Pete and Carmen's Salsa Dance Academy

Tower District

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Certified instructors demonstrate salsa steps, spins, and turns for all skill levels; dance socials allow students to practice and mingle

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Promotional value expires Mar 21, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. Not valid if attended classes in last 3 months. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$19 for One Month of Unlimited Salsa Classes and Four Sunday Dance Socials ($80 Value)

During 90-minute classes, certified dance instructors Pete Swingle and Carmen Ahmen lead students through salsa's hypnotic steps and hip swivels. Their intuitive teaching style accommodates students of any skill level as they set concrete and achievable goals for beginners and advanced dancers alike. At Sunday dance socials, guests can chat and rehearse their twirls in a relaxed party setting.

Salsa classes meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Sunday dance socials begin with a class from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., then open the floor for casual dancing from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Pete and Carmen's Salsa Dance Academy

Certified dance instructors Pete Swingle and Carmen Ahmen relish the challenge of curing extra left feet. They welcome total beginners to their salsa classes, where their patience and supportive attitudes help students feel comfortable enough to pull off the hip-swaying steps. In the interest of steadily progressing students to intermediate and advanced moves, they set up specific goals for each level, ranging from "step in time" to "twirl your partner without having to rely on shoes made of roombas.” They teach disciplines apart from salsa as well, including cha-cha, cumbia, and merengue.

Though learning show-stopping techniques is one of the core benefits of their lessons, Pete and Carmen also hope to reward protégés with the additional perks of dancing, including stress relief, improved muscle tone, and new friendships. Sunday dance socials focus on the latter ambition by gathering dancers for practice in a party setting, which sometimes features live percussion shows and music giveaways.

Customer Reviews

Best place to learn Salsa!
Nicole F. · December 8, 2014
Class is great! A little intimidating at first but the instructors take it step by step, by the numbers. Pete, Carmen and Laura are wonderful people and passionate about dance. I definitely recommend anyone, any skill level, even those like me with two left feet.
Javier C. · April 9, 2017
Good teachers and great fun. Well worth the investment!
Marta M. · November 14, 2016
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    Tower District

    2965 N Maroa Ave.

    Fresno, CA 93704


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