Dance can express what words cannot, whether it's the triumphant joy in a football player's post-touchdown 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 $32, you get a six-week session of bachata or salsa classes at Dancin’ Motion School of the Arts in Brandon (up to a $65 value).
Swaying students of all skill levels are welcome to hone their steps across Dancin’ Motion’s 3,000-square-foot studio. The space plays host to a variety of classes, each scheduled on a weekly basis. Level 1 bachata classes—currently held on Friday evenings—roll through the inside and outside turns of the style's gender-specific choreography. Level 1 salsa classes—currently scheduled on Friday and Sunday evenings—break down the style's traditional steps and secrets in a similar, pressure-free environment. As of now, the next round of six-week sessions are set to begin on January 8. For more information, view the class calendar.
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.