There are many opportunities in each region to (learn to) dance and exercise. In Belgian Limburg, with 44 municipalities, there are 12 dance schools and 33 dance clubs. Without other organizations such as women's and cultural associations or groups of seniors giving dance lessons. Without district committees and parish halls who also have an offer. In every town there is somewhere a dance hall to find.

locatiesExcept in dance schools and clubs are mainly Salsa and Argentine Tango often danced in halls and cafes. The music on those evenings is usually limited to only (or mainly) Salsa (and Bachata, Merengue and Zouk), respectively Argentine melodies (Tango, Milonga, Vals). You meet here also frequent the same Salseros and Tangeros whom are busy with 'their' dance, often fanatical or exclusive.

Other locations as some Discotheques or cafes have a typical offer for disco- and dance music.

At clubs or associations you often need a membership to gain access. Sometimes it’s sufficient to register (at the door or in advance), or a higher entrance fee for non-members will be charged. Also, some dance schools only allow students to practice on evenings. So ask best before you leave.

Important considerations in your choice of location can be:

- Location and distance
- Available web site with good information.
- offer of dances and lessons from the standard courses (possibly a series of years)
- The (estimated) effective duration of a lesson (excluding breaks) in minutes, the number of classes per series, the cost, and then the corresponding cost per person per hour.
- Specific shorter lessons sequences (e.g. boogie,...) that you can follow by interest
- Typical features of the site, positive and negative (why are there so many dance halls / schools without (outside) windows and ventilation or air conditioning?)
- Dimensions of the dance floors, crowdedness
- Practice Night (s): days and hours
- Entrance fee for members and non - members, or mention 'members only'.
- Cost of membership fee (per year). Sometimes membership fee for a federation is included. Sometimes insurance coverage’s will possibly differ. Inform if desired by website or through contact.
- The cost of a regular soft drink.
- Parking

That information will give you a good idea of ​​where you end up. Personally, I like to go dancing in various dance schools. That gives a lot more variety in music, atmosphere, meetings, and dancing steps. The best is that you just try it. And still prefer a normal characteristic practice evening than on a brushed off, souped-up and much too busy open house where you see a lot of practice that on a regular night never will be seen.

The launch of new series of classes is usually provided (after any open days and trial lessons) around mid-September (and mid-January). Probably you will find on the website the right data.

You can make a distinction between

- Dance schools, usually with their own furnished room with sound, and a great wooden dance floor, exclusively for dancing
- Dance clubs and associations, usually in a public hall with a mobile installation and often a stone floor
- Dance pubs and venues where other (not dancing) guests come and drink

World famous with dancers are the outdoor summer dance parties.

For example Hasselt Dancing on (rain -free) Tuesdays in July and August from 20 -22h with ballroom, latin and sometimes country on the market,

Salsa Open - Air in Elisenbrunnen (Aachen) at the Friedrich - Wilhelm - Platz, from April to October, the first and third Sunday, from 18h,

or every Tuesday from July 8 at Kattendijkdok Antwerp if you like Argentine tango.

Through the Internet and flyers in dance halls you'll find many more dance events, also in your own neighborhood.