Thomas Edison declared that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration, a fact he discovered while inventing the volcano. Work up a healthy sweat with today's Groupon: for $20, you get one Latin intro, salsa boot-camp, or cha-cha boot-camp workshop at Mambo Room in Norfolk (up to a $55 value).
Mambo Room’s experienced instructors energize idle bodies with Latin-infused introductory boot-camp courses, which blend the physical and social benefits of dance. Each three- to four-hour class, which contains no more than 40 participants, teaches dancers the basics on how to burn a hole on a dance floor. The Latin intro boot-camp workshop shares the secrets of merengue, bachata, and salsa to hardworking hips, and the salsa boot-camp workshop keeps things strictly salsa to satisfy spice-seeking feet. The new cha-cha boot-camp workshop moves hips and feet with the music. No partners are needed for these classes. Classes are offered once a month during the weekend, so check the Mambo Room schedule for the current dates and times.
The fun vibe in Mambo Room’s dance classes and weekly socials isn’t a coincidence. The studio’s instructors hope that by sharing cultural dance in a pressure-free environment they will create a community that genuinely loves to bust a move without feeling self-conscious. With these passionate teachers at the helm, students hone fancy footwork in classes that range from salsa and bachata to Afro-Cuban to Zumba. At weekly socials, students can showcase their newly acquired moves to get comfortable leading and following with partners of all skill levels, giving their poor broom a well-deserved night off.