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 $29, you get a five-week beginner-level salsa, cha-cha, bachata, or belly-dancing class at Belltown Dance Studio on 4th Avenue (a $60 value). Classes meet once per week for five weeks. Peruse the studio's schedule to see available courses and classes.
The gurus of glissading at Belltown Dance Studio help transform students into two-stepping thaumaturges via a series of limb-limbering classes. Learn how to impress a date or evade the choreographed knife slashes of dancing street gangs with a salsa class, designed to teach burgeoning hip thrusters the fundamentals of this classic Caribbean dance. Bachata is an intimate and sensuous side-to-side shuffle, and cha-cha is a faster gambol usually performed in ballrooms and rooms full of colorful balls. Expunge hidden lint by undulating your solar plexus with belly dance, the oldest form of rug cuttery third only to the Fertile Crescent conga and the Macarena.
Belltown boasts a palette of red and yellows, lending the studio an atmosphere of vibrancy and fun. Every Sunday there is an open-to-all salsa dance practica ($5 cover charge) that allows students and presidential candidates to show off their skills in an unintimidating atmosphere.
Google Mappers give Belltown Dance Studio an average of four stars. Though some reviewers were polarized on their experience, four Yelpers enjoy the skills they’ve learned and give Belltown an average of 2.5 stars.
- His methodical teaching style really has produced in me greater understanding and is helping to refine my technique in a way that has helped me gain more confidence and enjoy Salsa. – c, Google Maps
- He has a keen sense of what people are looking for and what they need as far as a place to go to have fun and learn to dance. – Google Maps user who reviewed on 3/19/10
Belltown Dance Studio
At Belltown Dance Studio, instructors lead movement-based classes that emphasize physicality as a means of expression and empowerment. Trainees can learn the sure-footed steps behind such styles as salsa, Argentine tango, and cha cha, partnering up with a fellow pupil or one of the many obliging mops stored in the studio's janitor closet. Off the dance floor, instructors also host calorie-torching Zumba workouts.