What is the most inherently understood, widely recognized form of communication that spans the entire globe? If you said mathematics, you are wrong. It’s dancing. Bee’s do it. Birds do it, too. Even if you're already enrolled in a zumba class with a friend, finding a great dance club is one of the best ways to relieve stress and have a great time meeting people. Consider these great dance spots next time you got that itch to bust a move.
Cielo, 18 Little W. 12th St. 212-645-5700
Intimate in size, this Meatpacking dance spot was built for dancing. The sunken dance floor means all the attention is on the dancer, surrounded by various genres of house music blasting through its outstanding sound system. The floor is framed with luxurious banquettes so you and your dance partner can take a break and get to know each other.
Greenhouse, 150 Varick St. 646-862-6117
The longest running dance club in New York City, Formerly known as Shelter, Greenhouse is known for its long nights and minimalist decorum. Find the time on a Sunday afternoon for a friendly crowd of people who’re there to dance and only to dance.
Element, 225 E Houston St. 212-254-2200
Former goth club, Element provides a large dance floor and a second floor balcony so you can spot who has the best moves. Small parties are welcome into their basement lair and enjoy another dance floor. It’s tendency toward world-beat music compliments its earthy décor.
Kiss and Fly, 409 W 13th St. 212-255-1933
Another great option nestled in Meatpacking is Kiss and Fly. You'll feel like you've gone back in time to an ancient roman bath house as you find yourself surrounded by columns and arched ceilings. The trend-setting clientele will provide you with plenty of eye candy.
The Village Underground, 130 W 3rd St. 212-777-7745
To find a crowd more down-to-earth, try this NYU neighborhood hotspot. You’ll find live bands during the week and an eclectic, yet lively DJ set on the weekend. Inexpensive and unassuming, a great place to have a drink and dance.