A Different Kind of Dip

The infusion of Latin traditions into Miami culture requires that upon entering Miami-Dade County, you trade in the rules you used to live by for a set saturated in Goya spices. Here coladas are piping-hot and sipped for breakfast instead of on-the-rocks and guzzled by the pitcher, and when you speak of salsa, you’re usually referring to the dance, not a dip for tortilla chips. But although you’ve perfected the art of ordering a Cuban coffee sin azúcar, your dance moves are another story. And since your Hispanic friends giggle behind your back at the stiffness of your swivel, the crew at Salsa Mia will teach you how to execute the sensuous and flirtatious dance with ease – and rhythm.

Each Tuesday at Energy Fitness, two-hour salsa classes will take you through all the steps, whether you’re a beginner or a hoofing legend. New students, just show up 15 minutes before the class begins and you’ll be grooving before you know it. Classes start at $20. Call 305-987-3033 or visit salsamia.com for more information.
Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays, 8:30 p.m., 2008
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Raina McLeod
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