Without dance, people could only hum along to "Macarena," and Jane Austen characters would be forced to say what was really on their minds. Let movements speak with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get five Zumba or salsa-dancing classes in any combination at Mi Salsa Caliente in Port St. Lucie (a $50 value).
Students of all levels glide through Mi Salsa Caliente’s 800-square-foot studio space during energetic salsa classes led by enthusiastic instructors. In beginner sessions, fledgling hoofers grasp basic foot patterns such as the side rock, the back rock, and the weightless moon rock to the tune of infectious beats. Intermediate and advanced hip swayers build upon existing skills by adding more complicated steps, such as the Besito and the Siete Moderno, to their repertoires. Advancement to the next level requires salsa scholars to be able to confidently demonstrate their dancing skills and know the names and hand signals of each turn without stitching cheat sheets into the hems of their skirts.