Ignite fires of finesse in your feet with today's Groupon: for $25, you get one Latin-dance seminar at Dance With Me SoHo (a $50 value). Seminars are offered May 8, May 16, and June 12. Each seminar lasts one hour and 45 minutes.
Dance with Me's three International Latin Seminars are taught by Valentin Chmerkovskiy, an acclaimed dancer and the brother of Dance with Me founder Maksim Chmerkovskiy, of Dancing with the Stars fame. Choose from one of the following three Latin-dance seminars:
May 8 at 4 p.m.: Learn the Cuban-flavored steps of the cha-cha and the rumba as you reward your hips and your knees for years of good behavior.
May 16 at noon: Discover the rhythmic rhapsody of Brazil's samba, as well as the American jitterbug-and-swing hybrid of the jive.
June 12 at 4 p.m.: Step into Spain's paso doble dance, which mimics a bullfight (live-bull dance partner optional) and the flamenco, with its artistic hand movements and rhythmic foot movements (live-flamingo dance partner optional).
Spots are limited, so get your Groupon and contact Dance with Me Soho in advance to schedule your foray into lithe Latin legwork.
On an episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, the ladies grooved at a Dance With Me studio, and on the Ridgefield, New Jersey, location's website are videos of Dancing with the Stars vet Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
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Featured on ABC, Fox, and various channels, Dance With Me doesn't just teach students the mechanics of fun, fit, and healthy dancing—they transform them into dancers. And the process goes beyond learning fancy footwork. Participants are welcomed into a setting that cultivates confidence, nurtures self-expression, and bolsters social interaction skills, since it really does take more than one person to tango.
The joy of ballroom dancing becomes contagious at each of Dance With Me's modernized studios, which host classes specifically tailored toward each visitor's goals. And those classes are taught by a uniquely qualified team of professionals, some of whom may have familiar faces. Co-founder Maksim Chmerkovskiy is a renowned Latin Ballroom dance champion, choreographer, and instructor, but he's perhaps best known for keeping celebrities on their toes in his 14 appearances on Dancing with the Stars. Along with National and World Champions and Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars choreographers Val Chmerkovskiy and Tony Dovolani, he has instilled Dance With Me's staff with their professional chops and ability to stay composed when cha-cha-cha-ing with a boom mic.