourself in the Washington, DC metro area and are in the mood to dance Bachata, then this article is for you!  Here are the Bachata Embassy’s most popular spots to dance Bachata in the Washington, DC metro area! 

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The Salsa Room

Wednesday, Friday & Saturday Nights @ 1524 Spring Hill Road in Tysons Corner, VA.

The Salsa Room, also known as TSR has been a favorite for Latin Dancers in this area for over twenty years.  Originally called Cecilia’s, this Latin dance nightclub has showcased many of the best DJs, international Latin artists & dancers. 

Famous salsa singers including Marc Anthony and Gilberto Santa Rosa, have performed here. Famous bachata artists such as Ataca & La Alemana, Luis & Andrea, Kiki & Nahir, and many more have also performed here.

The original Salsa Room located on Colombia Pike in Arlington held its last weekend dance on March 6th & 7th, 2021.  Many former dancers from years past returned that weekend to say goodbye to the location, which brought them many amazing memories over the years.

The Salsa Room is now located at 1524 Spring Hill Road in Tysons Corner, VA. It is currently open on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights.

The TSR event called Bachata Passion Wednesdays is very popular with local Bachata Dancers coming from Washington DC, Maryland & the Northern Virginia area. The club opens at 8:00 PM and closes at 2:00 AM. 

Bachata Dance Classes

The beginner Bachata classes start at 8:15PM, the Intermediate class starts at 9:15 PM and no partner is needed to participate.  The dance instructor for these classes is normally the popular Marcelo Troncoso and the DJs are DJ Emerzive & DJ Hercules.

Friday night here is the most popular weekend night for Bachata dancers with a high number of advanced dancers.  Saturday night is also good but with less Bachata music and more reggaetón. Lessons start on both nights around 8:15 pm for beginners with intermediate lessons at 09:15pm. 

Afterward, the dancing floor opens at 10:15pm and that is when many of the Bachata dancers arrive. The club closes at 02:00am.  Parking is normally easy with many spots available in the complex.

Cuba Libre

Friday & Saturday nights @ 801 9th St NW, Washington, DC.

The club opens at 11pm.  It is for everyone 21 and over. Friday nights feature the  “We Love Music” party and Saturday nights feature the  “Meet me on the Dance floor” party. 

Both parties feature a variety of Latin music including Bachata music.  Specifically, street parking is very challenging in this area. 

You can take the metro there but no metro service is available after 12:00.  If you are driving, then park in a local garage or just take an uber.

For the latest information, check out the Cuba Libre Website.

Habana Village 

Friday & Saturdays @ 1834 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA

Habana Village is another historic location in Washington, DC  for Salsa and also Bachata dancers.  Located in the Adams Morgan Village neighborhood, this restaurant, bar, and lounge has over 30 years of history.

Dancing is located on the second level with a mix of Salsa and Bachata music. Friday nights are the most popular with local Bachata dancers.

On both Friday & Saturday nights, dancing starts at 9:00pm and goes on until 02:00 am.  Salsa & bachata dance lessons normally start at 8:00pm.

Habana Village is open to everyone 21 and over with ID required at the door. Above all, parking in the Adams Morgan area is very challenging so make sure to take an Uber or taxi. 

Bachata Brunch DC

1214 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Sundays starting at 2 pm.

The Bachata Brunch DC weekly event is the most popular Bachata party held during the afternoon every Sunday in DC. It starts at 2:00pm, and you will find many Bachata dancers here dancing the afternoon away. 

This weekly party has some great reviews and the DJs play a variety of music including Bachata, Salsa, Kizomba, and also Reggaeton. 

It is open to everyone 21 and over with ID required at the door.  Bachata Classes normally start at 2:00pm and if you get hungry food and drink specials are available. Charcoal Hookah is also available. The dancing at this enclosed rooftop location finished at 8:00pm.

Note: Bachata Brunch DC frequently holds events at various locations in the Washington, DC area.  Make sure to check out the Bachata Brunch DC Facebook Page for the latest events.

Viva Bachata Socials & Parties

618 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001-3732, United States

Since 2019 the VIVA Bachata organization has been holding Bachata Socials and parties in the Washington, DC area. 

These events are very popular as they feature some of the most popular local DJs such as DJ York, DJ Manual Citro, DJ Emerzive, DJ Soltrix, and DJ Selo.

The location of these events changes frequently, therefore make sure to check their Facebook Page and see their latest events in the DC metro area.

DCBX Latin Fix Sundays

Hard Rock Cafe 999 E Street NW, Washington, DC.

The DCBX team in conjunction with the Hard Rock Cafe holds a Bachata event every Sunday night.  Bachata lessons by the very popular Bachata Artists Lee & Kat normally start at 8:00 pm.  Dancing starts around 9:00 pm and finished up at 01:00 am. 

It is open to everyone 21 and over with ID required at the door.  Street parking is free and very easy to find in the area on Sunday nights.

Lastly, thanks for visiting the Bachata Embassy! Moreover, I hope this information about where to dance Bachata in the Washington, DC metro is helpful to you. 

Feel free to share this article with your friends and also let us know if we are missing any good Bachata spots in the comments section.  See you on the dance floor soon!

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Brian Moran

Brian Moran

Brian Moran is a Salsa, Bachata & Kizomba dancer from New York City.  He has been fortunate to live and work abroad in Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean for over 13 years. While living overseas, he has attended hundreds of international dance festivals and events. He has also taken classes and workshops with some of the top professional Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba Instructors worldwide.

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