One-Month Salsa Workshop for One or Two at Bailamos Salsa Rueda (Up to 55% Off)

Central Santa Cruz

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Groups learn to dance salsa in a "wheel" of interchanging partners as a leader calls out different moves

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Valid only on Wednesdays 7pm. New workshops begin every 1st Wednesday of the month (except 1/1/14). 4- week workshop. Must attend classes starting on a 1st Wed; ending on a last Wed of the month. Must sign waiver. New clients only or clients who have been inactive over last 6 months. Non-transferable. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Dance can express many human emotions: grief, fear, longing, and undeserved pride in your passable imitation of a swan. Take yourself for a spin with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $14 for a one-month beginner salsa rueda workshop for one ($28 value)
  • $25 for a one-month beginner salsa rueda workshop for two ($56 value)

Classes take place on Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. The workshop starts on the first Wednesday of each month (though in January it will start on the second Wednesday because of the January 1 holiday) and ends on the last Wednesday of the month. Dancing is done in a "wheel" of interchanging partners with a caller determining the moves.

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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