Where to Salsa & Zouk in Singapore  

When it comes to Salsa, there are many venues to choose from. The longest-standing 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) in smaller, more intimate joints, such as Cuba Libre or Senor Taco in Clarke Quay. Many schools now have their own Social Nights, where dancers can indulge in Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha, Merengue, Kizomba, and Brazilian Zouk.

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

1. Union Square at Amara Hotel

2. Senor Taco at Clarke Quay

3. Cuba Libre at Clarke Quay

4. Lime House at Jiak Chuan Rd

5. 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 (ad hoc basis)
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. Union Square at Amara Hotel

Union Square is the longest-running Salsa club in Singapore. Alas, after a decade of providing Latin music 6 days a week, Union Square has switched to having Salsa nights only on Tuesdays (due to a change of management). 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:
Tuesdays
Dance floor:
Mid-sized. Can get very packed with dancers.
Crowd:
Crowded
Environment:
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:
Latin bands come and go at Union Square, and the quality can be suspect at times. When there's no band, the DJ for the night will spin a mix of Salsa, merengue and bachata, and sometimes, Kizomba.
Ladies night:
None.
Cover charge:
NTUC Member $13 (inclusive 2 standard drinks)
Public $16 + $1 Day Membership (inclusive 2 standard drinks)
Plus points:
Nice club environment.
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 or DJs play. 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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2. Senor Taco

Located at the popular restaurant/bar/club area of Clarke Quay, Senor Taco attracts a lively crowd of locals and foreigners. Enjoy the rhythms of their live Latin band and International Guest DJ's on Salsa Mondays, Latin Girls Wednesdays and Fiesta Loca Latina on Fri & Sat!

Salsa nights:
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Dance floor:
Small. Can get very packed with dancers.
Crowd:
Crowded on weekends.
Environment:
Casual and lively
Music:
Mix of Salsa, merengue and bachata.
Ladies night:
Wednesdays. 1-for-1 cocktails
Cover charge:
TBD
Plus points:
Nice club environment.
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 or DJs play. Music quality is highly variable due to frequent changes of the resident band and the DJ.
Additional notes:
There are Salsa lessons from 7-8p (advanced) and 8-9p (beginners) on Wednesdays. The band starts at 9pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 10pm on weekends.
Parking:
Park at the multi-storey carpark at Clarke Quay.
Public Transportation:
Via MRT: Take the NorthEast line to Clarke Quay station. Follow the signs for Clarke Quay.


Senor Taco
3a River Valley Road, Clarke Quay
#01-07/12 Read Street
Singapore 179023
Tel: 6337 6376
Web site: http://www.senortaco.sg/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SenorTaco.MexicanTaqueria

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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/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cubalibresg

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4. Lime House

Called "One Night in Cuba" this is a monthly event by the restaurant, Lime House. The event  features a dance workshop by Two Left Feet's Wendy Yee, and social dancing from 9pm, on Thursdays.
 
Salsa nights:
Thursday, once a month
Dance floor:
Small. Hard cement surface. Can get very packed with dancers.
Crowd:
Very crowded
Environment:
Urban club setting. Bar with sitting and standing areas, small dance floor.
Music: Mix of Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba.
Ladies night:
None.
Cover charge:
No cover for the social. $10 for the one hour dance workshop.
Plus points:
Club environment. Energetic crowd. Fun dance lesson from 8-9pm.
Minus points:
Small dance floor.
Parking:
Street parking. You can also park at Craig Place and walk across if street parking is unavailable.
Public Transportation:
Via MRT: Take the NorthEast line to Outram station.

Cuba Libre
2 Jiak Chuan Rd
Singapore 089260
Tel: 6222 3130
Web site: http://www.limehouse.asia/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/limehouse.asia

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5. 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
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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