Where to Salsa & Zouk in Singapore  

When it comes to Salsa, there are many venues to choose from. The main Salsa club in Singapore is Union Square next to the Amara Hotel, where dancers from all schools gather to get their Salsa fix. In addition, you can find Salsa music (with more of a Cuban flair) at Cuba Libre in Clarke Quay, or a mix of Latin music at Movida at the St. James Power Station. In addition, many schools now have their own Social Nights, where dancers can indulge in Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha, Merengue, Brazilian Zouk, and even West Coast Swing.

Here's a list of places where you can definitely find Salsa on weekdays and weekends.

1. Two Left Feet

2. Union Square at Amara Hotel

3. Cuba Libre at Clarke Quay

4. Social Nights at the different Salsa schools
 

If you're looking for Zouk, here's where you can dance the night away with fellow Zouk enthusiasts:

PURE ZOUK at Two Left Feet (weekly)
5B Trengganu St, Singapore 058459
Sat 9p to 1130p; $5 per person

Check out the PURE ZOUK social held on 7 Sep '13
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2EhkqBk_tk
 

MIDWEEK ZOUK FIX at Two Left Feet (weekly)
5B Trengganu St, Singapore 058459
Thu 945p to 1145p; $5 per person
 

Brazilian Zouk Night at Union Square (monthly)
Union Square at The Amara, 100 Tras Street #05-02. Singapore 079027
Tel: (65) 6224 6116
Wed 9p to 1245a; $15 per person (includes 2 drink coupons)

For two hours, DJ Yen will be spinning the latest Zouk tunes from around the world, in between music sets by the resident band.

Check out the Brazilian Zouk Night held on 27 Nov '13
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXficVjPb14
 

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1. Two Left Feet

Going Salsa dancing at a dance club can be an intimidating experience the good dancers proudly strut their stuff anywhere and everywhere, while the less confident dancers stay hidden in dark corners, afraid to even step onto the dance floor, for fear of appearing foolish.

Dancing at the Two Left Feet studio offers a familiar and less intimidating environment. Most of the dancers who attend are current or past students, who are there to practise and perfect their moves.

SOCIAL NIGHT offers a good opportunity to dance with classmates outside of class, as well as test one's skills on senior feeties, junior feeties, non-feeties and instructors.

So don't be shy... come on down and dance the night away at Two Left Feet.
 
Salsa nights:
Every last Friday of the course month. From 945p to 1245a.
Dance floor:
Mid-sized.
Crowd:
The crowd is a mix of Salseroes and Zoukeiros. Many beginner to intermediate dancers, and a few advanced dancers. Most crowded hours are between 10:30p and 11:30p.
Environment:
Cosy and friendly environment.
Music:
Mix of Salsa, Bachata,  Zouk and sometimes Cha Cha.
Ladies night:
None.
Cover charge:
$5
Plus points:
Very cosy environment. Lots of friendly and easy-going folks around. Good dance space.
Minus points:
There may not be as many advanced dancers as you may find at other venues. It's popular with beginners and intermediate dancers from Two left Feet.
Additional notes:
Best way to stay updated is via the Two Left Feet Facebook site.
Parking:
Click here for parking options.
Public Transportation:
Click here for public transportation options.


Two Left Feet
5B Trengganu St (3rd floor)
Singapore 058459
Email: info@two-leftfeet.com
Web site: http://www.two-leftfeet.com

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2. Union Square at Amara Hotel

Union Square is the longest-running Salsa club in Singapore. What started as one night of Salsa has now grown to six nights of Salsa. Union Square is located on the 5th floor of the shopping arcade that’s connected to the Amara Hotel. The entrance is at the back corner furthest from the hotel. Simply head up the dedicated lift to the 5th floor.

Salsa nights:
Mon to Sun.
Dance floor:
Mid-sized. Can get very packed with dancers.
Crowd:
Very crowded on Tuesday nights (Beginners' Nite) but comfortable on other nights.
Environment:
Very nice on weekdays, and but crowded on Tuesdays. The way the seats and bar stools are lined up, you could say Union Square is configured to allow flamboyant and narcissistic displays of Salsa. The place is well air-conditioned.
Music:
Currently, there is a Latin band that plays Salsa, merengue and some cumbia. In between sets, the DJ will spin faster-paced Salsa. There’s a fair bit of merengue and bachata, and sometimes, even cha cha.
Ladies night:
None.
Cover charge:
Tuesday Beginner's Nite:
> Free (pre-registration on Facebook required) OR Normal charges apply for Tuesday nights.

Monday Thursday & Public Holiday
> Member $13 (inclusive 2 standard drinks)
> Public $16 + $1 Day Membership (inclusive 2 standard drinks)

Friday, Saturday & Eve Of Public Holiday
> Member $16 (inclusive 2 standard drinks)
> Public: $21 + $1 Day Membership (inclusive 2 standard drinks)

Union Square frequently organizes different dance nights (e.g. Bachata Night, Zouk Night, etc.), with highly discounted cover charges. Do visit their
Facebook page for more info.
Plus points:
If you like live music, the band is a nice change. They play Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha Cha and Cumbia.
Minus points:
As the dance floor is not very big, chances of getting stepped on and elbowed are quite high. Depending on your taste, you may or may not like the music the band plays. Also, if you like to dance On2, the type of music played may not inspire you. Music quality is highly variable due to frequent changes of the resident band and the DJ.
Additional notes:
Although there is a highly popular Beginner's Night on Tue, 9p to 1a, don't be fooled. Because of the free entry (for those who RSVP early), many who come are regular dancers and not beginners.

On regular days, dancing begins at 9p+. Floor gets packed by 11p. So if you want lots of space, go early before 10p, or stay late past 1130p.
Parking:
At $2.58/entry, you can park at the basement of Amara Hotel. You'll need a cashcard. Keep all your valuables hidden! The parking lot is not very tight on security. Alternatively, there are some URA lots just outside, although they’re limited in number. If you’re lucky enough to get one, you’ll enjoy free parking after 10p.
Public Transportation:
Via MRT: Take the EastWest line to Tanjong Pagar station. Follow the signs for Amara Hotel. The dedicated lift to the club can be found at the back of the shopping annex.


Union Square
165 Tanjong Pagar Road
The Amara, 5th level
Singapore 239924
Tel: 6224 6116
Web site: http://www.ntucclub.com/recreation/union_square

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3. Cuba Libre at Clarke Quay

Cuba Libre is the place to go if you enjoy Cuban Salsa. Although the dance floor is small, the place makes up for it with it's energetic and fun-loving crowd.
 
Salsa nights:
Sunday
Dance floor:
Small. Hard cement surface. Can get very packed with dancers.
Crowd:
Variable. Mostly Cuban Salsa dancers, and general party-goers
Environment:
Urban club setting. Bar with sitting and standing areas, small dance floor.
Music: Mix of Salsa, Merengue, Cha Cha, Bachata and Reggaeton.
Ladies night:
None.
Cover charge:
Bar prices.
Plus points:
Club environment. Energetic crowd.
Minus points:
Small dance floor.
Parking:
Park at Clarke Quay.
Public Transportation:
Via MRT: Take the NorthEast line to Clarke Quay station.

Cuba Libre
Block B #01-13
Clarke Quay, River Valley Road,
Singapore 179021
Tel: 6338 8982
Web site: http://cubalibre.com.sg/

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4. Social Nights at the different dance schools

Many Salsa schools in Singapore now offer their own Social Nights. These events can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Best to visit the individual studio's Web site or Facebook page to check the dates of their events.

 
Mondays

Social Night at ACTFA School of Dance
Blk 162 Bukit Merah Central #04-3575 (Above KFC, opp SingHealth Polyclinic)
930p till late; $5 per person
 

Tuesdays
Street Latin Night at En Motion
8 Craig Road
930p to 12a; Members/Tertiary $3, Non-members $5 (incl 1 drink)
 
Wednesdays
Wednesday Salsa Nites at Two Left Feet (weekly)
5B Trengganu St, Singapore 058459
945p to 1215a; $5 per person
Beginner Salsa Social at JJSalsaRengue
51 Cuppage Road #06-04, Singapore 229469
930p to 1130p; $5 per person
 
Thursdays

MIDWEEK ZOUK FIX at Two Left Feet (weekly)
5B Trengganu St, Singapore 058459
945p to 1145p (unless otherwise stated); $5

Social Night at ACFTA School of Dance
Same as Lumbia. Blk 162 Bukit Merah Central #04-3575 (Above KFC, opp SingHealth Polyclinic)
930p to 12a; $5 per person
 
Fridays
Latin Fiesta at JJSalsaRengue
51 Cuppage Road #06-04, Singapore 229469
930p to 12a; $5 per person

Lumbia Beginners Salsa Social Nite
Blk 162 Bukit Merah Central #04-3575 (Above KFC, opp SingHealth Polyclinic)
930p till late; $1 per person
 

Saturdays

PURE ZOUK at Two Left Feet (weekly)
5B Trengganu St, Singapore 058459
9p to 1130p (unless otherwise stated); $5

Bachata Nite at En Motion
8 Craig Road
930p to 1a; Members Free, Non-members $5

Social Night at JJSalsaRengue
51 Cuppage Road #06-04, Singapore 229469
10p to 1230a; $5 per person

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