A dance class can teach anyone to move with grace through bee attacks, while getting served in front of a blind date, or during mega-prom. Prepare for impromptu dance-offs with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two salsa dance classes from Salsa Obsesión, located at The Latin Palace on South Broadway (a $20 value). This Groupon can be shared with a partner for one class or can be used by an individual for two classes.
Salsa Obsesión's instructors get feet flirting to the salsa beat with a fun, lighthearted approach to dancing. The dance pros teach a class schedule divvied up by skill level, with Beginner Levels I and II serving as a firm salsa base. The intro courses provide dancers with fundamentals such as counting the beats, basic footwork, leading and following techniques, dancing while holding a mutton leg, and more. As you climb the salsa-drenched rope, move on to upper beginner, intermediate, and intermediate/advanced courses, which build on the basics with more involved combinations of moves and ways to add a dash of style and flair to routines. Additionally, Salsa Obsesión hosts Casa Salsa Dance Club on Friday nights until 2 a.m. (starting after the intermediate/advanced class from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.), where you can meet fellow salsaists and practice new steps.
All the waltzes and grapevines in yesterday's dance closet are covered with mothballs and dust. Spirited salsa moves knock moths out and turn any humble dance closet into a svelte dance armoire. Channel stress accumulated from a long day on the set of Big Brother, exercise your soul-sack, and meet new people who may one day pick you up from the airport with the power of spicy dance.
Must be 21 years or older to participate.
At Salsa Obsesión, dance students step into an environment that is as diverse as it is energetic. Sprightly instructors lead four different tiers of classes, starting with Beginner 1 sessions, which focus on such skills as counting the beats, basic footwork, and working with a partner. Subsequent class levels ramp up the difficulty, enabling students to advance their technique without having to abandon Salsa Obsesión's welcoming climate.