For Valentine’s Day, Spice Things Up

Salsa Dancing Valentine's Day

What: A Beginner Salsa Class

Where: Salsa Salsa Dance Studio,55 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

When: February 14th, 7:30PM

Why: Valentine’s Day in New York can be a tricky affair. With a committed relationship, there’s pressure building each year to top whatever it was you did the prior V-Day. Usually something more expensive, clever, and well-planned. Then there comes a moment when you realize you don’t have to try as hard anymore. Now, you’re considering a prix-fixe dinner, a previously consulted gift exchange, and that’s about it.

OR, you could really spice things up. Even for the couple who met two months ago on the NYU campus, (do people still use this?), Hinge, Bumble, Grindr, Tinder, or Craigslist “casual encounters.” The last thing either of you want is an evening at the Lincoln Center or another night at the bar..

The solution for both pairs is just over the bridge to a place called The Salsa Salsa Dance Studio, which is conveniently located near Atlantic Terminal and, therefore most train lines. Here, Valentine’s Day coincides with their weekly beginner class so love birds can spend a night in each other’s arms, surrounded by expert instructors that know all about throwing down on the dance floor.

Forego the quiet meal, the awkward chamber music. Instead, sweat, get close to, and have fun with the current flame in your life. If the Latin groove stays with you after the 14th, Salsa Salsa Studio offers memberships and classes at all levels. That way you can live by the credo of all great lovers: “When in doubt, Salsa.”

How to get there: Take the 2,3, 4, 5, D, N, R, or W to Atlantic Terminal. More at