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Scott's Dance Notes

3rd Edition


Dancing in South Florida 




is pleased to offer a comprehensive list of places to dance in the Broward/Palm Beach area!

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Just listen to this testimonial given this month...

        Dear Scott,
        I wanted to provide you with another testimonial.

        Margy and I have been taking dance lessons for about 4 months near our home in Central NJ. On a recent extended business trip/2nd honeymoon, we thought a fun thing to do with our evenings was to continue our dance lessons, and we found Boca  Ballroom conveniently located just a mile from our hotel in Boca Raton. Making dance lessons with Scott for 3 of our evening during our 2 week stay was one of the highlights of our  vacation time. We found Scott to be a superb teacher. He's fun, witty and very knowledgeable. 

        Although an instructor is important to watch and help you overcome problems in your dance, the most discouraging thing about dance lessons is how quickly we forgot the fun dance steps we already learned. That's where Scott's videos come in.  The videos are high quality and a novice could probably learn many dance steps using nothing but the videos, but their real value is for review, brush-up and practice. They are excellent to remind yourself of the steps. Because the man's part is to lead, I like to scan through them just before going dancing to remind myself of the many steps and dances that I might want to include that evening.

        I think Dancing at Boca Ballroom, should be on every hotel list of things to do when visitors come to Boca Raton area.

        Thanks Scott,

        Tom and Margy Schuck

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Broward County

    Cafe del Mar, 213 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. (A1A), 954-767-8233, cafedelmarbeach. com. Mondays: Rafael Lopez. Saturday and Sunday afternoons: Victor Espinola. Weeknights: Alex Fox, Spanish classical.

    Chocolada, 1923 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 954-920-6400. Rotating roster of international musicians , with Latin/Spanish guitar music 8:30 p.m.-midnight Wednesdays and Saturdays.

    Congas, 2079 University Drive (Sunset Square), Sunrise, 954-749-9669. Open Wednesdays-Sundays. Opens at 9 p.m., closes at 3 a.m., 4 a.m. weekends. Wednesdays: Teen night. Thursdays: Salsa lessons. Thursdays-Saturdays: Salsa, mambo, cumbia, bachata. Sundays: Mexican night. Highlights Colombian, Caribbean and international sounds.

    Giorgio's Grill, 606 N. Ocean Ave., Hollywood, 954-929-7030, Wednesdays hosted by  Spanglish station Mega 94.9 (WZTA, FM). Salsa night Fridays with DJ. Saturday mixed music for International Night, open until 4 a.m.

    Paladium, 5688 W. Sample Road (Peppertree Plaza), Margate, 954-977-0565, Open Tuesdays-Sundays, until 4 a.m. on weekends. Wednesdays: Top 40 band starts at 9 p.m. Fridays: International Night, with drink specials and ladies' specials. Latin, hip-hop, house dance, reggae, 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Neat casual dress. Saturdays: strict dress code, DJ Latin mix dance music, also with specials.

    Spice Resto-Lounge, 1934 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 954-923-3888. Mondays and Tuesdays: Brazilian band 9 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays: Live bands with salsa, merengue 9 p.m. Upscale, well-dressed. Fridays and Saturdays: Brazilian dance revue, plus dance shows 10:30-11:30 p.m. No cover, open until 4 a.m.

    Allegria Restaurant , 10076 Griffin Road (Griffin and Palm), Cooper City, 954-880-0375. New West Broward restaurant/dance club where DJ or bands play salsa and merengue 10 p.m.-2 a.m. (4 a.m. closing) on the last Thursday of the month.

    Bahama Breeze, 11000 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, 954-450-6450; also Sawgrass Mills, 2750 Sawgrass Mills Circle, Sunrise, 954-845-9311. Both restaurants feature live music nightly from 6 or 7 to about midnight. Latin guitarist-singers play outdoors.

    Chips & Salsa, 1620 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-568-6876. Cuban and Mexican restaurant that features live Latin music after 10 on Friday and Saturday nights. Salsa, merengue and reggaeton.

    Christopher's, 2857 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-561-2136. Salsa Tuesdays dancing 8 p .m.-2 a.m. with a band and DJ between sets. Salsa, merengue, bachata. DJs also mix in Latin dance throughout the week.

    Don Arturo, 1198 SW 27th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-584-7966. Restaurant features a Latin guitarist 7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6-10 p.m. Sundays.

    Harmony Cafe Club 7629 NW 57th St. Tamarac, FL 33351 A Christian nightclub that opened in 2004. Monday night is singles night. Thursdays are Latin night. Fridays feature house, trance, breakbeat, and drum 'n' bass music. Saturdays feature r&b, hip hop, and praise and worship. The non-smoking club also has a pool table, air hockey, video games, couches and a light menu available.

    Legends Cafe, 2029 Harrison St., Hollywood, 954-920-1312. Latin-themed restaurant with live music Friday and Saturday nights.

    Little Havana Restaurant , 800 S. Federal Highway, Deerfield Beach, 954-427-6000. Alberto on congas and maracas, 6-11 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Bolero, merengue, some salsa.

    Mangos, 904 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-523-5001. Live band plays salsa and merengue 10 p.m.-1 or 2 a.m. Thursdays and Fridays.

    Martunies, 10311 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs, 954-752-3227, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays  and Saturdays, live band plus DJ plays Top 40, Latin and disco.

    Neptune's Lounge 1208 N. Ocean Blvd. Pompano Beach, FL 33062-4012 954-782-5300  Latin, swing. Entertainment hours: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 8 p.m. to midnight Thursdays DJ/Dance, Pop

    Polo Lounge, 4060 Galt Ocean Mile, Fort Lauderdale, 954-537-9122. Live acts with a music mix that includes Latin dance Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

    Samba Room, 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-468-2000. Wednesdays, Thursdays and alternate Fridays: salsa and mambo bands or duos from 8 p.m.-midnight.

    Spazio, 239 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. (A1A), 954-764-8191. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays: Jazz-Latin mix with Latin DJ. Wednesdays and Sundays: live bands.

    The Club, 5731 State Road 7, 954-327-8855. DJ Thursdays with salsa, merengue.

    Passion Nightclub, between Stirling and Griffin, 954-321-3443, Large, two-level club. A Ritmo Latino Wednesdays. Saturday DJ mix also includes Latin dance music. Sunday is Latin night with salsa, merengue, bachata, reggaeton and more.

    P.G. Doogie's Jazz & Blues Club 1025 E. Hillsboro Boulevard, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441-3613 954-428 -6438 Live Music, Dinner, Dancing. Big Band/Swing, Blues, Jazz, Oldies

    Tequila Ranch, 5760 Seminole Way, 954-556-7430. Mexican-themed restaurant where DJ spins a mix of Latin and dance tunes Fridays and Saturdays.

Palm Beach County

    The Addison2 E. Camino Real Boca Raton, FL 33432-6135
    561-395-9335 DJ/Dance, Dinner and Dancing, Jazz, Live Music, Lounge

    Arturo's Ristorante 6750 N. Federal Highway Boca Raton, FL 33487-1622 561-997-7373 Dinner and Dancing, Live Music

    Cayenne Grill, CityPlace, 550 S. Rosemary Ave. (second floor), West Palm Beach, 561-491-2226. Salsa Night, live band plays salsa, merengue. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Tables indoors and out, serving Latin-themed fare.

    Club Ninety9, 99 SE First Ave., Boca Raton, 561-955-9655. DJ spins salsa, merengue and other styles from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursdays.

    C&N Cafe, 4047 Okeechobee Blvd., (Suite 218), West Palm Beach, 561-541-9922. Latin Night with DJ, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Thursdays.

    Cugini Grille 270 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach 561-274-6244
    Entertainment: weekends Music: soul, r&b, hip-hop

    Delux, 16 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561-279-4792. Large South Beach-style club with bed seating  and outdoor covered patio. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursdays and most Fridays, DJs mix in Latin and house.

    Gigi's Tavern, 346 Plaza Real, Mizner Park, Boca Raton, 561-368-4488, Latin tunes mixed in  with pop, funk and other danceable styles at this restaurant-bar with a small dance floor. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; high-energy house band Tuesdays-Saturdays.

    Jimmy's Stone Crabs, 411 E. Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33483
    561-378-0036 Dinner and Dancing, Live Music --Jazz, Pop

    Luna Pazza, 171 E. Palmetto Park Road Boca Raton 561-391-1515 
    Latin and American contemporary dance music 7-10:30 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday, 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays

    Pete's Boca Raton 7940 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33434-4114
    561-487-1600 Live Music, Dinner and Dancing, Pop, R&B/Soul

    Polo 155 Hammon Ave.The Colony Hotel Palm Beach, FL 33480
    561-655-5430 Live Music, Lounge, Dinner and Dancing Jazz, Pop

    Radisson Bridge Resort
    999 E. Camino Real Boca Raton, FL 33432-6311
    561-368-9500 Live music, dinner, dancing.

    The Ritz Carlton Resort 100 S. Ocean Blvd.Manalapan, FL 33462-3311 561-533-6000 Dinner and Dancing, Lounge, Piano Bar

    Rumbass, 106 N. Military Trail (Southern Boulevard and Military Trail), West Palm Beach, 561-640-0678 , Open 9:30 p.m.-5 a.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with a Latin DJ spinning all types of dance music in this 9,000-square-foot venue. Guest DJs encompass Anglo and Latin styles.

    Tavern on the Greenery, 301 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, 561-995-9090. Solo keyboardist Al Cabrera plays Latin dance music 6-10 p.m. Sundays. Live music, dinncer, dancing, top 40, pop- Fri. & Sat.

--Adapted  from By Jeremy Lang

Note: Restaurants, Bars, and Night Clubs often change schedules. It is best to call before you go.

Do you have a favorite place to dance that we missed? If so, email us and we will add it to our list.


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