What You'll Get
Recent studies show that people who dance tend to possess above-average strength, endurance, and flexibility, as well as a significantly lower risk of getting served. Hone this vital skill with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get two drop-in dance classes at DanceSport California (a $30 value). This Groupon is only valid for salsa, cha-cha, bachata, and mambo group classes.
DanceSport California is a multi-style dance studio specializing in Latin ballroom dances. The accommodating class schedule offers multiple hour-long drop-in classes that cater to all levels of experience. Couples classes are available, and no partner is required, because DanceSport encourages the mixing and mingling of feet and personalities. Classes are held atop a state-of-the-art floating dance floor that gives dancers an extra spring in their step while surprisingly following all laws of gravity and thermodynamics.
All the waltzes and grapevines in yesterday's dance closet are covered with mothballs and dust. Spirited salsa moves knock moths out and turn any humble dance closet into a svelte dance armoire. The cha-cha employs a coordinated shaking of hips and shuffling of feet that is completely antithetical to every awkward middle school dance. Bachata rolls right off your tongue and straight into your dancing shoes. This fun and easy dance from the Dominican Republic consists of saucy Cuban hip motions and impressive "pop" movements that are guaranteed to wow on the dance floor in the absence of their constricting "lock" counterparts. Hit movies such as Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights and Dance of Death 2: Mambo's Revenge have featured the 1940s jazz-influenced style of mambo. All of DanceSport California's classes are inclusive, energetic, and above all, fun.
Studio owners Bernard and Sonyo Martinez have more than 20 years of teaching experience and are sometimes known as the "teacher of teachers." Salsa instructor Alejandra Montano has performed at dance events in Europe and America and has been featured on Latin American television. No registration is required for drop-in classes, because DanceSport California is committed to teaching the art of groove-thing shaking to any and all willing participants.
Please call ahead to check class availability. Both classes must be used by the same person.
DanceSport California gets a perfect five-star average from five Yelpers:
- [I]f you're looking for a professional school that teaches latin styles of dances with a fun, friendly environment, that also happens to be the best bang for your buck, then this is your place. – Michael G.
- Just started taking Cha-Cha-Cha, Mambo & Salsa & love it! Studio provides a great atmosphere to learn. – Mari B.
- If youre [sic] looking for a place to learn to dance or just get connected with the salsa dance community in the area, Dancesport CA should definitely be on your must view list. – Mario M.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 11, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Subject to availability. Valid only for cha-cha, salsa, bachata and mambo group classes. Non-transferable. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.