Dance was a basic survival skill for early humans, who had to jitterbug off giant mosquitoes and quickstep out from underneath stampy mastodons. Pay homage to the risks taken by the earliest dancers with this Groupon.
$39 for Two Private Dance Lessons for an Individual or Couple ($120 Value)
During 55-minute classes, couples or individuals learn anything from basic waltz or foxtrot to rumba or swing dancing.
At Signature Ballroom, experienced dancers Abby Vogels and Matt Schissler introduce budding boogie artists to their choice of ballroom-dance style. Private lessons last for 55 minutes and offer journeys into the wild worlds of tango, foxtrot, cha-cha, samba, and other footloose styles, encouraging novices to transcend hokey pokeys. Guests can learn to quickstep with Neo-like dodges and nimble-toe magic or discover the difference between East Coast swing and West Coast swing, which has to do with which ocean one falls into after swan diving off a tire swing.
Vogels and Schissler focus on creating strong connections between dance partners, training their students to move together with the finesse of an electric mixer's beaters. Group lessons mix guests together in fun sessions, and monthly dance parties on Friday evenings set students to mingling and give them a chance to show off their recently learned shin-diggery.
68% Off Private Lessons at Signature Ballroom
Although Signature Ballroom's instructors Abby Vogels and Matt Schissler introduce their students to a number of ballroom styles–from tango to foxtrot to samba–they also focus on fitness. During private lessons, they not only teach their charges the fancy footwork, but how to use the steps as a means of exercising and losing weight in a fun and creative way, much like completing a coloring book while running on a treadmill. Guests can also work out and build connections between one another with more modern techniques such as East and West Coast swing.
Already existing connections are further strengthened during wedding couples' dances. After teaching prenuptial footwork to just the bride and groom or the entire wedding party, the instructors provide a video of the choreography so their pupils can practice at home in preparation for the big day.