Guide to Dancing in NYC

“The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.”

Truth bomb!

Back in the day, going dancing used to be a legitimate way of courting someone you like or having a gala time in the evening. Now, there are just clubs with DJ’s playing their renditions of the same Top 40 songs. Well, that’s fun too! But if you need a little change in the routine of going to the same clubs and lounges, we might have something for the ants in your pants!

Catch any one of the buses to New York to get to these places and don’t forget your dancing shoes!

Here’s a guide to go dancing in New York City:

1. Where: Paul’s Cocktail Lounge. It doesn’t matter what you’re wearing, who you’re with or who you know inside, there’s no guarantee you’ll make it past the bouncer, at Paul’s. The bouncers are like the Oracle and will admit you for reasons only they can fathom. Once in, you’ll find waiters serving drinks on silver trays, floral wallpapers and a no mobile phone policy. Say goodbye to Snapchat and hello to an evening well spent.

How to reach: 2 6th Ave, New York, NY 10013, USA

Music: Mixture of oldies and the newest singles.

2. Where: Union Pool. Exclusively for the hipster in you. This place is where people go to connect, but only for the night. Hope that was subtle. Enjoy old movie and vegan burgers at the counter and chat up the single lady/dude next to you at the dive bar setting or the heated patio.

How to reach: 484 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA

Music: Anything from punk girl bands to art pop.

3. Where: Home Sweet Home. If the same old gyro beats bore you, might we suggest this grungy space to you? Home Sweet Home is actually a house that works as a mock-dungeon dedicated to dance. The pace is littered with whacky eBay finds like dentures and stuffed rabbits!

How to reach: 131 Chrystie St #1, New York, NY 10002, USA

Music: Some of the best in the city. %0’s and 60’s swing!

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