Latin dancing has taken over Shanghai’s local nightlife
Throughout the past decade, Latin American and Caribbean culture has become notably popular in China. Similar to ladies’ nights, more and more venues in urban metropolises such as Shanghai and Beijing are offering Latin nights to attract customers. Famous DJs and professional Latin music bands are often invited to China to play salsa, reggaeton, bachata, meringue and other Latin-themed performances at bars, clubs and entertainment events. A growing number of Chinese locals of all ages are also attending Latin dancing classes to learn more about the music and its culture.
Salsa in Shanghai: 6 Nights a Week
Salsa nights. It’s a thing. A thing that’s been growing rapidly over the last couple of years. Might have something to do with the fact the salsa teachers who’re taking their lessons from the studios to bars, teaching not just the steps, but the culture of salsa as a social contact-sport. A couple of years into the craze, there’s a place you can go every night of the week to get your Latin dance on.
Here’s a list of some salsa nights and a little info on the fine, sensuous people who put them together. Toned, bronzed, lithe, sensuous people. Pro dancers or bearded pubrockers looking for a new hobby, everyone’s welcome at salsa night.