Excelling in the art of dance requires patience, swanlike grace, and a pair of feet strong enough to squeeze two lumps of coal until milk comes out. Massage coal teats into a dance bucket with today's Groupon: for $20, you get five Cuban salsa or West Coast swing dance classes at Paso Dance Studios in Durham (a $75 value). Participants can attend solo or buy a second Groupon as a gift and bring a partner.
Paso Dance Studios empowers students, allowing them to learn elegant movements at their own pace and individual absorption level. The studio utilizes the Paso method, which rejects excessively technical instruction, slow music introduction, and overly detailed footwork blueprints. At Paso Dance Studios, the sinuous rhythms of Cuban salsa and infectious swing sounds come first, allowing the body to bust a move without letting the mind bang on the floor of its apartment with a heavy shoe.
Classes are held on Saturdays and Mondays for all levels of experience. Students are shown dance steps to the music and are then encouraged to add their own flair, resulting in dance that the body remembers and the mind forgets. The studio has found that students taught in this fashion find their personal rhythm and style, as well as master the fundamentals of dance styles at a much higher learning curve than students chained to the galleys of lesser methods. Once students catch the beat, exhilarating classes and a boppin’ workout are only a hip-swivel away.
1601 Geer St.
Durham, North Carolina 27704