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 $25, you get a one-week dance program for an individual or couple at A Step to Gold International Ballroom (a $125 value). The package includes the following:
- One 45-minute private dance lesson
- One 45-minute group dance class
- Admission to one practice party
At A Step to Gold International Ballroom, fleet-footed instructors lead individuals and couples of all skill levels through a calendar of classes. During private lessons, blossoming rug-cutters ask questions, build the foundation for various disciplines, or show off their well-practiced jazz hands while receiving the full attention of a seasoned teacher. Group classes further basic elements of dances such as the foxtrot, waltz, or hustle in a fun, communal environment. The week closes with a practice party, where now-graceful movers mingle with other students and teachers in an evening of cha-cha-ing, tangoing, and scooping up roses thrown by imaginary fans.
A Step to Gold International Ballroom
Melanie Dale’s passion for dance is infectious. After graduating college with a degree in ballet performance, she extended her repertoire by exploring partnership dancing. She has since seasoned her artistry with over 29 years of experience in ballroom and Latin styles, participating in international competitions and becoming a certified championship judge. Today, the former ballerina shares her love of dance with her pupils at her studio A Step to Gold International Ballroom. She welcomes tentative and experienced dancers alike, teaching them fancy footwork to debut at an upcoming party or wedding. Along with a full staff of professional dance instructors, she whisks students to their feet to execute dozens of styles including the beat-driven cha-cha, passionate tango, and elegant Viennese waltz. In addition to technique-centered classes, she offers dance-inspired workouts such as Zumba, which fuses Latin music with body-sculpting dance moves.