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. Movida at St James Power Station

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
 

Student-initiated Zouk Practise at Two Left Feet (weekly)
5B Trengganu St, Singapore 058459
Wed 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)

Resident band Fuego Latino will be playing Salsa & Bachata from 9p t0 p45p, and 12a to 1245a. In between, DJ Yen will be spinning the latest Zouk tunes from around the world.

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

Student-initiated SOCIAL NIGHT at Two Left Feet (monthly)
5B Trengganu St, Singapore 058459
Fri 945p to 1245a, $5 per person

The DJ will be spinning about 70% Salsa music and 30% Zouk & Bachata.  There will be more Zouk towards the end of the night. Usually held on the last Fri of our monthly course calendar.
 

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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 cover charge comes with bottled water or a canned drink.
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 Sat.
Dance floor:
Small to mid-sized. Can get very packed with dancers.
Crowd:
The crowd is a mix of salseroes and non-salseroes (regular pub-goers). So you can definitely gather an audience if your dance is eye-catching enough. However, it can be quite impossible to dance without fear of injury when it gets super crowded on Fridays and Saturdays. Watch out for sharp elbows and heels as you walk in and out. Most crowded hours are between 10:30p and 11:30p. Cozy and well-attended on other days.
Environment:
Very nice on weekdays, and but too crowded at times. 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:
Wednesdays, 9m to 12a. Free entry with 1 drink.
Cover charge:
Cover charge comes with 2 drinks:
> Mon to Thu: $12 for NTUC members; $12 for non-members
> Fri & Sat: $15 NTUC members; $20 for non-members
Sun: FREE
Plus points:
If you like live music and slower Salsa, the band is a nice change. They play slower Salsa, merengue, and cumbia. Sometimes they’ll involve themselves in some dancing too. If you want to flamboyantly display your Salsa skills, Union Square is THE place to be seen.
Minus points:
As the dance floor is not very big, chances of getting stepped on and elbowed are quite high. Depending on your taste, the music the band plays. Also, if you like to dance On2, the type of music played most of the time will NOT inspire you. In more recent times, dancers have also been complaining about the DJ's propensity to mix songs.
Additional notes:
There is a Beginner's Night on Tue and Thu, 9p to 1a. But 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
Email: mark_tay@ntucclub.com.sg
Web site: http://www.ntucclub.com.sg

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3. Movida at St James Power Station

Movida, meaning "party" in Cuban street slang, is a venue that features world music, from Caribbean samba to African drums, from Indian tabla to Cuban son, and from Brazilian hip hop to Middle Eastern Pop. Served up by resident band La Ranura, which plays latino music after 10pm, it's easy to feel like a star and as you show off your Salsa moves to a crowd of mostly non-Salsa dancers.
 
Salsa nights:
No dedicated Salsa nights. You will get the occasional Salsa song, mixed in with Merengue, Samba, Latin pop, etc.
Dance floor:
Small. Can get very packed with dancers.
Crowd:
Variable but generally not too crowded. Mostly non-Salsa dancers, so make sure you go with friends who dance.
Environment:
Urban club setting. Large bar and standing areas, small dance floor.
Music: Mix of Salsa, Merengue, Cha Cha, Bachata and Reggaeton by La Ranura. DJ plays non-Latin music.
Ladies night:
Tuesdays. Complimentary entry and 5 free drinks after 11p.
Cover charge:
Sun - Thu: Guys $12. Ladies $10
Fri & Sat: Guys $20. Ladies $15
Happy hour before 10p.
Plus points:
Club environment.
Minus points:
Small dance floor. Not dedicated to playing Salsa.
Parking:
Park at St James Power Station or VivoCity.
Public Transportation:
Via MRT: Take the NorthEast line to HabourFront station.

Movida
St James Power Station
3 Sentosa Gateway
Singapore 098544
Tel: 6270-6767
Web site: http://www.movida.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

Salsa Party! at Studio UP
79B Tanjong Pagar Road
10pm to 1am; $5 per person

Salsa Social Night at Lumbia
Blk 162 Bukit Merah Central #04-3575 (Above KFC, opp SingHealth Polyclinic)
930p to 12a; $5 per person
 

Tuesdays

Street Latin Nitez at En Motion
74 Duxton Road
9p to 12a; Members/Tertiary $3, Non-members $5 (incl 1 drink)

Zouk Night at PiNK Dining & Bar
4 Craig Road
930p to 1130p; free entry
 
Wednesdays
Zouk Social Nite at Mosaic Dance
520 North Bridge Road,  Level 5, Wisma Alsagoff, S(188742) Opp. Toastbox @ Bugis Junction
10p to 12a; $5 per person
Salsa Social Nite at Mosaic Dance
520 North Bridge Road,  Level 5, Wisma Alsagoff, S(188742) Opp. Toastbox @ Bugis Junction
930p to 1230a; $5 per person
Beginners Salsa Social at JJSalsaRengue
76A, 2nd Floor, Peck Seah Street, S(079331)
9p to 1130p; $5 per person
 
Thursdays
Social Night at ACFTA School of Dance
Same as Lumbia. Blk 162 Bukit Merah Central #04-3575 (Above KFC, opp SingHealth Polyclinic)
930p to 1230a; $5 per person
 
Fridays

SOCIAL NIGHT at Two Left Feet (monthly)
5B Trengganu St, Singapore 058459
945p to 1245a, $5 per person (incl 1 bottled water or canned drink)

Latin Fiesta at Jitterbugs Swingapore
#B1-08 The Cathay, 2 Handy Road Singapore 229233
9p to 11p; $5 per person
There's also a dedicated room for West Coast Swing dancers.
Social Night at JJSalsaRengue (fortnightly)
76A, 2nd Floor, Peck Seah Street, S(079331)
10p to 1230a; $5 per person
 
Saturdays

PURE ZOUK at Two Left Feet (fortnightly)
5B Trengganu St, Singapore 058459
830p to 11p (unless otherwise stated); free entry

Student-initiated Zouk Social at Two Left Feet (fortnightly)
5B Trengganu St, Singapore 058459
830p to 11p (unless otherwise stated); $5 per person

Bachata Nite at En Motion (fortnightly)
74 Duxton Road
930p to 1a; Members Free, Non-members $5 (incl of 1 drink)
Social Night at JJSalsaRengue (fortnightly)
76A, 2nd Floor, Peck Seah Street, S(079331)
10p to 1230a; $5 per person
Street Latin Nitez at En Motion (fortnightly)
74 Duxton Road
930p to 1a; Members $5, Non-members $7 (incl of 1 drink)
 

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