About Us

Main new logo 9/2021

South Bend Latin Dance is a group of passionate Latin dancers who promote fun & lively social dancing opportunities in South Bend, Indiana and surrounding areas. We love salsa, merengue, bachata and other Afro-Latin dances but also support other genres.

For the latest updated events, check our Facebook Events page.

Founded by David Seymour, Joel Barrett, and Bridget Hardy in 2012, we are blessed with a community of contributors who do everything from teaching to organizing to generally fostering the love and openness that defines our group.

Latin Wednesdays is our most regular and long-standing event. Find us every Wednesday at Ironhand Wine Bar at 1025 Northside Boulevard in South Bend. We begin at 7 PM with a 30-minute beginners’ lesson–no partner, coordination, or experience required!

For the latest updated events, check our Facebook Events page.

In the warmer months we often host outdoor events, sometimes we do holiday things, sometimes a visiting instructor from another city comes in–sky’s the limit! And there’s no limit to YOU and the moves YOU bring to dance and life. We embrace newcomers regardless of talent, awkwardness, whether you want to lead or follow, simply dance by yourself, or visit and enjoy the ambiance. 

Dance lessons for beginners are a wonderful way to learn and connect. Almost every event starts with a 30 minute beginner lesson.