In addition to their usefulness on the dance floor, rhythmic hips can lull attacking snakes into submission and hypnotize pickpockets out of stealing your wallet. Learn the art of the shimmy with today's Groupon: for $15, you get two classes of your choice at Angeleno Funk Dance Academy in North Hollywood (a $30 value).
Featured on programs such as Dancing with the Stars, celebrity syncopator Rodrigo Guzman and his decorated team of instructors conduct classes in Latin-style grooving for mild-mannered to spicy hip-shakers. Salsa funk, the studio's unique flagship class, combines hip-hop, jazz, ballroom, and Afro-Cuban styles in the most thrilling, funkiest expression of international harmony since Jimmy Carter's famous slap-bass appeal to an assembly of the United Nations. Bachata, salsa, and Afro-Cuban salsa classes stick to a simpler range of motion, and an introductory ballroom technique lesson introduces a more formal taste to the academy's menu. Check out the schedule for class dates and times.
Students bask in the bodily dynamism of instructors who have proven their chops professionally, both on numerous television shows and through collaboration with the likes of Gloria Estefan, Chris Brown, Ciara, and Toni Braxton. Latin dance classes are also a great way to leave left-footed calories in the dust as you and your fellow dancers steam up the studio.
The staff at Angeleno Funk Dance Company has been featured on television programs such as Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance.