Salsa dancing, like spelunking or a staring contest, is best performed with a partner. Learn in tandem with today’s Groupon: for $22, you get a four-week beginners salsa class from Jose Cruz and the Salseros Dance Company at Studio B (up to a $45 value). Classes begin the first full week of each month and do not require a partner to attend.
Artistic director Jose Cruz has guided hips and feet in the art of salsa dance for 12 years, drawing on his combined talents as a performer, a choreographer, and a Latin rhythm musician. The once-a-week, one-hour introductory salsa class grounds students in the fundamentals of salsa dancing, a social art form known for its smoothness, sensuousness, adaptability, and strong sense of justice. During each class, pupils learn basic steps, patterns, and techniques, and work to gain the confidence to step out on the dance floor or in the post-office parking lot.
Jose Cruz Salseros Dance Company
A dancer since 12, Jose Cruz moved to the states at the age of 18 and performed with a dance group in Eugene. Soon enough he realized that his talent and passion for dance was pushing him to start his own troupe. A few years later, Salseros Dance Company was born. Cruz also started a dance studio where he and his hand-selected instructors teach the dance styles that first enticed Cruz to the United States. Private and group classes along with workshops and parties give students a chance to learn at instructors' skilled dressed feet. During parties, Cruz himself DJ’s; students practice the steps they learned in class, or confusedly imitate their instructor and make disc-scratching sounds all night.
189 W 8th Ave.
Eugene, Oregon 97401