Spanish in Brisbane
There’s a significant and very active Spanish-speaking population in Brisbane. The biggest populations are from Chile, Colombia, El Salvador and Spain, but there every Spanish-speaking nation is well represented.
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Some of the more significant organisations include:
The Brisbane Spanish Language Meetup Group meets every Wednesday at 7:30pm at Era Bistro in South Brisbane. Organised by longtime SLC student and informal social secretary Dean Jones, it welcomes both native speakers and students of the language in a relaxed, informal setting. It’s also a great place for Spanish-speaking visitors to have a chat in their native tongue.
Latin Music & Dancing
There are many opportunities to Salsa, Tango, Merengue or Samba in Brisbane. There’s free Latin dancing in Brisbane Square every Friday night and Â Cloudland in Fortitude Valley has live Latin music every Thursday, including free dance lessons between 8 and 9pm. Other Latin dance lesson options can be found just about anywhere, such asÂ Rio Rhythmics in West End, Vida Latina in Milton and Smooth Latin Groove in Annerley.
TheÂ El Salvador Soccer Club operates out of Yeronga.