Where to go dancing?

disco ball club lightsMelissa asked via Twitter:

Afraid to ask... But where can a 35 year old go dancing around here?

We had a similar question a few years back -- basically, where to go dancing if you're looking for a place that skews a bit beyond the college crowd -- and there were some good suggestions. But a bunch of the places mentioned now no longer exist, or don't exist in that form.

Soooo... got a suggestion for Melissa and others looking to shake it? Please share!

photo: Flickr user dichohecho (cc)


Fuze Box is always good. They do 80s nights sometimes. The next one is Jan 24!

I agree Fuzebox is great on 80s night. Albany Swing dancing is hosted by Rocks on 77 central ave every other Thursday. Both places have great mixed crowds of various ages.

I think it depends on what kind of music and what kind of dancing you are looking for. Are you looking for live music from a band or DJ? If it's a band there are lots of places that have live bands with dancing- good place to get ideas is the "Capital Area Whose Gigging" Facebook Page compiles lists for every weekend. Vapor Night Club at Saratoga Casino and Raceway often has live bands and maybe even DJs. I know they also have Latin Nights at a few local bars including the Rail Yard on Central Ave on Albany/Colonie Border.

Kate rings up a good point. The Hollow Albany has changed it's lineup a bit from the Bayou's coverband days, and brings in some great live music to dance to, from tribute bands that play all Talking Heads (Start Making Sense- a must see!), to awesome local bands like Wild Adriatic, who play some covers, but also a lot of their very addictive originals, and who's high energy keeps the mixed crowd happy and dancing. They get some really great national acts in here, too with EQX, so there's always something for everyone.

Thank you! We all remembered Fuze Box from our younger days, werent sure if it still happens. Vapor always seems more, um, mature. But will check out the Hollow!!

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