What You'll Get
After extensive testing, scientists determined their sentient dance machine’s “killer moves” were, in fact, as harmful to humans as they sound. Today’s Groupon keeps dancing safely within mankind: for $12, you get two drop-in salsa-dance classes (a $30 value) from Dance SF. Dance SF offers a variety of fun drop-in salsa classes at several locations throughout the Bay Area. Locations tend to change slightly each month, so check its website to confirm.
Dance SF's fun and fast beginner classes focus on learning basic footwork and mastering salsa rhythms. The social class structure—partners rotate throughout every session—creates a low-pressure learning environment (you needn't bring a partner to your class). The hour-long 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. Click here for a schedule of upcoming classes at each location, which change slightly each month. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing, which includes dancing shoes, but does not include rear-flapped onesie pajamas.
Yelpers give Dance SF an average of 4.5 stars:
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 18, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy additional as gifts. Must redeem classes by 1/16/12. Online registration required. May split Groupon between 2 people. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Dance SF
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.