Without dance, people could only hum along to “Macarena,” and Jane Austen characters would be forced to say what was really on their minds. Let movements speak with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get an introductory dance package at A Social Affair Dance Studios (up to an $89 value). The package includes:
- Three private lessons
- Two group classes
- One practice party<p>
Named Best Dance Studio in Jacksonville by CityVoter in 2008, A Social Affair Dance Studios helps rug cutters sharpen skills with expert instruction doled out by seasoned instructors. Beginning dancers can learn the finer points of a diverse assortment of ballroom and Latin styles, including the passionate moves of bolero, the smooth steps of West Coast swing, and pantomimed axe swings of the fox trot. During each one-hour private lesson—offered by appointment Monday–Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.—students hone personal development aided by one-on-one attention from an experienced instructor. Developing dancers can then strut freshly acquired skills in a rotating slate of 50-minute drop-in group classes, held Monday–Friday from 7 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. After mastering the art form’s fundamentals and the studio’s secret handshake, students can pop into weekly practice parties on Friday night from 8:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., dipping into a social atmosphere replete with multiple partners to perfect complicated maneuvers in a realistic ballroom scenario.
Though A Social Affair Dance Studios sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.