It's hard to cut a rug properly. You have to measure room dimensions, don safety goggles, and use a proper pair of carpet shears. Today's deal will have you cutting the ballroom rug like a pro. For $25, you get a four-week session of dance classes at Salsa with Juan (up to a $50 value). This Groupon is good for the beginning, pre-intermediate, and intermediate class sessions listed here.
Each class meets once a week and begins with a quick run-down of the previous session, allowing forgetful feet a chance to retrace their steps. Skills are added each week until former amateurs emerge from spicy cocoons to spread colorful moves at future social-butterfly gatherings. Beginners learn the basics, including front, side, Cuban, and lead/follow techniques. Pre-intermediates expand upon the basics, eventually showing off moves that include cross-body leads and right-hand turns. Intermediate dancers develop a unique style and focus on timing, body awareness, spins, and "shine" work, which means dancing separately from your partner, like a shadow-less Peter Pan. Class times at Salsa with Juan are convenient for nine-to-fivers with starting times of 7 p.m. or later on weekdays and 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoons. Check out the upcoming schedule here.
Juan has been passing salsa roses by way of mouth and movement for years, and he and his staff are excited to share their passion with newcomers every month. Encouraging a relaxed social environment, Juan and his salsa mates welcome dancers of all skill levels to let loose.
- ONE class revolutionized my salsa dancing...I can easily say that Juan is the best salsa teacher I have ever had...His classes are affordable, flexible, there is always a good laugh to be had, and their instruction is beyond comparison. – caro m., Yelp
- Juan and Rebecca are THE people to go to if you want patient, well-paced, and unpretentious salsa instruction. – Laura R., Yelp
Latin tunes and hip-hop beats rumble through Salsa Baby's studio as footloose instructors lead students of all experience levels and ages through the twists and turns of fitness and social dances. Group salsa classes teach beginners the basics of leading and following, whereas sessions for intermediate movers dip into more complex and nuanced approaches, such as alternative timing or how to dance your way out of a bar fight. A quintet of instructors choreographs fun and challenging Zumba, salsa aerobic, and striptease workouts, and the onsite hip-hop troupe, Iron Bred Kidz, gets both funky and fresh while teaching the latest yard-stomping moves at schools and parties. Aside from group classes, Salsa Baby also hosts private lessons for myriad dance styles, such as the tango, waltz, and rumba.
Northgate - Waverly
200 Grand Ave.
Oakland, California 94610Get Directions