Dancing is a healthy way to physically connect to someone, preferable to giving them a painful bear hug or sewing your head onto their body. Get cheek-to-cheek with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $19 for four drop-in dance classes or dance parties (up to a $40 value)
- $24 for a four-week dance-class series (up to a $48 value)<p>
Students of every experience level learn salsa, West and East Coast swing, ballroom, and Argentine tango steps during drop-in classes. Pupils can also attend the studio’s open-dance parties in place of any drop-in class to mingle with other dancers while practicing their techniques. Dance series commence their weekly classes during the first week of each month, building a solid base of fundamentals with review and rehearsal over the four weeks. Click here for a class schedule.<p>
The Palomar Ballroom
Every week, The Palomar Ballroom's 80-year-old space reverberates with a DJ's Latin beats and synchronized salsa shimmies. Beneath a baroque chandelier, couples twirl passionately enough for the New York Times to deem this salsa party the "spiciest spot downtown." Owner and award-winning ballroom dancer Jeremy Pilling prizes the supportive atmosphere that allows his students to commingle at these parties, whose themes can also cover Argentine tango and swing.
To lead up to its festivities, The Palomar Ballroom hosts drop-in classes, weekly series, rehearsals for routines, and private lessons for dancers that range from beginner to expert. During these sessions, seasoned instructors stress the social aspects of dance while teaching the techniques, rotating partners often so that they can learn different ways to twirl, dip, and ceremoniously lacerate a rug. Visiting dance champions also lead workshops on their specialties, showcasing advanced steps in cha cha, samba, swing, rumba, and other styles.
Downtown Santa Cruz
1344 Pacific Ave.
Santa Cruz, California 95060