Excelling in the art of dance requires patience, swanlike grace, and a pair of feet strong enough to squeeze two lumps of coal until milk comes out. Massage coal teats into a dance bucket with today's Groupon to ¡Cubanéate! Dance. The deal grants visitors one 60-minute class per week over the course of eight weeks. Choose between the following options:
- For $45, you get eight weeks of beginner salsa classes (a $96 value).
- For $75, you get eight weeks of couples beginner salsa classes (a $160 value).
Owned by internationally trained twirlers, ¡Cubanéate! Dance imports Cuban-style salsa dancing into the icy heart of downtown Regina. Also known as Casino, Cuban salsa involves fluid patterns of arm-and-body movements that are easy to pick up, making it perfect for beginners. Classes guide students through the fundamentals of Casino, laying the foundation for more advanced classes and successful impromptu office dance-offs. Shimmy and shake on your own terms, or learn how to trip the light without stumbling over a paramour's pair of dancing skis, all in a welcoming environment.
Regina native and ¡Cubanéate! founder Jen Lachambre earned her capering capabilities studying salsa, Cuban rumba, and Afro- Cuban dance in Cuba, and sharpens her skills by regularly attending
international dance conferences. Call ahead to schedule classes.
Cuban melodies don't just make Jen Lachambre's toes tap. They burrow into her mind and inspire her entire body to move. They've even led her to their island home, where she learned to speak Spanish and dance salsa like a pro. After a year of cultural immersion, she toted her newfound expertise back to Regina, where she set up a dance studio named ¡Cubanéate! with Havana native Michel Medrano Brindis. Here, seasoned instructors help dancers of all levels hone sons and cha-chas in a fun, supportive environment. Casino—the studio's signature Cuban salsa class—teems with fluid motions and circular patterns, like a merry-go-round on the ocean's floor. The studio also specializes in Zumba fitness parties, where groups practice easy-to-follow dance steps to a soundtrack of Latin beats.