Founded in 2004, Caderas Latinas is SMU’s salsa performance student club. The club is one of the most recognised student performance teams in the local salsa dance scene. It has performed in Italy, Spain and Germany, and puts up an annual production titled ‘Bailamos’. Its members regularly take part in competitions, including the annual Inter-Tertiary Salsa Competition and the Barcelona Dance Grand Prix, where it was recently crowned champions. The Festival Ambassador for SMU Caderas Latinas is Wesley Lim.
When I am not dancing, you can find me at:
Wesley: SMU’s Lee Kong Chian School of Business
I feel instantly reFRESH!ed with a cup of:
Wesley: Starbucks Caramel Macchiato Frappuccino
The first thing that comes to mind about FRESH! is:
SMU Caderas Latinas is FRESH! To me because:
Wesley: SMU Caderas Latinas is a well knitted family that accepts people without
background in dancing. Personally I signed up for auditions and the workshop as my senior
persuaded me to pick up Salsa dancing. I agreed as I wanted to get out of my comfort zone
and try something new! The seniors were patient with me and I gradually fell in love with
Can you tell us more about SMU Caderas Latinas?
Wesley: SMU Caderas Latinas is a close family that accepts people even without background
in dancing. It gives people with an interest in Salsa dancing an opportunity to learn and
perform together. This creates a strong friendship both on and off stage and allows us to
grow as a person and dancer.
Tell us what is FRESH! about what SMU Caderas Latinas is hosting at SMU Arts Festival 2016:
Wesley: For SMU Arts Festival 2016, SMU Caderas Latinas will be holding two workshops,
one for beginners and one for seasoned dancers, and a Salsa Social Dance Party. The
workshop is catered to everyone, as long as you have an interest in Salsa dancing! For the
beginner workshop, you will be taught basic dance steps to take to the dance floor easily.
For the intermediate workshop, a professional instructor will be there to inject a fresh jab of
hip-hop into your Salsa dance! Attending the workshop will put the sassy Latin America
moves in your dancing foot, on campus! The social dance party will be held after the
workshops. It will be a place where you can hone your newly acquired moves and immerse
in Spanish festivity. There will be live music by Adremalina, one of Singapore’s best Salsa
bands and popular Salsa DJs. So what are you waiting for!!!
SMU Caderas Latinas beginner workshop will be happening on the 9th sept, 5.30pm to
SMU Caderas Latinas intermediate workshop will be happening on the 9th sept, 7.30pm to
SMU Caderas Latinas Salsa Social Dance Party will be happening on the 9th sept, 9.00pm to
12.00am at SMU T-junction
Click here for more information.