Whether you’re Carrie and Big swaying to “Moon River and Me”, channeling Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling twirling a la “La La Land”, or having a Baby and Johnny “Time of Your Life” moment, dancing the night away with your special someone – now that’s a honeymoon to remember!

Lockdowns, border closures, quarantines. They’re no fun. But you can’t stop the music! And the show must go on! So here are three spots to dance the night away on your honeymoon this year.

Soul’Sa, Cloudland, Brisbane

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Brisbane’s multi-floor, highly styled bar in Fortitude Valley hardly ever does anything by halves. Every Thursday night, you can get your hips moving and salsa your hearts out. There’s bands, DJs, percussion, you name it, they’ve got it. And if you and your special someone need a warmup, time your arrival for 8.30pm when the 40 minute dance class kicks off. If that wasn’t enough, on the first Thursday of the month, the bar takes thing up a notch with their Salsa Extravaganza Event – across all three floors of the venue.

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The Imperial, Sydney

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Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, made her famous but The Imperial stands on her own feet now. The grand old dame has long been a space for Sydney’s queer communities and their allies, and is a stellar spot to step back in time and dance like no one’s watching to good old disco beats at the front bar. Relaunching a few years back with a top-notch vegan restaurant, The Imperial still hosts its famous drag acts so you’ll get a show and a dance party for your evening.

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The Night Cat, Melbourne

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Fitzroy locals know that this is the spot to be on Sunday nights if you really want to get your groove on! Bring it in close with Bachata classes from 7 pm, the Dominican Republic’s famous dance style, before kicking on with beginning and intermediate Salsa classes from 8 pm until 9 pm. After that, the experts do their thing, with a live Latin band and DJs. Nervous about classes? Don’t be! You can come with your special someone, or without, hop in and out whenever you please, with a flat rate of $30 to dance.

Did we get your feet tapping? The best-laid plans still need to be double-checked these days – Covid-19 may have affected some venues so make sure you double check their websites before putting on your dancing shoes.

About Lisa Perkovic: Lisa has spent the past decade travelling the world writing for Australia’s leading newspapers, magazines, and blogs about all things travel. Her own honeymoon was her pièce de résistance – an epic journey to the Maldives and South Africa. Now she loves nothing more than sharing destinations and tips to help other newlyweds work out how to have the honeymoon of their dreams.