It takes two to tango, which is why the Three Stooges pursued careers in quantum physics. Let your feet find their calling with today's Groupon: for $13, you get two tango, salsa, bachata, or adult-ballet classes at Symbolic Dance & Fitness (up to a $40 value).
Voted 2011 Best Dance Studio in the San Francisco AList, Symbolic Dance & Fitness invites dancers of all skill levels to kick up their heels during a packed schedule of one-hour Latin-dance classes and 105-minute adult-ballet classes. Known for her championship shimmying and detailed, clear instruction, Ava Apple and partner Rodolfo Guzman demystify counting and couples chemistry during various salsa classes. Rose Vierling's tango courses walk aspiring strutters through swivels and hesitations conceived in the gritty streets of Argentina, and dancer Mireille Ruiz sends hips into rhythmic orbit during Dominican-bachata classes. Although salsa, tango, and Dominican-bachata courses involve partnering, students are not required to provide their own partners or bring along cardboard cutouts of Fred Astaire. During adult-ballet classes, thighs will gracefully descend into deep pliés or soar skyward in grand jetés under the tutelage of Julie Lowe, who has taught professionally for more than 20 years and was a Principal Ballerina with the Oakland Ballet.