This week why not spice things up with a spot of salsa dancing and a side of tapas. Maybe you’re looking for a way to rekindle your romance, or perhaps you have the unfettering urge to shake your hips, Latin dancing is not only a great way to get some exercise but is also considered the sexiest of all dancing (the Beyoncè booty shake not included). If you think you’d be best at a lively Samba or a slow and sensual Bachata, check out these venues for both learning how to dance or simply joining in the fun at a social dance.
Street Latin Mackay

Learn the Cha Cha, Street Latin - Mackay
Learn the Cha Cha, Street Latin – Mackay

Street Latin Mackay is a professional dance studio offering up classes for all levels of experience and teaches dances including the Bachata, Cha Cha and Rhumba. Whether you’ve got two left feet or a natural rhythm akin to Ricky Martin, Street Latin Mackay can offer you a professional dance class or a weekly dance party to suit your skills. Their teachers and special guests fly in from all over the world, including a new instructor from Venezuela, so you know the teaching is going to be authentic. If you’ve been too scared to try your hand at a quick salsa, check out this studio for a full course or a one-off class.
Where: 53/53 Gregory Street, Mackay QLD 4740
The Hotel Mackay
Grab a snack before dancing, The Hotel Mackay - Mackay
Grab a snack before dancing, The Hotel Mackay – Mackay

At The Hotel Mackay not only can you grab a delicious tapas platter with tender pan fried garlic prawns, creamy crumbed camembert cheese and bruschetta fingers, but this is also the venue that Street Latin Mackay holds it’s weekly Saturday night Latin dancing party. Grab a red wine or ask the bartender to pour you a Tequila shot to finish off your delicious share plate before Cha-Cha-ing onto the dance floor and showing Mackay what you’re made of.
Where: 179 Victoria Street, Mackay QLD 4740
Latin Madness Mackay
A casual Salsa, Latin Madness - Mackay
A casual Salsa, Latin Madness – Mackay

Latin Madness Mackay is a not for profit dance club that was founded in 2010 and offers dance classes and Latin dancing events to keep everyone entertained. Their classes are aimed towards beginner to intermediate dancers, but they also offer special group sessions for work events or hens parties if you’re not sure how to keep the bachelorette entertained. Latin Madness hosts a monthly Latin Fiesta Dance Party on the second Saturday of the month at Metro Café with dancing, discounted drinks and nibblies for an amazing Latin evening out.
Where: Behind Bunnings Carpark, 180 Heslop Road, Greenfields, Mackay QLD 4740
Mackay Metro Restaurant Café Bar
Delicious tapas, Metro Restaurant Cafe Bar - Mackay
Delicious tapas, Metro Restaurant Cafe Bar – Mackay

Mackay Metro Restaurant Café and Bar serves up some delicious snacks and entrees to get you fuelled to shake your hips. Why not check out their bruschetta as an entrée, with fresh Turkish bread and melted parmesan. Perhaps you’re feeling particularly hungry? Their sweet chilli chicken and prawn pasta is a spicy dish to get you moving and ready for the night. Don’t forget to grab yourself a glass of wine if you’re feeling nervous, nothing quite helps the dancing urge than a bit of alcohol!
Where: Unit 59 Rivage, 26 River Street, Mackay QLD
Where’s your favourite place to Cha Cha in Mackay? Why not let us know in the comments below!