Without dancing, prom would be a horrifying ordeal of teenagers attempting to learn about each other's interests. Revel in dancing's saving graces with today's Groupon: for $50, you get four 30-minute private dance lessons at American Dance Club on Wade Hampton Boulevard (a $140 value). This Groupon is valid for lessons for both singles and couples.
As one of the oldest ballroom-dance studios in Greenville, American Dance Club is celebrating its 35th anniversary of training bodies to dip, bend, and jive to music's varied rhythms. The talented staff holds more than 25 years of dancing experience combined, which translates into patient, courteous methodology on the dance floor. Throughout four half-hour lessons—or two one-hour sessions, or one two-hour session, if preferred—students can recreate their favorite ballroom classics with the waltz, express their hips' hometown pride with the Carolina Shag, or expand their internationally inspired repertoire with the Argentine tango, salsa, and other Latin dances. Lessons can be scheduled between 1 p.m.–9 p.m., Monday–Friday.
American Dance Club
Since 1976, American Dance Club's instructors—some of whom spent time stomping the boards in Broadway spectaculars—have transformed students into fancy footworkers. During 30- or 60-minute private and group lessons, teachers two-step pupils through the fundamentals of social dances such as ballroom, Argentine tango, country western, and shag, a style of swing that generally ends with dancers hiding their dropped partners in rolled-up carpets. After perfecting their moves in the encouraging one-on-one sessions, guests can strut their stuff during dance parties every Friday night from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.