Dance can express what words cannot, whether it's the triumphant joy in a football player's posttouchdown 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 $72, you get a six-week ballroom boot-camp class for two at Latinesque, held Monday nights June 20–July 25 at 6 p.m. (a $144 value).
Led by certified dance instructor Warren Eaton, a professional dancer and choreographer for nearly 20 years, Latinesque caters to beginners by focusing on the basics, including timing and individual steps. Held each Monday night June 20–July 25 at 6 p.m., the 45-minute ballroom boot-camp class drills pairs in the jive and foxtrot, prepping them to dazzle at any union hall meeting. One of the most popular dance styles, jive has it roots in American rock 'n' roll, filled with an energetic quality inspiring quick feet and sharp turns. The foxtrot, by contrast, is an easygoing dance of smooth, gliding steps appropriate for a variety of musical styles, from Frank Sinatra to dog-whistle jam bands. Bring rhythm, grace, and a pair of clean, nonmarking shoes (leather or smooth bottoms are best), and reshape your monthly party schedule into dance-shaped rectangos.
Latinesque Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio
The seasoned dance instructors at the core of Latinesque Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio specialize in working with beginners, teaching simple timing and basic individual steps. Instructors adopt a casual, easygoing approach for private lessons and group classes in which students may switch partners multiple times, much like a cop on the edge with nothing to lose. Instructors train their students in 11 social Latin and American dance styles such as the quick-paced cha cha, sultry Brazilian samba, slow rumba, romantic waltz, and dramatic tango.