By Kayla Haubert
Looking for something fun and different to do this weekend? Or, are you trying to beat the annual winter hibernation that sets in at this time of year in Boston? Well, here’s a two-word solution for you: Havana Club.
Havana Club is an indoor Salsa and Bachata dance club located in Cambridge between Harvard and MIT where the music slays and the people sway. Open to everyone, beginners and experts alike, Havana Club hosts dance lessons and giant dance parties every week. What better way to beat those winter blues and have fun with friends, or better yet, make new ones, than dancing?
From Bachata Mondays and Thursdays to Salsa Tuesdays, Havana Club hosts evening dance lessons and social dances during the weeknights. Or, if you’re looking for a new venue or crowd to party with, head to Friday Night Salsa or Salsa/Bachata Saturdays, where on both nights a one-hour dance lesson is held from 9 – 10 PM before the epic dance party from 10 PM – 2 AM begins. Not 21 yet? Not to worry! Both the dance lessons and the evening social dances on Mondays and Tuesdays are open to all individuals 18 and up.
Owner Jeff Robinson opened Havana Club in 2004. In an interview with Scout Cambridge magazine, he shares that he created Havana Club “as a matter of necessity.” After taking salsa lessons in Boston, Robinson realized that there were hardly any venues for weekend salsa dancing in the city. Now, 14 years later, Robinson created more than just a venue for salsa and bachata dancing—he created a diverse community that will make you forget that you’re still in New England.
Havana Club even won Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston 2016 award for Best Dance Party! So, Cha Cha Cha!
Havana Club Salsa:
288 Green St, Central Sq, Cambridge