PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- As we desperately wish for warmer temperatures, things are heating up at The Pearl in Portland. Salsa Dancing lessons are being offered there every Thursday night.

Noche Latina Portland, which means Latin Night Portland, offers Salsa dancing lessons to the public Thursday nights starting at 9pm.Intermediate lessons go from 7:15pm to 8:15pm, beginner lessons from 8:15pm to 9:00pm and then open dance from 9:00pm to 1:00am. Instructor, Jim Tieman, offers in depth lessons that cater to dancers of every experience level.

"It's great to see new students getting salsa and understanding salsa," said Tieman."That's the part that makes me happiest about teaching."

Several locals have already taken advantage of the salsa dancing lessons. Ryan Buckley first experienced the dance while living in Mexico. He's hoping that the next time he goes back his new moves will impress the locals.

"I thought it would be really good instruction and good to learn salsa, but I didn't necessarily expect to find such great people and such a vibrant community and I've made alot of friends just dancing salsa," said Buckley.

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