Anastassia Ballroom & Dance

32624 Blossom Lane, Leesburg

Five or 10 Group Ballroom Dancing Classes for One or Two at Anastassia Ballroom & Dance (Up to 60% Off)

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Highlights

Experienced teachers lead ballroom dance lessons in a variety of styles including foxtrot, tango, waltz, and salsa

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Linda
3 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 2 out of 5 stars
January 30, 2020
Great teacher with great methods
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Garold
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
August 6, 2018
I'm having a great time going to group lessons.
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hello
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Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
October 3, 2017
Really nice owner. Cares more about the customer then the money.
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Daniel
6 ratings5 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
March 17, 2016
Excellent lessons -- great atmosphere... Anastassia and company are a delight to learn from.
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Kyle
8 ratings3 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
February 12, 2016
Great teachers. Learned a lot in a short time.

About This Deal

Choose from Four Options

  • $49.50 for five group ballroom dancing classes for one ($100 value)
  • $62.10 for five group ballroom dancing classes for two ($150 value)
  • $80.10 for 10 group ballroom dancing classes for one ($200 value)
  • $126.90 for 10 group ballroom dancing classes for two ($300 value)

Leading and Following: Staying in Tune with Your Partner

Before you and a partner hit the floor, you’ll need to decide who will lead. Learn why dancing is more than a game of “Follow the Leader” in Groupon’s study of the concept.

A truly great dancer can lead a partner through a waltz on a crowded floor without smashing any toes or shattering any monocles—even if that partner has never waltzed before. The lead dancer (traditionally, but not always, the male of a male-female partnership) is charged with sending nonverbal cues to his partner through subtle movements of his hands and arms. This task can be incredibly nuanced, as the lead dancer must simultaneously keep time with the music, plan out his next steps, and navigate around other dancers. This is not to say that the other partner is entirely passive. Richard Powers, a dance instructor at Stanford University, asserts in his Thoughts on Dance that “the follow role is mentally and physically active,” just as aware of her surroundings and her partner’s movements as the lead. Each partner must constantly adjust their movements to match the other’s, and a good lead will never exert too much force if his partner does not catch his cues or know how to read his semaphore flags. “Clear leading is the physical equivalent of quiet, perfect diction, not shouting,” writes Powers.

This equality-minded philosophy of social dance gained widespread acceptance after the gender-role upheavals of the 20th century, but it isn’t a new phenomenon. Many 19th century men were emphatic about respecting the autonomy of their dance partners, with famed dancer Charles Durang noting in 1847 that “Gentlemen ought always to be attentive to their partners, and they should move in unison with their every step and attitude.” That sentiment makes a striking contrast with that of a 1930 writer who argued that “No matter what her views on suffrage and feminism may be, it is a woman’s duty to let the man lead on the ballroom floor. […] He is the pace-maker; she is his shadow.” These attitudes about female submission on the dance floor persisted well through the 1950s, when the rise of the feminist movement began to reshape attitudes throughout society. Today, many dancers of any gender feel it’s important to learn to lead and to follow in order to become a well-rounded, attentive partner.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Classes must have a minimum of four participants to take place . 5 Lesson class packs expire 60 days after first class usage. 10 Lesson class packs expire 120 days after first class usage. No show to registered class constitutes one lost class from package. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s). Valid only for option purchased. Not valid for clients active within the past 6 month(s). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Learn about Strike-Through Pricing and Savings

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