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!
Fridays, July 1st & 15th, 2016
7/1-West Coast Swing Lesson & 7/15-Tango 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!

***No Country Western Night until further notice…

3 Room Dance Circus!
Saturday, July 23rd, 2016
Free Dance 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

Dance & Fitness Services

Types of Classes Available:

FREE 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

What's the latest from Southern Star Ballroom?

Jul 27, 2016

Preferred Vendor Spotlight: Caroline Z Dickson

Today, we’re featuring our friend and fellow vendor Caroline Z Dickson and her excellent photography skills!  Southern Star Ballroom loves her work, and you should, too!! Business Name: Caroline Z Photography Your Name: Caroline Z Dickson Web Address: Business Category: Wedding and Portrait Photography What common mistakes do you see couples making?: Choosing a photographer or any vendor based on price not experience or quality of work What’s the best tip you have for a couple planning a wedding?: Pick your date and venue, then you should pick...

Jul 19, 2016

Preferred Vendor Spotlight: Kaitlin Stammetti

We’re kicking off our preferred vendor spotlight interview series with the lovely Kaitlin B. Stammetti; an amazing wedding and event planner with lots of industry experience! BUSINESS NAME: Rowan Lane Event WEB ADDRESS: BUSINESS CATEGORY: Wedding and Event Planning What common mistakes do you see couples making? Some common mistakes couples are making are actually some big ones – things like not setting or discussing a reasonable budget before booking vendors, or taking on a lot of DIY projects that looked easy on pinterest are things that may...

Jul 18, 2016

Why You Should Consider Hair and Makeup For Your Engagement Photos

  Southern Star Ballroom knows that your engagement photos are important to you. You want to celebrate a special moment, and you’ve hired a great photographer to capture it for you!  Take some time to consider how you look for that photo shoot, just as you will for you wedding: Why You Should Really Consider Having Your Hair & Makeup Done for Your Engagement Photo Shoot Reason #1 Makeup artists know how to design looks that translate well on camera. This way everything will look fresh and beautiful. We...