Swing & Salsa Dancing in Raleigh
Every Sunday night at the Raleigh Elks Lodge experience “The biggest weekly dance party in the Triangle”.
Dance, party and meet friendly, passionate people while you learn to dance.
What 1st time attendees can look forward to – You will Meet and mix with friendly, supportive dancers from the age of 16 to 70 yr. The atmosphere is comfortably, casual and smoke free. Enjoy the FREE Beginner East Coast Swing Lesson at 6:15 pm and learn some fun new moves as you mix with other beginners. What’s great about this dance is we have beginners and experienced dancers alike dancing side by side on the dance floor every Sunday night. It is the biggest weekly swing dance in the Triangle area with over 110 dancers every Sunday.
We have a beautiful venue at the Raleigh Elks Lodge that has a spacious wood dance floor, great air conditioning (important in the hot summer months), comfortable table seating around the dance floor and it’s smoke free. Cash bar serves soda, water, beer, wine, mix drinks, all at a reasonable price. No partner necessary, dress is casual and most important – very newcomer friendly.
Evening Swing Dancing:
FREE BEGINNERS EAST COAST SWING LESSON @ 6:15 pm with paid admission. No partner necessary. Casual dress, all welcome.
Two Music Sets by award-winning club DJ Wesley Boz & guest DJ’s
The “Early Set” (7-8:45 pm) features classic 1930, 40′s Big Band, Swinging Jazz, 50-60′s Rock n’Roll Swing, Rockabilly, and Jump Blues for our Lindy & East Coast Swing “Jitterbug” style swing dancers.
The “Late Set” (8:45-10 pm) features Top 40, R&B, Blues, Hip Hop for the West Coast Swing and Hustle dancers.
Sunday Afternoon Dancing: Ballroom, Salsa & Latin:
BALLROOM – 1st Sunday of each month we host Ballroom Dancing with a free 55 minute Beginner Ballroom Lesson at 3:30 pm followed by Ballroom music from 4:30 pm till 6:15 pm. Afternoon dancing is included in your evening Swing admission!
SALSA & LATIN – 2nd and 4th Sunday afternoons are Salsa and Latin dancing. A free 55 minute Beginner Salsa”ON1″ lesson begins at 3:30 pm followed by a mix of classic Latin club dance music – (70%) Salsa, (20%) Bachata, Hustle, Cha-Cha, Merengue, from 4:30 pm till 6:15 pm. Afternoon dancing is included in your evening Swing admission!
ONE SMALL ADMISSION PRICE: includes Beginner Lessons and all social dancing. $6 College Students (16-22 yrs.), $11 General Public, $8 CDC Carolina Dance Club. SUNDAY DANCES are at the Raleigh Elks Lodge – 5538 Leadmine Rd, Raleigh.