Summary of salsa venues in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe.

This page gives a brief summary of places to go salsa dancing during the week in the Phoenix metro. For more information about each night check out the home page and blog posts. Some places are listed more than once (such as Dave and Busters). It is not a typo, it is because they have a salsa night more than once a week. Some days of the week are listed more than once ( Sunday). It is because on some nights there is more than one salsa place to choose from.

 

Tusday.

Place: Elks Lodge (private social club).

Address: 6398 E Oak St Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Starts: 9.30pm.

Cost: Free.

Style: salsa on 2

Age restrictions: None.

Wednesday.

Place: Dave and Busters (patio bar on the second floor).

Address: 2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281

Starts: 8.30pm.

Cost: Men $5, women free before 8pm.

Style: salsa on 1

Age restrictions: Need to be 21.

 

Friday.
 

Place: Mijana (restaurant and bar).

Address: 1290 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe, AZ 85281

Starts: 10.30pm

Cost: $10

Style: salsa on 1 and on 2

Age restrictions: Need to be 21.

Sunday.
 

Place: Fat cat (dance studio).

Address: 3131 E Thunderbird Rd #33, Phoenix, AZ 85032

Starts: 8.15pm

Cost: $5

Style: salsa on 1

Age restrictions: None

Sunday.
 

Place: Paragon (dance studio).

Address: 931 E Elliot Rd #101, Tempe, AZ 85284

Starts: 7.30pm

Cost: $5 (social only), $10 for both social and lesson.

Style: salsa on 1

Age restrictions: None.

Sunday.
 

Place: Dave and Busters (patio bar on the second floor).

Address: 2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281

Starts: 8pm.

Cost: free

Style: salsa on 1

Age restrictions: Need to be 21.

 

 

 

For someone just starting to dance salsa and wondering what is the difference between salsa on 1 and salsa on 2, here is the answer. Salsa music has eight beats. If the dance is on the first beat of the music, it is called salsa on one or Los Angeles style. If the dance is on the second beat of the music, it is called salsa on two (mambo) or New York style. In Phoenix most classes and social dances are on one. It is easier to learn and to lead. Majority of beginner to intermediate salsa dances in Phoenix as a rule dance on one, while experienced dances usually know both styles.