Having two left feet makes the art of seduction almost impossible, except when standing next to someone with four right hands. Beguile admirers no matter where you stand with today's Groupon to Island Touch Dance Academy. Classes are held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at varying times. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get one month of unlimited Latin dance classes (a $39.95 value).
- For $50, you get three months of unlimited Latin dance classes (a $119.85 value).
Island Touch Dance Academy's professional instructors amp up heart rates and inspire revelry with socially engaging NYC-style salsa and bachata classes. Induce a light sweat and twist hips along with classmates during bachata courses, which focus on cha-cha steps that capture rhythms and runaway shadows. Pupils of all skill and experience levels glean the foundations of spinning and stepping in any beginners salsa session, and intermediate students learn more intense footwork during the weekly Level 2 salsa lab. Throughout each class, students gain inspiration from photos of Island Touch participants that line the studio's warm-orange walls and tap toes to the beat of in-house DJ Tiguere's sultry Latin mixes that thump across the 1,200-square-foot dance floor. Sessions comprise 20–30 students and don't require a partner or a stunt double.
Origin Story: No Mambo, No Problem
Jorge Burgos and Rudi Lopez were friends working the daily grind at a mortgage company when they decided to combine their love of dance with their pal, ballroom dancer Tanya Kensinger, and founded Island Touch Dance Academy in early 2010. When not teaching rookie salsa savants on the art of the well-shaken hip, the trio circles the globe performing their energetic moves in front of salsa and bachata fans alike. Even when not engrossed in Latin rhythms, the three can't help but seek out beats at Tampa-area house and jazz clubs such as the Hyde Park Cafe.
11733 N Dale Mabry Hwy.
Tampa, Florida 33618