Salsa & Latin Dance Party at NUS

NUS Party

The Salsa Party at NUS was off the great start, with an amazing turn out. Munchee Munkee, the bar / restaurant on campus was packed to the brim with salsa enthusiasts. Actfa Dance Instructor Sim Li Bin started the party off with a quick review of the salsa basics. Some of the beginners floundered, trying to catch up with the steps but with a few partner rotations everyone was starting to get the hang of it.

Soon enough Li Bin moved on to a few intermediate salsa steps, which brought up the energy level of the crowd. The tabletop variation was a crowd favorite and had everyone hyped up as they practiced this move with a couple of different partners.

Everyone was getting his or her groove on, and the social floor opened with a bang. The crowd had a while to eat and mingle before the next section of the dance lesson from Li Bin ensued.

What came next was bachata, which was an immediate crowd pleaser. Most of the beginners took a while to get used to the close hold, intimate nature of the dance but eventually everyone put their inhibitions aside and had a great deal of fun.

With the party having such an exciting start, it could only get better. Soon the rest of the students from Xenbar Singapore Salsa Club joined us, and everyone was dancing their shoes off, to a point where some of us even lost our heels and chose to go barefooted.

Finally, it was time to call it a night. Not because anyone wanted to stop dancing though our feet were screaming for reprieve, but since it was closing time.

It was a great experience overall, which benefitted everyone, from the beginners to those who have been dancing for a while. It gave everyone a chance to social dance with people at different levels and thereby improve their salsa follow or lead techniques, and also served as an amazing way to spend a Friday night.

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Starlinn Actfa DanceSTARLINN CHOO YANQING joined the SFDF program in 2004 while studying in NUS, training 12 hours a day; she completed her SFDF, Diploma & IHDC courses in 3 years, using her teaching income to finance her classes in Diploma & IHDC. In 2008 she pursued her IMDC Dance Business & is now doing her 3 years IPHDC Dance Product Research. While pursuing her IHDC she was already traveling around the world for assignments. more


Bianca Actfa DanceBIANCA enrolled in the SFDF course after A-levels. Within 6 months she was dancing as a backup dancer for MTV. She has also traveled to many countries like Germany, UK, Taiwan & Hong Kong to teach & perform, & was offered a position to dance in a few Musical plays. 


 Libin Actfa DanceLB, a masters degree holder working for a MNC, decided to do a career switch after he completed his SFDF. He then worked as an International Sales Manager in dance products, an international artist & dance instructor. He is the Singapore Bachata Champion 2008 and the 1st runner up in the Asia Salsa Championship behind Serge and Polina from Russia in 2010. more


manfred Actfa DanceMANGGOH was one of the elite few selected for the Mediacorp Dance Academy in 2000. He graduated from NTU with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and used to work as a Project Manager in the IT Industry. He passed his examination & evaluation for SFDF and is currently doing his Diploma & IHDC. more


maricel Actfa DanceMARICEL, a professional dancer from the Philippines, joined SFDF in 2009. In less than a year, she has performed at the Esplanade Da:ns Festival 2009, Salsa Cruise Asia 2009, & has also been to China to teach & perform. In 2010 she was offered a full time dance instructor job in Singapore. She has since gone on to set up a dance studio in the Philippines and comes back periodically to upgrade her skills.


rachel Actfa DanceRACHEL an undergraduate in NTU joined the SFDF in 2010 and was offered to open a dance studio in China.  She has taught and performed in Guang Zhou, Shen Zhen, Hong Kong, Singapore.


 derrick actfa danceDERRICK has over 20 years of dance instructor experience with more than 30 types of dance. He was granted an exemption from SFDF after taking an examination & evaluation and signed up for the diploma & IHDC simultaneously.


tamil actfa danceTAMIL, a professional dancer & teacher actively involved in competitions & performances for Hip Hop, Bollywood, Indian Dance. He was teaching dance in secondary school and choreographing for SYF. He joined the IHDC program to further his training as a dancer & teacher in 2009.  Since joining the IHDC, he has taught, performed & competed in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan.


brenda actfa danceBRENDA joined the SFDF when she was 13 years old and was hired to teach and perform both locally and overseas after 6 months. She was also financing her own dance study while teaching private dance classes.  Under the SFDF, she was the 1st runner up in the Asia Salsa Championship 2010 and Singapore Bachata Champion 2009.  She was given opportunities to teach in Malaysia, Hong Kong, China.

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