Salsa Dancing in Toronto: Salsa Clubs, Social Dancing & Practices in the GTA

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Toronto Salsa Hot Spots

Are you looking for somewhere to Salsa dance in Toronto? Well then, you’re in the right place! Here’s a handy guide to finding the best Salsa clubs and socials in the Greater Toronto area. Whether you’re visiting the city or you’re a local dancer, this list will help you discover some of the best options for Salsa dancing in and around Toronto. No matter what day of the week you’re craving a dance, there are all kinds of night clubs, lounges and practice spots for you to try.

Mondays

Alleycatz – Restaurant & Lounge

Start time: 8pm
Music: Salsa
Price: $5
Location: 2409 Yonge St, Toronto (corner of Yonge & Eglinton NE)

A beautiful space with food, drinks and a classy dance floor. Free lessons from 8-9:30pm. More info on their website or Facebook page.

Tuesdays

ERROLs Salsa-Bachata Meetup

Start time: 8pm
Music: Salsa & Bachata
Price: $6 for one class, $10 for both.
Location: Trinity St. Paul’s United Church at 427 Bloor St. West, Toronto

Salsa starts at 8pm with the Bachata lesson following it. Each class is 40 minutes with half an hour of social dancing to finish off the evening. Both lessons are aimed towards beginners and intermediates. Full info here.

Wednesdays

Noche Latina at Marlowe Restaurant & Wine Bar

Start time: 9:30pm
Music: Salsa & Latin rhythms
Price: unknown
Location: 155 York Blvd. Richmond Hill, ON

Free Salsa lessons start at 9:30pm with a live Salsa band kicking off at 10pm. Stay tuned to the Marlowe website for any updates.

Thursdays

Salsa @ Fregata Lounge

Start time: 9:30pm
Music: Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Reggaeton + more
Price: Free until 10pm, possible cover charge later on. Ladies always free (except during special events)
Admission: Must be 19+
Location: 1900 Dundas Street East, Mississauga

Free Salsa and Merengue lessons start at 9:30pm. Dress code in effect. If you want to get your drink on, cocktails are $3.75 until 11pm! Full info here.

SBK @ Mingles Lounge

Start time: 9:30pm
Music: Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba
Price: unknown
Admission: Must be 19+
Location: 735 Kippling Ave, Etobicoke

Free Kizomba lesson starting at 9:30pm. Check out their Facebook page for all the details.

Fridays

El Rancho

Start time: 8:30pm
Music: Salsa & latin rhythms
Price: $10 cover
Admission: Must be 19+
Location: 430 College Street, Toronto (corner of Bathurst)

El Rancho hosts a similar party on Both Friday & Saturday nights. The only details that change are the music and crowd. Friday is more focused around Salsa and Bachata whereas Saturday is more of your typical latin club night with a wide mix of latin beats from Merengue to Reggaeton.

Free lessons go from 8:30-10:30pm. Ladies free before 10:30pm. Anyone can get free cover before 11pm if they email info@elrancho.ca to get on guest list. They also have a dinner and dance package available for those of you looking to get the full experience. More info here.

Salsa Fridays @ Lula Lounge

Start time: Doors at 7pm, Jazz set at 7:30pm, Cuban band Changui Havana starts playing at 10:30pm
Music: Cuban Salsa, Bachata, Reggaeton & Top 40
Price: $15 cover. Ladies free before 10pm
Admission: Must be 19+
Location: 1585 Dundas Street West, Toronto

Free Salsa lesson starts at 9:30pm. This is not your average Salsa night folks. With one of Toronto’s best Cuban bands, this spot will keep you dancing all night long. There is also a Dinner/Show special for $39. Weekly events & more info here.

Saturdays

Toronto Salsa Practice

Time: Afternoon session from 3:30-5:30pm, Evening session from 5:30-8pm.
Music: Salsa
Price: $5 per session
Location: Trinity-St. Paul’s Church at 427 Bloor Street West, Toronto

These practice sessions are open to anyone and everyone. Some dancers show up every week and some only occasionally, so don’t feel like you have to commit to coming. It’s a casual atmosphere with dancers of all levels. No partner necessary! This is a great opportunity to practice steps you’re not totally comfortable with and meet a bunch of friendly salsa dancers.

How it works: There is no formal instruction; instead, everyone helps each other improve their dancing – or people just social dance for fun. Want to know more? Check the TSP Facebook page for updates.

Salsa Saturdays @ Lula Lounge

Start time: Doors at 7pm, Cuban band Changui Havana starts at 10:30pm
Music: Cuban Salsa, Bachata, Reggaeton & Top 40
Price: $15 cover. Ladies free before 10pm
Admission: Must be 19+
Location: 1585 Dundas Street West, Toronto

Free Salsa lesson starts at 9pm. 3 course Dinner/Show special for $49. Weekly events & more info here.

El Rancho

Start time: 8:30pm
Music: Salsa & latin rhythms
Price: $10 cover
Admission: Must be 19+
Location: 430 College Street, Toronto (corner of Bathurst)

This is a similar night to the one El Rancho hosts on Friday but this time it’s a little more fiesta fiesta! Think heavy Reggaeton beats, Merengue and a more club type crowd.

Free lessons go from 8:30-10:30pm. Ladies free before 10:30pm. You can bypass the line before 11pm if you email info@elrancho.ca and get on guest list. More info here.

Sundays

Toronto Dance Salsa Social

Start time: 6-9pm
Music: Salsa & latin rhythms
Price: $7
Location: Empress Walk Studio, 5095 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor

The Toronto Dance Sunday Salsa Social was created for students and friends to practice their salsa in a comfortable, non-intimidating environment. At a TDS social you don’t need a partner or a friend. Feel free to come alone as this is very common. Leaders will ask followers to dance and vice versa. Most people switch partners after every dance, although it’s completely acceptable to dance with the same few partners throughout the night. This event is all about having fun and meeting new people so come with an open attitude and you’ll have a great time! Get the latest from the TDS Facebook page.

Still want to know more about what’s happening in the Toronto Salsa scene?

Another great resource for all the Salsa happenings in Toronto is SalsaCrazee.com. They have all the latest on where to salsa dance in Toronto including all the best events, socials and Salsa venues.