To spice up a dance routine, professionals will wear bedazzling outfits or substitute their partners for burlap sacks filled with fireworks attached to timers. Go for the pros with today's Groupon: for $30, you get six group dance lessons at 1st Dance Studio in St. Petersburg (a $60 value).
First Dance Studio's instructors focus on step patterns to accelerate the learning process in the ballroom, Latin, and country-western dance courses that fill a brimming schedule. Students mingle in 45-minute sessions in one of three ballrooms. Toes may cruise smoothly across the polished floor as they perform a lilting waltz, allowing patrons to make an impression at high-class parties without bench-pressing the butler. Latin courses shed light on styles including salsa and the foxtrot as dancers cavort delightedly with newfound knowledge. Instructors direct fancy footwork and animated whirling in swing sessions and forge social bonds with energetic moves.
1st Dance Studio
John Neighbors and Julia Meyerovich lead students through a variety of dance styles using their three-pronged teaching system. They offer private instruction to allow students to refine their techniques, group classes for students to learn new moves, and social dances during which students test out their moves with a variety of partners.