Moves like Jagger

If late night booty-shaking at El Rancho isn't your style, there is a new wave of salsa dancing in Durango that is spicing things up. Two years ago, in January 2016, Salsa Dance Durango held its first set of classes to a packed room. Now, after a couple nips and tucks to the program, Salsa Dance Durango celebrated its grand re-opening on Monday with a dance party at the VFW. The grand re-opening included lessons in merengue, bachata and salsa, and instruction was perfect for beginners or those who didn’t happen to come with a dancing partner. So even if you think your feet don't work or the only kind of salsa you ever tried was on chips, these classes are an easy way to take those first steps. Classes take place every week at the VFW from 6 - 8:30 p.m. For more info. or to sign up, go to


More than 20 dancers attended Salsa Dance Durango's grand re-opening to learn merengue, bachata and salsa.
Certified black belt salsa sensei Lou Zinser leads the group in some basic steps.
Jordan Killen practices moves with his partner, Lisa.
Apprentice instructor Margaret Babiarz shimmies through the tunnel for a warmup exercise.