07/22/2011 01:04 pm ET | Updated Sep 21, 2011

Salsa, Merengue, Bachata: Denver's Best Latin Dance Nights

If the outdoor temps aren’t hot enough for you, head to one of these six clubs where the Latin dance nights are sizzling. Whether newbie or natural, we’ve got you covered.

Vinyl: Three floors are vibrating during Viernes de Reventon at Vinyl Dance Club, where you can groove to regaton, merengue, Latin, tropical and salsa beats. Margs and coronas are on special until 10pm; ages 18 and up are welcome.
Fridays; $10/21+, $20/18+
1082 Broadway; 303-506-8078

La Rumba: Practice up with free instruction at 9:30pm to prep for salsa hour beginning at 10pm on Thursdays, followed by bachata, cumbia and merengue. Then, come back Saturday for a live salsa dance party all evening long.
Thursdays & Saturdays; $7 cover on Saturdays
99 W. Ninth Ave.; 303-572-8006

Opal: You may hit happy hour for their sushi specials, but come Friday night, salsa reigns. Free instruction begins at 9:30pm, followed by bachata, cha cha, merengue and, of course, more salsa.
100 E. Ninth Ave.; 303-861-7999

Turnverein: For a structured dancehall environment, head to Turnverein Dance and Cultural Center where you can immerse yourself in tango and salsa multiple nights throughout the week. Drop-in classes and social dancing sessions are available for both members and non-members.
Times & prices vary
1570 Clarkson St.; 303-831-9717

Que Bueno: Go for dinner, stay for dancing on Salsa Sundays at this easygoing Mexican venue. With tunes provided by DJ Harry J, open dance starts the festivities, followed by a brief lesson, with the floor then available for open dance the remainder of the evening. Salsa dominates, but cha cha, merengue and bachata also get floor time.
Sundays, 6pm - 10pm; no cover
10633 Westminster Blvd, Westminster; 303-464-1171

D'Note: The weekend’s still going strong later Sunday evening, when live Latin music fills the room with body-moving sounds from local bands such as La Candela, Conjuntos Calores -- known for its salsa and Latin jazz -- and Sabor de la Calle. Dance lessons begin at 8pm; check the online calendar for other Latin-themed events throughout the month.
Sundays at 8pm; $8
7519 Grandview Ave.; 303-463-6683