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Ballroom Dancing in Helsinki
The centrally located in Wanhan Tanssikellari (Kaivopiha, Mannerheimintie 3) has a restaurant and offers ballroom dancing with DJs or live orchestras. From Tuesdays to Saturdays, you can waltz to live music or try the very popular (and very unique) Finnish tango. Popular Finnish artists often play here and on Saturdays the music is, according to the restaurant’s website, more “youthful”. A DJ replaces live bands on Mondays. On Fridays and Saturdays the Tanssikellari is open until 4 in the morning. Entrance fees vary and age limit is 18. Dance lessons are also offered on Monday evenings.
Many Helsinki nightclubs have several dance floors and most clubs stay open until 4 in the morning. Club YK (Pohjoinen Rautatienkatu 21) has two floors and some of the best DJs in Helsinki. DTM, or Don’t Tell Mama (Iso Roobertinkatu 28), is a hugely popular gay club but accepts straight clients too. There are two dance floors and on Saturday nights the second floor is for ladies only. Lost & Found (Annankatu 6) used to be a hetero-friendly gay club but is now more a gay-friendly hetero club, and has a busy dance floor. Manala and Botta (Dagmarinkatu 2/Museokatu 10) have several dance floors and bars and are popular with students and a young crowd.
If you like salsa and Latin rhythms, there are lots of salsa club nights and Latin events around Helsinki. The salsa.fi website has a list of events and salsa nights (the website is in Finnish but the club and event listings are easy to understand).
Average Price: € 49