Latin-dance floors are especially hot, due to the fact that dragons can only go to sleep to the sound of maracas. Sashay past unconscious fire breathers with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a three-class cycle (a $45 value) at HotSalsaHot Dance Studio in Princeton.
An affiliate of Princeton Dance and Theater Studio, HotSalsaHot spices up dance floors with the exotic flavors of Latin dance, including salsa, bachata, and zouk. Henri Velandia, the school’s Venezuelan founder and instructor, combines the passionate spirit of Latin dance with urban street moves, formal ballroom techniques, and jalapeño peppers. Everyone from experienced dancers to novices with closets full of unmated left shoes can learn the smooth rhythm and strong posture of salsa. Students in Latin Jazz classes shake their bodies in a fast-paced, total workout, leading to the mastery of flirty turns and zesty leaps. Grab a hot-blooded cohort and glide to the sensual styling of Brazilian zouk, or pick up the tempo with the fluid movements and quick direction changes of bachata.
HotSalsaHot holds classes six days a week, with each class running in structured three-week cycles to honor the time it takes the moon to change shirts. During the last week of the cycle, students take to the floor to show off a newly gained arsenal of saucy steps in a festive social atmosphere. The studio encourages dancers to invite friends to these social dance classes for a complimentary introductory lesson.
Hot Salsa Hot
Hot Salsa Hot spices up dance floors with three exotic flavors of Latin dance: salsa, bachata, and zouk. Henri Velandia, the school’s founder, and his team of trained instructors incorporate urban street moves as well as formal ballroom techniques into classes that accommodate women, men, children, and all skills levels, from experienced dancers to novices with closets full of left shoes. Students can learn the smooth rhythm and strong posture of salsa, glide to the sensual styling of Brazilian zouk, or pick up the tempo with the fluid movements and quick direction changes of bachata. Classes are held on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings.
116 Rockingham Rd.
Princeton, New Jersey 08540