Circus bears untrained in the art of dance are often the least popular big-top attraction, falling somewhere between the bearded lady and a slice of stale rye bread on a pedestal. Ensure an appearance in the spotlight with this Groupon.
$40 for a dance-lesson package (a $220 value)
- Two 30-minute private dance lessons
- Two 40-minute group classes
- One 40-minute practice party
Package can be redeemed by an un-partnered individual or by a couple. Participants receive tutoring from a highly trained and certified instructor during private lessons. Group lessons focus on a particular style, such as the cha-cha, waltz, or jitterbug. Check the schedule, updated monthly, for upcoming group classes and dance parties.
Arthur Murray Dance Studios
Arthur Murray Dance Studios has been a leading name in social dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and the Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, the Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with certified instructors. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.