Dance can express what words cannot, whether it's the triumphant joy in a football player's posttouchdown pirouette or the passionate tango used to notify roommates that the basement is flooding. Transmit tidings with twinkling toes thanks to today’s Groupon: for $50, you get 10 group salsa lessons at Charlotte Salsa on Milton Road (a $100 value).
Charlotte Salsa's instructors acquaint students with salsa's invigorating rhythms, marrying the intensity of Cuban mambo with Latin jazz. Hip-swinging pupils pair up before learning the basics—including forward, side-to-side, and back-to-back steps—over the course of 10 courage-building sessions. Competition-winner Rodrigo A. Jimenez and ex-El Salvadoran salsa queen Wendy Jimenez instruct beginner classes that help unlock the turntable in your hips, blending flashy turns, twists, and spins into a whirling storm of devastating desire. The lesson calendar is flexible, with one-hour sessions held throughout the week.
The World Dance Center features a wide-open ballroom and polished wooden dance floor. Students learn in a congenial, fun-focused atmosphere with pulsating music guiding their hesitant steps' transformation into thrilling dance moves. A thriving community of salsa-lovers creates a coterie of friendly faces, and a quick learning curve ensures that these faces can be enjoyed without accidentally salsaing into a wall.