Salsa dance, like tomato salsa, makes bodies sweat, enhances parties, and results in maximum satisfaction when shared with Antonio Banderas. Become a seasoned stepper with today’s Groupon: for $62, you get a beginner-salsa-lesson package at Rumba y Timbal in Cambridge (a $125 value).
Rumba y Timbal unites Cuban rumba movements, acrobatics, spins, and unique footwork to create a distinctly Latin dance style. During the Salsa Partnering for Beginners class, held twice a week for four weeks, students master fundamentals, such as rhythm, precision, and vibe calibration, before being paired with a partner to practice what they’ve learned and prevent nasty spills while dipping. Available Sundays at 5 p.m. and Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., each 60-minute class emphasizes the basics, but the studio also welcomes veteran dancers to attend and refresh their knowledge. An engaging instructor tailors each lesson to the needs of the class, leaving extra time for tricky maneuvers such as twirling while levitating. Teachers Roberto Figueroa and Vanessa Gutierrez have danced in many of the globe’s hemispheres, drawing inspiration from cumbia, ballet, and modern techniques.
7 Temple St.
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139