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Waikiki Ballroom Dancing Opportunities

4 Oct 2007  Recent 25th anniversary trip to Waikiki, looking for romantic activities
3.0 of 5 stars based on 3 votes

You don't have to give up dancing while on vacation in Honolulu, but the information can be hard to get if you don't have some tips

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Honolulu
  • Category: Recent trip
  • Traveler type: Culture
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Seniors, Students, Budget travellers , Active/adventure
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Ala Wai Municipal Golf Course Pavilion
    Ala Wai Municipal Golf Course, Honolulu, Oahu

    The Ala Wai Golf Course is on the other side of that canal of the
    same name ... a ~$11 taxi ride. A two story building called The
    Pavilion houses the Golf Course, et al. is First Floor, Second Floor
    has the Ballroom Calendar posted on the glass of the Ballroom. When
    we were there, Free Ballroom Dances were NOON-2PM M&W, NOON-4PM
    T&Th. The $3 Ilima Dance Club Parties were Fridays AUG 31 & SEP 28
    (end of the month typically?). Other weekend nights contained:
    Square Wheelers, Aloha Line Dancers, Swing Dance, although it was
    reported that all weekend nights had $3 dances. No shorts - check dress codes.

  • 2. Hanohano Room

    The Sheraton Waikiki's 30th floor Hano Hano Room (reservations a
    good idea) has fantastic live music every night, views, bar, dining,
    service. Some nights you might have to tip in order to get some
    ballroom dances played - be fast about it, most nights the player
    turns into a pumpkin @ 9pm. Fridays added a late night of Salsa
    9:30/10:30pm - 1am. Saturdays late nights alternated between Jazz
    or Night Club. Sundays were Contemporary dance & ballroom from
    7:30-10:30pm. Get their calendar from them your concierge to be
    sure. Expensive, but the best.

  • 3. Waikiki Beach
    Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu

    OK, this might be a stretch BUT is there nothing more romantic than dancing in the moonlight on the sands of Waikiki, looking into the eyes of your lover, while music floats out to you (from hotel frequent weddings, luaus, live entertainment, etc.)? Also, when attending many luaus you can elect to be there on your anniversary, in which case you may be asked to stand, recite words of love, then dance to the Hawaiian Wedding Song.