Ballroom dance, like mathematics, is elegant, precise, and often performed while looking over a friend's shoulder. Partner up with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get a punch card for any six group dance classes at The Granada LA in Alhambra (a $60 value).
The Granada LA's elegant 1930s-style dance floor tempts patrons to step and sway with ballroom, Latin, and salsa classes that have earned praise from Pasadena Weekly. Student steppers glide their shoes or formal footie pajamas across four stories of spacious hardwood floor as one of eleven experienced instructors guides them through selections from more than 20 dance styles. The bachata rumba's Cuban tunes inspire physiques to twirl, and cha-cha sessions send toes shuffling after runaway hips. Learn the formal patterned dance moves of the fox trot, salsa, and tango in a traditional ballroom course, or pinch inches during a studio fitness class of Pilates or Zumba. Each group class runs 60 minutes in length and provides frequent partner rotations to pair dancers with multiple skill levels and provide ample material for friendship journals.
Though this deal is only valid towards group classes, the dance floor transforms into The Granada LA live salsa club on Friday and Saturday nights, allowing students to showcase their new moves. Sunday sees patrons pairing off for a ballroom dinner affair or lining up for a contemplative conga line to classical music.
The Granada LA
The Granada LA is a party school. Part dance studio, part nightclub, it's a place where students can learn the steps of West Coast swing and merengue one night and put them into practice while enjoying bottle service and eats from the on-site restaurant the next. If they do venture out onto the dance floor of the 1930's Spanish Revival-style nightclub, they'll be treated to live music that leans heavily toward salsa. The nightclub, like whatever village The Village People were from, attracts a variety of people: casual dancers looking for zesty nightlife, and also students of the attached dance studio.