Like defusing a bomb, a well-executed dance routine requires concentration, skill, and a nervous partner who questions your every move before unexpectedly jumping out of a window. Blow onlookers away with explosive dance moves thanks to today’s Groupon: for $59, you get a one-month unlimited dance membership at Argentine Tango Detroit in Utica (a $140 value). The membership can be used toward any group class.
Specializing in infectious, hip-shaking Argentine tango, ballroom, salsa, and Zumba dance, Argentine Tango Detroit treats all hopeful hoofers like family. The classes’ expert instructors are trained never to stare at extra left feet and make perfect partners for hours of non-destructive rug-cutting. Membership holders can check the schedule for group lesson times and choose from any of the myriad dance-stepping adventures available during their month-long tenure, from milonga, the lively, rustic grandmother of the tango, to Zumba classes that combine fitness, choreography, and move-busting. Ballroom, salsa, and Argentine tango classes further coax long-dormant rhythmic vigor from students’ newly happy feet. The group setting facilitates the forging of new friendships, perfect for forming new tango gangs to ward off neighborhood rose thieves.
Argentine Tango Detroit
After performing as a soloist with the Metropolitan Ballet Society, Lori Burton sashayed out of her pointe shoes and down the avenue of her new, fiery passion. She took the Argentine tango circuit by storm, showing off her 25 years of dance experience on ESPN, PBS tango exhibitions, and in several well-known Detroit news publications. So infatuated was she with her fueling her soul as well as her knowledge of Argentine tango, she traveled to Buenos Aires twice a year to study with the art form's masters. It's this commitment to excellence that has garnered Lori numerous top teacher awards and a loyal following at Argentine Tango Detroit.
The light–footed headmaster recruited a team of experienced instructors to teach graceful dance steps and passionate partner work. They designed their private or group tango classes to benefit dancers of all abilities, guiding students through stylized moves and complex spins during beginners and advanced lessons. They also train feet to flit through salsa dance's high-energy moves, and lead private dance lessons so that students may conquer their crippling fear of dance shoes in peace. Weekly milongas, or open practice parties, offer students a chance to practice their new moves in a judgment-free environment. Argentine Tango Detroit also hosts a variety of accomplished guest instructors, who broaden students' horizons with their own unique dancing styles and perspectives.
Physical fitness takes center stage during Zumba classes as instructors help get students in prime dancing condition. They harness the same Latin dance moves and cardio workouts during these heart-pumping dance-fitness classes.