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- $27.50 for four weeks of beginners’ salsa classes ($85 value)
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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.
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About A Chat with Impulso
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Impulso Dance offer salsa dance classes. We are the only dance school in Austin speciaizing in Salsa dancing and the only school to offer 90 minute classes twice a week. Our unique approach to teaching lowers the bar for learning salsa dancing and provide a massive shortcut to learning the dance.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business? The inspiration to start this business came from a Norwegian economics professor who realized that his dance teachers (because they have natural talent) had no experience being a complete beginner like himself. He saw the need for a systematic approach to teaching salsa dance that use a language and references that people who have never danced can relate to.
What do you love most about your job? Through dance we are able to provide happiness and increase the social wealth of our students. We don't just teach dance, we arrange parties and events and bring our students into the "real" world of salsa dancing. People gain increased confidence, become able to light up a party and we gain a lot of friends!
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer? You are the best teachers I have ever had in my life. You explain so well, are so patient and create a inclusive atmosphere that is almost magic- Katja. Thank you for giving me the best moment of my life- Omar Alejandro, while attending his first salsa party. We are so proud of ourselves, and it is all thanks to you- Erick and Linda, after winning a dance competition. I used to be so shy, I never dreamed about having so many friends, and it's all thanks to you- Magnus.