Ok Phoenix, we have a jam-packed month of Latin dancing lined up for you this June! This month marks our 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY (!!!) and we will be celebrating with a huge bash on June 21 — check out the schedule below for all the details!
>>> 1 year anniversary bash event link: bit.ly/latinnight1yr
>>> MONTHLY SCHEDULE<<<
June 7 | Bachata lessons
June 14 | Salsa on2 lessons + Phoenix Bachata Festival official pre-party — EVENT LINK: bit.ly/2Jc5J1j
June 21 | Bachata lessons + LATIN NIGHT AT THE DUCE 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY BASH! Open late! — EVENT LINK: bit.ly/latinnight1yr
June 28 | Salsa on2 lessons
>>> NIGHTLY SCHEDULE<<<
7:00-8:00 | Progressive lesson part 1: beginner
8:00-9:00 | Progressive lesson part 2: intermediate
NOTE: 21+ after 9pm
9:00-12:00 | Salsa/bachata/kizouk dance party with DJ D-Lo
***schedule will be different on June 21 for the 1 year anniversary bash. See full event details: bit.ly/latinnight1yr
> Classes + social (before 9pm): $10
> Social only (after 9pm): $7
> Social only ASU student discount (after 9pm): $5 — must present valid ASU ID at door
> Group pricing: If you have a group of 20 or more, email [email protected]
or message us on Facebook in advance to get a discounted admission for your group!
The Duce offers complimentary valet parking. There is also free and paid street parking available and a free lot on the northeast corner of Central & Grant.
Q: Do I need a partner?
A: You don't need a partner to take the lessons, in fact we rotate dance partners constantly so you get a chance to meet everyone! Great way to make new friends & meet other dancers in the community! LOTS of people come alone so no worries about being that weirdo.
Q: I have two left feet, HELP!!!
A: You don't need ANY dancing experience to take the lessons. For first-timers make sure you come at 7pm for the beginner lesson where we start from scratch with the basics! You can stay for part 2 (intermediate level) at 8pm or go grab a drink/food and watch if you feel like it's too fast-paced for you.
— More experienced dancers might want to skip part 1 and show up at 8pm for part 2 only. It's up to you and how comfortable you feel! :)
Q: What shoes should I wear?
A: It doesn't really matter, wear something comfortable. Ideally choose a shoe that allows you to spin on the ball of your foot easily without getting stuck (especially for ladies/followers).
Q: Is it REALLY 21+ after 9pm??
A: YES, it really is. The Duce legally becomes a bar after 9pm, so that's why. BRING YOUR ID, you will be carded!!!
Q: What does «on2» mean?
A: There are several different styles of salsa, and different places teach different styles. In the lesson you might hear us talking about «on1» and «on2» which are just two different ways of dancing the same dance! On1 means that you take your break step on the «1» beat, and on2 means that you take your break step on the «2» beat. On1 is sometimes called «LA style» and on2 is sometimes called «New York style» or «mambo». We teach on2 at the Duce because our lead instructor, David Olarte, was technically trained in that style by some of the best mambo dancers in the world and because on2 is currently growing in popularity locally and across the world. If you're confused, don't worry, we break it down simply in the lesson!