Private and Group Latin and Ballroom Dance Classes from Dance U2 (Up to 75% Off). Four Options Available.

Northwest Austin

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In a Nutshell

Salsa, Bachata, cha-cha, kizomba, merengue, country western and tango lessons as well as multiple swing and ballroom styles

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Must sign waiver. Classes are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Dancing is a great release, like 1996's "Phenomenon." Feel something powerful with this Groupon.

Choose from Four Options

  • $29 for four weeks of group classes with one class per week and one private lesson ($114 value)
  • $49 for two private dance lessons ($118 value)
  • $105 for three months of group classes with four classes per week and one private lesson ($329 value)
  • $149 for a group dance lesson at a party, wedding, or other event ($350 value)

View the group-class schedule. Private lessons may be used toward wedding dance preparation. Parking is available at the Riata Leasing Center.

The Tango: Improvising Romance

On the dance floor, people express everything from anxiety to passion. Grab a partner, lace up your shoes, and check out Groupon’s guide to the tango to step in style.

The tango begins with an embrace, and the more natural and full of affection, the more successful the dance will likely be. The lead’s right hand holds the follower’s left securely but not forcefully; the follower relaxes into it, with a hand on the lead’s waist, in tune but ready to improvise. Music strikes up. The dancers follow the rhythm or melody, reacting to what they feel together. With the spine straight, chest lifted, and head level, the lead starts to walk, briskly or slowly, building the foundation of the dance with sweeping or staccato footwork punctuated by long pauses that add drama and give the follower a chance to grab a canapé.

From here, innumerable variations unfold in a cascade of short sequences that the lead mixes and matches to convey whatever message is desired and to help navigate a crowded floor. The Argentinian and the Uruguayan tango, the American-ballroom and the international-ballroom style each have their own vocabulary of moves. The international-ballroom tango, for instance, contains the familiar quick steps and dramatic head snaps, whereas the tango vals is characterized by rotation, with the follower dancing small circles around the leader.

Regardless of style, most tangos have one thing in common: sensuality. This enduring spark reflects the dance’s origins. In the late 1800s, the Rio de la Plata basin on the border of Argentina and Uruguay became a melting pot of immigrants from across the world. European imperialists brought in slaves, who carried along their traditional music. This mixed together with the music of the native peoples in milongas—dance houses where the poorer populations gathered and were free to embrace. At this time, touching while dancing was still considered scandalous and immoral by the upper class, who danced apart, occasionally not even facing each other. This kept the tango from catching fire throughout South America for many decades, but Europeans traveling to Argentina brought the dance back to France around 1910, where it soon swept the nation and then farther. Today, the tango is beloved worldwide, and was even given cultural-treasure status by UNESCO in 2009, a designation previously reserved mostly for different kinds of fried meats.

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    Northwest Austin

    12300 Riata Trace Parkway

    Austin, Texas 78727

    512-296-5678

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Four-weeks of group classes with one class per week and one private lesson
$114 list price - 75% off - Save $85
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$29
Two private dance lessons
$118 list price - 58% off - Save $69
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$49
Three-months of group classes with four classes per week and one private lesson
$329 list price - 68% off - Save $224
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$105
One event group dance lesson for guests at your own party
$350 list price - 57% off - Save $201
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$149