Without dance, people could only hum along to the “Macarena,” and Jane Austen characters would be forced to say what was really on their minds. Let movements speak with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a salsa-dancing package at Dancin’ Motion, valid at Dancin’ Motion’s Brandon and Tampa locations (a $63 total value). The package includes:
- Six weeks of Level 1 salsa classes for adults (a $55 value)
- Admission to one social-dance event (an $8 value)<p>
Dancin’ Motion’s lively instructors teach budding hoofers to synchronize their bodies to thumping Latin rhythms during once-a-week salsa classes hosted in a 3,000-square-foot studio. October’s schedule of Level 1 dance classes focuses on the Puerto Rican street style of salsa, which presents a better way of learning the island’s culture than aggressively interrogating a coconut. After acquiring the skills necessary to heat up the dance floor, pupils can flaunt freshly learned salsa steps at Dancin’ Motion’s Friday-night social-dance events, where DJ Jorge spins the night away as visitors fuel up on complimentary snacks and drinks.
When Maria Espinoza dances, she feels free from both everyday worries and chronic health problems. She opened Dancin' Motion to share this feeling with others, giving the community a creative outlet for dance, art, and music lessons. Instructors lead dance classes such as salsa, belly dance, and Zumba to shake the dust off advanced students' dancing shoes or train beginners in dance basics. Each month at social dances, DJ David fills the sprawling studio space and adjoining outdoor patio, available for private event rental, with the rhythms of upbeat Latin tunes and the sound effects of downbeat Latin legal dramas. During daylight hours, congas, timbales, and bongos fill class spaces with Latin percussion during private music lessons.