After extensive testing, scientists determined their sentient dance machine’s “killer moves” were, in fact, as harmful to humans as they were to sound. Keep dancing safely within mankind with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $12 for two salsa classes for one (a $40 value)
- $25 for four salsa classes for one (a $60 value)
- $45 for four salsa classes for two (a $120 value)
Dancers of all levels can learn basic footwork at a fast but comfortable pace during a beginners’ salsa class while intermediate sessions focus on fine-tuning this footwork and learning more challenging patterns. Dancers do not need experience or a partner to participate. Click here for a full list of classes.
The staccato beat of conga drums rises over the deep voice of a bass guitar and the higher trills of the timbales and piano. Head dancer Evan Margolin and his bevy of experienced instructors lead students in classes that take beginners through basic footwork and salsa rhythms, with intermediate and advanced sessions offering salsa aficionados more challenging instruction. The social class structure—partners rotate throughout every session—creates a low-pressure learning environment and keeps dancers from scrambling to locate a partner or human-shaped tupperware container. The one-hour beginner classes are mostly filled with salsa novices and new dancers, and Dance SF's experienced and engaging local salsateers are patient and friendly when showing new students how to bust well-timed moves. During intermediate classes, which require six months or more of social dancing experience, students focus on timing and cross-body leads with turns. After some evening classes, new dancers are invited to join an all-night salsa party where they can put their new moves in practice. Students should wear comfortable clothing, which includes dancing shoes, but does not include rear-flapped onesie pajamas.