When discussing his teaching philosophy with reporters from Central Florida Lifestyle, the owner of Salsa Heat quipped, "if you can walk, you can dance." He himself didn't know much about dancing when he took his first salsa class in the early 90's, but he caught on after just a few sessions, falling in love with the dance's energetic spins and rhythmic movements.
Today, a team of professional dance instructors teach salsa spins and footwork to students of all experience levels. Zumba and bachata classes provide tutoring in other Latin dance styles, and
salsa classes for kids teach youngsters dance fundamentals that hone coordination and motor skills. Throughout the year, the staff hosts special events on their spacious dance floors, such as salsa socials, salsa Christmas parties, and salsa-infused celebrations of Robert Heinlein's birthday.
Intent on providing the Space Coast with a new and engaging fitness regimen designed for students of all body types and skill levels, Beach Pole Fitness combines cardio work with strength-building exercises into workouts that also bolster students' self-confidence. The instructors create a safe and supportive setting in every class as they teach visitors how to use the main practice room's eight platinum stage poles and monitor their own technique in the full-sized mirrors. Beginners' sessions cover the fundamental grips and holds that attendees will need before they can progress to the more advanced lessons in hopes of performing challenging tricks. Over time, these lessons can help students improve their flexibility, endurance, and coordination in addition to fostering a renewed sense of empowerment.