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Reviewed February 2, 2015
What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- $29 for one private lesson and one group lesson for an individual or a couple ($90 value)
- $49 for three private lessons and one group lesson for an individual or a couple ($270 value)
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 United DanceSport Dance Studio
Rooted in the belief that dancing should be fun and easy, Anthony Lewis has been teaching lessons in a casual, easy-going atmosphere since 1996. At United DanceSport Dance Studio, he and his partner, Rose Tripp, work closely with students in a wide range of styles, from foxtrot and country to classic ballroom dancing. The duo also works with couples to prepare them for their weddings, helping them develop the finesse and confidence for a successful first dance.