So you’ve taken some dance lessons in NYC, and now you want to take your moves out on the town. And why shouldn’t you? The whole world deserves to watch you work it. But where should you go with these new swag dance moves of yours?
If it was up to us everyone would just dance in the street and on tables all the time, like in musicals, but that’s not practical. Here are some dance spots in NYC where you can shake it to the ground and bring it back up.
1. Sullivan Room (218 Sullivan Street)
Sullivan Room doesn’t have the snooty caché of fancier downtown clubs. The crowd can be a little strange, but the lack of snobbery is great. It’s also one of the best late-night dance floors in the city. Get there around one in the morning, and there’ll be a huge crowd of people going crazy on the dance floor.
2. Le Bain at the Standard (848 Washington Street)
Le Bain opened a year ago, and hasn’t stopped being great, obnoxious fun. Generally the door is pretty easy, and while the crowd can be a cringe-inducing mix of finance dudes, frat boy-types, and the bandage dress-sporting girls they hang out with, the dance floor is always a great time. Summer is a perfect time to check out the amazing rooftop views and titutlar “bain,” a hot tub in the middle of the dance floor.
3. Sugarland (221 N 9th St)
Williamsburg’s Sugarland is a fantastic place to go dancing. The DJ’s tend to focus on sugary fun, like Katy Perry and Kylie Minogue, and the dance floor is always crowded. Sugarland is a gay bar, so ladies, go expecting a great time, not someone to go home with.
We’ve given you the spots. Now get out there and put your NYC Dance Lessons to work!