Before social dancing, humans attracted mates by sending flowers, boxes of chocolates, or mimes who silently conveyed desires to get married inside an invisible box. Attract admirers more rhythmically and effectively with today’s Groupon: for $140, you get two 30-minute private lessons (a $105 value), eight group classes (a $140 value), and three dance-party tickets (a $45 value) at Academy of Ballroom Dancing (a $290 total value) in Northfield.
With an assemblage of knowledgeable teachers and frequently scheduled classes, Academy of Ballroom Dancing fosters a confident gracefulness in dancers of all skill levels. Two 30-minute lessons allow students private pow-wows with instructors, gaining personalized tips and confirming whether or not tango dancers really do eat roses. To expand dance repertoires, students twirl through eight group classes from Academy of Ballroom Dancing's Latin-focused or classical-ballroom programs. Once well versed in physical linguistics, students can put their knowledge to the test at three dance parties, navigating the exciting world of social dance etiquette by finding the appropriate socks for a sock hop, or politely convincing a wallflower to swing.