February 20, 2014 — Moved by the bombastic rhythms of salsa? Whether you’re in Montréal with a dance partner or not, salsa and latin clubs add to the city’s caliente factor and are hopping all year round.
Salsa aficionados can dance to their heart’s content every Sunday at the weekly Salsalicious event hosted by Salsafolie. A sensual mix of mambo, latin jazz and cha cha reigns supreme.
Sundays from 6 p.m. to midnight, 486 Sainte-Catherine Street West, 3rd floor.
Club Salsatheque, Montréal’s salsa mecca, is well known in dance circles as the city’s longest-running Latin club. Top dancers dub it “muy caliente”. It’s getting hot in there!
Wednesday to Sunday, 1220 Peel Street.
At Le Cactus bar, sway your hips to the mesmerizing rhythms of merengue, bachata, zouk and kompa, while you sip on a literally flaming cocktail. On Wednesdays, “Rio de Janeiro nights” transport you straight into a Brazilian carnival atmosphere with live percussionists. Explosive!
Wednesday to Sunday, 4461Saint-Denis Street.
Club 6/49 is another classic club that’s been offering free lessons for 28 years. From Monday to Wednesday, take your first salsa or kizomba steps and then hit the dance floor with your best moves.
Daily, 1112 Sainte-Catherine Street West.