The Old West was a golden age for dancing, with most people attending regular classes while their instructor kept time by firing six-shooters at their feet. Learn to be equally light on the toes with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a five-week salsa class at Tango Café (a $50 value).
The skilled instructors of Tango Café train bipedal pupils in Latin, ballroom, and swing dance, including salsa classes that come in flavors both mild and spicy. Over the course of five weeks, Kerri Vaughn, Ruben Fuentes, and Darin Price will immerse students in their choice of classes, such as Cuban and Puerto Rican Club Style, NY/LA Style, and Rueda de Casino. Depending on the concentration of swivel-inciting jiggle juice in your joints, you'll be placed in a Level 1, 2, or 3 class. As you master the rhythm and your hips learn how to roll their r's, you'll learn to both lead and follow dance partners, perform increasingly complex turns, and pull off scintillating combinations. A convenient online schedule lets you coordinate class times with your cat's clarinet lesson.
Tango Café hosts its classes in a historic 4,000-square-foot ballroom featuring pristine hard-wood floors. A first-floor café offers wine, beer, light finger foods, and additional space to flaunt one's limber learnings. Stop by for the Friday-night salsa party to showcase your moves and get to know fellow pupils. Afterward, in your shoe bin, your shoes will have plenty of stories to share with the high-heeled alligator-skin brogues you haven’t worn since last year’s home fumigation.
New customers only.
Tango Cafe Dance Studio
Tango Cafe Dance Studio's instructors guide new steppers and experienced hoofers through several North and South American dances, such as swing, salsa, and Argentine tango within the confines of a 187-year-old Greek mansion that was the former home of Rochester's first mayor. Practice dance sessions after class give students a chance to cut loose with newly learned footwork and to refine their piercing, seductive gaze while gliding around on the new hardwood dance floors.
The studio also hosts a live concert series, Fandango at the Tango, on Sunday nights, as well as tango and salsa socials several times a month.