To spice up a dance routine, professionals will wear bedazzling outfits or substitute their partner for a burlap sack filled with fireworks attached to a timer. Go for the pros with today's Groupon: for $20, you get four Latin-dance classes at Step N Dance - Home of Salsabor Tropical in Sunrise.
Salsabor Tropical’s founder and director Tony Duarte has peppered his more than 20-year dance career as a competition judge, choreographer, television actor and dancer, and university-level instructor. He and his talented team lead both blossoming and expert dancers through a schedule of one-hour Latin-dance classes. Pupils can indulge in invigorating hip swivels and impressive 360-degree hip rotations with the studio’s range of dance styles, including salsa, bachata, mambo, zumba, belly dance, and cha-cha-cha. Adults can test north-of-the -border waters by absorbing floor-stomping hip-hop moves or Travoltan disco steps. Salsabor also hosts dance socials, where students can hobnob over snacks, demonstrate their newfound skills, and share their mutual love for Latin dance and distaste for German crabwalking.
Though many of Salsabor’s classes teach partner dances, pupils do not need to provide their own twirling companion. Casual and comfortable attire is necessary for each class, though sneakers, tennis shoes, sandals, shoes with rubber soles, and racecar slippers are prohibited.
Step N Dance
Step N Dance founder Tony Duarte began dancing as a child in Nicaragua. Soon after moving to Miami at age 16, he developed an interest in styles ranging from the waltz to the hustle. With the new discovery of so many new steps came a passionate love of one particular style, however, and Duarte soon mastered the art of salsa. Over his career, Duarte’s skills have been seen on PBS, Univision, and every time he crosses the street. Classes at his own studio lean strongly towards salsa and other Latin styles, each enlivened with a smattering of jazz, hip-hop, and Afro-Cuban influences.