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Salsa?

Postby chimpum » Mon, 06 Nov 2006 7:38 pm

Does anyone know of any fun salsa clubs here in sing? Especially ones that tend to play more reggeaton and merengue type music.

If anyone's been...are they fun? Worth going? Or do they have more of a rehearsed ballroom type feel to them?

If anyone has any info, i'd really appreciate it!

Gracias mil.... :D

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Postby poetry in motion » Tue, 07 Nov 2006 8:51 am

The best Salsa club in Singapore without a doubt is Union Square at The Amara, Level 2. It's in the shopping centre next to The Amara Hotel, located close to Tanjong Pagar MRT station.
http://www.ntucclub.com/clubs/unionsquare/salsa/

The last time I was there, they had a live band from Columbia. Besides Salsa music, they play Merengue, Bachata, Son and some other South American tunes. Great place for dancing - definitely not the ballroom type Latin dances.

Que viva la Salsa !
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Postby chimpum » Tue, 07 Nov 2006 9:44 pm

Cool! Thank you so much! I'll keep it in mind...

now...any tips on how to drag my canadian boyfriend over for some merengue?? Chloroform? Absinthe? Tell him we're going to watch some hockey?

If anyone is interested and likes this type of music I'd love to arrange a night out. Let me know!

vamos a bailar!

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Postby poetry in motion » Wed, 08 Nov 2006 1:17 pm

Have you been to WNDC? You can meet fellow salseros there . . .

Why don't you and your bf attend Salsa (especially Rueda) or Merengue classes together if he hasn't learnt how to dance them yet.

Only a couple of dance schools offer Merengue and Bachata classes
http://www.jjsalsarengue.com/abtdancehu ... tors.shtml
http://www.asiasalsa.com/

The others just do Salsa and Rueda/Salsa Casino. . .

8-)

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Postby salsero » Tue, 14 Nov 2006 3:08 pm

Union Square is definitely THE place but Friday (Ladies Night - they get in for free and get free drinks) and Saturday nights are jam-packed and can be very intimidating for newbies. I used to go there around 11ish to get some free space but now, it's even jampacked til 1am. Still a great place and the new band is awesome! Cover is SGD 15, includes 2 drinks.

Other options are Naxos on Wednesdays, Hard Rock on Thursdays, and Brix (Hyatt) on Sundays, but I've found the scene there so-so, and will be frequented mostly by the hardcore dancers.

For practice, I would still steer you towards Union Square but on a weekday night where there's more space and fewer hardcore salseroes who will intimidate your boyfriend with their fancy-schmancy moves. On the other hand, if you're a pretty good dancer, then you definitely want to hit the floor on the said Fri/Sat nights (just leave the bf at home watching EPL soccer).

Also, there are one-off events such as the recent Singapore Salsa Festival (another one coming up in Dec), Upper Club, and Salsa on the beach in Sentosa. The community is pretty good on posting on the web so just google the info or use the club links above.

Lastly, for variety, consider popping over to KL where although the crowd is much smaller, there are more happening venues - Thursdays at QBA (Westin Hotel), Friday at Salsa Havana (Federal Hotel), and Saturdays at both Little Havana (Changkat Bukit Bintang) and Salsa Havana. All locations are within walking distance of the Bukit Bintang shopping district. Floor is tight at QBA and it's more about the scene. Salsa Havana could use a few extra AC units but more space to dance. Little Havana is my favorite - large space, four huge AC units, high ceiling. Unfortunately, Little Havana does not have live music like QBA or Salsa Havana. No cover for QBA, MYR 10 for Salsa Havana and Little Havana if you're having bottled water/soft drink. More for alcoholic drinks.


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