Studio Viva offers a variety of social dancing options in the Northwest Suburbs:

1st Sunday Socials are once a month, late afternoon/early evening events that are all ages. Feel free to bring your kids, invite your friends, come for a fun evening to eat out, have a couple of drinks, take the salsa or bachata lesson and dance the night away at Durty Nellies in downtown Palatine.

Tropical Thursdays are an after-work, weekly event. Salsa and Bachata classes startat 7 pm, followed by live DJ until midnight in the great Band room at Durty Nellies. We offer a good mix of classic Latin music: salsa, bachata, merengue, cumbia, with a bit of cha-cha.

Cover for All Socials $10.00 cash/Venmo/Zelle

LUAU Tropical Pool Party 7/15
is a Summer outdoor event with outstanding options for everyone:
The BEST Party of the Year is here, and all you have to do is NOT MISS it!
* Hawaiian theme (you will be lei’d)
* BYOB allowed (absolutely no glass)
* VIP package (includes exclusive seating area and drink service)
* the BEST tropical music and dancing
* salsa bachata merengue cumbia

Johnny Blas & The Afro Libre Orchestra on 7/23

Single release event of the year by the Charismatic and intense conguero, Johnny Blas, accompanied by the Afro Libre Orchestra. You can look forward to experiencing an evening of fierce and fiery SALSA, deep groovy mambo and cha-cha by the dynamic band leader and his talented orchestra members.
The evening will begin at 5 pm with a 1-hour salsa lesson by the talented Dora Parks from Studio Viva.
The Johnny Blas & the Afro Libre Orchestrawill take the stage at 6:30 pm. Before the band, in the break, and after, will be DJ playing a varity of bachata, merengue, and salsa for you to continue dancing. Tickets available for purchase at

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