Language classes teach the basics that will help when traveling, such as how to ask someone for directions or where the town keeps all its handsomest people. See the world with this Groupon.
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$30 for four 90-minute salsa dance classes and one 30-minute private spanish language lesson (up to a $140 value)
- Four 90-minute salsa dance classes (up to a $95 value)
- 30-minute private Spanish tutoring sessions (up to a $45 value)
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Classes are meant to get young children ages 18 months to 3 years old used to the sound of the Spanish language. Tuesday sessions are held in Chelsea and Friday sessions are in Williamsburg and students may attend at either location with their parents.
Salsa Dancing: A Melting Pot of Cuban Rhythms
Learn a bit about where this spicy dance style comes from with Groupon's brief introduction to salsa.
Brought into the mainstream by Cuban and Puerto Rican immigrants in 1960s New York, salsa continues to rattle dance floors around the world. Though styles differ from country to country—the United States alone can claim distinctive styles for New York, LA, and Miami—spectators can easily recognize the dance by its sultry hip movements and up-tempo pace. Like its accompanying music, which echoes beats from Puerto Rican plena and American jazz, salsa dance incorporates a diverse range of influences, including the lively steps of the Cuban-style són, the jutting hip movements of African rumba, and the partner-based formations of French-born country dance. As Celia Cruz—internationally hailed as the queen of the genre—astutely observed, salsa is essentially “all the Cuban rhythms under one name.”
In recent years, the dance form has spread beyond clubs and into gyms, rising as a popular form of aerobic exercise designed to build cardiovascular endurance, tone legs, and improve coordination. Salsa influences can be spotted within the Zumba fitness program, which infuses salsa steps with other lively styles in dynamic and social group settings.
The team at Mi Atico takes a different approach to learning the Spanish language. You can find the staff out and about in the city with their clients at a coffee shop or your favorite spot in the park. The staff specialize in providing educational, social, and cultural immersion in a fun and exciting environment. The adult-based program introduces its clients to the Spanish language and culture in New York City through a sundry list of social events and classes such as Bailando Cultura where students can lear dances such as salsa, cha-cha-cha, merengue, bachata, and paso doble. The program also features private tutoring sessions and group classes that cater to clients looking to practice their Spanish with new people.