A move to a new city is bound to feel daunting. Packing up to leave your friends makes you worry that you won’t be able to make any new ones. Luckily, Austin offers any number of opportunities to get involved.  Whether you are passionate about keeping fit, technology, or the arts, you’re sure to find an Austin social club that meets your interests.

By Andrew Zekany

The New Movement

616 Lavaca St.

Austin, TX 78705

 Are you an aspiring comedian or an improv fan? If you answered yes, then you may want to check out this comedy club / improv school. The New Movement offers courses in improv and sketch comedy taught by an acclaimed group of experienced performers and is open to both beginners and veteran performers alike.


Austin City Dance Club

7811 Rockwood Ln.

Austin, TX 78757

Whether you’re looking to start dancing again after some time off, or just interested in learning how not to make a fool of yourself on the dance floor, Austin City Dance Club is sure to have something for you. Instructors teach courses in western, swing, Latin, and blues dancing, among others. And once you’ve mastered the moves, you’ll want to head to one of the group’s frequent outings in the Austin area.


ATX Hackerspace

9701 Dessau Rd. Suite 304

Austin, TX 78754

 Don’t be fooled by the name; ATX Hackerspace isn’t a group of computer geeks, but a self-described “collaborative industrial workshop” of Austinites who spend their time building all kinds of cool gizmos.  Different groups meet weekly to discuss interests ranging from automobiles to electronics as members help one another to code, solder, and craft.  This is a great way for tech enthusiasts to meet new people.


WAKA Kickball and Social Sports

Various Locations

 WAKA Kickball and Social Sports offer co-ed leagues for adults to play a variety of sports.  WAKA is first and foremost a social club, meaning that teams spend as much time together off of the field as they do on it, with social mixers and bar outings organized regularly. So whether you’re looking to feed your competitive side or just make new friends, WAKA is the place to be.

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