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Dance Craze: How to shake it in SLC.

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Footloose was filmed in Utah, so you might wonder, is a no-dancing attitude prevalent? Nope. Utah’s dance scene has greatly expanded in recent years.

Utah clubs now routinely book A-list DJ talent to pack their floors, including recent headliners Ladytron and DJ Tiesto. If you’re in from out of town, make sure you try the W Lounge (358 S. West Temple, 801-359-0637,, as one of the city’s better dancing spots. Here’s a look at other joints in the Salt Lake Valley to dance the night away:

Area 51 is one of the oldest dance clubs in town and caters to a crowd interested in goth, industrial, retro and darker interests. Be sure to dress up for a memorable time. 451 S. 400 West, 801-534-0819,

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The Bay is the longest-running dance club on our list and has gone through several name changes and owners over the years. It currently sits in its original location under a marquee with its best-known name. 404 S. West Temple

The Hotel and its sister next door, Club Elevate, have been two of the most active clubs in the past few years here in Salt Lake City. DJ Juggy is the resident entertainment maestro and SLC’s undisputed mix-tape king. 155 W. 200 South, 801-478-4310,

Sandbar (pictured above) offers a tropical experience with a beach theme and even hotter clientele at Enjoy Fridays with resident DJ Finale. 122 W. Pierpont Ave., 801-819-7575,

Studio 27 on weekends is the place for gay-friendly entertainment. 615 W. 100 South.

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