Dancing is a healthy way to physically connect to someone, preferable to giving them a painful bear hug or sewing your head onto their body. Get cheek-to-cheek with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $19 for a four-week dance-class series for one (up to a $48 value)
- $35 for a four-week dance-class series for two (up to a $96 value)
- $59 for one new-client-only unlimited monthly pass for one (a $149 value)
- $89 for one new-client-only unlimited monthly pass for two (a $225 value)
Dance series typically begin the first week of each month and proceed with one class per week over four weeks. The unlimited one-month pass is valid for all drop-in classes and open-dance parties. Click here for a class schedule.
The Palomar Ballroom
Every week, The Palomar Ballroom's 80-year-old space reverberates with a DJ's Latin beats and synchronized salsa shimmies. Beneath a baroque chandelier, couples twirl passionately enough for the New York Times to deem this salsa party the "spiciest spot downtown." Owner and award-winning ballroom dancer Jeremy Pilling prizes the supportive atmosphere that allows his students to commingle at these parties, whose themes can also cover Argentine tango and swing.
To lead up to its festivities, The Palomar Ballroom hosts drop-in classes, weekly series, rehearsals for routines, and private lessons for dancers that range from beginner to expert. During these sessions, seasoned instructors stress the social aspects of dance while teaching the techniques, rotating partners often so that they can learn different ways to twirl, dip, and ceremoniously lacerate a rug. Visiting dance champions also lead workshops on their specialties, showcasing advanced steps in cha cha, samba, swing, rumba, and other styles.
The best and most beautiful dance venue in Santa Cruz. The floor is heavenly.C. C., Yelp, 1/24/11