Dancing is the second-best way to let the body do the talking, just short of being born with a secondary bellybutton mouth. Elegantly express yourself with today's Groupon: for $20, you get five salsa-dancing classes at Salsa Caliente Dance Studio (a $45 value). Classes are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings and reservations are required.
Led with confidence by salsa crusader Erika Occhipinti, the agile staff at Salsa Caliente Dance Studio teaches students of all experience levels to strut their stuff within a structured curriculum. During beginner sessions, the dance floor becomes a kinetic classroom where pupils and gyrating lecterns rehearse the ins and outs of the basic step, as well as lead and follow techniques. Midlevel apprentices of the saucy art find a challenge in intermediate and advanced classes, in which dance senseis impart the secrets of their most devastating boogies. The studio encourages students to attend a beginner-level class first; students with salsa-dancing experience should arrive 15 minutes early to be evaluated and find out the best starting level for them. Take a step toward dancehall dominance by choosing a class on the schedule or invading a local dancehall with an armored conga line.
Seeing thousands of students shimmy through her studio over the years, Salsa Caliente owner and founder Erika Occhipinti has substantiated a curriculum that lets pupils unlock their latent rhythm in a supportive setting. Prospective salsa sultans can read the website's FAQ section for answers to questions such as what to wear, what to expect, and whether humans are the only salsa-dancing life forms in the universe.
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