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Established in 2008, SMU's latin dance club, Ardiente aims to bring an old dance form into a modern light. The club specializes in 5 genres- Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive, Samba and Paso Doble. Apart from competitions and workshops, SMU Ardiente also puts up a production annually- Un Paso, to present Latin Ballroom artistically.


With a mixture of dazzling footwork and sizzling moves, we strive to bring passion to the Latin Ballroom Dance scene by reinventing boundaries and presenting Latin Ballroom in a modern light!


SMU Ardiente is the home of SMU latin dancers. We specialise in 5 types of Latin Ballroom Dance - 

Cha-Cha-Cha | Rumba | Jive | Samba | Paso Doble

Discover your passion for latin dance no matter your dance background. You can look forward to a fun-filled latin dance fam! We also have numerous performance opportunities, be it internal (SMU) events or external commissioned events

Exposure to various opportunities ranging from Competitions, Performances, and Annual Dance Productions (Un Paso), to CCA Bonding Activities such as Camps and Parties!

Date, venue and timing of regular meetings / trainings per week:


Ardiente allowed me to form valuable friendships that I hold dearly to even after graduation; they are the ones whom I would love to keep in my life.  Ardiente also honed my people management skills and boosted my confidence which is helpful even in the workplace. (Leong Wan Yi, Alumni) 

Although it was initially daunting to step out of my comfort zone, the members welcomed me with open arms and Ardiente quickly became my home away from home -- not just the physical dance studio, but the people I am proud to now call my closest friends! (Ashley Lum, President, SOSS, Y2 for AY2020-2021)


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