Dance club

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August 19, 2022

The discotheque is a public entertainment venue mainly intended for dancing entertainment, where artistic-musical production is offered, upon payment of a fee. It is a meeting place and meeting place and is considered the evolution of the old dance hall.

Features

Various types of discos can be distinguished, both on the basis of their location and on the dimensions and musical genres proposed. The relative young age of the club type and the very fast evolution it has undergone do not allow today to attribute the same characteristics to all clubs, which was possible in the seventies. In the collective imagination, the discotheque has gone from a place where you go to get to know other people to a place where you go to get away from reality, to then divide, in the current era, into multiple types of clubs; the most popular currently: large discos with predominantly adolescent attendance and playing a type of commercial music (house, dance pop, synth pop); small-medium sized discos with mainly young people, with a selection at the entrance, which play a refined and refined type of music (jazz house); medium-sized discos with heterogeneous attendance, but mainly for young people and adults, which play Latin American music; Medium-sized discos offering hardstyle, hardcore and trance music.It is possible to identify areas with a very high density of discos: in Italy, the diffusion of discos on the Romagna Riviera between Rimini and Riccione, or in other seaside resorts in Versilia such as Forte dei Marmi, in Puglia such as Gallipoli, Castellaneta Marina and in Veneto as in the Lido di Jesolo coast and in the provinces of Venice and Treviso. At a European level, night clubs are concentrated on the Spanish island of Ibiza and in Greece due to the intense summer tourist activity, but above all in Great Britain, Germany and the Netherlands where throughout the year the sector offers interesting proposals to customers. The international nightclub scene is particularly thriving in Florida.

Tourist discos

In the areas with a high density of nightclubs, almost always coinciding with popular seaside tourism resorts, the discos are characterized by above-average size, usually equipped with a swimming pool and outdoor area for cocktails overlooking the sea, and are often completely outdoor. open, with a purely summer appeal. In such places, often rented by groups and international travel agencies, attendance is reached on the order of thousands of children, and are crowded for the whole week. For this reason they are equipped with large parking lots and drink areas, as well as the inevitable bouncers. With regard to the new summer trends, the novelty of the "Beach Club" spread since the end of the nineties which, while respecting different times from discos , they offer the same product but directly on the beach. The progenitor of the phenomenon was the "Nikki Beach" of Miami, followed by Saint-Tropez and then by Emilia-Romagna and finally by the Costa Smeralda in Sardinia.

City nightclubs

In cities, however, discos tend to be located on the outskirts, so as not to harm the inhabitants with intense and prolonged noises. On the other hand, in large cities that are a destination for predominantly non-summer tourism, such as the major European capitals, there are also discos in the center, frequented by tourists and locals (unlike the clubs in Malta or Ibiza, crowded exclusively with young foreigners). This type of venue differs for its modest size, the presence of ballrooms strictly indoors and most of the time without external ancillary services such as parking lots, and a drastically lower and limited attendance especially at weekends. The discos d