5 ways to get your Latin dance groove on in Birmingham

Tango is a form of Latin dance in Birmingham
Tango! Photo from Karen Jaffe via Tango Bimingham Facebook page

Sometimes you just don’t need an excuse to get out and dance. In fact, when Latin dance is on the menu, it’s almost impossible to sit still.

Here are five ways you can get your Latin dance groove on in Birmingham, plus one tango-inspired concert November 3 at Handworks in Cahaba Heights.

1. Salsa at Zanzibar on Green Springs every other Thursday night


There was a time in my life when I was roommates with a guy who ran a salsa club along with a couple of other guys. Needless to say, there was always music on in our house, and a lot of dancing along. If you’ve always wanted to try salsa, here’s your chance.

2. Salsa at Tropicaleo in Avondale Friday nights

Salsa is a form of Latin dance in Birmingham

If you live on the eastern side of town, Tropicaleo may be a more convenient spot for you to get your salsa on. Plus, they have really tasty food.

3. Salsa and bachata at Cabo Coastal Grill on Lakeshore Saturday nights

Check out the video below if you’ve never seen bachata in action. It’s beautiful to watch. I can only imagine how much fun it is to do . . . with the right dance partner, of course.

4. Zumba at Tropicaleo in Avondale Sunday afternoons

Zumba’s a fun one if you’re in the mood for Latin-dance inspired exercise. Plus, you can get brunch all day afterwards, and drinks. Tropicaleo has a lovely back patio where these classes take place.

5. Tango Birmingham at Handworks in Cahaba Heights many Tuesday evenings

Tango at Handworks is a form of Latin dance in Birmingham
View of the dance floor at Handworks in Cahaba Heights. Photo from Tango Birmingham via Facebook

Handworks is an occupational therapy place by day, specializing in hands and upper extremities, and in the off hours, they host dance and music events for the community.

  • Argentine tango practicas many Tuesdays
  • 7-8:30PM
  • $5 per person
  • 3234 Cahaba Heights Road, Birmingham, AL 35243
  • 205-383-8579
  • Facebook

Alejandro Ziegler Argentine Tango Quartet Sunday, November 3, 5PM

If you’re not quite sure you’re ready to hit the dance floor, but want to hear some live Argentine tango music (and maybe watch some people dancing from your seat on the sidelines), you’re gonna want to check out this concert.

  • Alejandro Ziegler is coming from Buenos Aires for this live concert and dance
  • Listen and/or dance
  • Sunday, November 3, 5-8PM
  • $20 at the door
  • BYOBeverage and snack
  • RSVP here

Now tell us, what are your favorite places for Latin dance in Birmingham? Tag us on social @bhamnow and let us know what we missed!

Sharron Swain
Sharron Swain

Writer, Interviewer + Adventurer | Telling stories to make a difference

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