Like defusing a bomb, a well-executed dance routine requires concentration, skill, and a nervous partner who questions your every move before unexpectedly jumping out of a window. Blow onlookers away with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get five beginners' salsa lessons at Salsa Memphis (a $50 value).
Under the tutelage of Salsa Memphis’s Edgar “TunTun” Mendez, students shake and shimmy their way across new rhythmic frontier. Shuck insecurities during fast-paced group classes designed to instill beginners with performance-level ability and military-grade seductiveness. The stress of the week melts off with the chub during one of TunTun's fitness-building dance classes, where aspiring dancers leave with muscles stretched, confidences boosted, and footwork fancified. Attendees can bring a friend or partner up with another soloist during classes, or commemorate new moves with salsa shoes or souvenir caricatures of themselves as Fred Astaire purchased for a small additional fee. Classes need not be taken within the same month, helping dancers spread out their terpsichorean enlightenment throughout the Groupon period.
At Salsa Memphis, renowned dancer and choreographer Edgar "TunTun" Mendez leads each lesson, deploying skills he attained through years of dancing as a professional, performing onstage with Tito Puente and onscreen for Marc Anthony, as well as in salsa congresses and competitions. Within his airy, yellow-walled studio, Mendez shows students of all ages and ability levels how to perform a range of fast-paced, seductive salsa moves, beginning with basic steps, right and left turns, and cross-body leads. Intermediate and advanced lessons are designed for those ready to move on to more complex combinations, such as how to dip a partner in an airplane aisle. A private lesson bestows fledgling dancers with focused one-on-one time with the salsa professor for quicker learning and personalized tips. Lessons can be taken at the student's convenience, allowing dancers to learn on their own time as opposed to adhering to a weekly schedule.
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