Fred Astaire Dance Studio's highly experienced instructors instill the subtle elegance of waltzes, fox trots, and tangos into the dancing gams. Private introductory lessons school feet in a choice of 14 styles during 20-minute sessions, as individuals or couples dance over the basics of ballroom dance, dance-floor etiquette, and surgical options available for second left feet. Interspersed with private sessions, group classes encourage amateur terpsichoreans to test out their skills with fellow frolickers during 40 minutes of sashaying and socializing. By the end of their introductory education, students whirl and waltz through the studio's spacious dancing environment with more confidence than the Lord of the Dance at an Irish nightclub.
Dance, dance, dance, dance, dance with today's Groupon: five group dance or fitness classes for $35 at Dance FX Studios (a $75 value). Experienced dancers and feeble-footed amateurs alike will benefit from a creative environment free of painful dental procedures. Or take advantage of fitness fun to shape your body into a rhombus.Hour 3: The other dancers revere you. Your nametag falls off, but everyone knows your nickname: “The Guy Who Was Acquitted of Trespassing Earlier in the Year.”
Studio manager, instructor, and musician Michael Jewell lives through rhythm. He sought ballroom dance as another means to express himself through music, and throughout more than a decade of mastering fancy footwork, he’s come to truly believe that anyone can learn to dance. That’s why he and his team of instructors welcome singles and couples of any experience level to their slate-blue studio's gleaming floors. They teach swing, latin, ballroom, and two-step styles in group and private lessons, and host biweekly social parties, during which students can show off their newly acquired grooves while mingling with other dancers. The instructors also take their students on group trips and “Out On The Towns,” where they can practice their moves in public settings, rather than putting on more performances in their bedrooms for audiences of teddy bears.
A sprawling mandala design covers the floor of Plaza de Anaya's main dance studio, welcoming dancers in with warmth and beauty. Amid that artistic setting, seasoned instructors teach dance styles from around the world that include belly dancing, barefoot flamenco, and anaya tribal dancing. Cultural gatherings are an important part of the school's community, which is why the studio also schedules an array of monthly events and workshops that might be dance-based or include henna tattoos that dance when you pinch them.