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If you are in the Washington, DC metro area and want to dance, this article is for you! Join us and other Salsa & Bachata dancers at the most popular spots to dance Salsa & 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.

Undoubtedly 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 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 at 1524 Spring Hill Road in Tysons Corner, VA. It is currently open on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights.

Friday night is the most popular night for social dancing with the best salsa and bachata dancers in the DC Bachata dance community.

The TSR event called Bachata Passion Wednesdays is very popular with local Bachata Dancers from Washington DC, Maryland & the Northern Virginia area. The club opens at 8:00 PM and closes at 2:00 AM. For visiting dancers, a good Hotel option nearby is the Embassy Suites, Tyson Corner. 

Bachata Dance Classes

The beginner Bachata classes start at 8:15 PM, 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 09:15 pm. 

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

Cuba Libre

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

Firstly this club opens at 11 pm and it’s 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 merengue, salsa, and 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, 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

Undoubtedly Habana Village is another historic location in Washington, DC for Salsa and 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 9:00 pm and goes until 02:00 am. Salsa & bachata dance lessons normally start at 8:00 pm.

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.

Indeed the Bachata Brunch DC weekly event is the most popular Bachata party held during the afternoon every Sunday in DC. Specifically, it starts at 2:00 pm, 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 Reggaeton. Moreover, they normally have a bachata lesson with guest instructors before the social party starts.

It is open to everyone 21 and over therefore make sure to bring your ID. Bachata Classes normally start at 2:00 pm and if you get hungry food and cocktail specials are available. Charcoal Hookah is also available. The dancing at this enclosed rooftop location finished at 8:00 pm.

Note: They frequently hold events at various locations therefore check out their Facebook Page for the latest events.

Viva Bachata Socials & Parties

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

Since 2019 the VIVA organization has had salsa or bachata socials, festivals, 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 check their Facebook Page and see their latest events in the DC metro area.

DCBX 16 Bachata Festival - Washington DC Area Hotel

One of the most popular DMV Latin dance events in Washington, DC every year is the DCBX Festival. This unforgettable festival in the United States is held every August.
The festival includes bachata, zouk, salsa & urban kiz. Over 2,500 dancers from 50 states and 30 countries attend this festival. Moreover, this is the biggest bachata festival in Washington, DC with amazing dance classes and workshops by experienced instructors. Additionally each night they have fun dance socials.

Lastly, thanks for visiting the Bachata Embassy! Moreover, I hope this information about where to dance Salsa & 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 Salsa or Bachata spots in the comments section.  See you on the dance floor soon!

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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.


The Bachata Embassy was founded in the Washington, DC Metro Area with Bachata Dancers from all over the globe! Indeed we are passionate about Bachata!

We are also dedicated to growing the Bachata community by highlighting all styles of professional Bachata dance instructors, artists, festivals, news, and events worldwide! This includes Traditional, Sensual, Bachata Tango, and also Fusion.

We are also a multilingual website.

For the latest information on Festivals worldwide, check out the Embassy Events Calendar here!

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If you would like to add your upcoming Festival and or event to our Calendar, then Contact Us here!

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