Social dances such as salsa and merengue foster flirting and friendship, unlike antisocial dances such as the smartphone tap and the hotel soap collector. Shake hands and hips with newfound friends with today’s Groupon for a salsa class and tequila tasting from NYC Salsa Class at Roy Arias Studios. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get a Friday-night salsa class and tequila tasting for one from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (a $65 value).
- For $45, you get a Friday-night salsa class and tequila tasting for two from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (a $130 value).
The fleet-footed rug cutters at NYC Salsa Class equip dancers of all experience levels with mental metronomes set to the Latin rhythms of the classic nightclub dance. Every Friday night, instructors impart the basics of salsa dancing from fast-paced dance steps to strengthening necks for heavy, Carmen Miranda–style fruit hats. Introductory lessons don’t require a partner or any prior dance experience and lay helpful foundations for mastering the practical elements of Latin social dances. Following each class, a crash course on tequila with hands-on tastings caps off dance sessions better than a final bow into a spiked-punch bowl.