The best kept secret in Raleigh!

About Us

Southern Star is the Raleigh area’s newest and most versatile venue for social events. Consider holding your parties, weddings, bridal showers,  baby showers, bar and bat mitzvahs as well as corporate and charity events in our space.

We love any kind of gathering or celebrations.  Our space is available for private and group dance and fitness activities too.   This is something that our local dance and fitness professionals have been wanting for a long time.

Our prices are incredible, and you will not find a friendlier or more helpful staff anywhere!  Call us!  We’ll be happy to chat with you and answer all your questions.

Weddings & Events

SSBC is designed to be a blank canvas to use for whatever picture you want to create in terms of your classes, events and parties that require lease-able space. We are dedicated to offering an elegant, stylish, flexible and affordable space to meet your room and facility rental needs.

Be sure to check out the specific services we offer…

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Upcoming Events

Friday Night Practice Social!
Friday, December 16th (Ugly Sweater Holiday Party!):
12/16-Quickstep lesson from 8-8:30p; Open dancing from 8:30-10:30p; Lesson is free with admission. Admission is $5 with a cash/charge bar for Beer, Wine, Sodas and bottled water… We encourage you to support this inexpensive dance opportunity by purchasing your beverages while in attendance, even water. This will allow us to continue to offer the dance for a nominal charge. 1st & 3rd Fridays… Thanks in advance for supporting our small business!

3 Room Dance Circus!
Saturday, December 24th, 2016
Free Lesson with admission @ 7:45p
Dancing starts at 8:15p until ???
$15pp or $12pp w/local club membership/student/military or meetup RSVP
$10pp after 10p

New Year’s Eve!
2nd Chance Prom; An Evening in an Enchanted Forest
Saturday, December 31st, 2016
An evening of dancing with DJ Frankie Hagan and get your picture taken in the Enchanted Forest by Kate Pope Photography.

Weekend Workshops with Gary McIntyre & Susan Kirklin
January 27-29, 2017

Dance & Fitness Services

Types of Classes Available:

1st & 3rd Friday Social Dance Parties:
Admission is $5pp with a Cash/Charge Bar including bottled water, sodas, beer & wine…
Every 1st & 3rd Friday, Free dance lesson from 8-8:30p and open dancing until 10:30p. Patrons with a valid student or military ID are admitted free.

***All students in attendance of any course or class cannot and will not hold SSBC or the teacher of any SSBC lessons or classes liable for personal injury or damage, etc. Just by simply attending a class or lesson, you acknowledge that dancing is a physical activity and can result in injury. Thereby you attend dance classes and lessons at your own risk.***


"We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance! ~ Japanese Proverb"

Recent Blog Posts

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Nov 29, 2016

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Preferred Vendor Spotlight: Christine Steffes

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