Our lives today are a blur. Working, relaxing and socialising are impossible to distinguish, with demands for a lifestyle that meets both individual business and leisure needs. Capri by Fraser offers a wide range of unique leisure activities for the modern business traveller, adhering to its belief of creating a holistic balance between work and leisure.
Feeling restless after a day’s of meetings and work? Sign up for some salsa dancing classes through Capri by Fraser’s interactive e-concierge. From the comfort of your own room, simply go onto the online leisure activities menu and before you know it, you would be dancing the night away!
Salsa is a popular genre of dance that originated in Latin America, but the word ‘salsa’ also means ‘sauce’ in Spanish? This spicy, energetic and often sensual dance is usually danced with rhythmic and catchy salsa tunes and various genres of upbeat Latin American music. Not exactly the easiest dance to pick up because of its fast tempo and hip movements, but most beginners quickly fall in love with the fun and exciting moves, and become relatively proficient in a short time.
Also, don’t worry if you’re all alone. Despite being a partner dance, Salsa is actually highly social in nature as most salsa dancers rotate their partners regularly, regardless of whether they’re on the dance floor or during classes. Even if there is an imbalance of gender partners, rotation between pairs happen regularly and everyone will get a chance to dance. This also makes it a great way to meet new people and make new friends.
There are 3 main types of Salsa, which can be differentiated by the direction which the dancers move, and the beat at which dancers dance to. The L.A. style is known as the “On 1”, and as its name suggests, the moves start or are accented on the first beat of the phrase. The New York style, or “On 2”, emphasizes on the second beat of the phrase. “On 2” is also referred to as “Mambo”, and dancers usually move to the drum patterns of the music. “On 1” and “On 2” dance styles usually move in a straight line. The third type, Cuban-style salsa, is danced either on the downbeats (1, 3, 5, and 7) or upbeats (2, 4, 6, and 8) of the music, and the dance moves in a complete circle.
Now, if you can already dance salsa, or just want to soak in the atmosphere, there are several places in Singapore where you can go to.
Union Square, one of the longest running Salsa clubs in Singapore, can be found on the 5th floor of a shopping arcade at Amara Hotel. The dance floor is open from Monday to Saturday nights, 9pm onwards. Apart from a DJ, a live Latin band plays Salsa, merengue and other Latin American music there. Beginner’s Night is on Tuesday and Thursday night.
Cover Charge: Mon-Thur – $12, inclusive of 2 drinks
Fri-Sat – $20, inclusive of 2 drinks
Movida, at St James Power Station is another hot spot for Salsa music and Latin American music. The name Movida actually means “party” in Cuban slang, so be prepared to have a good time. However, most of the dancers on the floor are non-Salsa dancers so be sure to bring a partner down so you can show off some of those sizzling moves!
Cover Charge: Mon-Thur – $12 for men, $10 for ladies
Fri-Sat – $20 for men, $15 for ladies
So what are you waiting for? Put on those salsa shoes and dance the night away! When you are staying at Capri by Fraser life is so much more fun!!
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