Dancing in Denton

Denton offers several opportunities for social dancing. Dentonites also frequently drive to DFW for dancing events.

Swing Dancing

Swing dancing is a group of dances that developed in the 1920's, 30's and 40's — styles classified as swing include East Coast Swing, Charleston, Balboa, Shag, and Lindy Hop. These dances were originally done to swing jazz music, which has a syncopated rhythm. Swing dancing experienced a revival in the 1980's and 90's and is a fun way to stay active and to socialize.

  • Denton Swing Dance Organization hosts dances the first Saturday and third Friday of every month.
  • Swing Dance events are sometimes held on the UNT campus by another organization.


This guitarist is not playing blues, despite his sad appearance.

Blues dancing sometimes occurs in Denton.

Club Dancing

For more information see Clubs (main page).

  • Hailey's has an eighties night on Thursdays. Students frequently die on Thursdays from fatal legwarmer constriction. 
  • Hailey's also has a 90's night on Tuesdays (usually DJed by YEAHDEF ) that's a bit more popular, and has a better reputation of not having an abundance of crazy creepy old guys.  
  • La Milpa Mexican Restaurant has dancing on some day.
  • Abbey Underground has a weekly event on Wednesday nights called Pubstep. They dance to dubstep
  • Rockin Rodeo has hip-hop and top 40 music and dancing on Wednesday nights.
  • Rubber Gloves has a weekly event called Singles Going Steady on Tuesdays where there's a liberal mix of music and alcohol that leads to a nice amount of dancing. 



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