Dance World’s talented instructors teach students of all levels ballroom, Latin, swing, and country dance styles in an open and friendly atmosphere. Two dance floors provide the square footage necessary for detailed instruction and successful coed mingling. A private lesson ($65 value) can jazz up a first dance or provide a much-needed metaphor for a relationship. In addition to the private lesson, you get a Groupon-exclusive class (a $15 value). First-time Freds and Gingers can foxtrot around the room and meet, greet, and dip new friends. Additional classes, such as tango and quickstep, as well as wedding choreography, are blended for dancers of all levels of surefootedness. Call for upcoming times and offerings.
Recently celebrating its 85th year, the Grand Ole Opry continues to honor American country music by featuring a lineup of member and guest artists during every show, including country superstars such as Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Vince Gill, and countless others. The online calendar details the serenaders showcased at every show, allowing audience members to track their favorites and to attempt telepathic song requests ahead of time. One of the only remaining venues in which audiophiles can catch current chart-toppers and country legends sharing the same stage, the Opry forms the backbone of country-music history and extends its legacy of live entertainment to present day.
Comedy Caravan corrals chuckles into a singular locale with a lineup of professional comedians performing in the Historic State Theater. This summer, the show will regale theater-goers and inconspicuous phantoms of the opera with such line-punchers as Rich Ragains, a hard-working standup and regular on The Bob and Tom Show. WLEX-TV feature reporter Lee Cruse, who has performed alongside such notable funny-bone ticklers as Jon Stewart and Bill Engvall, will also take the stage in a flurry of guffaws. Ohio native Kelly Collette, a comedienne as lauded as her name is alliterative, will emcee this year's event.
In their 85th season, the Harlem Globetrotters have entertained millions of parents, children, and general basketball admirers with a unique brand of athletic precision and showmanship. For their latest 4 Times the Fun North American tour, the Globetrotters will add new 4-point shot spots located 35 feet from the basket, which is 12 feet farther than the official 3-point line but several thousand miles closer than the prime meridian.
Starring Joyce DeWitt of Three's Company fame, the family-friendly show is a musical comedy about an unlikely group of folks stranded at a Waffle House on Christmas Eve. The witty production features a score by renowned songwriters, including country superstars Randy Travis and T. Graham Brown. Call ahead to reserve a seat for any remaining performance during the current run, which concludes December 19.